The Spotlight Foote Notes - January 2017

January 2017

Happy New Year to everyone and welcome back! Costumes have been ordered and we are looking forward to our spring recital in May at the Memorial Theater on May 26th & 27th.


Bi-annual Payments Due by January 10th

A reminder to all on the bi-annual payment plan, your second payment is due by January 10th. Payment slips are being sent home with your child this week. Thank you for your prompt payment.


The Spotlight’s Giving Tree & Food for the Hungry Contribution

Thank you to all who donated gloves and hats for our giving tree. The Spotlight was pleased to give many
bags full of new gloves and hats to the Salvation Army before the holiday. The Spotlight was also pleased to announce that the American Girl Doll and Gift Basket raised $622 for Food for the Hungry. Thank you again for helping out those in need in our local community. Makenna Miller was the proud winner of the American Girl Doll, and Tayrn Waugh was the winner of the gift basket.


Eastern Star Nursing Home Performance

Thank you to all dancers and their parents for participating in the 2016 Eastern Star Home performance. The residents enjoyed you sharing your talents with them. It was a lovely addition to their holiday.


The Spotlight’s Teddy Bear Picnic and Spa Party is Coming Soon!

Back by popular demand is the Spotlight’s Teddy Bear Picnic and Spa Party. This year the Spotlight will offer two different parties. The first party will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This party will be for children 2, 3, and 4 years old who are students at the Spotlight. The second party will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. and is for ages 5, 6, and 7. The cost to attend the party is $7 per child. The Teddy Bear Picnic will include a craft, snack, music and dance and lots of fun. Space will be limited and will be filled on a first, come, first serve basis (no spots reserved without payment). Please watch for sign up sheets at the information table in the lobby later this month.


Tuition Reminder

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, 685 Harcourt Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. You may also access your account online and make payments online or sign up at the front desk for automatic withdrawal of your monthly payment.


Please Report All Absences

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.


The Spotlight Closing Due to Inclement Weather

Snowflakes will be falling this winter, 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 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.

Reminder: Class Cancellation Policy

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.


Spring Recital

Please mark your 2017 calendar. There will be three recitals on May 26 and May 27. One show on the 26th
at 7:30 p.m. and two different shows on the 27th at 1:30 p.m. and one show at 6:30 p.m. All shows will be at the Memorial Theater at 112 East High St., Mt. Vernon. Teachers will be working on show line up and dress rehearsal times soon. More information will be posted in the Spotlight lobby in March. Each class will perform in only one show.


Upcoming Events


January 4 ........................................................ Spotlight Classes Resume

January 16 .......................Martin Luther King Day - Spotlight IS OPEN


February 25 ............................................Teddy Bear Picnic & Spa Party


May 26 & 27 ............................. Spring Recitals - Three different shows

May 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

May 27 @ 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

(Show order and dress rehearsal times will be posted in March.)