Welcome to Encore Dance Academy

We are more than just dancers- We are a family!

Fall Classes start September 6th!  Register today!

For on-line account access and registration, go to "Access Your Account" on the side menu to the left

We pride ourselves in creating a fun and magical environment for our youngest dancers.  Our curriculum for this age is unique and unlike any other you will find in the area.  Our tiny dancers develop a love of dance and learning that will last a lifetime!  
Our recreational classes are a fantastic way to have fun, make friends and exercise!  We offer 10 levels of instruction so there is something for every age and ability.
Our Elite team program is second to none in the state.  We took home 12 National titles this summer, and have grown our program into the best in the tri-state area.  With advanced, intermediate and novice teams- if you are ready to make the commitment there is a place for you!  Our family is close, work hard, and make memories that last a life time!  


Two great locations, Bear and Newark!  We are spreading our love and passion for dance!  Same curriculum, classes and teachers in both locations.  Bear location is in Eden Square Shopping Center on Pulaski Highway and the Newark location is in The Red Mill Square Plaza off of Kirkwood Highway!  

Schedules, Calendar, Class Descriptions and Dress Code are all posted in our Schedules and Forms section.

We won the 2021 World Championship and have also been named Top Studio of the year! Our Director, Mrs. Lauren is one of the top 10 teachers in the country.

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 on offering the best instruction possible in a positive environment.  Dancers learn to be the best they can be both in, and outside of the studio.  Come be a part of our family - or as we like to call it - our "Ohana!"  
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 experienced and talented and many have grown up within our program.  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 were voted Best of Delaware by the News Journal for multiple years, as well as "North Delaware's Best Dance Studio."

*Thank you for your support! We promise to always love your babies like our own and to push them to be their very best!

*Above everything, we are a family first and will love your children as our own!!  Or as we like to call it - our "Ohana!"  


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 through Professional.  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 World Class Talent Experience 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.

Contact & Location:

Bear Location:

460 Eden Circle
Bear, DE 19701


Newark Location:

1150 Capitol Trail Suite 4
Newark, DE 19711