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 through encouragement, 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.
Our Teaching Staff
Sarah's formal teaching career began in 2004 while she completed her Advanced Diploma majoring in Classical Ballet. She taught at the National Theatre Ballet School for 3 years whilst she studied her Advanced Diploma majoring in Classical Ballet, before commencing a primary teaching role at Manhattan School of Dance.
In addition to her full-time dance education, Sarah brings years of industry experience to her roles as director and instructor at Encore. In 2005, Sarah made her professional music theatre debut by performing in My Fair Lady (ACT inc. & Arts Management) along side Alan Fletcher & Chris Durling. Sarah has also worked professionally overseas as a dancer in China for 2 years in 2006. In 2008, Sarah successfully auditioned for the Melbourne Storm Cheerleading Team.
During her time as director of Encore, Sarah has choreographed a multitude of performances while facilitating the school's growth. In 2014, she successfully auditioned a group of dancers to travel to the USA , to perform in Disneyland, Anaheim, Universal Studios, LA and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (Explorer of the Seas). Sarah choreographed numerous shows for each performance and facilitated all the technical elements including lighting, music and costume design/coordination.
Dance and Vocal Instructor
Teesha has been performing for over 14 years now, beginning with a music theatre class in 2004. Ever since, Teesha has continued her passion of performing. Teesha assisted teaching at Encore from a young age, before taking students for solo singing lessons in 2013. In 2014, Teesha completed her VCE as well as a Certificate II in Dance (Jazz & Contemporary).
Since discovering her love for teaching, Teesha has accrued lots of experience teaching dance, singing & acting for studios around the area.
Teesha has also been featured as a model in Dancetrain Magazine & Chemist Warehouse Catalogues as well as a TV commercial for the Liptember campaign in September, 2015. Teesha's favourite dance experience to date was traveling to the USA with Sarah and all the other talented dancers in 2014. Singing and dancing in Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was something she'll never forget.
In 2015, Teesha completed her Diploma of Musical Theatre and was offered a teaching position for Boxhill Institute's Diploma of Musical Theatre in 2016. Teesha hopes to work professionally for Australian Music Theatre in the coming years.
Tayla has been dancing since the age of 2 in all facets of dance. She completed her Cert IV in Dance at Michelle Slater Performing Arts Studio, where she found her love for teaching.
Dancing has taken Tayla to America to perform at Disneyland, California Adventure Park, Universal Studios Hollywood and train at Millenium Dance Complex and IDA. As well as being apart of Rock the Tap which featured on Everybody Dance Now and Australia's Got Talent television shows.
Tayla loves working with children of all ages and is known for her nurturing and friendly rapport with all her students. Tayla thrives off the joy dance brings to everyone and it's reflected in her class environment. She is very excited to work with our dancers and pass on her knowledge.