Registration is now open to the general public. Come be a part of one of Birmingham’s best! Each class instructor is experienced in the field of dance education and in the genera of dance they teach. Most instructors have 20 plus years teaching experience, BA’s in Dance and professional experience. We limit our class sizes for the most optimal learning experience. At Encore we believe dance training is life training.There is something for everyone! Login to view and enroll for Summer and Fall classes. Click on the star link on the home page at ECdance.com.
Encore is geared to help every dancer reach their full potential. Every member is encouraged to help their fellow dancers, always give their best and be respectful to others. Encore teachers and students together believe the essential ingredients for success are TEAMWORK and a strong DESIRE to work hard to ACHIEVE goals.
Encore instructors feel that every lesson is part of a curriculum that includes strengthening, stretching, conditioning, and learning intricate combinations that will improve each dancer’s overall technical ability. The Encore dancer is held to a high standard of excellence that ensures their personal growth, enhances self worth and confidence while encouraging a positive attitude and, above all, a LOVE for DANCE.
Technique and Combination classes are offered for ages two through adult. These classes meet one time per week. Combination/ Open and Fusion classes combine two or more genres of dance in one class. Other technique classes are offered in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling, Modern, and Hip Hop. While these subjects serve as building blocks for dance development, Encore teachers incorporate Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Lyrical into many of the classes to enhance the classroom learning experience.
SHOWCASE / REHEARSAL:
The showcase is on June 7-8. Rehearsals will be June 6th and June 7th . This year‐end production will feature performances from all Encore students, except those in tumbling. For those who choose to participate, there is a $55 recital fee per family with an additional $15 charge per sibling.
Registration is paperless and is done via the website. Your registration fee is $40 and is billed to your account when you set it up. Go to encoreperformancecompany.com, click on register and fill out
accordingly. You may visit the website at your convenience to check your balance and change personal information such as phone numbers or your address. You may also add certain classes throughout the course of the year. Classes are $55 per month. Classes that meet for 1 ½ hours are $82.50 per month. Students enrolled in 3 or more classes will receive a multi-class discount of $15 per class hour. Additional siblings are discounted at ½ price each.
Costume deposits of $100 are due in October for regular students and September for company members. The average cost of each costume is $75 and the balance of each will be applied in January. All combo classes will receive two costumes. Costumes cannot be ordered for those who have a balance after October 15th. We are happy to place an order for you after the initial ordering, however, extra charges will be applied. These fees include $15 processing, $8 shipping and $15 rush fees per costume. We require the account be paid in full before we can process the order. We also regret that costumes ordered late may not be in on time for spring group/individual pictures.
Each month you will receive your bill by email. Please check the news page regularly for important postings and information. The calendar page lists all important dates and holiday closings. Email is the primary form of contact, so please provide an email address. If class is ever canceled because of weather, you will be notified by email.
The first and last month’s tuition is due by August 1st and non‐ refundable after September 15th. Tuition charges will be divided into eleven payments and are due on the 1st of each month. Each month your bill will be sent via email and can be paid online with debit/credit card. If you choose to pay by check, please send payments to PO Box 661034 Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.
Late payments will incur a 10% late charge if received after the 15th day of the month. There is a $35 fee on returned checks. To avoid late penalties, enrolling in the recurring payment option is strongly suggested. Accounts will be charged the full balance on the first day of every month. If you wish to pay the entire year in advance, you will receive 5% off the year’s tuition.
All of these items can now be ordered through Encore by ordering online. However, for optimal fit, it is suggested that you come in for a personal fitting at Encore/ Vestavia. Online ordering will not be available until September 1st. We will also accept orders by phone and email. Orders will be filled after we have received payment.
Tot and Petite Combination Classes
Pink leotards, white beginner tap and pink ballet shoes/ Hair should be pulled back away from face. Ponytail is preferred.
Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Teen Combination Classes
Black dance attire, black lace up tap and tan split sole jazz shoes/ Hair should be pulled back away from face. Ponytail is preferred. No t-shirts or athletic shorts.
Form fitting dance attire/ Tan slip-on jazz shoe/ Bun or Ponytail
Form fitting dance attire/ Tan slip-on jazz shoe and optional foot undeez,
Hip Hop Technique
Street clothing (t-shirts are permitted in hip hop classes ONLY) / Hip hop or tennis shoe with a white sole/ Hair should be pulled back away from face.
Form fitting dance attire/ Black lace up tap shoe/ Hair should be pulled back away from face. Ponytail is preferred.
Leotard with shorts/ Bare feet/ Ponytail. T shirts allowed but must be tucked in or tied with sports bra underneath.
Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and optional ballet skirt/ Hair must be worn in a bun
Assigned uniform/ Ponytail/ During colder months ONLY BLACK cover-ups may be worn during warm-up.
Intermediate and Elite Company Uniform: Tan Twyla shoes for Intermediate and Elite Company are required. Those in tap groups will need black lace-up tap shoes. Company members will wear a custom uniform which includes a sports bra, camisole top, lycra dance capri and dance short. The cost is $115. We will be getting a new custom company warm up for 2012-2013. The cost is $125.
Account Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Information and Community Events: email@example.com
General Questions and Merchandise: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tumbling/ Jeff Miller: email@example.com
Ballet Director /Jennifer Ferrigno: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alana Czernobil: email@example.com
Brittany Yong: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office/ Store Hours
Summer Hours/ Monday-Saturday 10:00-2:00
Feel free to come by during office hours if you need to pick up or get fitted for dance wear or dance shoes. Encore/ Vestavia is located at 1020 Montgomery Highway.
Most of our dance wear can be seen or purchased at www.EncorePerformanceWear.com. Current customers can order online and pick-up locally at our Vestavia location during any store /studio hours of operation.