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About Shining Stars Performing Arts 

Founded by passionate and experienced educators, Shining Stars is a performing arts community for children based in Dubai, UAE.  

Our director, Carla, who leads the Shining Stars classes, has over 12 years experience in Primary Education both in Ireland and the UAE. Since moving to Dubai in 2015, she has been working in elite Performing Arts schools where she has directed school productions, conducted choirs and led school instrument groups. One of her greatest achievements to date is taking a choir to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City where students had the opportunity to showcase their musical talents on one of the world's most famous stages. 

With high-quality music, drama and dance classes, we provide a safe, fun and exciting learning experience. Our aspiration is to provide students with an environment where they feel encouraged to reach their full potential whether it is to develop their self esteem, simply make new friends or with the dreams of having a performing arts career in the future.

At Shining Stars we focus on each individual student and engage with their emotional sense of self, imagination and physicality, allowing them to trust their ideas and abilities. 

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Why we love Performing Arts!

• It builds strong self confidence...
• Our kids get to make like-minded friends...
• It is an immersive and very creative outlet...
• A huge sense of achievement, nothing beats performing live...
• Build strong teamwork skills, working together to bring a show to life...
• Amazing way to conquer nerves, and go out in front of a live audience...
• The sense of joy, expression and excitement as you are performing...

• The exciting possibilities career-wise...

• The classes are super fun, and every day is different...

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What our parents say about our teaching....

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“ Carla from Shining Stars is a pied piper for kids! They way they look at her in awe as she teaches them dance moves and songs is amazing to watch.

 

My daughter loved the classes and now regularly goes around our home signing aloud “Doe, a deer, a female deer…” with all the actions to match the lyrics.

 

The variety of activities achieved with a 1-hour lesson is also so fun for kids. Thanks Carla for giving my singing and dancing daughter an outlet for her passion!”

- Roisin, mother of Eala (age 4)

“ Sofia has been doing sessions at Shining Stars since it launched and absolutely loves it! She genuinely looks forward to it every weekend. 

She’s always so eager to go in every Saturday and leaves the classes with a real spring in her step.

 

The class itself covers a variety a of Performing Arts aspects, so it’s a really well-rounded session. The acting part has also really helped her reading, something even her teachers at school have commented on.

Carla is lovely and so patient with all the children - you can see her passion for wanting to teach something she loves and have the kids enjoy themselves”

- Lara, mother of Sofia (age 7)

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is performing arts?

The performing arts is when you take the skills of music, dance and drama and merge them together. It is a truly magical experience for children! There has been endless research which supports the huge benefits associated with an education in Performing Arts. Children get to express their emotions, they get to expand and use their imaginations and with that, they get to develop their own, unique voice! Our aim in every lesson is to help develop children's confidence and give them performance skills which they will use for the rest of their lives!

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Where are your classes located?

Our classes are located in four areas around Dubia: Downtown, Media City, Marina & Sustainable City. Contact us for more details about our studio locations!

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Do you put on any performances?

Yes! In our Mini Stars & Junior Stars classes we rehearse material from a variety of musicals which we showcase to our parents at the end of each term!  

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