SDA’s 2024 Spring Recital: Sweet 16

Spotlight Dance Academy’s 16th annual spring recital, “Sweet 16”, will be on June 9th at 11am and June 14th at 4:30pm at Littleton High School. 

Which Show Is My Dancer In?

  • We will have a younger show on Sunday, June 9th at 11am, which will include all Tots in Tutus, Preschool, Combo, Kinder, Mini Team, Daddy Daughter Group A, Staff, and some Diamond Dancers Extra Pieces.
  • We will also have an older show at on Friday, June 14th at 4:30pm, which will include all Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Teen, Advanced, Adults, Daddy Daughter Group B, Senior Solos, and Staff.
  • *Scroll down to see important show day information for both shows*

Costume Requirements:

  • Click the links below for each show and what you will need for dress rehearsal AND recital! Please note this is not the order of the show or dress rehearsal.
  • Click here for 11am 6/9 Costume Requirements
  • Click here for 4:30pm 6/14 Costume Requirements

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets to our recitals go on sale Monday, April 29th at 11am and 4:30pm!
  • Tickets are $26 each. Anyone that needs a seat needs a ticket! Tickets for the June 9th 11am recital will go on sale at 11am. Tickets for the June 14th 4:30pm recital will go on sale at 4:30pm.
  • *Please note that the site will require a “password” until the on sale time. There is no password needed to buy tickets, that will go away once the sale starts!
  • At that time, you can purchase tickets by any of the following ways:
  • Go to our special TutuTix page at
  • Visit our mobile page at
  • Just call 855-222-2TIX
  • **If you have support questions, please contact the number above for Tutu tix. I cannot fix any computer issues or give refunds for tickets. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING TICKETS TO THE CORRECT SHOW! This company is separate from SDA, and your questions will be answered more quickly by them. Of course, feel free to call me if there is anything I can do! The website WILL be busy at the beginning of sales so be prepared to have back up seating options if you cannot get the ones you want. Most of the parents will be buying tickets right at the start time on that first day!


  • Dancers, grab your dads or father figures and dance with them on stage at SDA’s June recital! “Couples” will learn a fun, simple dance to perform at the spring recital. All ages 2-18 are welcome to attend!
  • COST: $55 per “couple” and $25 for an additional daughter. This cost includes a recital T-shirt for each dancer!
  • CLASS DATES: Fridays May 10th, May 17th, & May 24th from 4-5pm (Show #2 6/14 participants) and 5-6pm (Show #1 6/9 participants) *Times could vary depending on amount of participants per show. *If your child has a dance class during that hour you can still participate please let me know if this is the case!
  • Recital: June 9th and 14th (you only attend the recital your dancer is in)
  • Dress Rehearsals:

    June 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, and 13th: Mandatory Dress rehearsal for ALL dancers
    at Littleton High School (directions listed below)
    Arrival Times: **PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MIN BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED TIME READY TO DANCE!** We will be starting on time and if you miss your class’ time on stage, your child will not be able to rehearse with their class!!! Please make sure the costume is on and your dancer is stretched. (For example: if your dancer is scheduled at 5pm, please come at 4:45 so they are ready to dance at 5!) We have had problems in the past with dancers showing up at their scheduled time and then we need to wait for them to get dressed before we begin. Please have your dancer come with hair and stage makeup on so they only need to change into their costume. Make sure hair pieces/accessories are pinned in so we can see if anything needs to be adjusted. Each dance will be blocked and then run, every class gets 15 min on stage. *Only 1 parent is allowed to attend the dress rehearsal for students under 12. This is a closed rehearsal for anyone who is not a student, teacher, chaperone, or the one parent for younger dancers, so please plan accordingly! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns!

    Click here for Dress Rehearsal Schedule!

    Dress Rehearsals:

    Important Show Day Information

    • Click here for 11am 6/9 show order
    • Click here for 4:30pm 6/14 show order

    Sunday Morning, June 9th: “Sweet 16” Recital: 11am at Littleton High School. 

    • All Tots in Tutus (Mon PM, Wed AM), All Preschool (Mon PM, Thurs PM, Fri AM, Sat AM), All Kinder classes (Mini Ballet, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro, Tap/Jazz, Combo), Mini DD Team, and Daddy Daughter. Some Diamond Dancers duos and trios (extra pieces) will also be performing in this recital!
    • Students need to arrive at 10:30am ready to dance, the show will start promptly at 11:00am, so please be on time.
    • Intermission and end of the show will be the only sign out times. Please only come to pick up your child during these times in the cafeteria and be sure to sign out your child so the chaperones/teachers know they are leaving. *If your dancer is in both halves of the show, they can sit with parents during the other half of the show!
    • There will be plenty of chaperones to accommodate the young ones. One parent must sign their child in when you arrive at the show. That same parent will need to sign their child out at their designated time. ONLY THAT PARENT CAN ENTER THE DRESSING ROOM. Also, for the courtesy of the rest of the dancers, please wait until a dance is over before getting up in the auditorium. It is distracting to the dancers and their families to see people getting up while they are dancing!
    • *Please make sure all family members are aware of our backstage rule. In the past, some family members were upset to not be allowed in the dressing rooms and tried to get in anyways. This rule is for the safety and privacy of our dancers and we WILL NOT let anyone in that is not staff or a parent!!!
    • *Note for Daddy Daughter participants: Please make sure if your child is in Daddy Daughter that they are backstage during Act 1! Since the dancers come from all different classes, it can be difficult to gather them all together. We will have a designated Daddy Daughter area in the cafeteria and once each dancer is done with their other dance (first half) they will need to be in that area. Please make sure they know they are doing this, it can be difficult at their age to get them to answer questions (their name!). 
    • WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARENT CHAPERONES FOR THIS SHOW! I will have teachers and other chaperones to help entertain the dancers and sign them in and out, but I will need more to be at each table and help line up each class backstage with the stage manager/runner and help with bathroom trips! Please send Miss Becky an email at if you would like to help!
    • STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL RECITAL:  Steps to a Successful Recital Day!

    Friday Afternoon, June 14th: “Sweet 16” Recital: 4:30pm at Littleton High School. 

    • All Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Teen, Advanced, Adults, Daddy Daughter Group B, Senior Solos, and Staff.
    • Dancers need to arrive between 3:30 & 4:00 ready to dance. Please follow the signs to the backstage area that parents can bring their child to. 
    • Parents are not allowed to stay back stage unless there is a medical reason discussed with the Director prior. There will be assigned chaperones and supervision to help the kids get ready for the show. After they are finished with their dance, they will be backstage until the end of the show because there will be a curtain call/finale dance and awards at the end. After the finale, students should gather all of their belongings from backstage then meet their parents right outside the backstage/dressing rooms.

    What does “ready to dance” mean? Ready to dance means that students must arrive in their first costume with hair and makeup done. *Specific hair, makeup, and costume instructions are listed above under “Costume Requirements”*


    This year, we will be using Farmhouse Photography (Kat Rokita) for our dance pictures. Kat will be offering photo sessions at various times on June 20th and 21st at her studio located at 55 Middlesex Street Suite 229 in North Chelmsford. This is an optional event and time slots are offered as first come first serve! Kat will offer more times and dates if these fill up! Below is the info from Kat as well as the flier with package and pricing information:

    Sitting Fee is $35 (and that $35 counts as credit toward your purchase of prints and/or digital images)

    This year everyone will have their own private password gallery from which they will be able to purchase both printed portraits and digital files. You will see other dates available for booking – these are for other dance companies but if those dates work better for your dancers they are welcome to sneak in on those days as well.

    The Registration Link is live:

    If there are any other questions regarding pictures please email Kat:

    Recital Flowers, T-Shirts, and DVDs:


    We will be selling flowers through Floracause again and they would love it if you ordered ahead if you plan to get flowers for your dancer/s! Here is the link to choose your flowers:


    T-shirt orders are now CLOSED

    DVDs/Digital Downloads:

    • DVDs and/or Digital Downloads are available for sale again for $30 each. All of the ordering information is included on the form below!
    • DVD order form:

    56 King Street Littleton, MA 01460

    From SDA: Take 495 South to exit 79. Turn Left onto 110/King Street. Littleton High School entrance will be on your Right in less than a mile. Follow the road all the way around the school the auditorium is in the back.  Follow signs once in the school to where to drop your children off. During dress rehearsal, dancers and one parent each may just sit in the auditorium and wait for their dance to be called up.