RECREATIONAL CLASSES:All of these classes perform in the Holiday show in December and end of session recital in May. In addition to tuition fees for these classes, there will also be a costume fee. Please see our tuition page for more information or click here.
Ballet & Pointe
We offer ballet classes for ages 3 and up. Ballet is the foundation to proper training with developing correct posture, a firm core, and beautiful technique which is important to be a successful dancer. Pointe classes are available upon evaluation and teacher placements.
Class Attire: Black leotard, pink or black tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Ballet skirt or dance shorts may be worn over the leotard. All ballet dancers must have their hair in a bun for class.* For the Ballet/Tap Combo Classes, any color leotard is acceptable.
For the more serious ballet dancer, we offer Elite Ballet classes. All Spotlight competitive dancers are required to take an Elite Ballet class, but we also allow non-competitive dancers to take Elite Ballet who are wanting a stricter ballet environment given there is room in the class. Contact SDA for your Elite Ballet class placement.
Class Attire: Black leotard, pink or black tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Ballet skirt or dance shorts may be worn over the leotard. All ballet dancers must have their hair in a bun for class.
Jazz classes are vibrant and energetic consisting of unique moves set to a quicker rhythm and incorporates different styles of turns and leaps. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Class Attire: Dance pants or dance shorts, fitted tank top or leotard and black jazz shoes. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.
Tap is an energetic dance class that teaches quick precise foot movement creating audible rhythmic beats. Tap dance classes are available for children 3 years of age to 8 in a combo class. Ages 9 and up will be placed in Tap Class based on their tap dance experience and skill level.
Class Attire: Dance shorts with tights or dance pants, fitted tank or leotard, and black tap shoes. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.
Lyrical dance lessons are a modern contemporary form of dance that utilizes ballet technique but encourages the use of emotions and personal interpretation in movements. Lyrical dance classes are available for ages 10 and up. Dance students are placed in levels 1 - 3 based on dance skill. It is highly encouraged that dancers wanting to enroll in this form of dance take ballet classes to build the proper technique that the lyrical style requires.
Class Attire: Leotard or fitted tank top, dance shorts with tights or dance pants, and tan lyrical footies. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.
Hip Hop dance classes offer hard hitting "street" style movements, a dance style where movements are fast paced, low and grounded. Hip hop classes start at 3 years old. Entrance into the advanced hip hop class is based on the instructor's permission. The Hip Hop dance taught at Spotlight Dance Academy is award winning in state and national competitions and unlike any other in the area.
Class Attire: Sweat pants or dance pants, with a fitted tank top or t-shirt and black hip hop sneakers. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.
During our Adult Dance Class you will learn a variety of genres! These classes are for adults who would like to get back into dance OR would like to start learning dance. No dance experience necessary, just come to learn and have fun.
**The Adult Dance Class begin in January and will meet once every other week for an hour. They run from January to May.
These are fun extra classes that do not perform in the recital. The bonus classes focus on mastering skills without needing to learn choreography for a dance routine.
Technique classes are offered to improve dancers technical abilities without learning choreography. It gives them the chance to spend an entire class devoted to perfect their skills and expand on their knowledge gained in ballet classes.
Hip Hop Tricks
During Hip Hop Tricks class students will learn various tricks used during hip hop routines. It gives students the opportunity to learn the tricks step by step that teachers do not have time to teach during hip hop classes. There are two different levels offered: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. For students unsure of which level to take, email email@example.com to schedule an evaluation.
This class is offered for students wanting to increase their strength and endurance. During this 45 minute class, students will be pushed to challenge their bodies.
Stretch is offered for dancers looking to improve their flexibility, which will in turn help improve their dancing and technical abilities.
Leaps and Turns is a class that extensively breaks down all aspects of a variety of leaps and turns.