The Spotlight Foote Notes
Season’s Greetings from the entire Spotlight staff! We truly enjoy having your children in class each week and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
You Are Invited to The Spotlight Christmas Show!
The Spotlight will feature their solo dancers and Performance Team at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Theater during the annual Spotlight Soloist Holiday Showcase. Dancers will perform at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.14th. The show is free and open to all family and friends of The Spotlight. This is a great time for the kids to come watch and see where they will get to dance in the spring. Please invite friends and family to this one hour show!
Help Decorate Our Tree
The ‘Giving Tree’ is up and ready for your kind donations. All dancers and gymnasts are invited to help decorate the trees with new hats and mittens for children in need. We hope you will share your holiday spirit and help us help those in need in our local community.
Help Us Raise Money for Food for the Hungry
The Spotlight will again be raising money for Food for the Hungry. Purchase your tickets now for the American Girl Doll and Gift Basket raffle, your money will be going to a great cause. Please stop by the front desk by Dec. 13th, tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The winners will be announced on Dec. 14th and the doll presentation will take place on Sunday, Dec. 14th during the Spotlight Soloists Showcase at the Memorial Theater @ 3:30 p.m.
Great Christmas Gifts Available at The Spotlight
The Spotlight will be selling ‘Spotlight’ gymnastics and dance tree ornaments (coming soon). There are also beautiful ballerina ornaments available as well (on display now). Also, we will be selling recital DVDs from years past, so if you didn’t get a DVD for a particular year, now is your chance. Also coming soon are Spotlight yoga shorts and capri pants (see flyer at front desk). As always Spotlight tshirts and sweatshirts are available, as well as gymnastics leotards, shorts and doll leotards, and dance skirts and tights.
Congratulations Miss Sadie!
The Spotlight is very proud to announce that our gymnastics instructor, Miss Sadie, was recently honored during the Knox County Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program. Sadie Brass was named Central Knox County Second Runner Up, Fitness Award Winner and ‘Be Your Best Self’ essay winner. Miss Sadie is a wonderful role model for our children, and we are privileged to have her as an instructor at The Spotlight.
Costume Deposits Due NOW
Please note if you have not paid your child’s $35/class costume deposit it is due immediately. Teachers will be measuring for costumes the first weeks of December and ordering your child’s costume during winter break. If your child’s costume deposit is not paid we will not be ordering them a costume. If you have questions please ask at the front desk. We greatly appreciate your timely payments so that costumes may be ordered in a timely manner.
Please remember all monthly tuition payments are due by the 10th of the month. Payments not received by the 10th will be charged a $5 late fee. Payments may be turned in at the front desk or mailed to the Spotlight, 300 Tilden Ave., Suite #5, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. Bi-annual payments will be due by Jan. 10th.
Please Report Your Child's Absence
Spotlight teachers are beginning to work on choreography for the spring recital and would appreciate all parents calling in their child’s absence. Please call 393-2623 and leave a message if your child is unable to attend class.
Snow Day Policy
Snowflakes will be falling soon, we would like to remind everyone of The Spotlight’s cancellation policy. If the studio must close due to inclement weather there will be a recording on the voicemail as well as posted on the website at www.thespotlightcenter.com. Just because schools are closed does not mean The Spotlight will be closed, so please check on days that the weather is questionable. The Spotlight staff will attempt to post any closing by 1 p.m.
There may be times that we must cancel classes due to weather, our policy provides one ‘cushion day” for each day of the week. This means that each day of the week could have one cancelled day of classes without requiring a makeup lesson. If a certain day’s classes are cancelled more than once, a makeup class will be scheduled.
December 1-20............................................. Costume measurements will be taken
December 6.................................................. Spotlight Dancers @ Country Court Nursing Home
December 10................................................ All accounts must be paid up for 2014.
December 14..................................................Spotlight Soloist Showcase - Memorial Theater @ 3:30 p.m.
December 22-January 4................................. Spotlight Closed for Christmas Break - No classes
** Please label your child’s dance shoes! We have a collection of dance shoes behind the front desk that have been left at the studio and no names on them! If your child is missing their shoes please check the front desk!!