Register for classes at Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music & Theatre

(updated 5/18/20)

We miss our theatre kids and look forward to seeing everyone this summer!

We are planning to move forward with both the June and July summer camps. The June camp has been moved to start on June 15th. We have several alternative options in place depending on what dates, capacities and guidelines are presented to us by the state, parish and the CDC. Luckily between the two theaters at Rivertown and studio spaces at Encore, we have multiple spaces to spread everyone out.

We can ensure our families that every effort will be made to conduct the summer camps in compliance with all new procedures. In addition, our staff of artists will provide the same fun, excitement, and educational experience that students have enjoyed in the past.

The June camp, originally scheduled to start on May 26, will start on June 15th and run through July 3rd. At this point, we plan to keep our July camp dates the same.

In light of this change, and because everyone is off their normal routine, camp balances will be processed on June 1, instead of May 1.

We hope everyone is staying well during this "intermission"!
-Encore Studio & Rivertown Theaters

During the stay-at-home order, we are currently conducting remote classes/lessons online. We are also accepting new students!

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Theater Summer Camp New Orleans June Theater Summer Camp New Orleans July Broadway Baby Summer Camp New Orleans
Entering 6th grade & up
Entering 3rd grade & up
Entering K - 2nd grade

May 26-June 14
June 15-July 3

July 6-26
Camp 1: June 8-12 (Postponed to follow June camp TBA)

Camp 2: July 20-24

Our variety of performing arts camps means summer fun for everyone! Because we set a positive, creative, fun, educational environment, the top artists in the city and beyond look forward to working the Encore summer programs. We are assembling a variety of musical directors and choreographers to work with the students this summer. No experience is necessary to join in on the fun!
Camps were completely full last year, so register early!

Classes available in all disciplines

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. Our new 3,500 sqft facility features 2 studios for music and 2 for dance - featuring 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!

Our dance teachers, piano teachers, tumbling coaches, singing teachers and musical theater instructors are working professionals. As performers and choreographers, their work can be found in all the major theatres here in the New Orleans area and beyond. Our students benefit from the onstage experience our instructors bring back to the classroom and in turn we encourage our students to audition and perform in the community.

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles rave about our low cost, fast-paced annual concerts which feature the students... without overpriced costumes, trophies or competitive ad and picture books. But don't confuse inexpensive with low production value. Our concert is a full theatrical experience, both for the performers and the audience.

Our students come from all over the Greater New Orleans area, including Harahan, River Ridge, Kenner, Metairie, New Orleans, Lakeview, Uptown, Algiers, Ormond, Destrehan, and Luling.

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acting lessons - singing lessons “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'

dancing classes “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

music, piano, singing lessons acting lessons - singing lessons dance 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

music, piano, singing lessons acting lessons - singing lessons 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 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

dance classes tumbling 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

dance classes “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

music, piano, singing lessons tumbling 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