Encore dance conservatory is one of the largest conservatories in the organization. Encompassing a variety of dance genres, students involved in the dance conservatory have the opportunity to participate in several productions each year, dance recitals, and dance competitions. Whether students are interested in classical or commercial dance genres, Encore dancers are exposed to many different styles of dance.
In the dance conservatory, students are able to explore multi levels of dance in the genres of ballet, jazz, lyrical, choreography, and tap. Students auditioning for the dance conservatory are leveled according to ability, experience, and talent. If a student has a passion for dance, they can choose to take elective classes solely from the dance conservatory and are advised on how to make the most of their dance instruction to help them reach their goals, professionally and academically using dance as a stepping stone.
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.
DANCE CONSERVATORY REQUIREMENTS
- All dancers are required to wear black leotards / pink tights (girls) and black tights / black tees (males) for all ballet classes.
- Appropriate dance shoes are required for all classes.
- Sports physicals must be turned in by August 1 prior to the school year starting or students will not be allowed to participate in conservatory classes.
- The Dance Conservatory’s Official Color is – PINK
|Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
|Ballet I||Ballet / Lyrical II||Ballet / Lyrical III||Ballet / Lyrical IV (8~12 Grade)|
|Jazz I||Jazz / Tap II||Jazz / Tap III||Jazz / Tap IV|
|Hip Hop||Ground Arts II||Choreography I||Choreography II|
|Men’s Dance||Pointe I||Pointe II|
|Musical Theater I|
|Costume Design I|
|Ground Arts I|
|Circus Arts I|
|Voice Technique I|
All Dance Conservatory Classes count for PE Credit
The Audition/Assessment form for each conservatory is the map of the curriculum for the different levels of class offered at Encore. There are two columns in each level marked (M) Mastery and (NM) Not-Mastery. The student must achieve a mastery in every single technical skill in that column. Any skill not at the Mastery level will keep the student from moving to the next level.