Alvina Kline

Owner, Artistic Director, Instructor and Therapist ☺

Alvina Kline is the Artistic Director/Owner of Encore for the past 37 years. She fell in love with dance at the age of 4 and her love has never stopped growing. Alvina attended Kutztown University in 1981 and was a part of their dance troupe. She received her teaching certifications from Dance Educators of America and continues to further her dance education through seminars and workshops. Her goal for Encore is that it is a place where her dancers feel loved, safe but receive the best dance education/training possible.

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Alvina Teaches

Lyrical
Lyrical is an expressive form of dance that incorporates a fusion of ballet and jazz dance styles. Many times, this style tells a story through choreography and dance phrases inspired by the lyrics of the song being used. Dancers are encouraged to explore their emotions and movement through improvisation. A strong ballet and jazz foundation enhances the quality of movement.
Jazz
This fun class combines upbeat, stylized movement with proper technique. Jazz dance is based on ballet principals with each class consisting of a warm-up using isolated movements, across the floor progressions and current choreography all set to age appropriate music.
Ballet
In Ballet class, emphasis is placed on age appropriate training, terminology, classical form and training each individual dancer to reach their personal goals. Our ballet program begins with a movement vocabulary that caters to the young mind and body which is shown in our creative movement classes. Ballet at Encore is taught with a passion and love for classical ballet movement.
Pointe
With safe technique practices being a priority, our pointe program begins with the basics. Dancers will begin their pointe studies in our pre-pointe classes to allow for a focused study of very specific movement exercises. Focusing on core movement control and muscular strength throughout each dance season allows for each pointe dancer to build tools needed to succeed. Dancers are evaluated before moving to the next level to ensure the dancer is strong and technically ready to execute the movement.
Tap
One of the most traditional forms of dance using special shoes to create different rhythms, sounds and patterns. Emphasis is placed on precision, speed and clarity of sounds. Tap is great for developing musicality and coordination skills.

What People are Saying

My daughters Mia and Ellie are beginning their fourteenth and tenth years dancing at Encore Dance Center. Over the years, the excellent professional and caring teachers at Encore have provided them with skills and instruction to become beautiful dancers, but they have learned much more. The girls are patient, determined, helpful, respectful and confident, and those values are reinforced every day at Encore. They also have made memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Encore has been an important part of their lives and our family

The Encore teachers helped me to become a dancer instead of just taking dance classes. Through dance, I have developed my performance skills and my confidence. The friendships I have made here will last a lifetime. Encore is not only a dance studio, it’s my 2nd home.

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