Senior Dance

For students in school years 9-13

Wednesdays 6-8pm  at the Sea Cadets Hall, Stanwell Crescent, Penarth.

This is a fun and exciting class that covers jazz/modern, tap, lyrical and contemporary. More advance in content than the Junior class; we look to improve technique, flexibility and strength. This class has something for everyone with a good mixture of chart music and songs from musicals.

Many students progress to full time training. You can read more about them here.

Students have previously danced at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, The Royal Albert Hall, The Millennium Stadium, St David’s Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff’s New Theatre. Students have previously been invited to work with National Dance Company Wales and the Wales Millennium Centre.


Senior/Senior Advanced Acro – Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm at Sy Cyres School *Limited Spaces*

Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. Acro is not to be confused with gymnastics; both artistic and rhythmic which are sports that employ dance elements in a gymnastics context under the rules of a governing gymnastics organisation.


Depending on the age and experience of the student – please contact us if unsure. We run to the ISTD classical ballet syllabus. 
Technique learned in ballet is the foundation for all other styles of dance.

Grade 5 & Beginner Pointe – Currently combined with Grade 6
Grade 6 & Pointe – Tuesday 7.30-9pm at Sy Cyres School
Intermediate & Pointe – Thursday 7.30-9pm at Penarth Methodist Church

PAAW students have previously worked with The Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Joffery Ballet, English Youth Ballet and Ballet Cymru as well as representing Wales at the Dance World Cup.


Senior Commercial – Monday 5.30-6.30pm at Dinas Lee Hall

We are thrilled to be bringing commercial classes back to PAAW under the tuition of the incredible Jessica Davies.

Modern & Tap Exams

We teach Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabus and have 100% pass rate for all exams with over 92% of students achieving merits & distinctions. All classes teach modern and tap together.

Grade 4 Tap/Grade 5 Modern – Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm at St Cyres School
Grade 6 Tap/Intermediate Modern – Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm at St Cyres School


Conditioning Class runs Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm at St Cyres School