It’s time to start anew in 2022

Chad Hembree – Executive Director

Welcome to our site. 2021 was another tough year with its own set of challenges and we appreciate your support in our mission to provide performing arts opportunities to the students of our Appalachian region. We would not be here without you. 

Feel free to contact my office directly with any questions about our programs.  

Thanks for visiting our site,
Mr. Chad

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do something creative every day

A Performing Arts School

The Spotlight Acting School is a theatre school for children from ages 4 to 18. Our purpose is to provide a creative environment for children who want to learn about performing on stage and to foster a life-long appreciation for the arts. The classes are designed not only to expose children to the various aspects of the theatre but also to teach them how to be comfortable in front of an audience which is a valuable skill for a lifetime.

Everyone enjoys a good story!

As you can imagine, the telling of stories is one of the oldest art forms. When children participate in theatre, they learn teamwork, and how to feel comfortable in front of a crowd. But most of all, they learn to create a story in words, song, and movement. It is an enchanting experience for both performer and audience.

Many performance opportunities.

Spotlight presents over 200 performances each season giving children access to stage time not possible in a typical school setting. Being in a theatre production is something your child can assimilate and develop as a lifelong skill and pleasure.

“All three of my children LOVE Spotlight! Their language skills and coordination have improved as they learn lines, songs, and choreography. We tried sports and scouts, but my kids didn’t enjoy those and they definitely were not able to do them together. Now they are able to be in shows together and they love it! Thank you, Spotlight!!” 

– Denessa M.