Dear valued families of Encore Dance
Firstly, we would like to thank you, our Encore families, for your incredible support during these uncertain and challenging times. It has been heartwarming to experience the kindness, resilience and support of our beautiful Encore Dance community.
We do hope that you are well and are in good health as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) makes its way through our beautiful country, states and local communities.
We want to extend our gratitude to our amazing teachers and staff who have been working alongside us at this worrying time. The compliance, compassion, support and cooperation has been overwhelming, and for that, we cannot thank them enough.
It is with great sadness, in light of recent instructions from our Government to shut down our industry that Encore Dance will be ceasing regular operation effective Monday, March 23 12 pm.
Despite the love that we have for dance, our students and studio, the health and safety of our families and staff is of utmost importance to Encore and is not something we would ever take lightly.
Encore Dance will be closed for face to face classes until further notice. Our doors will reopen when we have clear instruction that non-essential activities can recommence trade, and when we feel it is safe for our students to return to their happy place.
How You Can Help
We know that Encore Dance is home to the most supportive, kind and caring dance parents/carers that we have ever encountered. We know you will all continue to support our small family business throughout this difficult time.
Our ethos has always been, and always will be “dance is for everyone”. As we adapt to new measures, such as online learning, live classes from home etc. we will continue to train happy, confident dancers in a positive and encouraging environment.
We are moving to an online platform. We will provide parents and students with some great dance resources via Movitae, plus video feedback from the class, studio-specific information and we will use Movitae as a communication tool. Please sign up now to take advantage of this personal dance assistant and to make sure you don't miss out on studio information.
Please allow a few days for our staff to be able to create, film and set up online platforms to continue to provide quality content, to distribute to our families.
We know that all families will be onboard and support the decision, as we all have the children’s safety, health and best interest at heart. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the coming weeks and the merge of in-studio classes to the virtual experience, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
As always, we are here to help, support and answer any questions that you may have.
We will be in touch later in the week.
Please stay safe and in good health.
Sharon, Emily, and the Encore Team