Competition Dance -- Encore Dance Company
What is Encore Dance Company?
Encore Dance Company is the 620 Dance Centre’s competition company. Encore is designed for the serious dancer who has made a commitment to reach the highest dance level possible. Students are accepted into Encore by audition only and must commit to a minimum of 3 classes per week in addition to rehearsal times.
Encore’s goal is to provide dancers with a well-rounded professional program placing emphasis on developing the dancer’s technique, as well as their stage presence and performance skills. Dancers compete in several competitions throughout the year and participate in workshops taking master classes with some of the most talented and sought after teachers in the United States. In doing so, dancers develop a strong technical background and grow to be confident performers.
Moreover, our program strives to create a supportive company spirit that encourages hard work and dedication, while maintaining a relaxed and fun atmosphere at the same time. Dancers are encouraged to compete only against themselves; and importance is placed on respecting other company members, as well as fellow dancers and competitors.
For those hoping to pursue a career in dance, this program offers every possible opportunity!
In addition to competitions and conventions, dancers participate in many other activities throughout the year. These include fundraising activities, professional performances, and community performances such as the Austin Trail of Lights, The Galleria Christmas, Dell Children's Hospital and National Dance Week.
These activities not only give dancers valuable experience, they encourage the group to spend time together and build strong, life-long friendships!
Spring 2018 Competiton Season Awards
March 23-25, 2018 San Marcos Embassy Suites Conference Center
I Cry-Sophia E-Platinum
Speech of Foxes-Ruby H-Platinum
Take Me To Heaven-Sophia E & Ellie Rue-Platinum-1st in Category, 5th Overall
Teen Small Group
Waiting For The Night-Platinum-1st in Category, 2nd Overall
Say A Little Prayer-Platinum-1st in Category-3rd Overall
That's Life-Platinum-1st in Category-5th Oveall
Over My Head-Platinum-2nd in Category-6th Overall, Best of Streetz Award
Teen Streetz Elite
Libby Lambdin Finalist
2017 Summer Nationals Competition Awards
8 National Talent Nationals-San Antonio
July 12-16, 2017 San Antonio Henry Gonzales Convention Center
Close To You-Ruby H-Titanium-3rd in Category, 5th Overall
Transfigure, Transform, Begin-Tori N-Titanium-1st Category, 1st Overall, Judges Musicality Award, Senior National Solo Champion Live It Division
In Your Head-Emma D & Tori N-Titanium-!st in Category, 1st Overall, Judges Technique Award, Senior National Duo/Trio Champion LIve It Division
Teen Small Group
Cha Cha Boom-Platinum-3rd in Category, 8th Overall
Rat Race-Double Platinum-1st in Category, 2nd Overall, Judges Choreography Award, Teen National Small Group Champion-Dance It Division
Chosen-Double Platinum-1st in Category, 1st Overall, Judges Choreography Award, Teen National Small Group Champion-Live It Division
Slap That Base-Double Platinum-1st in Category, 2nd Overall-Judges Technique Award
Spring 2017 Competition Season Awards
Hall of Fame Dance Challenge
April 21-23, 2017, Hays CISD PAC
March 3-5, 2017, Waco Convention Center