Don’t forget – Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 27th – Nov. 29th

Classes will Resume on Monday, December 2nd


Date: Sunday, December 8th

Time: 2:00pm

Place: Starts at Nixa Junior High School

Out DDA Company will be participating and performing in the Parade!!


Each class will be performing a Christmas Piece

The week of December 16th

Friends and Family are invited into the studio the last 15 minutes of the students’ regularly scheduled class during this week to enjoy the performance!!




Our Company Girls will be performing on Saturday, May 4th Time: TBA
Tech Rehearsal: Thursday, June 6th at 5:45pm Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 7th at 5:45pm
RECITAL: Saturday, June 8th at 11:00am (The Recital usually runs approximately 2 hours)
You may purchase tickets prior to the Recital in the studio starting in May or get them at the door the day of the show.
$10.00 per ticket (children 8 years old and under – no charge)
2 Free Tickets per student

March Newsletter and Announcements

Don’t forget – Spring Break is March 11th thru March 15th

Classes will Resume on Monday, March 18th

** RECITAL 2019 **
Date: Saturday, June 8th
Time: 11:00am
Place: Nixa High School

Instructors will be taking students’ measurements in March for costume sizing
If your student is unable to attend the Recital this year – please let the office know.
Recital Fee is $75.00 per student / $100 per multi-student family
This Fee will be charged to your account on March 15th

Recital Fee covers expenses for the recital facility, staff, extra rehearsals and 2 tickets to the show

We are looking forward to a great show!!

(Note: Student attendance is very important during these few months before Recital. The students will be learning the choreography for their Recital Dance pieces.)

May Newsletter and 2018 Recital Information

The last day of our Spring Session Classes will be Saturday, June 2nd.   

The studio will be closed after this date – so please be sure all costumes have been picked up for the Recital.

Summer Classes begin June 25th.  Summer Class Schedules are available online and in studio.  We have some exciting new classes and fun dance camps offered this year!

Summer Classes will be billed per class to allow for more flexibility with everyone’s Summer plans but you must register first.

You can Register for Summer Classes anytime at the studio or by phone.  We will be having an additional Summer Class Registration Day on Saturday, June 2nd, from 2:00-4:00pm as well.  


   Tickets: Tickets are on sale now!  You may purchase tickets prior to the Recital in the studio during the next 2 weeks or get them at the door the day of the show.

        $10.00 per ticket (children 8 yrs old and under – no charge)

         2 Free Tickets per student

Rehearsals and Recital to be held at Nixa High School

Please treat the theater with respect – no food or drink allowed in the auditorium.

No running, yelling or other disruptions allowed that would distract or interrupt the progress of rehearsal.

Please enter the theater with a calm and focused demeanor.  We have a lot of work to get done and everything will go smoother and more quickly if we stay on task.  There will be plenty of time for fun – on stage performing for family and friends! This what you have worked hard for all year, so enjoy your time in the spotlight!!

Thursday, June 7th, 5:30pm – Technical Rehearsal

All parents and dancers please be seated in the theater at 5:30pm for a short informational meeting with Miss Holly. Parents will then take dancers backstage. 3-4’s and 5-6 year olds will exit with a parent to the lobby and down the hall to the dressing room.  All other dancers will remain in the hallway until Act II. This rehearsal will officially begin at 6:00 pm. Dancers should have their hair up out of their face and be in dance attire. No costumes at Tech rehearsal. Technical rehearsal is notoriously slow due to the setting of lights and sound cues for the show.  We ask for your patience and cooperation during this rehearsal. It is crucial that parents and on lookers are quiet and do not distract during this process. Once Act I rehearsal is completed, including final bows, all 3-4 and 5-6 year old dancers should be picked up quickly from the dressing room by a parent. All other dancers will then enter the dressing room area for Act II.

Friday, June 8th, 5:30pm – Dress Rehearsal

This rehearsal will run like the Recital.  There will be no pauses in the run unless absolutely necessary.  3-4 and 5-6 year old dancers should come dressed in their first costume.  All other dancers change into their first costume upon arrival in the Common Area restrooms. Please have all costumes and shoes labeled with student names.  You will be receiving an email and handout slip from your student’s instructor soon detailing type of hair style, what color/type of tights, shoes, makeup and other accessories to have with each dance piece.  

Saturday, June 9th, 10:00am – Recital

Dancers are required to be at the theater by 10:00 am.  The performance will start at 11:00 am. Reminder – label all shoes and costumes.

Rules for the Show

Young dancers arrive to the theater with their costumes on the day of the Recital. Please make sure they are covered with a loose fitting robe to protect them from dirt and debris, etc.

There will be no cokes, cool-aid or colored drinks of any kind allowed backstage.  Only water. If your child needs a snack please pack them plain crackers or something along those lines.  

The use of cameras and camcorders during the rehearsal and performances is not allowed.  The lights and flashes cause a distraction to our dancers.

Recital DVDs

All Occasion Video will be taping the performance again this year!  See the DVD Sign Up Sheet in the Lobby. Cost is $32.00.



We are excited to have the opportunity to perform again at Artsfest!!

Date: Sunday, May 6 th
Time: 3:00 pm (dancers arrive @ 2:30pm)
Stage: DeLong Dance Stage (see map on back)


1   Greatest Showman Community Troupe   Miss Courtney
2 ** I Wanna Party Hip Hop (5-6)   Miss Sarah  
3 ** Hedwigs Theme Ballet (7-8)   Miss Courtney
4   Ladies Choice Community Troupe   Miss Courtney
5   Lord of the Dance Irish Dance   Rosa Lin  
6   We’re In the Money Tap Troupe   Miss Hayley  


  How Long Hip Hop (9-13)  

Miss Hayley



** Will be wearing Recital Costumes to perform      

All other Numbers will wear black leotard with black jazz pants



    Date: Saturday, June 9th  
    Time: 11:00 AM    
    Place: Nixa High School  
Rehearsal Dates: Thursday, June 7th @ 5:30 pm
                                                Friday, June 8th @ 5:30 pm

           2 free tickets per student

         Open Seating Tickets will be available for Sale in May for $10



Summer Schedule will be posted in May

starlightersschoolofdance.com nixadancestudio@gmail.com Phone: (417)-724-8878

Introducing the new Owner/Manager of Starlighter’s School of Dance

Miss Holly Rae Lewis

As a Starlighter’s alumni, Holly is excited to live out her dream of owning a dance studio by continuing and furthering the very studio in which she first started dancing. In 2016 Holly graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City-Conservatory of Music and Dance with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She trained with an emphasis in ballet, and continues to believe in its importance as the base for all dance. In addition, Holly trained in the styles of
contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and modern. She wishes to create an environment where dance technique is highly revered while at the same time developing a love of dance through the imagination, freedom, and expression it
brings. She believes in the impact dance training brings to everyday life by developing a sense of confidence, poise, and self-esteem. Holly loves fostering the talents of her students as well as watching them grow in all these areas.




Date: Saturday, June 9 th
Rehearsal Dates: June 7 th and 8th

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Instructors and studio info


-Pictures of each class costume will be posted on the wall at the studio by Monday. (Feb. 26 th )
– All Parents: You MUST sign the Recital Sign-Up Sheet located at the front table of the studio in order for your student’s costume to be ordered.
-We will be sending out the costume Size Chart for your student’s class via email. Please check the size listed by your child’s name and let the office know if any changes need to be made right away.
-Recital Fee will be charged March 15 th . If your child cannot be in the recital – please let the office know.

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