News & Special Events

Shining Stars located in Fort Smith, Ar is excited to present our 2018 spring recital “BeYOUtiful” on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6:00 at the Convention Center down town Ft Smith.  Admission is free!

Go to our registration page to get started or see the full schedule on our schedule page!  Below is our back to dance info:


We are thrilled to announce that our 2017-18 schedule is ready for you!

When you log into your parent portal, you will see that you required to sign up for auto pay for fall classes. This feature has allowed us to do away with late fees! Tuition will be deducted on or just after the 1st of the month (exception is August tuition is deducted on the 14th). The best way to handle this is, no matter when you get paid, deduct the tuition amount for the following month from your bank balance. If you know you will not have the money in your account on the 1st to cover the amount due you need to contact Veronica immediately so we can stop the transaction. Also, you can pay by another means such as cash or check at the studio any time before the 1st to avoid the auto draft. You can still make payments via PayPal as well any time before the 1st to avoid the auto draft. I suggest that you add the login page to your parent portal to the home screen of your mobile device. To do this, simply go to on your mobile devise then click on the square with the arrow then, choose “save to home screen”. This will make the log in screen somewhat like an app and much easier to access. You can access your parent portal anywhere at any time, as long as you have internet access!

Monthly tuition prices are $40 for the first half hour and $10 for each additional half hour. New this year is a maximum tuition of $100 per student. That means you can take as many classes as desired and your tuition will not exceed $100 a month per student. We will charge your account for monthly tuition during the month before it is due. For example, you will see a charge for your monthly tuition in September for October’s dues. If you register before August 14th you will only be required to pay the registration fee and then the tuition fees will be on auto draft and will run on August 14h. If you register August 14th or after you will have to pay the registration and tuition at the same time. Registration fees are set up on an increasing scale. Register early and save! Early registration is $35 (single) / $50 (family). If you wait to register until August 1st – December 31st registration is $50 / $65. If you register January 1st or after it is considered late registration and the fee will be $65 / $80.


Classes begin the week of August 14th. Registering for dance classes at Shining Stars is simple and smooth! If you have any trouble at all please contact Veronica at 479-926-0784 or via email at To register simply go to our website at Click the Registration Page. Click the “Click Here to Register!” button and follow the prompts. Or, simply go here to get to the log in directly. Select your classes and pay your registration right there via PayPal or E-Check. The system will require you to sign up for auto pay before it will let you register for classes (except summer classes). Your spot in a class is not saved until you pay the registration fee.


We have even more ways for you to save time and money! Siblings will receive 10% off the total cost of tuition! Also, if you would like, you can pay upfront for the semester and save 5% or the year and save 10%! Call Veronica for details on how to pay now to save time and money! Just register as stated above then contact Veronica and she will get you set up!


If you do not see the classes that you were hoping for please contact Veronica. If you would like, she can even highlight the classes she thinks would be best for your star dancer…. (If you see classes in your parent portal that are highlighted in green, she has already done this) Just message her and she can mark them in your parent portal!


Please make sure that you have an email in your parent portal that you check often and a cell phone number that you can receive texts from Shining Stars. Most of our communication will be electronic as we strive to save time and money for you and Shining Stars. We are also set up with “Remind”. This is a messaging service where SSDS can contact you via text to send you reminders. If you are not signed up, please do so NOW. Simply text @shinestars to the number 81010 to get signed up and make sure you are “in the know!”


We are ready to start a new year and so happy to have you as a part of our family!

Ms. Veronica


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