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Story #2 Sophie Wharton


The dance family I chose, Encore Performing Arts!


I've been dancing since I was five years old, and I've always admired all of my teachers and wished to be like them, and I still do. I can't wait to finish a day of school and go to dance; there hasn't been a single dance lesson that I haven't learned something from. When I was 13 years old and in grade 8, I realised that I needed more of a challenge in order to excel in dance and benefit myself for learning new skills and becoming a better dancer. When I was in high school, I met new friends who danced at Encore Performing Arts, and they told me the most amazing things, so my sister and I decided to look for new dance schools to join on the Sunshine Coast.


My family and I went looking at studios on the Sunshine Coast one day, and as soon as we walked through the doors of Encore, we knew we had found our new dance school. Dancing has always been a second home for me, and I knew Encore would be my new second home the moment I stepped a foot through the doors of Encore. The owners, teachers, students, and parents at Encore were and continue to be extremely friendly, with the biggest smiles on their faces as soon as you walk in the door.


Encore has made me take dance so seriously over the last few years. I spend so many hours each week in their studio surrounded by my dance friends and teachers who make me feel right at home. My dance friends and teachers are always cheering me on and looking for ways to help me improve, they are always happy and congratulate me when I achieve a new goal. Every year, it is a dream come true to be able to compete and be a part of a team with such a well-represented dance school; I treasure every moment I get to spend on stage with the people I spend so much time with.


Encore not only offers a wide range of dance genres such as Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Tap/ Musical Theatre, Lyrical, HipHop, Cabaret/ Commercial / Heels. The variety of genres available at Encore has really allowed me to be open to new opportunities and discover my favourite styles over the past few years. Now that Encore has successfully opened Encore Kindy Kids, a new opportunity for young children aged 15 months to 5 years, I understand exactly why I chose Encore. I look up to all of the teachers at Encore, and recently following social media watching my ballet teacher teach kids dance at such a young age is so inspiring.


I truly believe that Encore has given me more confidence, technique, performance skills, dance skills, choreographic skills and a wide variety of opportunities. I am currently a high school dance captain, and having the studio owners and all of my Encore teachers as role models taught me new ways to teach and how to be an amazing role model. I believe that by having these role models and attending Encore classes, I am constantly improving and becoming a better dancer, choreographer and teacher. Kate and Zoe run Encore Performing Arts extremely well, and whenever someone asks where I dance, I proudly say Encore and recommend this studio to everyone.


The #encorefamily truly represents what it stands for, and I am proud to call them family; thanks to Encore Performing Arts, I am constantly improving as a dancer and learning new skills.

And this is exactly why I chose Encore Performing Arts to be my dance family. #encorefamily.



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