Award winning Dance Academy based in Cardiff , South Wales The Ballet Academy offers a complete program for the young dancer. We also provide lessons in Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Modern Jazz and Musical Theatre, Tap and Acrobatics / gymnastics . Each lesson is held as a serperate class to enable pupils to specialise in the area. The Academies are run by a Principal, Artistic director, several guest teachers, volunteers and chaperones. All pupils are entered in for medal tests and shows. With graded examinations from the age of 5 years of age. Graded Examinations are accredited with the Council for Dance Education and Training in London. http://www.cdet.org.uk/about-us Our principal Sandra Gage trained with the Royal Academy of Dancing with graded examinations. Teaching qualifications and Memberships have previously been held with MIDAA. BTDA , WATD, PTD, UTD . New for 2017 graded examinations are now taken with a CDET accredited association. Pupils are also given the chance to perform in our shows events and many other productions held throughout the year. We have several Dance Festival championship title holders in the school and our dancers are only entered for recognised Dance Festivals. titles include Swansea Dance Festival Mercia Dance Festival - Midlands Welsh Open Dance Championships All Star Dance Festival - Bristol All Star Dance Festival - South Wales All Star Dance Festival - London We have a Uniform available to purchase from the school which your child will be expected to wear to every class attended. We also have an outdoor uniform to be worn when attending shows and events. All our teachers and guest teachers are qualified and hold registered teaching certificates which enables us to teach your child correctly and confidently. Teachers and volunteers also hold DBS checked certificates, updated Insurances and together have at least thirty two years of teaching abilities. We are able to offer your child lessons in a group or private tuition, master classes with guest teachers, valuable trips to shows and venues such as Pineapple Dance Centre London and West End Shows. Children showing potential and commitment are given the opportunity to train in monthly Stage One Associate classes with our lovely Teacher Miss Nazene , principal of the Nazene Danielle's Dance Dynamix School based in Liverpool. Miss Nazene is also the teacher responsible for training all the dancers that appear on Dance Mums UK TV programme. Nazene also works alongside Kimberley Wyatt and Eastenders Star Jonny Labey. Youngsters travel from London, Devon, Dorset , Wiltshire, West and South Wales every month or the classes , which are held in Cardiff. We have five pupils who are a part of this monthly class. Please note we do not accept children into our Academy who attend other dance schools that teach the same disciplines as our Academy. Neither do we allow our pupils to attend different schools offering the same classes as us. Classes in Whitchurch, Llandaff North are paid Termly . Please note should you decide your child no longer wishes to attend classes there is no refund available.