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We had a fantastic time at Move It and are so proud that Evie, Nicole and Aimee were all scouted by Jennifer Ellison in her class. To read more about Move It, please click on the London link above.
Showcase – 11/03/17
We had another fantastic and sold out Showcase evening this year! As always the standard was extremely high and the judges had a really tough time deciding the winners. A huge thank you to our judges Dan Morrison (Ballet Cymru) and Jane Clarke (Choreographer and Dance Teacher).
2nd place: Sophia – Thousand Years
Joint 1st place: Gabrielle – After The Past, Izzy – A Thousand Years
2nd place: Nicole – Not About Angels
1st place: Lucy – Tough Lover
Dance World Cup – February 17
We’re thrilled to announce that our competitions teams will be representing Wales at the Dance World Cup in Germany in June. Read more on our teams page here.
Exam Success – November/December 16
Well done to everyone who took their ISTD classical ballet, modern and tap exams. We’re very proud of everyone’s hard work and maintain that 91% students receive merits and distinctions.
Heading off to London – September 2016
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!!
Dance Mums UK star Eleiyah Navis came to PAAW over the summer to work with students and everyone had a fantastic time. Well done to Evie James and Lucy Sharpe for winning the class prizes and Darcy Dixon for winning ‘hardest worker’.
Showcase – 16/04/16
Well done all for a fantastic Showcase evening. Everyone worked so hard and the standard was incredible! We were so proud of you all. Special thank you to our judges: David Mahoney (PAAW Patron), Nicky Taliesin (Professional singer & actor) and Anne Taylor (A&A Dancewear).
Joint 2nd place: Maddie – Boss, Blythe – Hold My Hand
1st place: Charlotte – Lips Are Movin’
2nd place: Izzy E – The Hanging Tree
1st place: Izzy D – Little Dancer
2nd place: Aimee – The Warrior
Joint 1st place: Ashleigh and Nicole – River Flows in You, Lucy – Stronger Than Ever
Exam Success – April 2016
All of our students received Distinctions and Merits in our recent exam day, for many of our Primary students it was their first exam. Well done to everyone for all your hard work.
Audition Success – February 2016
Well done to all of our students who have successfully auditioned for Stanwell’s production of Aladdin.
Many of our students will be featured in this production in acting roles and as dancers. A very special well done to Nia who has been cast as Princess Jasmine!
We’re very proud!
English Youth Ballet – 15/02/16
We’re very proud of all our ballet students who auditioned for English Youth Ballet at the New Theatre in half term. EYB were auditioning for their upcoming production of Swan Lake to be performed at the New Theatre later this year. Our girls did a fantastic job and we’re very proud of them for getting through in both age groups. A special well done to Nicole Bonvini who was down to the final few for a scholarship (and the only one we were able to grab for a photo!)
Well done to Lucy Sharpe from our Senior classes who was outstanding as Mimi in Stanwell School’s production of Rent. The whole production was excellent and everyone involved should be very proud.
Exam Success – November/December 15
All of our students received Distinctions and Merits in our recent exam day. Well done to everyone for all your hard work. All of our students who took exams in the Christmas session received high Distinctions – we’re very proud!
Birmingham Royal Ballet – 13/11/15
We’re very proud of our students who danced with the Birmingham Royal Ballet whilst they were in Cardiff performing at the Wales Millennium Centre. The girls took class with BRB and learnt rep from Swan Lake including the swan’s entrance in act 2 and the dance of the cygnets. Well done girls!!
Dance World Cup – November 15
We’re thrilled to announce that our competitions teams will be representing Wales at the Dance World Cup in Jersey in June. Read more on our teams page here.
Summer Training – August 15
We’re very proud of our students Aimee Marchant, Lucy Sharpe, Nicole Bonvini and Verity Tucker for continuing their training this summer at some of the top colleges in the UK and USA. The girls spent the summer training with Bird College, Guilford School of Acting, Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre, Joffery Ballet and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
Competition Success – Summer 15
We’ve had great successes with our competition teams so far! See our competition page for more info here.
Exam Success – 26/05/15
All of our students received Distinctions and Merits in our recent exam day. Well done to everyone for all your hard work.
Audition Success – 16/04/15
Well done to Cassiel from our Junior Classes who has been cast in the title role of ‘Annie’ to be performed later this year in Cardiff.
Audition Success – 04/04/15
We’re so proud of Lucy Sharpe who has been offered a half scholarship to train at the incredible Wilkes Academy a year early! Well done Lucy.
Showcase – 21/03/15
Well done all for a fantastic Showcase evening. Everyone worked so hard and the standard was incredible! We were so proud of you all. Special thank you to our judges: Mathieu Geffré (National Dance Company Wales), Dan Fulham (Musical Director & Vocal Coach) and Gwen Cartwright (Former PAAW student currently studying at Oxford University).
Lower Junior 1st place: Izzy D – Outside (Dance) 2nd place: Issy H – Anna (Song)
Top Junior 1st place: Nia – Love Me Like You Do (Dance) 2nd place: Ali – Popular (song)
Senior 1st place: Lucy – Sacrifice (dance) 2nd place: Verity and Liv – You Lost Me (Song and Dance)
Audition Success – 13/03/15
Congratulations to all of our students who have successfully auditioned for Stanwell School’s production of The Lion King.
Many of our students will be featured in the show, especially Grace from our Senior classes who will be playing the part of Sarafina!
Well done to Izzy from our Junior Drama class, who was selected by her school for fantastic acting work and was invited up at Stanwell School for a special workshop this week.
Well done to Verity of our Senior Musical Theatre and Dance classes who successfully auditioned for the title role of Aida in Stanwell School’s production of the Elton John and Tim Rice musical. Many other PAAW students will also feature in this production which will be performed in December.
Well done to Lucy Sharpe of our Senior Dance classes who successfully ‘auditioned’ for the infamous Abby Lee Miller in London and was selected out of over 500 students down to the final 20 for a re-call. For more information, see our News page or in the Penarth Times here. You can view Lucy’s re-call on our Facebook page here.