For our recent Competition success and to read about the Dance World Cup, please see our Comp Team page.
Move It – March 2023
PAAW Principal Vicky taught two sold out classes at Move It – a little cut back due to having had a baby and not wanting to be away from her for three days! The classes were a huge success and it was lovely to see our scholarship winners join us for Summer Training School. Thank you to Izzy Davies, Tom Whittaker, Lola Wheeler and Lucy McGhie for assisting in the classes and forever making us proud and being selected out in other classes that they participated in.
We were also honoured to be invited to perform on the Main Stage again this year and Tom & Izzy made us so incredibly proud dancing their Roxanne duet. Thank you to Fiona Whyte for capturing some incredibly shots of them.
We’ve been vlogging our Move It weekends since 2019, so head over to the PAAW Youtube page here if you’d like to see more!!
It was great to be back at Move It this year after it having been cancelled the last two years due to Covid-19. PAAW Principal Vicky Weaver was once again invited to teach three classes at the massive convention including a class in collaboration with Prima Dancewear.
Huge thank you to Izzy Davies, Jazz Cave, Jake Morrish and Tom Whittaker for assisting in the classes and representing PAAW to the highest level – as well as being scouted in other classes they took part in over the weekend.
We were also delighted that our Senior Competition Team were once again invited to perform on the Main Stage – a huge honour to dance alongside the countries top performing arts facilities.
Perform Ireland – November 2021
PAAW Principal Vicky Weaver was invited back to Ireland’s largest dance and theatre convention – Perform Ireland. Vicky loves teaching in Ireland and teaching masterclasses to such hard working students. It was an honour to be teaching alongside the amazing faculty which included; Abby Lee Miller, Dane Bates and Rebecca Davies – to name a few! Vicky taught a Kicks, Turns & Leaps class and a Lyrical class at the Dublin convention. Thank you to Izzy Davies and Jazz Cave for assisting.
Our competition teams recently attended Dynamite Dance in Bristol which is sponsored by Bird College. Head judge of the competition Luis de Abreu – Joint Principal and Artistic Director at Bird was due to award one scholarship to Bird’s Summer School at the end of the day. We were blown away to discover that he had chosen to award FOUR scholarships to our students!
Evie, Jake, Izzy and Tom – we are so so proud of you all.
Hopefully (due to Covid-19) you will still be able to take up those places.
Janet Cram Finals – June 2019
This year we decided to enter the prestigious Janet Cram Awards run by the ISTD Modern Faculty. We had a great day at the heats and Evie, Blythe and Izzy all represented PAAW to the highest standard. We are thrilled to announce that Izzy qualified for the finals in London in June.
We had a great time at the Janet Cram finals watching Izzy dance alongside some of the best dancers in the country. We are very proud of her for making it to the final and for representing PAAW at this prestigious event. Well done Izzy!
PAAW Principal Vicky Russell was invited to teach all three days at the Move It convention this year and all of her classes SOLD OUT! Teaching over 500 dancers from across the UK over the weekend was the most incredible experience. Nia Hopkins, Evie James, Izzy Davies and Tom Whittaker assisted in the classes and represented PAAW to the highest level. They were also scouted in other classes they took throughout the weekend. We also vlogged the weekend, so head over to our Youtube page if you’d like too see what we got up to.
Izzy Davies (Team Wales Captain) and Nicole Bonvini 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 hosted by the UK teams manager. Our girls had a great time dancing in the iconic building and meeting other dancers from around the UK.
Move It – March 2018
PAAW Principal Vicky Russell taught another SOLD OUT class to over 170 students from across the UK. Nicole Bonvini, Izzy Davies and Evie James assisted her ‘Kicks, Turns and Leaps’ class. The Senior Competition Team was also invited to perform on the Main Stage alongside the top dance schools and colleges from across the UK.
Many students were scouted in classes at Move It. Nicole Bonvini was also scouted in multiple classes and was lucky enough to perform on the freestyle stage.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.