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DISCOVER ENCORE ACADEMY OF DANCE

Encore Academy of Dance is more than a dance school!

Students go beyond learning wonderful technique and poise to develop important life skills and learn to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people.

Our mission is to create lifelong lovers of dance while students learn from our knowledgeable faculty, make new friends, and grow as individuals!

ABOUT ENCORE ACADEMY OF DANCE

Located in Durham, North Carolina, 5 minutes from Duke University, Encore Academy of Dance is one of the most comprehensive dance facilities within the Triangle region. 

We have two studios and nine styles of dance on offer for students from ages 18 months to adult. 

To ensure classes are suitable for all who attend, we offer a range of options across styles, age groups and abilities. Whether you are aiming for a professional career, looking to stay fit or simply ready to give dance a try, we have a class for you. 

The teachers at Encore Academy of Dance have a vast range of experience across disciplines and continue to educate themselves in the world of dance performance, choreography and education. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance while being supportive and encouraging. 

Enroll for group lessons or book private lessons at a time that suits you.

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DANCE IS THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL

VISION

Our vision is to create a community of life long lovers of dance where the magic of dance is fun, friendly and accessible. We have witnessed firsthand how dance can build character, confidence and lifelong friendships. 

This beautiful, enriching performing art is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork.

Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to provide exceptional mentorship and technique to our students. While high lighting to the importance of etiquette and manners, we also focus on good self-esteem and positive body image.  

OUR TEACHERS

Lindsay Tilley

Lindsay Tilley

Lindsay Tilley began dancing locally at the age of nine. During her local studio training Lindsay was a member of the Durham Children’s Ballet Company as well …

Brittany Brunner

Brittany Brunner

Ms. Brittany has experience dancing, teaching, and using American Sign Language (ASL). She danced and choreographed since she was in high school, and we are very lucky…

Amelia Bryant

Amelia Bryant

Amelia Bryant, a Durham native, has danced most of her life. She is a former Encore Academy of Dance student and company member. Throughout her training …

Allison Daniels Gordon

Allison Daniels Gordon, a Durham native, has adapted a unique choreographic style that reflects her varied interests in the performing arts as a choreographer, …

Ava Howell

Ava Howell began her dance training and competing at a local studio near her home. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, african, liturgical and gymnastics.

Sydney Lin

Sydney Lin

Sydney Lin was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and now studies Early Childhood and Special Education, Spanish, and Dance at NYU. She is a former student …

Anna Shelhorse

Anna Shelhorse

Anna Shelhorse, a Durham native, was an Encore Academy of Dance student and company member throughout her childhood. She graduated from Riverside …

Ginger Stathelson

Ginger Stathelson

Ginger Stathelson believes that dance is an enriching and fulfilling pursuit that benefits all ages, and that creative expression and education are a life-long process.

Kristin Taylor Duncan

Kristin Taylor Duncan

Kristin Taylor Duncan is a native of Durham, NC. She is a college graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1998 she attended Jacob’s …

Zoë Vette

Zoë Vette

Zoë Vette was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina and is a senior at Voyager Academy High School. Zoë danced at Encore Academy of Dance for a …

Bailey Williams

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