Grand Finals Northeast Details 2019

Wednesday, July 3 - Sunday July 7, 2019

Join us for Dance and Fun
The American Dream Mall 
NOTE: Expected to be open for the Encore Northeast Finals
PLEASE check back on this website for details

World-class art and entertainment venues
BIG Snow Indoor Snow Park & Chalet (Open 365 days a year)
Dreamworks Water Park
Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park
Sea Life Aquarium (35,000 square feet)
LegoLand Discovery Center (35,000 square feet)
Retail and food 
Much More

A tentative schedule is available online and will be updated one month prior to the event and again two weeks prior to the event. Detailed schedules will be emailed to all studios 10 days prior to the event.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and is limited to a certain number of entries. Easily transfer your routines from regionals to nationals. A 50 percent deposit is due 28 days prior to the event and full payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event or a $10 late fee will be added for each routine. Please email to redeem any gift certificates or scholarships from regionals. Please note that any gift cards won at regionals for Overall Group, Highest Scoring Group, or Top Studio can only be redeemed towards group entry fees.

Encourage your students to take our 4 workshop classes taught by the judges! The early bird rate for classes is $50 if paid in full 28 days prior to the event. The regular price for classes is $60. Observer bands are required for parents to watch classes and can be purchased in the lobby for $20.

Students that won first overall solo, super solo or duet/trio are invited to perform in our Opening Number.  We would like participation from all studios.  If your studio did not have an overall solo or duet/trio, please nominate two students to represent your studio!  Please enter their names and shirt sizes in your dance comp genie registration by choosing “Opening Number” as the entry type. T-shirts will be provided. Students should bring jazz shoes, tap shoes, and black bottoms of their choice (booty shorts, leggings, etc.)

Enter your dancing parents in our fun and exciting parent competition for charity! Encore DCS will donate the entry fees from the winning routine to the charity of the winning studio’s choice!

New for 2019 – a Standing Ovation Championship in all three levels! Judges will select up to 12 of the highest scoring routines in each level that they would like to see in an Encore performance. These routines will re-compete in the Ultimate Standing Ovation Showdown. The winner will be selected based on entertainment value, star quality, technique and overall appeal discussed among the judges' panel along with audience enthusiasm. Limit of one routine per studio for each age division and level. More rules and details to be announced!

Encore DCS would love to recognize all of your graduating seniors in our program.  Please email a photo of your choice with the students name and studio to encoredcs@gmail.comIn order to ensure your photos are received, please send each picture individually and place the students name and studio in the subject line!  Photos must be received by June 17 for East Rutherford and July 1 for Savannah.

Celebrate your dancer or studio with a special ad in our Grand Finals Souvenir Program. Include pictures and a special message in our program to wish your child or your students the best of luck. Your design must be PRINT READY and emailed to All ads and payment are due by Monday, June 17 for East Rutherford and Monday, July 1 for Savannah, . Order forms available on our website. Please feel free to share this ad information with all of your teachers and parents so that everyone is given the opportunity to participate.

Students can submit one 8x10 headshot for our Grand Finals Photogenic competition.  Photos should be submitted at the event prior before group competition begins.  Photos will not be accepted via mail or email.  A winner will be recognized in each age division (Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen and Senior.)  Winners will receive a Custom Photo Frame and $50 Gift Certificate to any Encore DCS event.

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The July 4th Celebration at the Meadowlands is part of the BIG days of summer

State Fair at the Meadowlands
Fireworks like no other
150 Rides and attractions
35 acres of fun
Free Concerts
Carnival Games