An exciting, supportive environment

Meet Studio Encore

Since 1985 a highland dance school was established in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and has grown over 37 years to a studio that offers a full range of programs in dance including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, acro, musical theatre, contemporary and highland dance. We also specialize in preschool dance programs and make them fun for the little ones. We offer programs starting at 2 years old to adult, and from beginner to professional levels. All our programs are internationally recognized and our students have competed in regional, provincial and international competitions successfully.
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Studio Encore Family

Meet our team

Our philosophy is simple — to provide high level dance classes to not only children, but adults alike in a socially aware environment. We believe by focusing on the arts, it helps to enhance the lives of individuals, that draws in the community promoting its cultural diversity. We do strive to guide our dancers through a technically proficient program and encourage all our dancers to perform competitively  in order to challenge and gauge their own progress. This brings out their leadership, raises their self esteem and promotes team building skills. The main overriding focus is always  “To have fun with dance”!
Danielle had trained in all areas of dance for the last 25 years, and has been teaching for 13 years. She has won many awards and scholarships including 1st place in the Dance Championships in Alberta for her Hip hop Solo and won a full scholarship to the Rocky Mountain House Summer Program for her performance. She has second to none the most incredible performing abilities and has won countless awards as a dancer.
Jennifer Parsons has been training in dance for over 30 years, and teaching dance for over 18 years. She has studied numerous styles of dancing over the years including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Highland, Irish, Irish step, African and Salsa Dancing. Jennifer has auditioned for the provincial Dare 2 Dance Company, as well as Disney Tokyo. She was successfully accepted in both auditions.
Diane Laidler is the founder and of Studio Encore Dance Centre. Diane has been teaching children for 35+ years. She teaches the preschool programs as well as the highland dance program. Diane is a professional member of Scotdance Canada and holds a teachers certificate in the S.D.T.A. (Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance). She teaches all traditional highland and national dances at all levels from primary to premier.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Miranda started dancing at a young age; starting at Annett’s School of Dance and training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and highland, soon moving to Lloydminster to finish her high school dance career at Studio Encore. Upon finishing high school, Miranda continued her training through the Sandra Gary School of Dance and later to Shelley’s Dance Company in Edmonton Alberta.
Jayla started dancing at the age of 3 with Leader School of Dance. In the 15 years with LSOD, she attended many competitions and workshops in Calgary, Saskatoon and Vancouver. Jayla has had the opportunity to work with industry names such as Moe Brody, Liz Tookey, Carlo Atienza and Joanne Pesusich. She also completed many exams including ADAPT Intermediate 3 Tap and Jazz, RAD Grade 8 Ballet, CDTA Advanced Ballet and Tap, and is an Associate member of the CDTA in the Stage - Tap division.  
“Miss Ryan” Wilson has over 30 years dance education and half of that (18 years) has been offering classes to adults, teens, and children in Vermilion and the surrounding areas.  She believes that dance enhances the lives of youth through teaching awareness and self-discipline as well as it creates opportunities for children and challenges them to grow through life experiences.
Hannah is our Preschool and early development instructor. Hannah has been a dancer since the early age of 3. Her love of dance carried through her entire life. Her strength is her love of children and is patient, kind and nurturing. She loves building passions for dance in our younger students. She has won multiple awards for our younger divisions last year and made our little future stars shine at competition. She is very talented at making our beginner program feel welcome, passionate and loved. We are so exciting to welcome Hannah for her 2nd season at SEDC!
Miss Shanna is a Gold Seal Certified ADAPT Dance Teacher specializing in Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre. She also holds an Associate CDTA Tap (Alberta Branch) Certificate, as well as Module 1 Acrobatic Arts Certificate. These are all in addition to a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree from the University of Saskatchewan with training in Acting and Performing Arts.
Studio Encore Commitment

A wonderful place to grow

Our school is one where students are valued as individuals. We are committed to programs being an enjoyable experience and to fostering self-confidence, commitment, self-esteem and friendships. It is our mission to develop each child physically, mentally and emotionally by providing a warm family atmosphere in our studio.

  • We provide a safe and supportive dance environment for your child or yourself.

  • We promise to push for excellence

  • Strive to develop the all around dancer with opportunities for the recreational and vocational dancer.

  • Develop work ethics and self discipline that will not only be associated with dance but enhance life skills as well.

  • Provide the latest and greatest dance moves taught by experienced adult teachers.

  • Provide instruction to the beginner right through to the advanced and semi professional dancer.

  • We will provide support and motivation for your child or yourself as we have created a dance studio with a warm supportive atmosphere, which is based on satisfying customers.

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