Fall into Dance 2019

This newsletter blog comes to you with various pointes of interest, for those enrolled or considering enrolling but should you wish for your email to be removed, please let us know- we do not mean to bug you. Well, with our Fall Session of Dance starting and the #boysdancetoo movement, we are reminded how demanding dance is.... of the individual participant's body, mind, soul as well as that of the friends and family of said dancer and the wider community at large. The arts are an integral part of community and culture, and DancEncounter is proud to have served local students with dance education and experience for over 25 years. We thank you for being part or having been part of our dance family, or supporting someone who is or has been.... and if you are new to our studio, we welcome you to the fold. We hope you are settling into your new Back to School and new Back to Dance routines - don't hesitate to let us know if we can assist.

This newsletter ( and other general updates) will be posted on our website for the general information reference.... as we gratefully receive any and all support for this demanding world of dance! but we shall otherwise continue to email specifics via registered class group.


Session Dates/Closures/Holidays:

Fall Classes are beginning now and will run through December 13th 2019. We will be closed for Labor Day ( no class Saturday or Monday) but open for class on Columbus Day Monday October 14th. Halloween we shall be closed Thursday October 31st and for Thanksgiving we shall close Wednesday November 27th through Sunday December 1st. Make-ups for will be held as following:

Labor Day Monday makes up at regular class times on Monday December 16th.

Halloween will make up at regular class times on Friday November 1st.

Thanksgiving Saturday will be made up at regular class times on Saturday December 14th.

Thanksgiving Wed. & Thurs make up at regular class times on Dec. 18th & 19th respectively.

Winter Spring session will begin on January 6th and Spring Break 2010 will run March 30th - April 5th. on


Other Dates for your Calendar:

Ballet students will be working towards our full length, all student production of The Nutcracker Ballet weekend of December 7th/8th at Batavia Fine Arts Centre. Watch for more updates here and news of when tickets will go on sale etc.

All other dance style class will have a spring performance next June.


Please watch for some FUNdraiser events..... we will be working towards off setting the costs of backdrop scenery for Nutcracker as well as injecting plain ol' FUN into our dance family as well as the community at large. Our first 4th Friday on September 27th will be geared towards building a Scarecrow to enter in St. Charles's Scarecrow Festival. Ages 6 ~ Adult are welcome to attend- details TBA but it will be here at the studio. Can we build a Scare-rina-crow and a Scare-cracker-crow?




DancEncounter Performing Company:

Entry to DEPC is via audition and fullfilling the required classes of ballet and jazz ( or tap if doing tap company). DEPC is the element of the studio that competes and and participates in more outside performances. To that end, there is a separate calendar for company meet dates/ events that is found on the company page and members should request the log in password to stay up to date... c



Word of Mouth!

As you may know we offer a referral fee for new dancers that enrol in classes, based on your referral. Usually it is $10 into your account but we want to double it for the first half of the Fall session.... We really do appreciate your helping spread the word. DE would love to see some new tiny dancers, even tweeney or teeny....can't be a family without every generation fully represented!! Thank you in advance for your social media shares/ likes etc. as well as your personal reccomendations.... Also we welcome any ideas for performance opportunities for company as well as fundraising ideas and feedback in general, so please feel free to drop us a line to dancencounterweb@gmail.com or call us: 630 232 1221.


Here's to a Happy Fall and Happy Dancing for Everyone!




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