Encore opened its doors in 1994 under the direction and ownership of Michelle Ritenour. Our school has five spacious studios with state of the art sound systems, large wall to wall mirrors and sprung floors to prevent injury to our dancers. Our school features viewing windows into all five studios along with monitors in our lobby. ESOD is over 5,000 square feet with 20 foot ceilings in two of our studios. 

We value each and every dancer and parent, and want to make sure your experience with ESOD is consistently exceptional. Integrity, quality and customization are at the forefront of our business. Our staff and faculty always give 100% of themselves, making for an exceptional and positive experience for you and your dancer. When it comes down to it, we're going to help you raise your children by giving them the most fun and enlightening experience possible. You will soon find out it's not just our studio, it's your studio. 


ESOD is proud to be a More Than Just Great Dancing affiliated studio! Building confident, happy kids is the core of our philosophy! We teach respect, confidence, diligence and service with age appropriate choreography and costumes! ESOD offers several programs that cover full ranges for all types of students. The studios faculty consists of professional teachers who are fully qualified to provide training that will prepare those students that have the talent and desire to enter a career that is recreational or professional. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about how we get the most out of every dancer that dances at Encore School of Dance.

Encore is a Safer Studio and follows the More Than Just Great Dancing Safer Studio Guidelines, which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures including:

  • Wellness checks for staff

  • Frequent hand hygiene

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures

  • Touch-less payment options

  • Minimizing mixing and mingling via social distancing practices

  • Curricular and facility adjustments

  • Gradual re-opening and continuous communication. 

Come for Class, Stay for Community

18 mos - 3 yrs

Teaches coordination and gross motor skills while introducing a love for dance and tumbling!

3-5 yr olds

Fosters imagination, problem solving and listening skills! 

4-5 yr olds

A positive learning environment for early social interactions while building on correct dance technique.

6-8 yr olds

Begins a foundation for posture, balance and rhythm with social interactions where cooperation and empathy are learned.

9 & Up

Introduces basis for healthy self-esteem while building on technique! 


Enhances emotional maturity and respect while instilling accountability and thinking skills needed for a successful career.


A positive learning environment for young students who are interested in everything cheer.


Encore is proud to offer classes for everyone no matter the age or ability!


For the students who want to take their love of dance to the next level, Encore offers two competitive programs for ages 4-18.


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Encore is an amazing studio. They are very professional and loving to all the students. Our daughter has gained so much confidence and skill in her short time at the studio. We are excited to see what her future has in store!

- The Oliver Family

My daughter has been dancing at ESOD for fourteen years. Michelle and her staff genuinely care about their students and want to see them enjoy a lifetime of dance. We highly recommend Encore!

- The Bevers Family

Encore School of Dance is about more than dancing. The balance of price, quality instruction, age appropriate dances and costumes cannot be beat. Add to that amazing teachers and staff who really care about their dancers, and you won't find a better place.

- The Riggs Family


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Get In Touch

Main Building: (Studio 1, 2 & 3) 

208 WJ Boaz Rd.

Saginaw, TX 76179



2nd Building: (Studio 4 & 5)

829 Towne Court 

Saginaw, TX 76179






(817) 232 - 9393

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