Dress Codes

Ballet - Black leotard and pink tights. Dance skirts above the knee are acceptable in beginning and intermediate levels only. Pink ballet slippers. Bun recommended for hair.

Lyrical/Contemporary - Any color tights and leotards and contemporary shoes. Cover ups (i.e. dance shorts, skirts, sweaters) will be allowed if fitted so that body alignment can be seen. Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or braid.

Tap - Any color leotard, any color tights, or dance pants/shorts and black tap shoes. Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or braid.

Jazz - Any color leotard, any color tights, or dance pants/shorts, and black jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or braid.

Hip Hop - Comfortable shorts and t-shirts or leotard and black sparkle hip hop shoes (available through The Spotlight). (no street shoes on dance floors please) Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or braid.

Gymnastics - Leotard (highly recommended) and gym shorts. No shorts with buttons or zippers or loose t-shirts permitted in class. Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or braid.

Explorer 3 - Any color leotard and tights, and pink leather or canvas ballet slippers. Hair must be neatly pulled back off of face for class.

Explorer 4 & Shooting Stars - Any color leotard and tights, black tap shoes and pink leather or canvas ballet slippers. Dancers start every class in tap shoes and will need to bring their labeled ballet slippers in small dance bag. Hair should be pulled back off of face during class.

Creative Movement - Gym clothes, gym shorts and t-shirt are fine, or leggings, leotards are welcome as well. Students can go barefoot or wear socks with grippers on them.

** Labeled water bottles are permitted if your child needs a drink during class. Only water is allowed in the classrooms. 


Lobby Area/Dressing Room
The Spotlight and its staff does not accept responsibility for accident, injury or lost articles on the property, in any capacity, as a guest or student. The Spotlight lobby is open for drop off and pick up with limited seating. We suggest arriving a few minutes before class starts. Cubbies are provided for shoes or any belongings.

Classroom Setting
Classes at The Spotlight are deigned to build confidence and encourage independence. This means that students attend class without parents in the classroom. In our years of experience, we have learned that students focus and participate more when there is not an audience present during class. We understand for some little ones this may be their first time separated from you. Our teachers can help with this transition, but you can too!  Please prepare you child for attending their class on their own by talking to them about it beforehand. Your positive enthusiasm and confidence are reassuring to them and will help them have a a positive experience.

Missed lessons
Students who give advanced notice or report their absence may be eligible for a make-up lesson depending on class size and availability. Although, missed lessons cannot be used to extend credit toward the next month. Missed lessons due to Covid will be provided online or through video options. Private, duos and trios are eligible for make-ups with advanced notice of absence only.

Snow Days * Class Cancellation Policy*
There may be times that we must cancel classes due to weather or other extenuating circumstances. 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.
We may have classes even if schools have closed for the day. Sometimes roads have cleared by the time dance classes begin. We will post any cancellations on our website, Facebook page, and on the studio voicemail. Check one of these options even when schools are canceled.

The Spotlight admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and grants all privileges, rights, programs and activities presented by the school.

The Spotlight reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose conduct or attendance is unsatisfactory, this includes parents as well. This right is reserved so that everyone enrolled will have the maximum benefit of the training available
to them.

Communicating with your child’s teacher
Please understand that Spotlight teachers have back to back classes. To keep classes moving in a timely manner and to allow everyone the most of their dance class time we ask that you leave any messages or questions for your child’s teacher at the front desk. The Spotlight teachers will be more than happy to answer your questions at a time that is convenient for everyone involved.

Extra Activities:
The Spotlight holds extra activities throughout the year that are open to students of The Spotlight. Some of these events include Halloween Parties, Lock-ins, Teddy Bear Picnic, Parades and special performances. These events are optional and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Watch our monthly newsletter and bulletin board in the lobby for complete details on special events and activities.


685 Harcourt Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Monday-Thursday, 4:30pm – 8 pm

Friday and Saturday, Varies - please call ahead

Closed Sunday


(740) 393-2623

[email protected]