To provide quality dance classes that are educational, imaginative, disciplined yet fun. Creativity in learning
enhances many skills both physical and emotional and all types of dancers are welcome, regardless of aspiration, physique
or ability. Our experienced staff can well prepare dancers who have professional goals... but also understand that this
is recreational for most and they encourage each dancer to fullfill their own best,
DancEcounter pre-school age classes are grounded in ballet as we believe that ballet is the foundation to all
dance. This does not mean that young classes are dry and technical although they are learning French terminology and
positions at the barre. Much creativity and energy is used, often with the combination of tap! Who doesn't like
to hear their feet click in shiny patent shoes!! Tap also introduces this age to counting and rhythm inherrant in all
styles of dance. A wide array of music is also used from instrumental piano, classic children's songs, Disney and family
friendly pop music. Likewise, DancEncounter holds merit to all forms of dance styles and conducts class with traditional
warm-ups, floor exercises, center work and across the floor combinations and choreography at all levels.
DancEncounter was founded in Geneva in 1993 and has enjoyed serving the Fox Valley area ever since, with many families
coming from West Chicago, Winfield, Wheaton, the Tri-City area as well as Wayne, Aurora, Elburn and Sugar Grove.
2001 saw new ownership at DancEncounter under Tracy Adams, who was formerly an instructor for the founder along with
current instrctors Jeni M. Dispensa and Lisa Sheldon.
DancEncounter is proud to have served the community with faculty choreographing for a variety of local high school musicals,
dance/flag teams and community theatre shows.