Archive for May, 2016

Spotlight Dance Company Auditions – All Are Welcome

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Dancers who are age 9 and older with 5 years experience in tap and ballet and 2 years in jazz will have the opportunity to audition for the award winning Spotlight Dance Company. Audition Rehearsals will be held at the Spotlight Dance studio on June 7th, 9th and 14th and the following times:

  • Rising 4th, 5th & 6th Graders 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Rising 7th Graders 7:15-9:00 PM
  • Rising 8th Graders & 9th through 12th graders 7:15-9:00 PM

The Final audition will be Thursday, June 16th at your audition appointment time.

A Parent meeting will be held for all Parents that are new to Spotlight Dance Company on Thursday, June 9th from 6:30-7:15. Returning Dance Company Parents are welcome to attend.

Spotlight Dance company members dance all summer long on Tuesday evenings, starting July 12th.

If you are not available on every date listed above, please email Lisa before June 6th and set up a private rehearsal and audition time.

We look forward to another GREAT year with many fun performances. Come and SHINE in Spotlight Dance Company!

Studio Schedule – May 23rd through June 18th

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

There are some variations in the schedule over the next two weeks:

  • Monday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 26th  – -> Open
  • Friday, May 27th – Monday, May 30th  – -> Studio Closed (Memorial Day Holiday)
  • Tuesday, May 31st  – -> No Classes, Company portraits at studio, optional portraits for all students
  • Wednesday, June 1st  – -> Studio Closed
  • Thursday, June 2nd  – -> Rehearsal at Metz Middle School for Monday & Friday students
  • Friday, June 3rd  – -> Rehearsal at Metz Middle School for Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday students
  • Saturday, June 4th  – -> Recital at Metz Middle School (12PM for Monday & Friday students, 5PM for Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday students)

Regular classes resume on Monday, June 6th and continue through Saturday, June 18th

Summer Dance Camps

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Our Summer Dance Program is an excellent opportunity to introduce the first time student to the world of dance, as well as allow continuing dance students to strengthen their dance skills and try out some speciality classes. We look forward to working with your talented children and making this a very memorable and positive experience!

When it’s hot outside, dancers will enter the Kingdom of Arendelle and be as cool as the sisters. Dancers are welcome to wear costumes of Anna and Elsa.
When: July 11th-15th • 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Ages/Cost: 3-5 and 6-11 • $180 per week

Me and My Doll
Bring your doll and get ready for the fun together. Crafts and stories about love and friendship await your dancers. Dancers will make costumes for them and their doll!
When: July 18th-22nd • 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages/Cost: 3-5 and 6-11 • $180 per week

“Boys Only”
No Girls Allowed!! Boys will have the comfort of learning and enjoying dance with other boys. The theme will be Star Wars.Will you be a Jedi or the Sith?
When: July 18th-22nd • 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Ages/Cost: Ages 3-5 and 6-11 • $180 per week

Princess Dance Party
Does your dancer love animals? This week will be all about animals and the different ways they move and jump.
When: August 8th-12th • 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages/Cost: Ages 3-5 and 6-11 • $180 per week

Animal Adventure
Does your dancer love animals? This week will be all about animals and the different ways they move and jump.
When: August 8th-12th • 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages/Cost: Ages 3-5 and 6-11 • $180 per week

Fun in the Sun
We will celebrate the event of SUMMER with dancing, singing, games and fun! This is for the Beginner to Intermediate dance student.
When: August 15th-19th • 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Ages/Cost: Ages 6-11 and 12-17 • $250 per week

Recital T-Shirts

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Recital T-Shirts may be purchased at the studio if ordered by Wednesday, May 18th. A limited number of shirts will be available at the rehearsal (and recital if any are left). Don’t miss out, order your recital t-shirt today. A sample is available at the studio.

Recital DVD’s

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The recital will be professionally recorded by Velveteen Videos. They can be ordered at the studio, dress rehearsal or during the recital. An Order Form is available for download and payment is required at the time of the order.

Please keep in mind that no cameras of any type may be used in the auditorium during the recital. This includes still cameras, video cameras, phones w/cameras, iPads, tablets, etc). The use of these items is distracting and potentially obstructs the view of those sitting behind and around you.

You may use any type of camera during dress rehearsal.

Portrait Sessions

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Greenwood Photography will be available during the rehearsals for professional portraits. They also will be taking group photos of each class. We would like everyone to participate in the group photos, but the individual portraits are optional. The group photos will be available for purchase after the recital. While you are welcome to watch please keep in mind that you may not take pictures during the photo session.

Spotlight Dance Company members will be having their group photos taken on Tuesday, May 31st at the studio. If you are not in company and would like to have a professional portrait taken before the rehearsals you are welcome to come by.

Summer Intensive Camps – Beginning to Advanced Dancers

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The summer intensive program is designed to work on technique and strengthening for the dancers in each specific dance form. Students will sharpen their technical steps, through barre and floor exercises and learn choreography to increase their dance ability and versatility.

Ballet, Tap & Creative Movement classes will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and are for children ages 2 1/2 to 4.

Combination classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Pom Jazz and Tap for children ages 5 to 8. Classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Ballet & Pre-Point, Hip Hop, Jumps & Turns, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Stretch & Strengthening and Tap for children ages 8 to 11. Classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Ballet & Point, Hip Hop, Jazz Choreography, Jumps & Turns, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Stretch & Strengthening and Tap for children ages 12 to 15. Classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Advanced & Alumni Tap, Ballet Fitness, Beginning Adult Tap, Advanced Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jumps & Turns, Stretch & Strengthening and ZUMBA  for children ages 16 and up (including Adults). Classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Classes meet once per week for six weeks starting the week of July 11th. The cost is $85 for each 6-week session. Too busy for the whole term? Drop-in classes are $20 each.

For more information look at our Summer Program on this website or download it.

Rehearsal for our 45th Annual Recital – Fabulous!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Rehearsals will be held on June 2nd and 3rd at Metz Middle School in the City of Manassas. Rehearsals start at 5PM on both days and will be following the order of the dances on Recital day. Please be on time because we will not be able to repeat numbers. More details on the rehearsals can be found in the Recital Listings (see below for the correct version).

Students who take classes on Monday & Friday have their rehearsal on June 2nd from 5-9PM and will have their recital on Saturday June 4th at Noon. For more information refer to the 12 Noon Recital Listing.

Students who take classes on Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday have their rehearsal on June 3rd from 5-9PM and will have their recital on Saturday June 4th at 5PM. For more information refer to the 5PM Recital Listing.

A copy of the recital listing was sent home with your child earlier this month. If you have any questions please refer to the recital listing or call or email the studio.