Spotlight Foote Notes October 2022


The Spotlight Foote Notes


October 2022

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, paid online through the student portal or mailed to the Spotlight, 685 Harcourt Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. You may also set your account up to have your tuition automatically taken out on the 5th of the month. Stop by the front desk to set up your auto payment if interested.


Special Performance Opportunity

The Spotlight will be holding auditions for a special holiday performance. The performance will be part of our soloist showcase on Sunday, December 11th at MVNU.

Auditions will be held on Friday, October 7th from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the Spotlight. Auditions are open to any Spotlight student in first grade and up. Limited spots will be available for this performance and students must be available for rehearsals on Fridays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. October 14 through December 9. No practice on November 25 due to Thanksgiving break. There will be a $25 fee for chosen performers to cover costume rental and rehearsal times. The performance on Dec. 11 is free and open to the public.

Any student auditioning should come dressed as if they were attending class and be ready to learn a short combination for the audition. If you have questions please speak to Miss Stephanie or Miss Katie.



Important Reminder: Dance Shoes are ONLY for Dance Class & Label Your Items

As you may have noticed, The Spotlight has Marley dance floors in each dance studio. These floors are high quality, so we ask that you please respect our property and do NOT allow children to wear their dance shoes to and from class or outside at all. This ruins the shoes and in turn damages our floors. We want the best for our students and hope that you will help us keep our floors in great condition.

Just a quick reminder to please label all dance shoes and apparel. All pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes tend to look alike. Place an address label inside your dancer’s shoes or use white tape inside the shoes with the child’s name on them. This helps the teachers at the Spotlight make sure everyone is going home with the correct shoes. If you have left something at the studio please check at the front desk to see if it is there.



Attention Parents of Dance Students

Any Spotlight student who is enrolled in dance must have their hair pulled back for class each week. Students cannot see when their hair is down and when turning their hair can get into their eyes. Also, please make sure your child is dressed in the appropriate dance clothes for their class. Leggings or gym shorts are preferred if your child is not wearing tights to class. Ballet dress code is pink tights and black leotards. Dance skirts are allowed but no shorts and sweatshirts for ballet class. Please respect your child’s teacher by following these guidelines, pajama pants and jeans are not appropriate attire for dance class.




The Spotlight has additional parking in the back lot. Please do not park beside the building, this area is needed for vehicles to get in and out of our back lot easily and blocks the view when children are released out the side doors. The church next door has allowed us to use their lot if the back lot is full. We also ask that when parking out front that your vehicle does not block the handicap ramp. Also, please do not park too close to Harcourt Rd., park only within the white lines in the lot in the front. Thank you!



Spotlight Handbook

Please pick up a Spotlight handbook in the lobby if you did not review the one emailed to you at registration or handed out the first week of classes. This handbook is very important and can answer many questions you may have. The tuition breakdown is located in the center of the handbook, along with dress code for each dance class and class descriptions. Also located on the back page is the calendar for the year with listed holiday breaks, recital dates, etc.



Upcoming Events

October 7 ...............Special Performance Auditions @ 5:30 p.m.

October 10...............Monthly Tuition Due

October 24-29.........Costume Week

(Students must be able to dance or do gymnastics in the costume they wear.)

October 31 ........Spotlight is OPEN for classes! If you choose to trick or treat that is your choice,

no make-up lessons will be offered for missing this evening.