Important Registration Information for Returning Students


NEW THIS YEAR For Returning Spotlight Students
Registration just got easier! This year, registration for classes at The Spotlight will be done online! You can log in from home and register for classes with a few simple steps.  We are very excited to be able to offer this to our families. We believe online registration will be a convenient way to get your student signed up for fall classes without the need to schedule an appointment. 

This process is new for all of us, so we’ve tried to provide some steps to help you navigate registration for this season. PLEASE take note of the dates below so that you are prepared when registration opens. We expect classes to fill up quickly, so be ready to log in soon after we open registration. 

July 11  Class schedule for 2018/2019 will be posted online – YOU CANNOT REGISTER YET but you can see what’s available and what might fit into your schedule so you are ready on registration day. If you have questions about class placement, please send us an email or give us a call so we can answer your questions for you before registration begins.

July 16- July 18 Registration for all returning students will be done through the student portal. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer for registration ease, though you should be able to access the portal using a tablet as well. 
If you already use the portal, you are all set. We suggest you log in before registration though just to make sure your password works. If you are NOT a regular user of the portal, you will need to get your account updated before registration starts to prevent that taking up your time during registration.

To Do This: 
·     Visit our website
·     Under “STUDENTS” go to “STUDENT PORTAL” 
·     On the log in page, you can click “Reset Password” and a temporary password will be sent to the email we have on file. If you have not given us an email address, please contact us to do so. Your email address is your USERNAME for the portal. 
·     Once you have your temporary password, you can log in. IMMEDIATELY change your password! The temporary password will expire and you won’t be able to log in using it again. Test your new password once you’ve changed it. 
·     You should now be able to use the portal to register, view class schedules, make payments and other useful things throughout the year. 

Registration will open at 7:00a.m. on July 16. Below are the steps you should follow to complete your registration:
·     Log in to parent portal
·     You will be asked to agree to our policies. You will not be able to register without agreeing to these. 
·     At the top, click on “Classes and Events”
·     Then click on “Find Classes”
·     From here, you can sort and filter or simply scroll to the classes in which you want to register. 
·     When you find the correct class you will need to select which student you are enrolling and then click “add to cart”. ADDING TO CART DOES NOT COMPLETE ENROLLMENT! YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PROCESS TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
·     Click on the cart icon once classes have been added. If the correct class/classes are in the cart, click “Enroll Now”
·     The final step is paying the registration fee. This fee will already be posted to your account and payment is required to hold your place in class. 

Once you have enrolled and paid your registration fee, we will be in touch with information about tuition payment options, auto payment options, and other important details you will need for the upcoming year. If any changes to enrollment need to be made, we will discuss those with you. 

We know this is an adjustment from the way we’ve done registration in the past, but we truly think this will be an easier and time saving way to get your student(s) registered for class. Thank you for your attention to detail to ensure a smooth registration process. Please contact us with any questions you have about our new online student registration.  

Miss Katie & Miss Stephanie
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Spotlight Foote Notes April 2018


Mark Your Calendars Now for the Spotlight Spring Recital

Please mark your 2018 calendars now for the spring recital. The Spotlight will have three different shows on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th. Each class will perform only once. Rehearsal and class show times will be announced early this spring. The spring recital is held at the Memorial Theater on East High Street in Mt. Vernon. The shows are free, and no tickets are required.

2018 Spotlight Costume Update

If you are interested in seeing your child’s costume for the spring recital stop by the front desk and ask to view the 2018 costume notebook. Costume balance slips have been sent home. Please plan to pay your balance by March 31st. Costumes will go home the second week of April along with dress rehearsal times and show times.

Opportunity for Dance & Gymnastics Portraits

We are pleased to announce that Stacy Wiles of Wiles Photography will again be taking dance portraits this spring. If you are not familiar with Wiles Photography just take a look around the lobby at the beautiful pictures. You may also visit their website at Picture days will be Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th. Sign up will be available in April, watch for more details in the lobby and April newsletter. Pictures are not mandatory for your dancer or gymnast.

Please Report Your Child’s Absence

Please respect your child’s teacher and if they will be missing class for any reason please call the studio at 393-2623, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let them know your child will not be attending.

Recital Tips - Dress Rehearsals

We know many of you have questions about the upcoming recital so we will continue to give you tips and information along the way. The recital is a very busy, but exciting time for everyone. Soon the Spotlight will announce which classes will be performing in the Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. shows. This will be indicated in the costume books in the lobbies. Your child’s class will also then receive a dress rehearsal time. Dress rehearsals will be held at the Memorial Theater the week before the show. Every class will be assigned

a day and time to practice on stage in full costume and make-up. Each class will have a 10 minute on-stage rehearsal so it is VERY important that you mark this day and time down and arrive early, if you are late and miss your rehearsal your child is going to miss their opportunity to practice on stage. We cannot stress enough how important it is to be on time and ready to go on stage during their scheduled time. Dress rehearsal is mandatory, your child is not permitted to perform in the show if they miss their rehearsal.


April 9-13................................ Parent Observaiton Week - Costumes go home!

April 27 & 28 ................................... Dance Portraits by Appt. @ The Spotlight


May 21-24...........................Mandatory Dress Rehearsals @ Memorial Theater

May 25 & 26 .................................. Spring Dance Recital @ Memorial Theater


Upcoming Events

July 9-12 Ballet Intensive 

July 10 Superstar Camp from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

July 11 Spotlight Fall Schedule Posted

July 16 Returning Student Online Registration Opens

July 17 Superstar Camp from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

July 18 Tricks & Turns from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Performance Team

logoCongratulations to the following dancers for making the 2014-2015 Spotlight Performance Team

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