Shine Academy of Performing Arts is now open at the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. The singing, acting and dancing school offers competitive class prices with qualified teaching.

The brand new unit is set to be a performance hub for the local community from toddler age to adults alike. Classes are available every Monday to Saturday.

Maria Marra, principal and managing director at Shine Academy of Performing Arts who established the school in 2011, said: “We are extremely excited to move to the Dolphin Shopping Centre. The unit is the largest we’ve operated in and it includes two dance studios, a performance space, community area, music room, drama room as well as a coffee shop and dance store.

“Every child that walks through our doors has a different purpose as to why they attend Shine Academy. Whether it is a hobby, career or confidence booster, we aim to nurture their individual needs with smaller classes to provide this service. We are a family school, and will aim to continue our ethos of ‘creating memories through performance and excellence.”

John Grinnell, centre manager of the Dolphin Shopping Centre, said: “Shine Academy of Performing Arts is an excellent addition to the centre. The classes are professional and the new staging area is fantastic for large scale productions. We’re sure that local families will benefit from this unique offering and it is something innovative which we are really proud of.”

The studio space is also available for hire. For further information visit or email