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Dear EDC Parents and Students:

School days, HOT days & Dance days! Welcome back Encore families and welcome to our newest families that joined in August and September. We hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day break!

10th Annual EDC Nutcracker

Thank you to the students in Ballet 1-4 who auditioned for our 10th Annual EDC Nutcracker coming this December. The cast is now posted in the EDC lobby!! We are excited for the new changes and can't wait to get started! Nichelle will have a rehearsal schedule posted in the next week or two. Once we have that confirmed, we will send out a first cast rehearsal chart for Sept/Oct. The schedule will also be posted at the front desk for your viewing. Please check weekly for updates!

Thank you to those students who have signed up to be part of our ensemble cast. Whether you are in a principal role or ensemble, everyone plays an important part to put on our show. Thank you to all the dancers that signed up and congratulations on the roles you all earned, they are well deserved! We appreciate your continued support of our annual Nutcracker tradition.

We are thrilled to announce for our 10th Anniversary show that we have confirmed our upper level ballet instructor, Anh Dillon for our Sugar Plum Fairy! Anh is on staff with The Joffrey Ballet Company and will be partnered with our new cast member Cuban Principal Dancer Raydel Caceres. We are honored to have them both join our Nutcracker this year and we are excited for our cast to experience their artistic talent. Sooooo exciting!!!

Our Nutcracker performance is going to be held at the same facility we used for our June recital, the Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center in Monrovia on Saturday December 22nd. There will be a 2pm matinee and a 7pm evening show. We will be running our dress rehearsal on Friday December 21st. Please mark your calendars to come out and support our dancers for our special anniversary show and wonderful holiday tradition presented by Encore for its 10th year

Movie & Dinner Fundraiser

Thank you to Booster Michelle Jett for organizing a fun studio fundraiser for our upcoming Nutcracker! She has secured a private screening inclusively for Encore of Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" on Saturday November 3rd. The movie will be presented in Monrovia at the "Studio Movie Grill" and a pizza dinner will be held at Domenico's in Monrovia after the movie. Movie time is 4:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm. The cost is $32 per person and all studio families and friends are welcome. Seating is limited to 110 for both venues, so if you think you would like to attend this extra special event, please sign up at the desk ASAP. Payment is due at signups and all payments are nonrefundable. Thank you for your support!

Encore's "Until the Last Petal Falls" DVD

I am currently in the editing stages with Video Adventures for this year's DVD of Encore's "Until the Last Petal Falls". The DVD will be ready the 1st week in October and can still be purchased for the cost of $59.50 for a DVD, or $69.50 for Blue ray. The DVD will be an exceptional keepsake of this year's annual performance, don't miss your chance to have this keepsake of your dancer's performance.

Registration Fee Due Date Reminder

Just a reminder that our newly reinstated registration fee and form is due next Saturday September 15th. If you haven't yet turned in your updated form, please do so now. Don't forget to add your email address and make sure you are on remind.com. Any forms turned in after the 15th will incur a $15 late fee... no exceptions. Thank you.

Ballet Dress Code

A change has been made to our current ballet leotard color code. For 1.5 hour Combo with Amber and Beg/Int Ballet with Eden, Revolution light blue leotards are required. Those can be purchased at the studio. For Ballet levels 1-4, black leotards of your choice. For Ballet 5, color leotard of your choice. Baby Tots and Tiny Tots, any leotard of your choice. I am hoping this new leotard policy will simplify the requirements for ballet classes. If you have any questions, please see me at the front desk.

New EDC classes & class times

We are starting two classes this coming week. We are offering a beginning 4-6 year old hip hop class with Miss Natalie on Friday from 4:00-5:00pm. We will also be offering a new 2-3 year old baby tot class with Miss Julianne on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:00am. We are also forming classes for Combo and Jr. Lyrical. Please sign up at the front desk if you are interested.

We have made some slight changes to Anh's & Ambers class times. If you are not aware of these changes please check with the staff at the desk. Thank you.

And... we want to welcome Miss Julianne back after her 2 year leave for college! She is such an asset with our babies & junior tappers and a big part of our Encore family, we are thrilled to have her back!

EDC Backpacks in Stock!

Encore backpacks are back in stock, just in time for the new school year! If you are interested in purchasing one, please see the front desk. Backpacks are $24.00 plus tax.


Our building will be in the last phase of construction in the upcoming weeks. It will involve work to our parking lot. We will keep you updated as to how this will affect our parking. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding

Tuition Reminder

A reminder to all families in the studio our tuition is due on the 25th of month and payable up to the 1st. Any tuition received after the 1st will incur a $15 late fee..no exceptions! You have the option to pay by cash, check or credit card. You can mail your payment ( must be postmarked no later than the 1st) to 432 E. Foothill Blvd San Dimas 91773, or drop it through the door in our mail slot, call the studio and we can charge over the phone or pay in person at the desk. If you would like to leave your credit card on file to avoid a late fee, please see me at the front desk. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

As we head into fall and count our blessings, Encore is truly blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to teach all of your children the art of dance. We thank you for being a part of our Encore family. Happy Fall everyone!