Small Beginnings

Encore Dance Studio started by happy accident in 1996 when owner, Denele Sweet, was asked if she could teach 3 little girls how to tap dance. She put down a sheet of plywood in a garage and away they went! More and more local kids wanted to join in on the fun until 5 studios and 20 years later Encore has become what it is today. Our studios are a home-away-from-home for so many kids. We love what we do here and it shows in our students!



We believe in giving back to our community! Our contributions and volunteer efforts help to create a stronger, healthier community for our students and their families to live. Some events include:

Toy Drive - December recital benefitting Toys for Tots

Traveling Performances - Twice yearly at local retirement homes in Clatsop County

Food Drive - A cartwheel clinic benefitting the Clatsop County Food Bank