Annette’s School of Dance was born out Annette’s love of dance and her desire to
teach what she loved. Based in Cwmbran since it was established in 1983, the school
has taught many hundreds of students over the years, some who only stay a few terms,
and some who stay many years.
Annette was one of the first Dance Teachers in the country to graduate with the
government recognised dance teaching qualifications ‘Diploma in Dance Teaching’,
in both Ballet and Tap, and also the ‘Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning
Sector in Dance’, a new Government recognised qualification for teaching in FE Colleges
and Vocational Dance Schools.
We hold classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre and Contemporary dance
to the BBOdance (formally the British Ballet Organization) to ages 3 to 60+ is a
5 days a week. Fully accredited (by OFQUAL) examinations sessions are scheduled for
the summer terms, and an annual spectacular show is held every December in the Congress
Theatre. On top of these activities, the school also runs trips to the theatre (London
and Cardiff) at least once a year, as well as a host of events and fun days to help
pay for the annual show. We also fit in trips to external dance courses and workshops,
as well as exhibitions (such as MoveIt in London).
On top of all this we have been lucky enough to be asked to perform with a few professional
companies, the latest being Pasha Kovalev, off Strictly Come Dancing, on his last
two UK tours. A great thrill for the girls, and Annette!
As we approach the school’s 40th Anniversary we are looking forward to following
Strictly’s advice, and “Keep Dancing”!Why not join us?
Pasha Kovalev and some of the girls,
“Let’s Dance The Night Away” tour 2017
Pasha Kovalev and the senior groups,
“The Magic of Hollywood” tour 2018
Celebrating with Wayne Sleep, BBO/Trinity College Graduation 2005
With Anna Heaton and Dorreen Wells at the BBO/Trinity College Graduation 2006
BBO/Trinity College London Graduation 2005, with Dame Beryl Grey