• Welcome To Encore Dance Theatre!

    Our main objective is to assist each student to reach his or her own potential and to experience enjoyment through dance

    For the past 22 years Encore Dance Theatre has provided the very best in dance education in our community. Our goal is to provide a fun, energetic and positive environment and we encourage each student to be the best they can be. Our main objective is to assist each student to reach his or her own potential and to experience enjoyment through dance.

    EDT News

    November 26th

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Encore is closed Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1st. We hope that all of our encore families have a great Thanksgiving

    July 2013

    We're New and Improved.

    Come visit us in our brand new studio.

    July 2013

    Summer Session

    Summer session is in progress it's not too late to sign up! It all ends August 10th 2013.

    Aug 8th

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Aug 8th

    On August 8th ,2013 City officials will be at the Encore Dance Studio to welcome Encore's new studio into the community with an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Fall registration will open following the ceremony. We look forward to celebrating this exciting and momentous occasion with all of our Encore Family! Please join us for the fun!

    June 3rd 2013

    Professional Pictures!

    Professional Pictures were taken at rehearsal by the wonderful Bachi Frost.Pictures will be posted Monday, June 3rd. You may go on line and purchase pictures of your talented Dancer at:Professional Pictures

    July 22nd 2013

    Princess Camp 2013

    Princess Camp is back again for it's 5th year. Designed with the princess in mind! Our little princess's have fun dressing up, getting make-overs, having tea parties, dancing and much more! Now, due to our current renovations, the princess camp scheduled for June has been cancelled. The new dates for the camp are: July 22-26. You better Hurry because spaces are filling up!

    June 10th 2013

    Yes Were Moving!

    Encore is moving into their new space June 10th! The new studio will consist of 3 dance rooms. Floating (suspened floors) and marley flooring in all 3 rooms. We will be bigger and better! We hope you all will join us in the new future of Encore.

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    Get Ready For the Recital!

    The Recital is coming soon! June 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the omni Auditorium in coconut creek florida. Come watch and see all the talented dancers of EDT. Tickets can be purchased at Recital Tickets Tickets will be sold at the door too for $22 each.

    June 10th 2013

    Summer Session 2013

    Summer session begins June 10, 2013. Come dance the summer away with EDT and it's staff.

    June 1 2013

    New Website

    Well its about time but we finally did it.We are new and improved. Check us out often and tune in for all of your daily updates.

  • About Encore Dance...

    Encore provides quality and experienced instructors. We help create a well rounded dancer focused on discipline and the art of dance. Dance is for everyone!

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    Our Instructors

    Anne Brodsky

    Owner/Artistic Director

    Anne has been a teacher here at Encore since 1994. She began training in dance at a very young age and grew up performing and competing. Her credentials include training from MDCC, University of South Florida and she is a member of Dance Educators of America. Anne completed three years of Tap Intensives with Ms. Debbi Dee. She has also appeared on the television show “Dance” as a guest speaker. She has taught dance for local summer camps such as IBA, Magda Aunon and the JCC. Anne teaches Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre at Encore and is a choreographer for the EDT competition team. Her show stopping choreography and flair, artistry and pure love of dance has rewarded her in four divisions (petite, junior, teen and senior) with overall high scores for EDT competition entries. In addition, her peers have recognized her choreographic abilities with the best choreography awards in the petite, junior, teen and senior divisions. Her students have gone on to have successful careers in dance. Her greatest accomplishments to date are her two children, Maxwell and Rebekah. Anne will be attending the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC for the 3rd time this summer to further her dance education.

    Cindy Dale Grossman

    Cindy Dale, whose formal training was achieved at the American Ballet Theatre and the Alvin Ailey American Repertory Dance Theatre, New York, brings over 20 years of teaching and choreographic experience to Encore. She has performed with the Stuttgart Ballet at Lincoln Center, New York, the Ballet Nacional deCuba, and the Richmond Ballet. Cindy choreographs for our competition team “Danceology”. Sharing her talent with her students gives her the chance to watch their technique advance and their spirits soar.

    Crystal Acevedo

    Crystal Acevedo was born in Brooklyn, NY and has been dancing since the tender age of 3 1/2. She is trained in various forms of dance including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop. Although she began her training in New York, she received most of her adolescent training from Encore Dance Theatre and Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. After high school, Crystal started dancing with a local dance company, where she got the opportunity to perform with many different R&B and rap artists. Crystal attended Florida Atlantic University where she earned a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice. She has been teaching for over 10 years. Her choreography has gone on to win various awards and cash prizes. She currently teaches all levels of hip-hop at Encore.

    Jill Marie

    Jill Marie was raised and trained in all subjects of dance here in South Florida. She grew up competing and was awarded many dance opportunities in various shows with many talented actors and dancers. She quickly moved on to choreography. Jill’s innovative style has earned her the chance to teach and judge throughout the United States. For seven years, Jill was proud to reside on the advisory board for Dancer magazine. She is also a wonderful mentor, guiding her students as they pursue their dancing dreams. Currently, Jill lives in Palm Beach with her wonderful husband and their two young sons. She feels blessed every day to be a mommy and to have the chance to do what she loves...share in her art and love of dance.

    Katie McPhillips

    Katie began dancing at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. When she was six, she joined EDT's competition team and received many Platinum, High Gold and Gold awards. Katie teaches ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary for Encore. She auditioned and was accepted to a two week dance intensive with New York City Dance Alliance. Katie also works for Intrigue Dance Intensive. Katie just graduated FAU with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology. She is a choreographer for Encore’s competition team.

    Marlee Freiberg-Ramirez

    Marlee has been a veteran of Encore Dance Theatre for over 19 years. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. Marlee choreographs for our competition team. Her choreography has won her several high scores. She has a special talent to work with all levels. In her dance career she has performed in Ballet Met’s Beauty and the Beast’s traveling company, Magda Aunon’s School of Ballet’s Nutcracker, commercials for the Power Rangers, Broadway’s 42nd Street’s advertising tap assemble, and the Orange Bowl’s parade.

    Criz Embroz

    Chriz Embroz is a professional dancer/choreographer, who has worked with the likes of Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman, Chris Scott and Jamal Sims to name a few. He recently worked as a featured dancer in the sum- mer box office hits “Rock of Ages” staring Tom Cruz and “Step Up Revolution” Chriz has also worked on well over 300 stage productions and has appeared in music videos as well as commercials for artist and brands such as Shakira, Casely, Shaggy, Mohombi, PEPSI and more. He is also the leader and founder of his own dance crew “EpidemiK” who is dedicated to using dance to unit and raise money for charity’s like Relay For Life, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Recently he is teaching classes to help further the growth of young dancers.

    Lorraine Aubin

    Lorraine Aubin has been with Encore Dance Theatre for 21 years, as its original owner. She began the studio so that her own children would have a place to train and follow their dreams as dancers. This past year, she resigned as the owner of Encore, but she is proud to still be a part of its daily runnings. Lorraine is still helping her children follow their dreams. Along with her son Kevin, they own and operate two companies ... Intrigue Dance Intensive and HYPE Dance Competition. Both companies allow them to reach out to dancers across the country.

    Kevin Aubin

    Guest Faculty

    Kevin Aubin started his training in South Florida at Encore Dance Theatre, attending Miami City Ballet. At age 15, he moved to NYC to attend the highly esteemed School of American Ballet. Throughout his training at SAB, he earned the prestige of performing with the New York City Ballet in several performances. Kevin has performed throughout Europe, Japan and the United States. He has danced on Broadway with the companies of Wicked, Hot Feet, the European tour of West Side Story; as well as originating the role of Paulo in the award winning New York Festival Production of Common Grounds Off-Broadway. You can see Kevin in the Golden Globe nominated film Across the Universe and in Old Dogs. Kevin as had the opportunity to perform on the Today Show, Dancing with the Stars, as a lead in a National Truth anti-smoking commercial, Comedy Central, and as a model for DKNY, Teen Magazine, and has graced the covers of New York Magazine and TimeOut NY. Kevin is now starring in the Broadway show Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark featuring music by Bono and The Edge.

    Heydi Piñero

    Heydi Piñero graduated with honors from the National School of Ballet in Havana, Cuba and became a “Character and Ballet Instructor” at The Havana’s National School of the Arts. Heydi danced for the National Spanish Ballet of Havana where they combined classical ballet with Flamenco Dance. She have danced in productions such as La Fille Mal Gardee, Bayadera, Coppelia, The Nutcraker , Divertimento(modern), AIDA (Full Production) with the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, Florida, and performed The Witches of Salem with the “Ballet Flamenco La Rosa. Performed for three years at the “Raue Center for the Arts” as a guest artist with “The Berkshire Ballet Theatre” in Chicago and have coached and choreograph modern pieces for students to compete at The Grand Prix Ballet competition and at The World Ballet Competition at Orlando Florida.

    DEBBI DEE

    Guest Faculty

    Debbi Dee is known world wide as a “Teachers Teacher” and master tap technician, who has been honored for her contribution in Tap Education. In, March 2011, Debbi was given the prestigious “ Living Treasure Award” from OCU. She continues to teach throughout the U.S. for major dance organizations as well as in Japan, France, So. America and Canada. She has held faculty positions in New York at Broadway Dance Center and has worked side by side with Legend Henry Letang. She has been seen on the Covers of many dance magazines including “Dance Teacher”, “Dancer”, “ Dance Magazine of Florida” as well as featured in many publications. Debbi now holds her own Tap Intensive seminars in Florida for teachers and advanced tappers. Her educational Tap DVD’s and CD’s are used by teachers world wide. As a professional dancer and or Choreographer she has worked on Broadway, Lincoln Center, Theater, Nightclub, Movies, T.V., Off Broadway and Walt Disney World with some of the biggest names in Show business. She has a unique understanding of her craft and has devoted her career in sharing that knowledge with teachers and students. She is often copied but never duplicated as she continues to set standards. She is truly “Born To Tap” www.Debbideetap.com

    Maria Virginio

    Maria started dancing at the age of 3 and moved down to South Florida when she was 12. She found and fell in love with Encore Dance Theatre and was so happy to be a part of the Danceology family for the next six years! Maria was then accepted to University of the Arts in Philadelphia, one of the top universities in America, with a major scholarship. She spent four happy years there and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Dance Performance. Maria was then hired for a job dancing as an adagio dancer on cruise ships. This was supposed to be a six month job, but it led to four of the best years of Maria’s life. She had her Russian partner, Boulat Moukhametov, and the two of them danced on the Cunard Caronia, SAGA Ruby, SAGA Rose, and Norwegian Star. While on the SAGA ships, Maria was dance captain and company manager. Maria feels thoroughly blessed to have been able to live her life by doing something she loves so much and pass this on to future generations. She wants to thank everyone at Encore Dance Theatre for welcoming her back into this wonderful family!

  • Ballet

    Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century. It's a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.

    Combo classes

    This Program is an introduction to the class environment, body movement, pretend play, and spatial awareness through creative movement focuses on pre-ballet and pre-tap curriculum. Classes are designed to meet the cognitive, physical, and emotional developmental needs of children in the age range. Students learn French terminology of ballet terms and tap terminology. Exercises to increase musical awareness, balance, agility, and gross motor development continue to be practiced. Classes are 1 hour and meet once a week.

    Tap Dance

    Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music.

    Jazz

    Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, intricate footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet as it helps with grace and balance.

    Contemporary

    Contemporary dance is based on modern technique but the movements are smaller, faster, and angular in appearance and are executed with many movements to fewer counts of music. The use of space is sparse. The movement is more internal, showing the dancers’ strength, control, and quickness of movements. There is intent to interpret the music or words that accompany the dancer.

    Acro

    Classes consist of floor and Tumble skill development.

    Musical Theatre

    A form of theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.

    Lyrical

    Lyrical dance is a dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, and Jazz dance techniques. It is commonly set to popular music

    Hip-Hop

    Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dancecrews in the United States.

    Modern

    Modern dance is a dance style that centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. Modern dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings.

    Pointe

    Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet.

  • EDT Class Schedule

     
    MONDAY                                       

     

    Studio

    A.

    Studio

    B.

    Studio

    C.

    4:30pm

    Acro

    6-8 yrs

    Gina

    Combo

    3-4 yrs.

    Anne

     

     

    5:30pm

    *Technique Minis

    Kevin,Jill,German, Anne

    Acro

    9-12 yrs

    Gina

      Hip Hop

    6-8 yrs

    Crystal

    6:30pm

    *Technique Juniors

    Kevin,Jill,German, Anne

    Acro

    >13

    Gina

     

     

    Hip Hop

    9-12 yrs

    Crystal

    7:30pm

    Hip Hop

    Teens

    Crystal

     

    8:00pm

    *Technique Seniors

    Kevin,Jill,German, Anne

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TUESDAY

     

    Studio

    A.

    Studio

    B.

    Studio

    C.

    4:30pm

     

     

     

    5:30pm

    Ballet

    Teens

    Cindy

     

     

    6:30pm

    *Beginning Pointe

    Cindy

     

    7:00pm

     

     

     

    7:30pm

     

    * Senior Ballet

    Teens

    Cindy

     

    * RIO Rental

     

    8:30pm

     

    * Pointe

    Advanced

    Cindy

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WEDNESDAY

     

    Studio

    A.

    Studio

    B.

    Studio

    C.

    4:30pm

    *Tap/ Juniors

    Anne

     

     

    5:30pm

    *Contemporary

    /Juniors

    Katie

    *Tap /Juniors

    Anne

     

    6:30pm

    *Contemporary

    /Seniors

    Katie

    *Tap/Juniors

    Anne

      *Hip Hop

    7 - 9 yrs

    Crystal

    7:00pm

     

     

     

    7:30pm

    *Hip Hop

    Advanced

    Chriz

    Tap Teens

    Anne

     

    8:30pm

     

     

     

     

    THURSDAY

     

    Studio

    A.

    Studio

    B.

    Studio

    C.

    3:45pm

    *Creative Movement/Intro to Ballet

    Johanna/Anne

     

     

    4:30pm

    Jazz

    6-8 yrs

    Johanna

     

     

    5:30pm

    *Contemporary

    /Teens

    Katie

    *Ballet

    6 - 8 yrs

    Johanna

     

    6:30pm

    Jazz Teens
    Katie  

    Lyrical
    6 - 8 yrs
    Johanna  

     

    7:30pm

     

    *Rented By

    RIO

     

    8:30pm

     

     

     

     

    FRIDAY

     

    Studio

    A.

    Studio

    B.

    Studio

    C.

    3:45pm

     

     

     

    4:30pm

    Ballet

    Minis

    Heydi

     

     

    5:30pm

    *Ballet

    /Seniors

    Heydi

    *Jazz Tech/Lyrical Minis

    Anne/Marlee

     

    6:00pm

      Ballet

    Seniors

    Heydi

    Hip Hop

    Juniors

    Crystal

     

    6:30pm

     

     

     

    7:00pm

    Ballet

    Juniors

    Heydi

     

    8:30pm

     

     

     

     

    SATURDAY

     

    Studio

    A.

    Studio

    B.

    Studio

    C.

     9:00am

    Combo 3

    1/2-4

    Marlee

    Combo 2

    1/2-3

    Anne

     

    10:00am

    Ballet

    6 - 8 yrs

    Cindy

    Ballet

    5 - 5 yrs.

    Marlee

    Combo

    4 - 5 yrs.

    Anne

    11:00am

    Ballet

    7-9 yrs.

    Cindy

    Hip - Hop

    5 -7 yrs.

    Crystal

    Tap

    5 7 yrs

    Anne

    12:00pm

    Musical Theatre

    9 yrs up

    Marlee

    Ballet

    6 - 8 yrs.

    Cindy

    1:00pm

    Ballet

    /Juniors

    Cindy

      Jazz

    6 - 8 yrs.

    Marlee

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



  • Come Dance With Us

    Encore Dance Theatre

    3461 N Hiatus Rd,
    Sunrise, FL 33351
    Phone: (954) 746-0822
    E-mail: encoredancetheatre@aol.com

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    What makes us Great

    The quality and experience of our instructors has proven to be vey beneficial to our students. Our instructors have danced on Broadway, with Alvin Ailey, studied at prestigious arts colleges outside and inside the US. They have studied at the American Ballet Theatre, and have degrees in Special Education. In addition, our instructors have worked for the best dance conventions and competitions around the country and worked on cruise ships. They are also Members of Dance Educators of America. We help create a well rounded dancer. A dancer that can work in the field of dance in Any genre or attend college on scholarship. Many of our students are accepted into the National Dance Association. We have numerous students that have gone on the work in the industry; on Broadway, in commercials, in movies, at Disney, on cruise ships and much more. We place an emphasis on community involvement and our teachers take pride in developing a well rounded student. They perform with Mr. Francois Szony at Oriole Gardens, Mizner Park, and Forest Trace. We have a state of the art facility. That is 3,000 square feet. Brand new with three dance rooms.

    Our Dance Company

    Our EDT students have accomplished a lot this year. Students were inducted into the National Dance Association. Twenty Three(23) students have performed on Disney’s televised Christmas Day Parade on ABC. January began our “prep” for the competition season. Our students competed at 4 competitions this year and made EDT very proud. These students are dedicated and devoted to their craft. They spend countless hours at the studio. They have been awarded high scores and specialty awards. The Encore Staff has been awarded choreography awards. We are very proud of all they have accomplished! The future is bright! We can’t wait to see them grow.