Encore Dance Academy

News & Updates

JOIN US THIS SUMMER!  Call today for information on our AMAZING summer dance camps! 974-4074

We wish all of our dance families a Happy Thanksgiving!

What a GREAT first week back! We loved seeing all our returning students laughing and hanging out at their second home and meeting our new Encore Dance friends!

Call TODAY! 515-974-4074

Thank you for voting us Ankeny's Best Dance, Gymnastics and Children's Birthday Party venue 2017!!! We appreciate all the love!

What a great year we have been having!  Stop by the front desk to see your dancers costumes! They have been LOVING THEM!!!

Its BRING A FRIEND WEEK! September 19th-22nd!!!! Stop in the front office for some great registration incentives!  ;-) Happy Dancing

WELCOME BACK DANCERS!!!! What a GREAT first week we have had! We are still  accepting new students- so please feel free to call or stop in Monday-Thursday between 3:30-8pm (office hours)

We had GR8 weekend celebrating one of our dancers! Did you know that we host birthday parties at the studio!?!?! Call for more information!!!! 515-974-4074

We had a great month of October with TONS of amazing "Anti-bullying" dances, crafts, games and beautiful moments of sharing experiences!  BE A BUDDY! NOT A BULLY!

We had a FABULOUS "Bring a Friend" week and sooooo enjoyed seeing all the new faces!  Congratulations to Raina P., who won our bring a friend FREE ENCORE T-SHIRT!!!!! Great job kiddos!

We are off to a GREAT start this 2015-2016 dance season! Please keep in mind our great referral program! For each dancer you refer (and registers) you will receive one month of one of your classes for FREE!

Congratulations to our October Dancer of the Month, Frankie B.  Being a new student can sometimes be scary, but she has jumped in with both feet...ready to leap and learn.  We are very proud of the dedication and passion she has shown over the last 6 weeks!

PLEASE HELP US CONGRATULATE ALYSHA C. OUR SEPTEMBER DANCER OF THE MONTH! Her hard work and beautiful attitude in and outside of the classroom made her a fabulous choice!



02/24/2014---- Our first dance competition of the season was a HUGE success and we appreciate all the love and support! Trophies are great, but love and kindness is worth a million bucks in our book!  At Starbound National Dance Competition we were able to donate $5,100 to Dancer's Care Foundation, in loving memory of Erin Moomey!  What a blessing this was!

02/14/2014 ----- Our first Valentines Dance party was a huge success! We had so much fun sharing dance moves and treats! Looking forward to doing it again!  We raised $375 to donate to our grand total for Dancer's Care Foundation!

02/01/2014---- We are so proud of our Dancer of the Month, Miss Kennedy!  She has worked so hard in her tap, ballet, jazz class this year and deserves to be recognized for her hard work!

10/1/13- CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OCTOBER DANCER OF THE MONTH! Lauren has demonstrated in ALL of her classes strength, flexibility, dedication, passion, kindness, respect and love to her fellow dancers along with instructors!  Congrats!

9/28/13- What an amazing opportunity for our dancers ages 8-17!!!!  We were able to have Miss Jess Siwa and Jojo Siwa from Lifetime Television's hit show "Abby Ultimate Dance Competition" hold a 2 hour master class!  We are blessed to know these two wonderful women and look forward to many more conventions and choreography with you both! 

9/10/13- Classes are now in session.... and we are having a blast! We appreciate you all for choosing Encore Dance Academy as your dance family!  Bring a friend week has been so fun so far!  Cant wait to see who all comes the rest of the week!  ;-)


MASTER CLASS WEEK AT ENCORE! JUNE 24TH,26TH 28TH! WOW!  What an amazing week we had at Encore for 20 of our competition students who wished to take master classes, instructed by 5 different teachers to REALLY push their summer progress along!  Classes ranged from musical theater, yoga for athletes, lyrical tricks, progressions across the floor, sassy jazz and then TONS of tricks to add into our routines next year!  FEELING BLESSED!

6/8/2013- WOW..... WHAT A GREAT RECITAL!  I appreciate all the backstage moms, volunteers, cleaners, prop lifters, tear down staff, friends and families! I could not put on such an amazing show without all of you! A special thank you- to Miss Marcia, who keeps the backstage area running so smoothly! I LOVED your glow in the dark tape this year!  ;-)

2/18/2013- PARENT WATCH WEEK IS QUICKLY APPROACHING!!!!  We can not wait to have all the parents in the studio again this year to see all their dancer's hard work on Recital Showcase 2013!!!  Parent watch week is March 4th-7th!  See you soon!

1/26/2013- We had a GREAT Hip hop/Break dancing convention at the studio tonight!  Zach Benson from So You Think You Can Dance was AMAZING to have back at the studio for his 3rd time!  He is a pleasure to watch and learn from! Thank you so much Zack, and GOOD LUCK at auditions!!!!

1/17/2013- Can you believe it is 2013 already!?!??! We are starting our dances for recital and they are going to be amazing this year!  We will be posting "Sneak Peaks" of some costumes and dances on here throughout the year... so check back in!!!! ;-)

12/25/2012- MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us at Encore! We were able to collect over 350 new toys and gifts to donate this year! Miss Evie Matched the donations and was able to make TONS of families joyful this Holiday Season!!!

12/11/2012-We LOVE our lil Lina!!!! Congrats December Dancer of the Month!!!!

11/10/2012-  WOW! Miss Kimbie was selected as our dancer of the month!  She is an awesome assistant and wonderful dancer!

10/04/2012- Congratulations to Miss Rachel Kelly for outstanding dancer of the month!!!!


8/29/2012- WOW.... what a great first week of dance! We had such a wonderful time seeing all of our returning students and meeting all of our wonderful new kiddos! ;-)  Remember that Sept 10-13th is BRING A FRIEND WEEK!!!!  We cant wait to hand out prizes to dancers who bring an awesome friend!

8/24/2012-  Miss Evie had SUCH a wonderful time shopping with Morgan Pruin.  Congratulations to all the dancers who referred their friends and family to Encore Dance! Morgy and Miss Evie had a blast shopping until we dropped! ;-)

8/17/2012-  We are in the final countdown before classes begin!  August 27th is the start of our first AWESOME week of dance classes! Please help us keep our space safe and clean!  Make sure your dancer has their name and or initials in ALL their wonderful dances shoes! 

8/10/2012- What a SUPER time we had at Nationals in Chicago!!!  Much LOVE and HUGS all around!

8/2/2012- We had a GREAT first day of registration ----  we will be sending out shoe and leotard/dance outfit requirements in the next week! ;-)

7/12/2012- WOW!!! What a fun week we have had at our Aloha Babies Dance Camps! 


6/19/2012-  BLESSED BEYOND WORDS! Our 6th annual showcase was by far the best! ;-) We are so proud of our dance families and dancer's who put on an AMAZING show "The Wizard Of Love"!!!!  We will see you all at registration, June 21st and 22nd from 3-8pm!  ;-)
Love you!~Miss Evie

2/10/2012-  WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Encore Dance Academy just held our first ever Silent Auction/Benefit for one of our families here at the studio!  A very special family at the studio, just found out that the father has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.  We believe that ALL our families are important and immediately set up a benefit to help offset medical expenses..... well..... we raised $14,000 in one evening! Miss Evie was very excited to give the financial assistance to such a deserving Encore Family.

9/6/2011-  Chloe S. was our shopping spree with Miss Evie winner! Congratulations to all the dancers who referred their friends and family to Encore Dance! Chloe and Miss Evie had a blast shopping until we dropped!  ;-)

8/29/2011- WOW.... what a great first week of dance classes! It was wonderful to see everyone and get all those hugs! We have some fantastic new teachers that have been added this year! Please stop by the kids lobby (in the back of the studio) to learn more about the new additions! ALSO.... check out the pink, purple, blue zebra wall Miss Evie painted over summer! AWESOME!

6/22/2011- Good Luck at Nationals Girls! WERRRRRRRK IT!

6/16.2011- What a wonderful recital showcase we had! Blessed beyond words!  Please remember that this Friday and Saturday we are holding our "current dancer" registration! See you there! New student registration will be held July 25,26,27th from 3-8pm!

1/31/2011 - CHAZ BUZAN came to Encore Monday night to do a master class with our competition team kiddos.  We welcomed Becky Nalevanko's Dance Studio kids as well to take part in the AMAZING and BRILLIANT class with Chaz.  Thanks Becky's dancers for coming and playing with us!  We love you and had a blast learning from Chaz with you.  INSPIRED!!!

1/10/2011 - WEATHER REMINDER** Remember, Encore Dance cancels all classes if Ankeny Schools cancel/close early/cancel evening activities.  As winter weather approaches us, please be safe! Use your own best judgement even if we are holding classes - if it is dangerous for you to attend, do not come!  Please help keep all of our dancers and their families safe!

1/1/2011 - HAPPY NEW YEAR - we miss you guys and are very excited to come back to dance to start recital choreography!!!

12/7/2010 - HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Encore Dancers Kylie Behrens, Lala Goodlaxson, & Jenna Yount for making the TOP TEN in a nationwide competition from DiscountDance.com.  Thank you to all of our Encore family that made a HUGE effort to vote for them as well! Have we told you that you're amazing lately?? Make sure to give the three girls a big high five next time you see them! They worked hard and only had ONE practice! :)

12/1/2010 - Remember recital costume balances are due with your December tuition by the 7th this month.  Statements were emailed so please let us know if you didn't get yours for any reason!  SO EXCITED for RECITAL 2011!!!!!

10/27/2010 - Next week, November 1st-4th is Parent Watch Week at the studio!  We are so very excited to have our first watch week this season!  Come and watch all of your kiddos classes (including competition team!) and see how hard they've been working these first months.  Seating is very limited but standing room and floor space is always available! Pictures and videos are ALWAYS welcome!  See you there!

10/5/2010 - Remember, we take new class registrations through the month of October - it's not too late if you still want to be a part of the Encore Dance family!  Many classes are at capacity but we do have multiple options so call today or email us on the Contact Us page for more information!

10/4/2010 - Master classes with New York's Derek Mitchell this SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9th from 1:00-4:00pm.  Classes are for all dancers age 12+.  Street Jazz, Jazz, and Lyrical offered at $30 per class or $75 for all three classes!!! This is an AMAZING experience don't miss it - just a couple spots are still open in each class.  Must enroll THIS WEEK!!!

09/20/2010 - We have many classes that are at maximum enrollment but many that still have spots open!  We will take registrations through October!  Call or stop by today!  Also, we are still making class movements based on skill level/age so please bear with us as we may need to move some students around to better challenge them and keep classes fun!  The contest to name the "lockeroom" is still open through the end of September - make sure you submit your idea today!!! Good luck!  Happy dancing!!!

08/13/2010  -  DANCE CLASSES START AUGUST 23rd!!!!!!!  The email with shoe requirements and schedules will be going out this week! Check your email!  We'll see you in a WEEK - we are SO excited to get back to dancing with all of you.  We've missed you tons all summer!!

07/31/2010   -   Please join us in congratulating Miss Dana Vogel of Encore Dance on being the 2009-2010 recipient of the Encore Dance Academy College Scholarship.  Encore awards one scholarship per year to a dancer who displays a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and exemplary attendance.  Congratulations again Dana!!! We love you and wish you the best of luck in your continued dance and life education!!!

07/13/2010    -    **** Fall/Spring 2010-2011 Studio Calendar will be uploaded here soon!  ALL important dates (picture day, watch weeks, recital, etc) will be on that calendar!  SUPER DUPER important that you print out a copy so you are at all those fun and important days!!

07/12/2010    -    The new studio space is almost finished!!!  Are you as excited as we are?!  We will make sure to announce the ribbon cutting date and will invite you all to attend!!! It's going to be spectacular!