Classes Start Tomorrow – See You Soon

Hi Spotlight Dancers,

Dance classes will start tomorrow, Monday, September 9th. We are excited to begin our 49th Dance Season. If you have not registered yet, we would love for you to join us. You may email me, or call the studio 703-973-8133. The dance schedule may be found on our website (Class Listing (PDF) or Day Planner (PDF) or website)

Teen Musical Theater (Mondays from 8:00-9:00) and Teen Tumbling (Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 PM) will have delayed start dates. For those enrolled we will adjust your tuition to reflect the late start date.

Over the summer we repainted the the lobby, hallway and benches with Spotlight colors. We also replaced all of the carpet for the first time since opening 9 years ago. The old carpet was covered with numerous coffee, soda and food stains. We really want to carpet fresh and clean and therefore are reminding everyone that no food or drink of any type (other than water) is permitted anywhere in the building.

We look forward to meeting all of you and catching up with our continuing dancers. Have a great night and see you at the studio this week.

Summer Program Available

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

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.

Portrait Sessions

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.

King’s Dominion Dance Schedule

King’s Dominion has posted some event specific information on the Dance Festival on their website. We have been assigned the following dance times:


Company Who To Meet Meet At Perform At
Mini Dance Co. Ms. Bonnie 11:15 AM 12:12 PM
Petite Dance Co. Lisa 11:30 AM 12:20 PM
Intermediate Dance Co. Lisa 1:30 PM 2:20 PM
Junior Dance Co. Ms. Bonnie 1:30 PM 2:28 PM
Senior Dance Co. Ms. Bonnie 2:45 PM 3:36 PM
Elite Dance Co. Lisa & Ashleigh 2:45 PM 3:44 PM

Cherry Blossom Routine

A video of the Cherry Blossom Routine is available on our Downloads page. All dancers who do not know the routine can use this video to learn the routine and to practice it.

Cherry Blossom Parade

We had a great time at the Parade last year and are looking forward to performing in it this Spring. We will be offering bus transportation to both the practice and the performance. Cost at this time is to be determined, but it is expected to be in the $50/person range for those deciding to ride both buses. We will be creating a list of riders once all of the signup sheets have been turned in and priority will be granted to those listing an interest on their permission form. Priority will be given to dancers and parents who expressed interest on the permission form. Last year the buses filled up fairly quickly so if you would like to ride the bus please sign up. It is unlikely we will get a second bus for the practice or performance due to the difficulty of filling a second bus. While in DC you can enjoy other events that are a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

St. Patrick Parade – Baltimore

Spotlight has been invited to participate in the city of Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade. It takes place on Sunday, March 16th in downtown Baltimore near the aquarium.

This is the first time we have performed in this parade and we are looking forward to it. The Baltimore Christmas Parade has always been one of our favorites with its lively crowd cheering for everyone. We expect this parade to have enthusiastic spectators. General information please refer to the Parade’s website. Your teacher will provide you with information specific to our performance.

Disney Christmas Parade

More than 60 members of our Dance Company members travelled to Walt Disney World in early December to participate in the nationally broadcasted Disney Christmas Parade. It was a great event and the Spotlight Company members had a magical experience they will not forget.