Welcome to Spotlight Dance Center! We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment for our students to learn and grow. Our policies are designed to ensure that all students can enjoy their dance experience.

Class Tuition:

Tuition is paid monthly from September thru May. Each payment is due on the first day of the month and will be automatically charged to your stored card. September’s payment is paid during registration, but all future tuition is posted to your account on the 25th of the month and is then charged on the 1st. All tuition paid is non-refundable.

Online enrollment requires a valid credit card be linked to your account. All families are enrolled in autopay by default. It is the parent’s responsibility to contact the studio if they choose to pay by check or cash or need to make arrangements for a different autopay date. Tuition payments not received by the 15th of each month will incur a $10 late fee. As tuition is non-refundable, withdrawal from the studio should be done at the end of the month. Early drops are still responsible for payment for all classes taken. In the event a check is returned, the studio will charge all incurred fees back to the parent account.

Monthly tuition rates for Pre-Ballet, Pre-Tap, and (5,6,7) classes:

Number of Classes Cost
1 $45
2 $75
3 $95
4 $115
Additional 30 minute classes $20

Boys Only Hip Hop: $25

Monthly tuition rates for all other age groups:

Description Cost
1 $55
2 $95
3 $130
4 $155
Additional 45 minute classes $20

Additional charges apply for extended length classes:
60 minute classes: +$4
75 minute classes: +$7
90 minute classes: +$10

Holidays/Studio Closures:

The studio will be closed the following dates:

  • October 31, 2024 (Halloween)
  • November 27 - December 1, 2024 (Thanksgiving break)
  • December 21, 2024 – January 2, 2025 (Holiday break)
  • March 22 – 29, 2025 (Spring break)
  • May 24 – 26, 2025 (Memorial Day weekend)

Student Attire/Appearance:

If a student shows up to class not dressed appropriately the teacher has the right to dismiss that student from class.

  • Hair must be pulled up in a ponytail or bun.
  • Girls: leotards, tights, ballet skirts. No tee-shirts or tank tops! There is no mandatory color for apparel. Jazz pants and dance shorts are only allowed in jazz, contemporary and tap with teacher permission. (Hip-Hop students may wear any of the above with a form fitting shirt.)
  • Boys: sweat pants, shorts, dance pants, tank top, short-sleeve tee shirt.


  • Ballet – pink ballet slippers with elastic sewn on.
  • Jazz – black jazz shoes, or split sole jazz shoes.
  • Tap – any style, black tap shoe.
  • Hip-Hop – clean tennis shoes (never worn outside); specific shoe requirements for recital will be announced at a later date.
  • Lyrical – ballet shoes or turners; specific requirements for recital will be announced at a later date.
  • Contemporary – bare feet or turners; specific requirements for recital will be announced at a later date.
  • Please note – students in Level III, IV & V classes are required to wear specific shoes: Ballet – pink split-sole ballet slippers, Jazz – black split-sole jazz shoe, Tap – black, full hard sole tap shoe (for toe-stand support)
  • The teacher reserves the right to change the above shoe requirements for the recitals.

Recommended dance supply stores:

  • Heart & Sole Dance Apparel: 9175 Highland Rd, White Lake 248-698-2625
  • Barres N Blades: 694 S. Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion 248-693-8420


Recital costumes will be ordered in December. The total price per costume ranges between $50.00 and $70.00. Adult sizes tend to be priced higher. Costumes are ordered from national companies and do take several months to receive. Costume deposits will be due in November and are as follows:

  • $50.00 costume deposit (per dancer per routine) for dancers ages 11 and under. (Child-size)
  • $60.00 costume deposit (per dancer per routine) for dancers ages 12 and up. (Adult-size)

Any remaining balance will be due before February 15th, 2025. No costume will be ordered without a deposit. Any costumes ordered late will be charged for extra shipping and the total costume fee will be due at the time the late order is placed.

Dress Rehearsal & Recital:

Spotlight Dance Center will hold its dance recitals in June 2025 at Clarkston High School. Dress rehearsal and recital dates will be announced once confirmed by Clarkston Schools. Dress rehearsal attendance is mandatory to be allowed to dance in the recitals. Admission for the dance recitals will be charged to cover the costs associated with holding the event. Students are required to stay backstage for the entirety of their assigned recital and cannot leave prior to finale. Recital ticket information will become available in the spring. Please visit our recital page to learn more.

Severe Weather:

In the event that classes must be cancelled due to severe weather, a message will be recorded on our voice mail (call after 3:00pm), posted to Facebook, and e-mailed to all affected families. Classes are cancelled only when roads are hazardous for our staff and students. There are no refunds for cancelled classes.


Studio newsletters will be emailed to you monthly. Please do not disregard these newsletters! This is the only way to communicate important dates and deadlines to every family in the studio. By providing us with your email at registration, you authorize Spotlight Dance Center to send you emails. If you are not receiving any information from us well into the fall, please contact us so we may correct the problem.