Professional Development

All of our students receive a solid foundation in the essentials of of ballet, but this is then applied to whatever forms they would like to focus on.


We offer professional and certified instruction in Jazz, Modern, Tap and Ballet styles, and we also teach Drama & Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, and help with Audition Preparation.

Pearl Shaw follows structured examination and accreditation pathways with the most highly regarded official bodies, including the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD), and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). We always achieve good exam results across the board.

Not only will each student receive the best possible instruction in Colwyn Bay, but they will also be given unique opportunities that no other local school can offer. Because of our consistent record for producing quality young dancers, we are asked every year to provide performers for the prestigious pantomimes in both Venue Cymru and Theatr Colwyn.

We also produce our own creative productions in these theatres. This gives our young people the opportunity to discover the thrill of performance in beautiful costumes with the benefit of an appreciative audience. Rather than just ‘script’ these performances, the students themselves are intimately involved in their conception, choreography, and production.