SPARKS is the first level of the pre-professional training program at Spotlight Dance Works. Our SPARKS program requires a class commitment level of TWO NIGHTS PER WEEK. The SPARKS dancers will represent Spotlight Dance Works at local talent competitions, conventions, community events and SDW performances.  


The SPARKS Performing Company is a group of dancers age 5-8 who are selected from our recreational program by our teaching staff because they have demonstrated great focus, enthusiasm, and potential for growth and a love for dance.  


Dancers in the SPARKS Performing Company at Spotlight Dance Works will participate in a curriculum that upholds the SDW pillars of community, positivity, artistry and dedication in order to foster long standing relationships with peers, faculty, and dance as an artform.


  • Dancers are selected on an INVITE only basis.

  • Commitment to 2 nights of dance per week during the school year

  • Enrollment and participation in our designated SPARKS program includes the following weekly training commitment during the fall season which is spread out over two evenings

    • Two SPARKS Ballet technique classes

    • One SPARKS Jazz technique class

    • One SPARKS Tap technique class

    • One SPARKS Acro technique class

  • Participation in 3 Competitive Routines (some dancers may be offered additional opportunities)

    • Each SPARKS routine requires a 30 minute rehearsal class per week.

    • Styles of these competitive routines will be jazz, contemporary and tap.

  • Requirement to attend 4-6 mandatory weekend rehearsals in the weeks leading up to their debut performance. These weekend dates will be announced in September.

  • Participation in 4 Regional Competitions (Spring), SPARKS Summer Camp (August), Annual Company Showcase each Spring and 2 days of Recital (including dress rehearsal for each performance) mid June each year.

  • Participation in:

    • SDW Company Holiday/Year End Party

    • SDW Company Big/Little Mentor Program

    • Special optional SPARKS Local Company Events and Performances


  • Team Jacket

  • Team Bag

  • Team Competition Jewelry 

  • SPARKS Summer Mini technique classes (Typically Mon/Wed during July)

    • Cost for jazz ballet and tap and must register by July 1

  • SPARK Summer Camp

  • Entry fees for three routines at each of our Four Regional Competitions

  • Optional Dance Convention

  • Costume purchase for three competitive routines and one Recital only ballet routine. 

  • Competition Makeup Kit Purchase

  • Purchase of appropriate shoes for class and stage






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