Our dancing school offers a wide variety of dance classes in all disciplines, including tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, and lyrical.
Our tumbling classes offer an introduction to the fundamentals of Gymnastics providing the building blocks for their development in gymnastics, cheerleading, and dance.
Besides the 'musical' portion of our Musical Theatre classes, our music school offers private piano lessons, voice / singing lessons, and combo piano/voice lessons for ages 5 and up.
Our very popular Musical Theatre classes combine the best of acting classes, singing lessons, and dance classes. We offer your child the opportunity to sing and dance to the best of Broadway! We also offer straight acting classes.
Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music & Theatre is the premiere performing arts school in the Greater New Orleans area! We are located in River Ridge, LA - a suburb of New Orleans where River Ridge, Harahan, Metairie and Kenner intersect, just a short distance from boutiques, restaurants and cafes. We were formerly Encore Dance Studio, but recently moved 2 blocks down the same street at 1999 Hickory Ave in River Ridge. We also expanded our name to reflect the many disciplines we teach, including our new music program. Our new 3,500 sqft facility features three studios for music and dance - two with floating dance floors which reduce fatigue and help prevent student injuries. We also offer a large, comfortable waiting / reception room with desk staff and large HDTVs to watch video feeds of classes. Parents can use our free Wi-Fi to get work done while they wait.
With a focus on education, not competition, we offer Dance Classes, Tumbling Classes, Music Lessons and Musical Theatre (Acting + Singing) Classes for students ages 3 - Adult. We offer ballet classes, tap classes, jazz classes, hip hop classes, lyrical / contemporary, tumbling classes, piano lessons, singing lessons, and musical theatre classes including acting classes and voice classes. We also offer summer camps and classes, as well as our very popular musical theater summer camp. In addition, we offer our students exclusive Broadway master classes throughout the year, where broadway performers come to our studio to teach a number from a popular show!
“You have a great group of kids here! I can't believe how much you can offer them and how amazing your facilities are. I wish I had a place like this when I was growing up.”
- Jason Patrick Sands, after teaching a Fosse master class at Encore. Currently playing Billy Flynn in 'Chicago' on Broadway, assistant to Jerry Mitchell, director/chorographer for 'Legally Blonde: The Musical', and assistant to Susan Stroman, director/choreographer for 'The Producers'
“We recommend your school anytime we can. My husband says don't change a thing. Thanks for all you do.”
- Metairie family taking dance classes
“Encore has been a breath of fresh air for our city and our kids. Our kids have grown as artists and I watched their talents grow while attending Encore. I didn't want to have my kids in a dance recital where they change 4 outfits, all sparkles and pixi dust...I wanted to see our kids in their natural state. Encore was our answer. When you see a theater, tumbling or music performance that Encore produces, you are instantly embraced with amazement of what the kids on stage learned to perform. As I watch my kids on stage sing, dance and make people laugh...it dawns on me that they are not in crazy outfits that I would be distracted by, instead I am focused on the talent of every child on stage. If you want your child to be an artist and a master of their craft first you need to surround them by artistic motivators that know how to "TEACH" you how to be your best. My wife and I see the little artist in our kids flourishing everyday. We cannot get through a meal without our girls showing us the moves and songs they learned at Encore. As a father and fellow artist, I love seeing the positive effects Encore has made on my kids.”
- River Ridge family taking dance, tumbling, and musical theatre classes
“I believe that the staff at Encore is top-notch and the students are actually learning the art of dance and discipline that goes along with it. I appreciate the email notifications and feel as though things are handled in the most efficient manner. Each year it just gets better and better! I am very satisfied with the school and continue to recommend it to others who are beyond the costumes and pageantry.”
- New Orleans family taking dance and tumbling classes
“I really enjoy attending Encore. I live in Destrehan so it's a bit of a ride, but totally worth it. Thanks again.”
- Destrehan family taking dance classes, musical theatre classes, & music lessons
“My husband and I were so surprised by how much Olivia has learned in such a short period of time. In spite of our many requests, she never shows us any of the steps she learns in class. We were thrilled and pleasantly surprised that our reserved 3 year old performed on stage and made it through to the finale.”
- River Ridge family taking dance classes
“Finally! I am so happy you added music lessons. Her old piano teacher moved away, and now she can take her piano lessons right before tumbling. Perfect! ”
- Harahan family taking tumbling classes and piano lessons