Archive for 2017

Studio Hours the Week of August 21st

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The studio office is open on these days and times for registration, shoe fittings and Ms. America bus payments:

  • Tuesday, August 22nd: 10-1
  • Wednesday, August 23rd: 5-7
  • Tuesday, August 24th: 10-1

2017-2018 Fall Schedule Available to Viewing

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Our 2017-2018 schedule is available for download as a Listing and a Day Planner or you can view the information on our website. Call, email or come by the studio if you need help with placements or have questions. We are open this week from 9-8. Save $10 on registration fee if you are enrolled by August 17th.

Pre-Tap & Pre-Ballet Registration Starts Monday, August 7th

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Consider starting you little one in a dance program. Spotlight has Pre-Tap and Pre-Ballet for children ages 2-4. We have pre-dance classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Of course if your dancer is older, but new to dance we also have classes for them as well. For more information on our Fall Pre-Dance Program see our Pre-Dance Guidelines and Class Listing.

Fall Registration Starts on Monday, August 7th

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Dear Dancers and Parents,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and finding plenty of time to relax.

Fall is rapidly approaching and early registration for classes starts on Monday, August 7th continuing through Thursday, August 17th. We have made one change to the program and that is reducing the number of payments from 10 to 9 by eliminating the June payment. This resulted in a slight increase the cost of each payment, but the overall total annual cost remains the same as last year. As in prior years we are offering a $10 discount on the registration fee to those who register by Thursday, August 17th. Dates and times are as follows:

  • August 7th – August 8th: 11am – 4pm
  • August 9th – August 10th: 3pm – 7pm
  • August 14th: 5pm – 7pm
  • August 15th: 10am – 1pm and 5pm – 7pm
  • August 16th: 5pm – 7pm
  • August 17th: 10am – 1pm and 5pm – 7pm
  • Other times will be posted on our website and on Facebook

If you need help choosing the appropriate class level for your dancer(s), myself or another teacher will be available to assist you during registration. Additionally you may email me (lisa@getintothespotlight.com) or you may call the studio. Keep in mind we can make adjustments once classes start if your dancer needs to change levels.

During registration we will have leotards, tights, skirts, and dance shoes for sale. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop/Parade shoes will be available for sizing and purchase (shoes will be delivered during the first week of dance). We offer affordable, high-quality alternatives to name brand shoes. Payless, Target or Walmart dance shoes or any other type of shoe with thin aluminum taps may not be worn on our dance floors. If in doubt check with us first before purchasing shoes. Additionally, if your existing tap shoes have scratches or have been worn outside the studio, you will need to replace them. Please inspect your dance shoes prior to registration and make sure your child does not wear his/her dance shoes outside at anytime.

If you cannot register in person, you may send in your registration and payment information to our mailing address, which is listed below and on the website. We cannot, however, accept phone or Internet registrations. Additionally we cannot accept credit card payments over the phone.

Classes start on September 11th and continue through June 15th. Our 2017-2018 Schedule (Day Planner or Listing), Enrollment Contract and Registration Forms are available on our website in the Downloads section.

If you need further placement information or have any questions, please call us (703-973-8133) or email us (lisa@getintothespotlight.com)

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all soon,

Ms. Lisa and the Spotlight Staff

Summer Program Starts Today

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Our Summer Program starts today. We are offering 6-week Intensives Classes and 5 weeks of Camps. Lots of fun stuff planned for the Camps including a trip to SkyZone, crafts and lots of dancing. We will be open this week from 4:30 to 8:30PM.

Hours For the Weeks of June 26th and July 3rd

Monday, June 26th, 2017

We will have limited hours this week as most of our staff is taking time off. Our hours are follows:

  • The studio will be open on June 27th and June 28th.
  • The studio will be closed the week of the July 3rd.
  • The studio will be open for classes (Monday through Friday) July 10th through August 18th.

Even though the studio is closed you may call (M-F, 10-6) or email us during these two weeks. If we can’t answer your call we will return it promptly.

Summer Program Available

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Our Summer Program has been posted to the website. We are offering 6-week Intensives Classes and 5 weeks of Camps. New this year are two-weeks of all-day camps in July and August. Enjoy the 4th of July and then come dance with us for the rest of the summer. Lots of fun stuff planned for the Camps including a trip to SkyZone, crafts and lots of dancing. Also, remember regular classes continue through June 17th and the studio will have limited hours the week of June 26th and closed the week of July 3rd.

 

Dance Company Auditions

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Have you dreamed of dancing more or want to expand your dance skills and participate in great performances in parades, competitions and other events? If so then audition for the Spotlight Dance Company 2017-2018 season.

Dancers age 9 years and older, with 5 years experience in tap and ballet and 2 years or more 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 6th, 8th, 13th and 15th at the following times:

  • Rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders 5:00 – 6:30 PM
  • Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Graders 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Rising 8th Graders & 9th through 12th graders 8:00 – 9:30 PM

The Final audition will be Thursday, June 15th. Your audition appointment time will be selected on Tuesday. Your June tuition payment will need to be paid prior to the final audition date on June 15th.

Spotlight Dance company members dance all summer long on Tuesday evenings, starting July 11th.

Dancers are expected to attend all four days of auditions. We understand that there are many school events and Graduations in the next two weeks, however you are expected to let us know that you have prior plans. If you are not available on every date listed above, please email Lisa or use the Contact Us page to let me know prior to the missed date.

We accept students from other studios so if you have friends who want to dance at Spotlight bring them with you. There is no charge to participate in the auditions.

June Calendar Available

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

We have posted our June Calendar to the website. June is a bit different from the other months so take a look at it.

New Pre-Ballet and Pre-Tap Classes

Monday, April 10th, 2017

We have a five week session of ballet and tap for ages 2 1/2 to 6. If you know of any tiny dancers who have always wanted to try ballet and/or tap, this is an excellent opportunity. Classes are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. See our Pre-Tap/Pre-Ballet Schedule and Guidelines for mopre-dance_mre information. Classes start on April 18th and both morning and evening classes are available. The cost of the 5-week session is $55 per student for one class or $90 per student for two classes.