New Dance Families Information
We are super excited to enter this new season of dance. The 2023-2024 Dance Season will be 34 weeks in length.
Classes will run mid September 2023 through the beginning of June 2024 with scheduled breaks for Holidays and Spring Break.
The 2023-2024 Dance Season will begin on September 18th, 2023
Classes will meet each week with an opportunity for a fantastic full studio performance opportunity “Student Dance Showcase 2024” at the conclusion of our season. Tentative start date of our full season classes will be Monday September 18th, 2023
New student registration will begin August 18th at noon. A $30.00 new student registration fee is applied to your new dance family accounts once you register and is due to reserve your spot for the 2023-2024 dance season. This payment is per family, not per dancer.
If you would like to pay the $30.00 pre-registration deposit by check (made to Spotlight), it can be mailed to Spotlight Dance Academy, 115 3rd street, Spring Lake MI 49456. Checks and cash can also be placed in our secure drop box located next to the front door. Please place the DANCERS NAME on the envelope.
SDA will have certain days and times available in early September to meet with our new dance families to prepare for the upcoming season. Our studio calendar, student dance showcase information and full 34 week session information will be available during these scheduled times. More information regarding these appointment times will be emailed to you within one week of registration.
Our office hours for the week of August 21st are by appointment only.
Office hours the week of August 28th
Monday by appointment only
Tues.- Thurs. 1:30-5:00 pm
The studio is closed for the holiday September 1st-5th, 2023
Messages and emails that are received Monday-Thursday by noon will be returned within 36 hours.
Messages and emails received Friday through Sunday will be returned the following week.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact us at [email protected] or (616) 850-0060.
Classes offered 2023-2024
We do offer waitlists
Pre-I ages 3
Pre-I Tues. 11:30am-12:00pm
Pre- I Tues. 5:00-5:30 pm- very limited openings
Pre-II ages 4-5
Pre-II Tues. 12:30-1:15 pm
Pre II Tues. 5:30-6:15 pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
5&6 I and 5&6 II ages 5-6
5&6 I Wed 4:30-5:15 pm- very limited openings
5&6 I Thurs. 4:30-5:15 pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
5 & 6 II Wed 5:15-6:15 pm- very limited openings
5&6 II Thurs. 5:15-6:15 pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
7 & 8 Levels ages 7-8
7 & 8 Wed 6:15-7:15-full due to maximum enrollment
7 & 8 Thurs. 6:15-7:15- full due to maximum enrollment
Beg/Int. Levels ages 9-12
Beg./Int. Lyrical 5:15-5:45 pm- this class has a pre-requisite to enroll in a ballet class
Beg./Int. Ballet 5:45-6:30 pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
Beg./Int. Jazz 6:30-7:15 pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
Beg./Int. Tap 7:15-7:45 pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
Beg./Int. Hip Hop 7:45-8:30 pm- limited openings
*NEW CLASS AND TIME
Beg./Int. Ballet 7:15-7:45 pm
Int./Adv. Levels ages 10+
Int./Adv. Lyrical 5:45-6:15pm- this class has a pre-requisite to enroll in a ballet class
Int./Adv. Ballet 6:15-7:00 pm
Int./Adv. Hip Hop 7:00-7:45pm
Int./Adv. Jazz 7:45-8:30pm
Int./Adv. Tap 8:30-9:00 pm
Adv. IV levels ages 12+
Adv. IV Lyrical 5:00-5:30 pm- this class has a pre-requisite to enroll in a ballet class
Adv. IV Ballet 5:30-6:30 pm
Adv. IV Jazz 6:30-7:15 pm
Adv. IV Hip Hop 7:15-8:00pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
Adv. IV Tap 8:00-8:45 pm- Full due to maximum enrollment
Mission Statement for SDA:
WE EXIST TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE THE MINDS, BODIES, AND SOULS OF OUR DANCE FAMILY.
WE GIVE OUR DANCERS HEALTHY, LIFE SERVING SKILLS USING A QUALITY DANCE EDUCATION IN A LOVING AND CARING ENVIRONMENT. WE SEEK TO FOSTER A MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT USING OUR CORE VALUES OF:
Respect Honesty Growing Developing Accountability
Spotlight Dance Academy has been here for West Michigan area youth for over two decades. We were here yesterday, we are here today, and we will be here tomorrow for your children. So, whether you are taking your first class or preparing for your senior year, we say “Welcome Home!” At SDA, you are family.
Dance meets imperative student needs for community, socialization, friendship, mentoring, physical activity, and more! The benefits of dance include, but are not limited to: intellectual, academic, social-emotional, and physical support.
At SDA, the health and safety of our students, staff, guests, and communities have always been our highest priority. That ‘s why we have used local and national guidelines to inform our best practices for service in the coming season.
SDA DRESS CODE:
Studio dress code colors are Black, Pink, Gray, Burgundy and White. Having a cohesive dress code allows our staff to see all dancer’s movements clearly and keeps competition, peer/pressure out of the studio.
Girls Pre I – 7 & 8
Pink, black, gray, or burgundy leotard (any style) Short skirts and tutus are allowed
Ballet pink matte tights Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes
Black patent leather tap shoes with elastic tap ties
Hair securely off face. No large jewelry.
BOYS all levels:
T-shirt in studio colors
Sweatpants or Shorts in studio colors
Male ballet, jazz, and tap shoes are black
Girls Beginning – Advanced
Ballet: Pink, black, gray, or burgundy leotard; short skirts are allowed; pink leather or canvas ballet shoes; ballet pink matte tights Tap: Black lace-up tap shoes
Jazz: Tan jazz shoes
Lyrical: Ballet shoes or barefoot
Hip Hop: Clean tennis shoes, dancers may wear a tank top/t-shirt & shorts, sweatpants, or leggings
Hair securely off face. No large jewelry
Dancers participating in a Jazz, Tap, or Hip Hop class only are not required to wear a leotard but must follow dress code colors. Dancers in more than one class will not have time to change tights.
Support undergarments must be worn if needed (preferably in studio dress code colors)