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Show Choir Opportunity in Mint Hill

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s show choir is starting up again.  Aspiring singers should join Spotlight on Monday, January 27th from 6 to 7 pm for an assessment.  Come prepared to sing and dance.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is Mint Hill’s premier performing arts school, offering individual and group classes in voice, musical instrument and theatre.  The school is located at 7714 Matthews Mint Hill Road in The Lofts at 7714.

It’s Music Monday at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy in Mint Hill

Online shopping sites crashing on you?  Concerned about your credit card security?  Tired of spending money on gifts that your family and friends don’t really want or need?  Then forget Cyber Monday and tune into Music Monday at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy.

Here is your chance to give your loved ones (or even yourself) a truly enriching gift this holiday season.  One that could change their lives – the gift of music.  Today at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, you can receive 50% off the first month of music lessons, which begin in January.  That is an incredible value as Spotlight’s teachers are some of the best in the area.

Hurry in during Spotlight’s office hours today between 4 and 9 pm because this offer is only valid on Music Monday (12/2/13) to all new students to the academy.  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within the Lofts at 7714, in downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.  Can’t make it in today, then call Spotlight at 704-545-7373 before the day is out.

And stay tuned, Spotlight Performing Arts Academy will be offering more specials throughout this week.


Spotlight Performing Arts Opens Its Doors to All This Saturday

Looking for something fun to do in Mint Hill this weekend?  Searching for a new activity for your children or yourself this fall?  Seeking an outlet for your child’s creative and imaginative nature?  Then come to Spotlight Performing Arts Academy this Saturday, September 7th as they celebrate their one year anniversary with a fun-filled Open House.  As Mint Hill’s premier full scale performing arts school, Spotlight offers musical instrument, voice, and theatre classes for students of all ages right in downtown Mint Hill in The Lofts at 7714..

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy Open House Details:

Date:  Saturday, September 7th

Time:  3 pm to 7 pm

Where:  7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road (parking available in the front lot, and additional parking in the back lot)

Activities:  Live Band and Student Performances

Refreshments:  Food and drinks will be served

Door Prizes:  Giveaways throughout the day

This Open House is a great way to see what Spotlight has to offer, to let you child explore their unique studios and even stand on their stage.  For more information, visit




September Awaits You at The Lofts at 7714

The month of September at The Lofts at 7714 is filled with events and activities for the residents of Mint Hill, Matthews and Charlotte.  This retrofitted mill property is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in the heart of downtown Mint Hill.

September 4th:  Mint Hill Yoga begins Senior Yoga classes at 9:30 am.  Visit to register or find out more.

September 5th & 7th:  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy hosts auditions for its next production, Sleepy Holly – The Musical.  Visit for more information.

September 7th:  Spotlight Performing Arts and Mint Hill Yoga are both celebrating their one year anniversaries in The Lofts at 7714 with Open Houses.  Spotlight will feature a live band and student performances and offer food, drinks, door prizes and giveaways from 3 to 7 pm.  Mint Hill Yoga will offer free half hour yoga classes and chai tea from 3 to 5 pm.

September 13th:  Pottery 51 hosts its monthly open house with wine, snacks and beautiful pottery.

September 16th:  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s fall classes begin and run through November 18th.  Class offerings include Kids’ Choir, Theatre 101, Spotlight’s Show Choir, Chorus and a Production Class.

In addition, Mint Hill Martial Arts offers classes in Lai Tung Pai, Tai Chi Chuan and Daitoryu Aikijujutsu year round.  To find out more about their traditional martial arts classes visit



One Year and Counting for Lofts Tenants

Happy Anniversary to The Lofts at 7714 tenants Spotlight Performing Arts Academy and Mint Hill Yoga.  Both moved into this retrofitted mill building in downtown Mint Hill one year ago this month.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located in the anchor space of The Lofts at 7714 offering musical instrument, voice and theatre classes and performances.  In their first year, they taught students of all ages in various performing arts genres, sponsored show choirs and presented live performances such as School House Rocks Junior.  Here is to your first year in business Spotlight!

Mint Hill Yoga, located within the interior of The Lofts at 7714, is now offering over a dozen classes per week in a variety of yoga genres, including Slow Flow, Fusion, Soft Vinyasa, Deep Stretch, etc.  With the motto Yoga for Every Body, they have a class to fit everyone from the beginning yoga practitioner to the experienced one, at all age levels and with all body types.  Congratulations to Mint Hill Yoga!

For more information about Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, visit them at and for more about Mint Hill Yoga, visit

To join Spotlight Performing Arts and Mint Hill Yoga in this historic commercial space, check out The Lofts at 7714 available spaces at

Don’t Miss Free Musical Workshops at Spotlight Performing Arts this Month

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, Mint Hill’s premier performing arts school, is hosting three free workshops this month at its studio located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road within The Lofts at 7714.  So shake off the winter doldums with a little musical warmth at one or all of these workshops, which feature the instructors of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy.


For the budding actor — Acting 101:  Presented by Alexandra Lee on Saturday, February 9 from 10 – 11 am

Students will learn the ins and outs of working in a theater, including basic terminology, directions, movement, blocking, reading from a script, characterization and more.  They will have the chance to work in a real theatrical space and will spend the majority of the workshop up and moving about in this fast-pased, high energy class.  Participants are encouraged to wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing.


For the next Ringo Starr — Welcome to the Drumset:  Presented by Jeff Goodall, February 9 from 2 – 3 pm

This workshop is geared for those interested in taking up the drum set (kit) or those who have just started playing.  This is a great opportunity to try out those drum sets that Santa managed to get down the chimney, and learn from a gifted instructor.


For the songbird — Let Your Voice Shine:  Presented by Angela Gordon, February 16 from 2 – 3 pm

If you like to sing but want to improve your technique, this is the workshop for you.  Angela will present four singing techniques that will make ANYONE sound better.  Who knows, you might just be ready for American Idol after just one hour of instruction.

For more information about these free workshops, visit

Winter Classes Start Jan 14th at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Start the New Year off right by signing yourself or your child up for one of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s winter classes.  There is something for everyone at Mint Hill’s one and only performing arts academy located within The Lofts at 7714.  Classes start the week of January 14th, but this week is “Try Before You Buy  Week” – come join one of the following classes to see if its for you for only $10.

Winter Class Offerings at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy:

  • Spotlight Kids Choir (ages 7-10) – meets Tuesdays from 5 – 6 pm.
  • Songwriting 101 (ages 12+) – meets Tuesdays from 7 – 8 pm.
  • The Edge Band Mentoring (ages 10+) – meets Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm.
  • My Time to Shine Preschool (ages 3-5) – meets Wednesdays 3 – 4 pm.
  • My Time to Shine Kindergarten (ages 5-7) – meets Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm.
  • Spotlighters Show Choir (ages 10+) – meets Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm.
  • Jazz Ensemble (ages 12+) – meets Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm.

For more information about these classes or to register, visit or call 704-545-7373.

An Acoustic Saturday at Spotlight Performing Arts

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Love to listen to live music?  Been a long time since you’ve experienced acoustic music?  Then come join Spolight Performing Arts in Mint Hill this Saturday, November 10th, from 3 to 8 pm as they host an Acoustic Afternoon.  This special event will feature the following performers…

Arsena Schroeder

Sara Corbin

Jessica and Brandon Acoustic

Aaron Lawrence

Beyond the Broker

This Weakness Being Mine

Tickets are $5 at the door.  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within The Lofts at 7714, 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Don’t Miss Spotlight Performing Arts Final Free Workshop

Spotlight Performing Arts’ FREEtober event wraps up this weekend with the final workshop – “How to Act Like a Star.”  Don’t miss this fun and free workshop held on the main stage at the Academy from 2 pm to 3 pm tomorrow, Saturday 27th.

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Spotlight Performing Arts Calendar is Heating Up

Less than two months after opening in The Lofts at 7714, Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is heating up the scene in downtown Mint Hill with music, performances and more.  On tap, this week at Spotlight Performing Arts…

  • Calling all actors:  The last casting call for Charlotte’s Web the Musical is Wednesday, October 10th at 6 pm.  The audition is open to actors of all ages.
  • Calling all singers:  Kid’s choir (ages 7-10) meets Tuesdays from 5 – 6 pm; Show Choir (ages 10+) meets Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 pm; and preschool classes meet Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm and 5 – 6 pm.
  • Calling all stunt actors:  Spotlight’s second FREEtober workshop, “Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting,” is Saturday, October 13 from 2 – 3 pm.  This workshop is free, open to all ages and will focus on stage and stunt fighting.   And for every participant that attends this workshop, Spotlight will donate $1 to Breast Cancer Research.

For more information, call 704-545-7373 or email