About us


Encore Dance Studios has been inspiring young dancers since 2010. Under the leadership of the school director, Sarah Difuccio, Encore has grown tremendously and been fortunate enough to acquire a beautiful studio of its own, based in the heart of Greensborough.


We pride ourselves in creating a fun dance environment which provides every student with opportunity for growth by encouraging determination, perseverance and discipline. The teaching staff at Encore emphasise safe, industry-led dance practices in an extensive range of dance and performance styles including Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Tap, Musical Theatre, and Vocals.

Our students are provided with a variety of opportunities to extend themselves in ATOD examinations, local competitions, and community events. Since 2010, students at Encore Dance Studios have been provided with opportunities to participate in music videos, sports games, and international tours including a trip to the United States and the chance to perform in Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Classes For All Ages, And All Skill Levels

Specialised classes for all age groups from toddlers to adults, including a specialised pre-school Little Stars program. Classes are structured based on style and skill level, meaning there is a class for any aspiring dancer. Private tuition is also available, and highly encouraged for budding dancers!

A Studio of Our Own

Located in Greensborough, our studio is fully equipped with mirrors, barres, a student dressing room and warm up space, and a waiting area for parents.

ATOD Syllabi & Examinations

Our classes utilise the syllabi of Australian Teachers of Dancing, who are industry leaders in dance education.

Students have the opportunity to participate in examinations coordinated by approved ATOD examiners.


Students undertaking private lessons are provided with the opportunity ​to further engage their performance skills by competing in local performance competitions and festivals. Successful students may also be considered for Encore's Competition Performance Troupe!


The end-of-year showcase: our dancers' opportunity to show-off all their hard work and growth throughout the year on a theatre stage, embellished with costumes, performance make-up, and professional lighting.

Industry Opportunities

Since 2010, students have had opportunities to engage in industry experiences such as workshops, dance and arts festivals, music videos and sports entertainment! Who knows what awaits in 2020...


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Sarah Diffucio

Director, Principal & Dance Instructor


2004 Advanced Diploma (Classical Ballet) at National Theatre Ballet School

Career Highlights:

2005 My Fair Lady (ACT inc. & Arts Management)

2006 China Tour

2008 Melbourne Storm Cheerleading Team

2008 Acquired Manhattan School of Dance

2010 Founded Encore Dance Studios

Over 16 years of teaching experience

Teesha Irwin

Dance and Vocal Instructor

Present: Bachelor of Education

2015 Diploma of Musical Theatre at Boxhill Institute

2014 Cert II VET Dance

(Jazz & Contemporary)

Career Highlights:

2018-Present: Director & Principal of Melbourne Talent Co.

2015-2019 Model for Liptember Campaign

2014 USA Tour

2016 Teacher of Diploma of Musical Theatre at Boxhill Institute 

Over 7 years teaching experience.

Tayla Lincoln

Dance Instructor

Cert IV Dance at Michelle Slater Performing Arts Studio

Career Highlights:

USA Tour

Rock the Tap as featured on Everybody Dance Now and Australia's Got Talent

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Our classes

We've got a class for everyone.


Our 2021 Timetable is now live, and enrolment is open!

© 2014 Encore Dance Studios 


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