Pineapple Dance Studios – Wednesday 31st May IMG_6874

In May half term Lucy Griffiths and Nicole Bonvini from our competition teams were invited to a special event at Pineapple Dance Studios in London. Select dancers from all the UK teams in the Dance World Cup were invited to take part in a fantastic class. Our girls had a great time dancing in the iconic building and meeting other dancers from around the UK.


Move It – Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March Move it2

We had a fantastic weekend at Move It this year. Friday 10th March saw PAAW Principal Vicky Russell teaching a sold out lyrical contemporary class at the UK’s largest dance event. Senior dancers Nicole and Aimee assisted the class (pictured right) and represented PAAW to the highest level.

Senior dancers then attend Move It Sunday 12th March. Everyone had a fantastic time meeting and taking classes some of the biggest names in the dance world including: Kimberly Wyatt, Darcey Bussell, Lukas McFarlane, Tap Attack, Ryan Jenkins, Dane Bates and Jennifer Ellison. PAAW students made a big impression and several were scouted in classes that they took, we were also able to catch up with PAAW alumni Cassiel Egerström (now training at Italia Conti) and Lucy Sharpe (now training at London Studio Centre).



Heading off to London  cassiel

Well done to Lucy Sharpe who successfully auditioned for many performing arts colleges for September and will be continuing her training at London Studio Centre.

Also, well done to Cassiel Egerström who, at only 11 years old,  successfully auditioned for Italia Conti. We will miss both girls very much but we’re very proud of them both and can’t wait to see them performing in the West End soon!!


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Saturday 14th November 2015 saw 50 junior and senior dance students perform at the famous London theatre, Sadler’s Wells. They danced two very special routines choreographed by PAAW Principal Vicky Russell; Diamond Heist and A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.

We’re so very proud of the girls and have had lots of people commenting on their professionalism, choreography and technique.



Sadler’s Wells  IMG_6153

Saturday 15th November 2014 saw 20 Senior dance students competing in a large dance competition up against dance schools from all over the UK!

With no rehearsal in a brand new space, the girls did a fantastic job performing their routine Speakerphone. The standard was extremely high and the girls more than held their own with their excellent technique shining through.

More photos of the day can be found on our Facebook page here.



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Saturday 3rd May 2014 saw 45 Junior and Senior dance students performing at the world famous Royal Albert Hall. Congratulations to our London troupe who gave an outstanding performance making us very proud.

The run up to the performance saw PAAW students having to rehearse in the massive studio at Penarth Leisure Centre to get used to the size of the arena floor at the Royal Albert Hall.


Well done girls for adapting to such a large space.

PAAW students performed: I’m So Excited

We’ve had great feedback, commenting on the girls’ fantastic costumes, fabulous smiles, professionalism throughout the day and how great their turns, choreography and technique were!



Her Majesty’s Theatre  defying gravity

Sunday 28th October 2012 saw 35 Junior and Senior dance students performing at the prestigious venue, home of the famous Phantom of the Opera. In an event which has seen numerous West End stars perform as children, we are delighted to have been part of such a fantastic show.

PAAW students performed: Fame

and were selected to close the show with: Defying Gravity (Wicked)

Students’ hard work really paid off as many commented they ‘stole the show’ and certainly had the loudest cheers! Nic Greenshields (former Phantom in Phantom of the Opera) was blown away by PAAW commenting on the ‘amazing choreography’ – we’re so proud of you all.