SHINE Academy of Performing Arts has extended its Summer School offering by two weeks due to overwhelming popularity.

The singing, acting and dancing school opened at the Dolphin Shopping Centre in May and has received great feedback since the launch. The Academy offers two dance studios, a performance space, a community area, a music room, a drama room, a coffee shop and dance store.

Shine's Summer School will run from Monday, July 31 until Friday, August 11, with a tailored programme for five to seven-year-olds and a separate session for children aged eight and above.

Maria Marra, principal and managing director at Shine Academy of Performing Arts, said: “Our Summer School is the perfect opportunity for children to spend a week making new friends and creating memories. We can’t wait to spend this extended period continuing to do what we love and seeing children flourish in the performance space.”

The Summer School is run by professional West End performers, costing £16 per day per child. Various workshops will be held over the two week period, with each day starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm.

To book a place at the Summer School at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, email or visit