Welcome to Encore Dance Academy

It's recital time!  Come check out our biggest event of the year!  Tickets on sale now!

Friday June 9th 6:00, Saturday June 10th 11:00, Saturday June 10th 6:00, Sunday June 11th 11:00 and Sunday June 11th 4:00!  Tickets are only $15- the show will be held at St. Marks High school!  

Reader's Choice Best Dance Studio for 6 years including this season, 2016!  Come join our family!


Saturday June 17th starting with an information meeting at the Bear Studio at 12:00!  Ages 4-20 are welcome!


SUMMER SESSION!  Registration for our 5 week summer session as well as camps has begun!  NEW Students only for Bear or Newark $25 for full 5 week session while spots are available!  Current students register by April 1st for early registration discount!  Schedule and info available in our Schedules and tuition section!  Call us today for more info or to register!  

Now in Bear and Newark!   We are spreading our love and passion for dance!  It is the same curriculum, classes, and teachers as our Bear location.  We are enjoying meeting new dancers to inspire!  Our New location is in The Red Mill Square Plaza off of Kirkwood Highway!  Call us at 302-836-2060 (Bear) or 302-273-3119 (Newark) or email us encoredanceacademyde@gmail.com for more info!  Fall and summer schedules are posted in our schedules and forms section along with a class description and dress code.  



THANK YOU!  We have once again been voted the Delaware News Journal's Reader's Choice "Best Dance Studio 2015!"  This is our 5th year receiving this honor and are always appreciative of your love and support!



General Information

Thank you for your interest in Encore Dance Academy! Classes available for ages 1 1/2 through adult in beginner through professional levels. Our Pre-kinder and Kinder curriculum is second to none!  Our competitive teams are National title holders, and are consistently placing 1st overall in all group divisions.  We pride ourselves in offering the best instruction possible in a positive environment.  Dancers learn to be the best they can be both in, and out of, the studio.  Come be a part of our family- or as we like to call it- our "Ohana!"  

CONTACT:    Call 302-836-2060, 302-273-3119, or email us at EncoreDanceAcademyDE@gmail.com  Bear Location- 460 Eden Circle Bear, DE 19702    /     Newark Location Red Mill Square Plaza 1150 Capitol Trail, Newark DE 19711


Why Choose Encore?

*Our highly qualified teachers have been with us for years and are some of the best in the industry.  Our instructors are all adults with experience and have been here from the beginning.  This creates a consistency in curriculum being taught and unity throughout the studio., Parents are confident knowing the instructors and feeling comfortable with them each year.

*Prekinder and Kinder programs are unique and proven to work.  Our tiny dancer classes create a love for the art of dance at an early age that will last forever- along with teaching proper technique and terminology.   All dance levels are pushed to their highest potential.

*Our Encore Elite Competitive teams have proven to be the best competitive teams in the tri-state area, consistently placing 1st OVERALL in group divisions.  We work extremely hard as a family and take pride in our teams.  

*Our dancers have opened for concerts, won multiple national titles, and many already have careers in the dance, modeling, and acting industries.  We encourage all dancers to dream big! 

*We have performance teams for dancers who don't want the pressure of competing, but want more opportunities to perform.  They perform for nursing homes, homes for sick children, and parades.  

*We were voted Best of Delaware by the News Journal for three years, and recently won "North Delaware's Best Dance Studio."

*Above everything, we are a family first and will love your children as our own!



Studio news and updates-

*Our 2016-2017 calendar is available on the forms section of our website.

*Our 2017 recitals(both locations, but separate shows) will be held the weekend of June 10th at St. Mark's High School.  We are especially looking forward to the Newark EDA's very first recital ever! It will truly be a "Night to Remember" as the theme says! Tickets will go on sale at their respective studios beginning April 24th.

We now have dance wear at each studio for sale- shoes, leotards, tights and more!

*Encore Dance Academy raised $4805 for the make a wish foundation at our recital "Dance For A Wish." Congratulations to everyone who was a part of the show!

*Our Junior Elite team opened for the "KidzBop Make Some Noise Tour"!  They stole the show and we are so proud of them for this accomplishment!

*Our Elite teams went to Nationals in Virginia Beach and won national titles in the Petite, Junior, and Teen Divisions as well as Petite Trio and Junior Trio!  Sabrina Thompson won a Miss World Class Title, and our Juniors were the second overall highest scoring team of the entire competition with their "Whatever I want" dance!  Special congratulations to Miss Sarah for winning Choreographer of the year!



We have been voted North Delaware's Best Dance Studio as well as Readers' Choice Best of Delaware!! Thank you for your support! We promise to always love your babies like our own and to push them to be their very best! 





Contact us today at 302-836-2060, 302-273-3119, or EncoreDanceAcademyDE@gmail.com


Our instructors are highly trained and offer the best training possible for your dancer.  Please check out our "Meet the Instructor Page" for bios!  

We pride ourselves in offering the best training in the area, in a fun environment.  Our tiny dancers learn a unique curriculum created by Encore Dance Academy. It allows dancers to acquire a love for dance at a young age.  In doing this it sets them up for a lifelong love, and appreciation, for the art.  They learn proper technique in a "magical" environment.  Lifelong friends are made in the process, and it is always a joy watching them grow together!  After our Prekinder, Kinder, and Elementary classes, we go into our leveled classes.  We offer levels 1-6.  This allows us to place dancers in classes where they are all on the same ability level as well as age group. We will never hold a dancer back due to their age.  Finally, our competitive program is the best in the tri-state area.  Our dancers are also Beyond the Stars National Champions, and most of our teams have undefeated seasons.  Our Encore Elite Competitive Program is very demanding, and requires a lot of discipline.  It is very strict and prepares dancers for careers in the dance field.  This program is not for everyone.  If you have questions about any of our programs, feel free to email us at encoredanceacademyde@gmail.com.  Classes are offered for ages 1 1/2 through adult.


Attention Instructors:


Encore Dance Academy is looking for instructors for our growing family.  If you are an experienced instructor please email your resume to: encoredanceacademyde@gmail.com.  Dance, drama, and acro all welcome to apply.


Contact and location:

Bear Location:

 460 Eden Circle

Bear DE 19701


Newark Location:

1150 Capitol Trail Suite 4

Newark, DE 19711