Showcase is our annual ‘in-house’ competition where students put their acts together themselves. A celebration of their creativity and own work; students can act, sing or dance and even costume their performance themselves! Independent judges are then invited to select winners in our age groups.
After a long break (no thanks to covid), Showcase was finally back July 2023 and combined for the first time with our Awards Night. Hosted at St Cyres School, it was a very special occasion for all as our Junior and Senior dance classes performed and we were able to celebrate the hard work of our students. We love Showcase and getting to watch the students own work and creativity. It was a wonderful evening and the judges had a very hard job!! Big thank you to our judges Liv Tucker (former PAAW student and London Studio Centre Graduate) and Nia Hopkins (former PAAW student and choreographer).
Joint 3rd: Bella – solo and Fraser, Annabella & Ada – trio
2nd Place: Floss, Izzy & Ottie – trio
1st Place: Liv Kalemi
3rd Place: Lucy McGhie
2nd Palce: Lucy Ganderton
1st Place: Izzy Davies & Tom Whittaker – duet
For the first time we moved venues this year! Showcase was held at Ysgol Y Deri and was a huge success at our new venue. The students had more room for their performance and the audience loved being in a proper theatre. Another highly entertaining evening, we’re very proud of the work all of our stendents produced. Thank you to our judges Jane Clarke (Dance teacher and choreographer), Ashleigh Patrick (former PAAW student) and Nia Spilsbury (former PAAW student).
Also, for the first time, we added a third place award as the school as grown so much.
Joint 3rd: Phoebe Crosbie & Nia West
2nd Place: Allannah, Liv and Lucy Griffiths
1st Place: Charlotte and Lucy Ganderton
3rd Place: Tom Whittaker
2nd Place: Jake Morrish
Joint 1st: Gabrielle Crick and Izzy Davies
We had another fantastic Showcase evening. The standard just goes up and up every year! A big thank you to our judges Anne Taylor (A&A Dancewear) and Becky Trigg (former PAAW student)
2nd Place: Phoebe Crosbie
1st Place: Lucy Ganderton & Allannah Turpitt
Joint 2nd: Gabrielle Crick & Izzy Edmunds
1st Place: Izzy Davies
Joint 2nd: Evie James & Lila Samuel
1st Place: Nicole Bonvini
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
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
Judges: Mathieu Geffré (National Dance Company Wales), Dan Fulham (Musical Director & Vocal Coach) and Gwen Cartwright (Former PAAW student currently studying at Oxford University). This was our first year having a separate Lower Junior section.
1st place: Izzy D – Outside (Dance)
2nd place: Issy H – Anna (Song)
1st place: Nia – Love Me Like You Do (Dance)
2nd place: Ali – Popular (song)
1st place: Lucy – Sacrifice (dance)
2nd place: Verity and Liv – You Lost Me (Song and Dance)
Judges: Mathieu Geffré (National Dance Company Wales), Helena May Harrison (Professional Singer), Rebecca Harvey (Former PAAW Student)
2nd Place: Sadie Lewis
1st Place: Lucy Sharpe
Judges: David Mahoney (PAAW Patron), Courtenay Hamilton (Professional Singer) and Laura Richards (Professional Performer)
2nd Place: Evie & Nia
1st Place: Cassiel Egerstrom
2nd Place: Nia Spilsbury
1st Place: Becky Trigg
Judges: Alex Sherman (Royal Ballet School), Courtenay Hamilton (Professional Singer), Sarah Hudson (Dance teacher and former student)
2nd Place: Rebecca Harvey
1st Place: Ashleigh Patrick
Judges: David Mahoney (Only Men Aloud and PAAW Patron), Shirin Hosseini-Sech (Professional Singer), Sophie Andrews (former Dancer)
2nd Place: Rebecca Harvey
1st Place: Kirsty Keene