Encore Dance Studios


Our instructors believe that dance lessons can also be used to teach life lessons. In addition to technical training in all aspects and styles of dance, including ballet, tap, and jazz, Encore Dance Studios builds self-esteem, respect, independence, and physical fitness through the fun-filled and exciting arts of dance and gymnastics. Not all dance schools are the same! Contact Encore Dance Studios today to see why we’re different!

Unparalleled Dance Instruction

Mandi Little


Our Owner/Director has dedicated over 35 years to dance performance and 23 years to dance education. During this time she has been recognized internationally for outstanding talent, performed with a select group of dancers from across the US as an All American Hula Bowl Dancer, appeared as a Laker Girl Dancer in the movie Eddie with Whoopi Goldberg, and was a founding member of the King David Dance Co. Mandi has trained extensively with renowned instructors from New York and Los Angeles such as Ray Leeper, Keith Stewart, Gene Anthony Ray (Leroy from Fame), Doug Caldwell, Terry Lindholm, Alan Onickel, and was demonstrator for tap master and Tony Award winner Henry LeTang. She has studied ballet with Fanchon Cordell of the North Carolina School of the Arts, the late Salvatore Aiello of North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Claudia Folts, director of the school of the Charlotte City Ballet.

Legendary 2016

Highlights from Opening Number!

Posted by Encore Dance Studios on Monday, June 6, 2016

While I watched the competition, there were some distinct differences in the groups of dancers. The Encore groups danced to music that was family appropriate and in a style that was very classy and talent-oriented. I am very glad to have my daughter in an organization that has good taste and understands the value of substance over flashy style.

BW - Parent

For over twenty years, Encore Studios has provided unparalleled dance instruction for students in the Fort Mill, SC and Charlotte, NC areas.