Encore’s campus life revolves around each student’s involvement in their chosen Art Conservatory. Encore is a performing & visual arts school. Every student that attends should have a passion and enthusiasm for the arts. They don’t have to be experts, but they do need to want to learn and jump into the life of their arts conservatory.

Every student must select a “CONSERVATORY” (the area of the arts they are interested in… much like a “MAJOR” in college) while attending ENCORE. Please click on the links below to learn more about each conservatory.

In order to participate in a conservatory, you must assess beyond the basic technique of that level. Once you are assessed into a conservatory, you may choose courses from that conservatories list.

For students that are ready to be challenged beyond the highest level of class offered, they may be able to assess into the Pre-Master or Master Program. Their requirements and extra opportunities offered are outlined on the individual conservatory pages.

For Example:

PREMASTER DANCER – A Premaster dancer is enrolled in, assessed, and has taken courses at Level 4 at Encore for a minimum of 1 year.  A Premaster would be the equivalent of a level 5 dancer and must be at least grade 10. As a Premaster dancer, students are required to TA in a Level 2 or lower class in dance and will be given a semester project to complete involving choreography and production. A Premaster will usually be responsible for creating a class piece for the dance class they TA in.

MASTER DANCER – A Master dancer is enrolled in, assessed, has taken courses at Level 4 at Encore for a minimum of 2 years, and has completed the Premaster Dancer program from Encore.  A Master would be the equivalent of a level 6 dancer and must be at least grade 10.  As a Master dancer, students are required to TA in a Level 3 or lower class in dance and will have juried assessments and a semester project involving choreography, production, and direction.  Master Dancers are responsible for creating a professional portfolio and website for the promotion of their personal dance career.