From Our Editors
Encore Studio's owner and art director, Karen King Flores, is a professional dance instructor certified through Dance Masters of America and a former apprentice of Robert Joffrey, founder of the Joffrey Ballet. Her talented and qualified staff work on fundamental skills and proper technique during dance classes as they teach students to perform original, age-appropriate choreography and music in a wholesome structured environment. Their well-rounded weekly curriculum includes instruction in classical, jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre, and hip-hop, a collection of techniques that falls in line with the instructors' priority of letting each participant have fun as they learn. The team's appreciation of the performing arts really shines through in their focus on physical, social, and artistic development and self esteem. Encore Studio's welcoming, noncompetitive environment allows talent to blossom without fear of judgment from an ambitious old tap shoe.