Welcome to Encore Dance Center. It is the goal of this studio to inspire and nurture the student's desire to dance and perform. Whether it be for the sheer purpose of recreation or the goal to dance professionally - we welcome you.


As teachers we feel it is imperative for a student to learn in a warm and friendly environment- one that is supportive and nurturing. Only then can one explore one's true potential.


Each student, whatever their age, ability or aspiration, will be given the care and attention needed to assure that they will receive all the wonderful rewards and benefits that dance has to offer.


Here at Encore Dance Center we are dedicated to offering each student the finest instruction so they can excel as dancers and reach whatever goals they set forth.




Encore Dance Center is staffed with highly qualified and

experienced instructors. Members of our staff have degrees

from Goucher College, DeSales University, Western

Kentucky University, Barry University and Butler University.

Encore staff continues to broaden their education through

pre-school certifications, dance workshops and seminars.

Combined with their knowledge of teaching many have had

the opportunity to perform in many productions such as

Boston Ballet Company, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, NYC,

Miami Ballet, College dance troupes, Cincinnati Conservatory

of Music and Opus One Contemporary Dance Company.


Our studio not only develops the child's technique and

knowledge of dance, but the love of this fabulous art form.

It is an instructor's job to guide their student's down the

appropriate path-encourage not discourage



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A place to learn, to grow, to dream, to dance and perform!

We believe teaching the art of dance is an honor.

Alvina Kline

Artistic Director/Owner

Alyson Shanklin

Tap Director

Dana Shelley

Ballet Director

Melanie Burkhart

Ballet Director

Elaina Kontra

Corinne Wenger

Greta Smith

Tanya Coonan

Sue Cammauf

Louis Eckman

Stacy Miller

Kristan Zimmerman

Amy High

Gina Fisichella

Lauren Sangrey

780 EDEN ROAD :: LANCASTER, PA 17601 :: 717.569.1828 :: EDC1@PTD.NET