Eligibility & Application

I missed the deadline to apply. What do I do now?

If the program has already begun, you will have to apply for the next program in your Area. You can sign up for our mailing list or follow us on social media to receive reminders for future deadlines. If the program has not already started, apply anyway! Note that these applications will not guarantee a spot in the program.

I was not accepted into SHINE for Girls because the class size was already filled. What can I do?

Applications made within the application period but are not accepted will be held as part of the wait-list in case someone drops out. If you are interested in SHINE for Girls in the next semester, your application will have high priority.

I have already participated in SHINE for Girls, and I want to do it again. Can I apply again?

Yes! Our multi-level curriculum is designed so that students can repeat the program several times and still gain valuable experience each time. We are constantly updating our curriculum so that students are both challenged and having fun.

I really want to participate in SHINE for Girls but the dates or times don’t work perfectly with my schedule. Should I still apply?

Attendance is mandatory and absences must be arranged beforehand. By applying for our program, you make the commitment that you can make each session of the program for the entire duration of the program.

I want to learn to dance, but I am not having a hard time in math class. Can I still apply?

Yes, still apply! SHINE is made to create challenges for students of all math levels!

I want to be a mentor, how do I sign up?

You can apply to be a mentor here. You will then be contacted by your regional director with further instructions.


Who will be teaching the dance and math?

Trained high school or college students pursuing STEM and with dance experience will be the mentors for this program. 

What styles of dance will I learn?

SHINE focuses on a variety of styles, including hip-hop and jazz. The girls will learn and perform routines that require both stage presence and showmanship, as well as develop the discipline required to master technique. The style of dance can depend on your location.

Will participating in SHINE improve my grades and standardized test scores?

While SHINE's purpose is larger than improving grades, students can expect to see better performance in school as a by-product of participating in the program. Similarly, our curriculum is designed to bolster the national middle school math curriculum, so it will very likely improve test scores.

What should students wear to a session?

Comfy clothes to move and exercise in. T-shirts, tank tops, running shorts, leggings, socks.


Do you have any other questions? Feel free to contact us!