Starpath Helping in Neighborhoods Everywhere - SHINE - is a group of Starpath Dance Academy’s student leaders whose vision is to use their joy of dance to spread positivity in the community and raise funds for a dance scholarship for someone with financial need. Under the mentorship of Miss Lindsey. the members of the SHINE program create, plan and host events, contests and more.
In its inaugural year, SHINE raised more than $3k for UNC Children’s Hospital and donated 200 costumes to the Boys and Girls club of Durham. We have a dancer currently on a full scholarship from the SHINE program.
Starpath Dance Academy believes that giving back to the community that supports us is important, and we are dedicated to helping others in any way we can.
Thank you for helping SHINE raise money for their scholarship! Congratulations, Micaela Tulino & Meleia May who were each awarded a $500 scholarship for the 2021-2022 dance season!
SHINE is launching a penpal program! In this time of uncertainty and isolation we are committed to helping make connections. Sign up your dancer to connect with a Starpath TA! To participate in this program, click here.
Spreading Love & Joy
Some of our awesome SHINE members visited dancers they TA and taught them a short dance while practicing social distance! We are so proud of everyone involved and loved seeing the joy! Thank you Beth Ely Photography for capturing these heartwarming moments!