Our World's a Stage.....

Amanda Whitney, P.A.E.C., A.A.C.

Owner/Artistic Director

Performing Arts Educator of Canada

Acrobatic Arts Certified

Miss Amanda has been teaching dance since the young age of 16. After graduating from college and receiving her business degree, she returned to Lindsay to run her old dance studio. After 2 years she decided to purchase the studio and SDP was born! Miss Amanda has been the proud owner and artistic director of SDP since 2011. Her most current achievment was winning the Diamond Award (Top studio in the Kawartha Lakes), Top Part-time dance studio at Xtreme Dance, and Top Choreography Award for her Lyrical Piece "Fix You". Since starting her own studio she has receievd her certification with Performing Arts Educators of Canada, and Acrobatic Arts.  

Hip hop instructor
Miss Natalie has grown up at Spotlight Dance Productions and found her passion for the Hip Hop style when she became an adolescent. She taught her first class at the age of 14 and hasn’t stopped since. As Well as teaching the competitive hip hop team at Spotlight Dance Productions, she also teaches classes at the local high schools in the Kawartha Lakes area. Natalie’s choreography has won many scholarships over the years including: Be Discovered- Summer in LA, Broadway Bound! NYC Summer Intensive, full and partial scholarships to FRESH Dance Intensives and many choreography and top mark awards. Her passion for the hip hop style creates a fun and exciting atmosphere each class. Including her knowledge in urban styles such as house dance, krump and breaking, she has also been apart of Ayame-Kai, a Japanese dance group based in North York at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre since the age of 3. Natalie regularly attends drop in classes throughout the GTA to keep her choreography fresh and innovative. She has danced at many events in the Kawartha Lakes as well as having danced and choreographed for Toronto based Haute Agency. Natalie is beyond excited to see what the 2018-19 dance season brings!

Miss Maddy
Acrobatic Arts Certified
Miss Maddy Started Dancing at the age of 3, she has been competing since the age of 6, and still competes today. She has been trained in: Acro, ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, open and tap. Acro being her Specialty.
Miss Maddy has attended many workshops and taken class with Twitch (Hip hop), Allison Holker(Contemporary), Emily Einsmann (Jazz funk), and many more.
She is Certified with Acrobatic Arts and has completed up to and including her Grade 5 B.A.T.D.
Awards include:
- 1st Overall for all Seniors in an open category with a score of 94.17- Breakthru Dance Challenge- 2017
- Dance Achievement award- 2016
- 1st Overall Senior Solo with a score of 93- Xtreme Dance- 2018
(No all awards Shown)

Miss Mallory

Mallory Hodgson grew up competitively dancing in Lindsay Ontario. There she practiced Acro, Hiphop Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary/Lyrical. At 18 years of age Mallory moved to Toronto in order to pursue her passion of becoming a professional dance artist. In 2013 Mallory began training at George Brown College In their Dance Performance Prep and, Dance Performance Studies Programs at George Brown College. Here Mallory was able to hone in on her technical skills by training every day in Modern dance technique and Ballet alongside Canada’s Ballet Jorgen. She continued her commercial dance training with OIP Dance Company a pre-professional training program. While Mallory was attending George Brown College she was also dancing professionally in Toronto. In 2015 Mallory Performed at Nathan Phillip Square for ‘Panamania’ The Pan Am Games Celebrations. In 2016 Mallory Became a Cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts and the Canadian Football League. Being a part of ‘Argos Cheer’ allowed Mallory to perform with artists, Alessia Cara, One Republic and Son Real and even experience a Grey Cup win in 2017. During this time Mallory was also working as a Freelance dance artist for Companies including MAC Cosmetics, Scotia Bank, Swatch and Clinique. In 2018 after five years of dancing professionally in Toronto, Mallory moved to Fenelon Falls to begin her teaching career. Mallory is currently teaching recreational and competitive dance to students age 4 to 17.


Miss Dusti Rose is a mother of 2 beautiful children, Annabella and Cosmo. She has been teaching for 12years as an instructor in all styles of dance. And has 25 years dancing experience. Miss Dusti has trained and completed exams in the following; R.A.D,  B.A.T.D, and I.S.T.D.As a student, she travelled all over ontario as a competitive dancer.As a youth, Miss dusti travelled to London, England to study dance with prestigious choreographers and instructors at Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance. An opportunity of a lifetime.Choreography is her passion and it has shown with her award winning choreography.Miss Dusti has a unique twist with her ballet classes to keep her students interested and their energy level up while learning important technique that is the foundation for all styles of dance!!

Miss Danielle is an experienced Performer, an award winning Teacher and Choreographer from Newmarket, Ontario. Miss Danielle has been dancing for over 24 years, and teaching dance for over 14 years. She is a certified Tap teacher with the British Assosiation of Teachers of Dancing  (B.A.T.D), and Acro Teacher with Acrobatic Arts Certification (A.A.C.). Although she has trained extensively in and teaches many disciplines including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Pointe, Acro, and Hip Hop, she has a special love for Tap and Musical Theatre. Miss Danielle is a graduate of the Huron Heights Arts Program, receiving a Triple Threat Diploma in Drama, Dance, and Vocal. She has been teaching and choreographing for competitive and recreational students of all ages and is known for treating all dancers equal. Her passion & love of dance shines as she instructs with great entusiasm. Some of her past performances in musical shows include Crazy for You, South Pacific, Children of Eden, & Seussical! The past 2017 compeitive season was incredibly  successful for her students & choreography; producing Special Awards, high scores, many scholarships, and overalls! One of the highlights was her routines qualifying and going to Nationals in Niagara Falls, Ontario! Miss Danielle  loves each and every student she is able to work with as a guest choreographer, and as a regular weekly dance instructor. She can not wait to see what the 2017-18 season will bring!