From Our Editors
The grace of ballet. The rhythm of tap, jazz, and hip-hop. Even the fluid, tumbling martial artistry of capoeira fills the glistening hardwood floors of Shining Star Family Center. For aspiring dancers, this center overflows with fancy footwork options taught by a staff of six full-time teachers and the city's only instructor with a master's degree in dance. Across 8,000 square feet and two studios, students enjoy mastering an array of movements during group classes that prepare them for recitals, spotlights, and first picks at all Sadie Hawkins dances. Parents wary of modern dance's more scintillating aspects can find solace in Shining Star's modesty clause for appropriate dress, as well as the studio's penchant for keeping their music selections clean.