General Information & Studio Policies


Welcome to Spotlight Dance Academy


Thank you for choosing Spotlight Dance Academy for your dance training. We are excited to have you join our dance family. This booklet includes all important information and policies. If you have any further questions please donít hesitate to ask us. Thank you again and we look forward to a wonderful dance year!


General Information & Studio Policies


Class Levels & Placement

Students are placed in classes and levels based on age and years of experience as well as on size, skill level, coordination, musical ability, concentration and maturity. Therefore, the class can be paced to meet the needs of the majority. All class leveling is decided by the SDA faculty.



Tuition is for the entire dance year (Registration-May) and is based on the number of class hours per week in which a student is enrolled. The yearly tuition total is divided into 10 monthly payments for your convenience. Tuition is due the first class of each month. A $10 late fee will be applied if not paid by the 15th of the month. A $25.00 fee will be added for all returned checks. You are given your monthly tuition breakdown at registration. SDA will send reminder emails and/or paper bills out each month. However, it is your responsibility to pay tuition on time.


Tuition Rates

45 minutes - $46.00 per month
1 hour - $48.00 per month
1 1/2 hours - $62.00 per month
1 3/4 hours - $68.00 per month
2 hours - $75.00 per month
2 1/4 hours - $80.00 per month
2 1/2 hours - $90.00 per month
2 3/4 hours - $95.00 per month
3 hours - $105.00 per month
3 1/4 hours - $115.00 per month
3 1/2 hours - $120.00 per month
3 3/4 hours - $130.00 per month
4 hours - $140.00 per month

Unlimited Program
4 1/2 hours minimum/week - $170.00 per month



Recital Package

Recital package includes a recital t-shirt & video. If you are interested in recital package $7.50 will be added to your monthly bill for 10 months. Please check this option on your registration form if you are interested.


Absences & Make-up Lessons

Out of respect for your class and teacher we ask that students call the studio to inform us of any absences. Missed lessons may be made up in an alternate class of same or lower level in which the student is enrolled. Make Ėup lessons must be taken within 4 weeks of missed lesson. (Make-up lessons are encouraged, however they are optional.) No refunds will be granted for missed lessons.


Class Withdrawal

If you wish to withdraw from any or all classes please notify the office no later than the 15th of the month or you will be responsible for the current monthly payment installment. If notice has not been given before costumes have been ordered, no costume refunds will be given.



SDA will perform an annual recital in June to highlight the accomplishments of our dancers. Participation is required by all students.


Recital Costumes

Each student is required to purchase a recital costume for each class they are enrolled in. Children sizes are $60.00 each. Adult sizes are $65.00 each. This does not include the necessary tights and shoes for each class. You will be responsible to purchase these items. 

Please note: Costumes will not be given to students to take home until the entire year has been paid in full.  


Weather Cancellations

Weather cancellations will be posted on our website www.spotlightda,com, our facebook page and on our answering machine after 12:00pm on day in question.


Dress Code

Our dress code will be strictly enforced. It is impossible to get the full benefit of dance training without being dressed properly. We believe dance is a discipline and it is disrespectful to your teacher and fellow students if you do not follow the rules given to all dancers at SDA. Therefore, if a student continually abuses the dress code they will be asked to sit and observe and a call will be given to parents to discuss future class participation.


Class Leotard Tights Shoes
Creative Movement Any Color Any Color Pink Ballet Shoes
Creative Movement II Any Color Any Color Pink Ballet Shoes & Tan Tap Shoes
Creative Combo Any Color Any Color Pink Ballet Shoes & Tan Tap Shoes
Beyond Basics Any Color Any Color Pink Ballet Shoes & Tan Tap Shoes
Ballet Black Leotard Solid Black Bootie Shorts Only! Pink Pre-Ballet-Bloch Pink Leather Level II & Up Pink Bloch Canvas
Pointe Black Pink Store will fit
Jazz Any Color Any Color Tan Split-sole
Tap Any Color Any Color Beg.- Tan Split-sole /
Int.& Adv. Black Split-sole
Contempical Any Color Any Color TBD
Tumbling Any Color Any Color Stirrup or footless No Shoes
Hip-Hop Any Color Any Color TBD