Top Junior Dance

For children in school years 6, 7 and 8  IMG_0331

Saturday 3.30-5.15pm at Saints Main Hall, Victoria Square, Penarth.

Modern/Jazz and Tap are covered in our Top Juniors dance class. Learning performance and dance technique, students learn routines to both popular chart songs and songs from musicals.

Students have previously danced at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, The Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall, The Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff’s New Theatre.


Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm at St 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.

Junior Advanced Acro runs Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm at St Cyres School – by invitation only.


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 3 – Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm at St Cyres School
Grade 4 – Monday 6-7pm at Dinas Parish Hall

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.


Top Junior Commercial – 4.30-5.30pm at Dinas Lee Hall

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

Modern and 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 2 Tap/Grade 3 Modern – Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm at Penarth Methodist Church
Grade 4 Tap/Grade 5 Modern – Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm at St Cyres School


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