• 1. Bollywood  Cast A
  • 1. Pop Hop  Love Never Felt So Good
  • Dear Future Husband
  • Adult Tap Cannot Buy Me Love
  • Tween Modern Love
  • Like I Am Going To Lose You
  • Tween Irish Merrily Kissed
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • Teen Ballet My Heart Is Broken
  • Steady Heart Pose 2
  • Creative Hugs Kisses
  • Tween Jazz Pyt
  • Hit The Road Jack
  • Feel The Love
  • Bad Romance
  • 1. Pop Hop  Love Never Felt So Good
  • Dear Future Husband
  • Adult Tap Cannot Buy Me Love
  • Tween Modern Love
  • Like I Am Going To Lose You
  • Tween Irish Merrily Kissed
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • Teen Ballet My Heart Is Broken
  • Steady Heart Pose 2
  • Creative Hugs Kisses
  • Tween Jazz Pyt
  • Hit The Road Jack
  • Feel The Love
  • Bad Romance
  • 1. Bollywood  Cast A
  • Dear Future Husband
  • Adult Tap Cannot Buy Me Love
  • Tween Modern Love
  • Like I Am Going To Lose You
  • Tween Irish Merrily Kissed
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • Teen Ballet My Heart Is Broken
  • Steady Heart Pose 2
  • Creative Hugs Kisses
  • Tween Jazz Pyt
  • Hit The Road Jack
  • Feel The Love
  • Bad Romance
  • 1. Bollywood  Cast A
  • 1. Pop Hop  Love Never Felt So Good

Our Friends

Spotlight Studio of Dance and the Arts would like to thank all of our students and families for believing in what we do and how we do it. We would like to express our gratitude for those of you who have shared your thoughts and experiences as testimonials for our current and future clients. We appreciate your time and feedback.

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Charter and Lifetime Members

Thank you for your trust and belief in who we are and what we do at Spotlight Studio of Dance and the Arts.
In Great Appreciation:

Charter Members

The Bowen Family - 2012
The Cox Family - 2012
Camille Yoke - 2012

Lifetime Members

Angelea Hengle - 2014
Courtney Yates - 2014
The Farrar Family - 2014
Allisa Hill - 2014
Ryan Carson - 2014
The Stevenson Family - 2015
The Foltz Family - 2015
Chandler Anderson - 2015
The Gannon Family - 2015
Chelsea Brennan - 2015
The Pham Family - 2015

Testimonials

Thank you for an overwhelmingly positive experience at Spotlight! Kelly is always so helpful, cheerful and informative and Miss Adelle is absolutely amazing with the boys!!!

The Jones Family
January, 2017

THANK YOU just isn't enough to describe the most wonderful experience you allowed us to have at Spotlight. Many blessings to each of you and all of the dancers at Spotlight Studio. Thank you from my heart.

Ms. Erwin
January, 2017

My daughter absolutely loves dance class and asks every day (multiple times!) if it is Thursday. Thank you so much for making it such a special time for her. We are so thankful that she gets to have such a fun time each week. She picked out the ornament and insisted on the pen (for your Christmas gift). She said, "Miss Kelly will love this!" She talks about you all the time and dances all around at home.

The Reimiller Family
December, 2016
The recital, the year, and my daughter's experiences over the years have just been amazing! Thank you again [Miss Kelly] for sharing your love of dance with her. Thank you for teaching her how to find tremendous joy in dancing and in making others smile. You have truly been a shining light in her life, and for that, we will forever be grateful!
The Longest Family
June, 2016

On behalf of Zeta Chapter I sincerely thank you for your support; and to the "Spotlight Dancers" Kudos for an outstanding performance at our "River City Luau" Conference Dance. Wow ... Your dancers were highly rated by all members and guest attendees.

We remain indeed grateful to "Spotlight Studio" for your excellence in performance that made our Conference Luau Dance a great success.

Carrie Reavis, Chapter Event Planner
April, 2016
Thank you Kelly :) And an awesome job done by Pam and Company at Grange Hall last night. Victoria was so excited to see them at her school. She was telling all her friends "That's MY dance school!!" We all really enjoyed the show and the kids had so much fun with the limbo :)
Sarah Duko
April, 2016

As I can see the light at the end of two and a half intense years of school, I wanted to take the time to say thank you. Amil has made new friends, learned a lot, and has instructors that appreciate and push her. With out your generosity, her studio life may not have been as full while I was in school.

Also, professionally, I want to say thank you. Often to reach one’s goals we must juggle situations. I am deeply grateful for your flexibility in scheduling. Looking forward to next season.

With gratitude, LaWanda Raines
April, 2016
My daughter dances here, and she loves it!
Michele Richards
April, 2016
Would never be the dancer I am without spotlight studio! The studio has such a unique atmosphere; it's nurturing, but you are pushed, friendly, but classes are serious. Not to mention they welcome everyone! This place isn't just any neighborhood studio.
Sridevi Kone
March, 2016
We have been lucky enough to be a part of Spotlight Studio for over 7 years. Both my daughters dance at the studio and have loved every minute of it. The studio does not just teach children how to dance, but more importantly they provide guidance, the importance of believing in yourself, and most of all, loving yourself for who you are. These fundamental concepts have been instrumental in the success of my girls and the ability to have the confidence to dance their heart away. They offer a variety of dance classes from children to adult and events children can participate in to give back to the community.
Jennifer Stanley
February, 2016
Great company to due business with. Kelly is absolutely great to work with and made my experience so delightful.
Timm Marshall
February, 2016
On behalf on our Brownie Scout Troop #5410, We wanted to thank you for providing a wonderful dance program so we could earn our merit badge. The girls had a great time learning different steps and it is so wonderful for Spotlight Studio to offer this community program! It gave them a glimpse of how it feels to be a dancer and they really enjoyed themselves!
Lisa Kotasek
November, 2015
Hi Kelly, I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time, kindness, and patience while our family tried to figure out which class would be the best fit for our daugter. We are so thrilled to have met Miss Adelle! She welcomed my daughter right in and met her where she was; providing acceptance, nurturing, structure, expertise, and flexibility while keeping it fun. My daughter looks forward to class each week...and so do we! Thanks again for all that you do. The sincere enthusiasm and love you both have for dance and your students shows. We hope to see our daughter grow up dancing and getting involved in the other arts programs within the Spotlight community.
L. Wagoner
October, 2015
I had the pleasure of watching your performance in Kilmarnock, Virginia. Your dancers are so talented and I could really feel their love and joy for dance. I thought I was watching a Broadway show! I live in Richmond and I can't wait to see your recital at the Carpenter Theatre. Please let me know when tickets go on sale. I really don't want to miss this!
Miss Betty
September, 2015
I wanted to congratulate you and your staff and especially your dancers on a wonderful Spring Extravaganza. I have to admit it I was DREADING attending the full performance (I knew it was 3 hours long). However, much to my pleasant surprise, I was highly entertained by all the performances (not just the 2 dances my daughter was in). I was blown away by the professionalism of your older dancers. They were really really good. Congratulations!
Doug Atkins
June, 2014
Our troop would like to thank you once again for the class you provided to our girls. They had a blast! Many of them have never taken a dance class before and it was such a wonderful new experience for them. Thank you.
Leandra Siljanoski
January, 2014
I am so happy that everything worked beyond my expectation for our (Kilmarnock) show. In all our years of doing this I think this has been the best one. Spotlight Studio has such a wonderful group of people to work with. The young people were so nice and polite. Wonderful dancers! I just can’t say enough good things about all of you. It is so refreshing to see so many enthusiastic young people work together. Pam and her team have done a wonderful job with them. All of the performers, adults and young people are very special and have been given a special gift. I look forward to seeing you all again and can’t wait to see what you all do next. Take care and God Bless all of you.
Joanne Haynie
October, 2013
I wanted to let you know that Sarina had a fabulous costume/birthday party at Spotlight. In addition, Crystal was very accommodating and led a lovely party.
Sue Ghosh
October, 2013
I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how awesome your adult classes and instructors are. I’m taking Adult Jazz with Samantha and Hip-hop with Keith and they are both fabulous. I've taken adult classes at several other studios in the area and was extremely disappointed. Kelly Atkinson referred me to Spotlight and I am so impressed with the quality of the instructors and delighted to take an adult class that is challenging. Your instructors take their profession seriously and have expressed through movement and their words how to dance strong, from the heart and always with passion. I will never ‘outgrow’ dance and appreciate taking classes that really push even adult dancers!
Loren Raechelle Williams
July, 2013

We've been a Spotlight Studios family since fall 2008, when my youngest daughter Jenna was in Kindergarten. We chose Spotlight because it was conveniently located to where we lived and we had heard good things about the studio. We had no idea how much we would fall in love with the studio and everyone there! Spotlight Studios employs people who not only care about teaching children to dance, but they care about the whole child.

Through their dance instruction they also teach responsibility, respect, and working together cooperatively as a group. Even though they are serious about dance, there is a relaxed family atmosphere about the studio. While their children are in class, many parents wait on very comfortable couches and talk with each other. There must be hundreds of families whose children dance at Spotlight and it impresses me that everyone including the owner Pam Butler, knows my name and who my child is.

Jenna loves dancing there so much that this past year she made the commitment to join one of the dance companies and she couldn't be happier. Now that the arts studio has been added, my oldest daughter Sydney decided she wanted to join the Spotlight family as well and so she started taking the Teen Triple Threat class with Ms. Allison. She enjoyed it so much and spoke so highly of it that Jenna asked if she could take the Tween Triple Threat class (on top of all the hours she dances already at Spotlight). Jenna absolutely adores the class!

My daughters have truly never been happier! Spotlight Studios has brought so much joy into our family! There is no place we’d rather dance. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a dance studio to look no further than Spotlight Studio, you will not be sorry.

Robyn Dahl
April, 2013
Hello, thank you for presenting “Your Children” at the Virginia Dance Festival. It was awesome! We loved the choreography and the performance by the children. What also caught my attention were the beautiful lyrics. It was so true, so applicable to all families with children. Parents need that kind of reinforcement every now and then.
Kumar Maniv
March, 2013
What a fantastic show at the Carpenter Theater! Thank you so much for that opportunity! I was awe struck on that stage and just couldn't believe I was there! Definitely a feather in my cap and I will never forget the excitement and pride I felt just being there with all of the Spotlight dancers! Thank you!!
Stephanie Crockett
May, 2012

Mattie, her father, and I want to thank you and the staff at Spotlight Studio of Dance for your support and encouragement of her over the years. To say that Spotlight is like a part of our family is an understatement. We want you to know that we have enjoyed every minute that she has been at Spotlight.

We will take with us so many special memories and friendships that we hope will endure in spite of the changes. It is our plan to stay in touch as we continue to support Spotlight Studio of the Arts. We wish you great success as you expand and include many new opportunities for some very fortunate young people. Thank you again for all you've done for Mattie.

Carson, Teresa, and Mattie Rogers
May, 2012
Spotlight has given me more than I could ever ask for these past seven years. The teachers have impacted me so much and really you have made me the dancer I am today. Having you as my teacher for the rockette dance way back at the beginning really made me fall in love with dancing and performing. I really do give full credit to Spotlight for giving me the chance to be a part of company and making me love dance so much…I thank you so much for providing me with all these amazing performances, I mean the Carpenter Center is something I never will forget! Spotlight has been like my second home and I have enjoyed it so much. Thank you for doing all that you have done.
Alex Cole
May, 2012
Thank you for your time, love, commitment and encouragement you all have given to my family over the years.
Heather Phelps
May, 2012
I want to say thank you for all that you have done for me over the past 7 years. I have learned so much from you and will always be grateful for what you have taught me. I auditioned for the Cosby show choir recently, and will be competing next season, I don’t think it would have been possible without you.
Erin Niciphor
May, 2012
We love the family atmosphere that abounds at Spotlight. The teachers are fabulous at what they do. While teaching dance fundamentals they also instill a sense of importance and self respect to the dancers. The choreography is fantastic.
Orr Family
May, 2011
Spotlight has been the most positive experience for our daughter Catherine. She adores her instructors and simply loves the relationships with her fellow company dancers. I love the fact that Spotlight is not a “competitive” studio of dancers, but a studio that focuses on the development of the art of dancing and giving back to the community. We respect the overall integrity of the whole Spotlight program and its owner, Pam Butler. I highly recommend Spotlight to anyone!
Donna Villiott
May, 2011

My family became a part of the Spotlight family in the fall of 2009. My then, 7 year old daughter, wanted to take a Tap class, so we signed her up for Tap 1 with Ms. Kara. Her twin brother said that he wished he could take a Hip-Hop class. Spotlight offered a boys only hip hop class, so we signed him up as well, with Ms. Adele.

As the year progressed, so did my children. They made new friends, learned new moves, and also learned that whatever talent level they were……it was good enough. There was no pressure to be the very best, or beat out anyone else….just to have fun and love dancing. At recital time, my daughter looked like a little girl loving tap…..not all made up to look like a teenager, which I appreciated.

My son “transformed” into a dancer! The boys hip hop class started a journey into a world that he embraced more than I could ever imagine. He was invited to become a part of Wee Company, a group of children who love to dance and perform and express their joy of dance with everyone. We have only experienced one other dance studio in our lives, and it was no where near the atmosphere of Spotlight.

This is truly a special place! Miss Pam loves these students and makes each one feel special. Her attitude is contagious among her staff, as each one goes above and beyond. My children love all of their instructors and have told me that they never want to dance anywhere else. That’s all I need to hear!

Debbie Halloway
May, 2011
We began dancing with the Spotlight studio years ago when they first opened their location in Woodlake Commons. What started as just a place to take a class or two became a love of dance for two of my three kids who have found many friends through this inspirational and energizing studio. Spotlight’s commitment to the community and desire to have the dancers love to dance rather than only striving to win a medal or trophy is what really drew us to this amazing dance studio. I cannot thank the team enough at Spotlight for opening my children’s eyes to a world of beauty shown through dance.
Linda Woods
May, 2011

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. ~ Anne Frank

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