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The Barton Dance & Drama Academy offer a wide range of dance classes taught by fully
qualified and dedicated teachers across North Wales
1993 Dec – Song and Dance
1994 Dec – The Magic of Disney
1997 Jul – Showstoppers
1998 Jul – Celebration
1999 Jul – Time in Motion
2000 Jul – The Music, The Magic, The Dance
2000 Aug – Stars In Our Eyes, Her Majesties Theatre
2001 Jul – Born to Perform
2001 Aug – Magical Music Days, Disneyland Paris
2002 May – Dance Unites the World
2002 Aug – Stars in the Round, The Royal Albert Hall
2003 Apr – Magic of the Movies
2004 Jun – Live, Laugh, Love, Dance!
2004 – Love in Llandudno (Meningitis Cymru)
2004 Aug – Magical Music Days, Disneyland Florida
2004 Dec – The Nutcracker
2005 Jul – Music and Passion
2005 – One Night Only (Meningitis Cymru)
2006 Jul – Move It!
2006 – One Big Show (Meningitis Cymru)
2007 Jul – One Step Ahead, Barton Juniors
2007 Jul – Dazzled by Dance, Barton Seniors
2007 – Night of Stars (Meningitis Cymru)
2008 Jul – Step by Step, Barton Juniors
2008 Jul – Feel the Beat, Barton Seniors
2009 Jun – Dancetastic!
2010 Jun – 5,6,7,8, Dance!
2011 Jun – Got to Dance
2012 Jul – Dance, Dream, Believe!
2013 Jul – Rhythm
2013 Aug – Performing Arts Onstage, Disneyland Paris
2014 Apr – Stars In Our Eyes, Sadlers Wells Theatre
2014 Jul – Razzamatazz
2015 Jul – Legendary
2016 Jul – Lets Dance
The Barton Dance and Drama Academy was formed in 1990 by Helen Barton, the principal
of the academy. Since then the academy has grown into a highly successful
school and has achieved many accolades.
The students have performed at ‘Her Majesties Theatre’, ‘Sadlers Wells’, ‘The London
Palladium’, ‘Manchester Opera House’, ‘The Albert Hall’, ‘Disneyland Paris’ and ‘Walt
Disney World, Florida’.
There have been many successes in competitions
including two finalists in the prestigious Janet Cram
and Star Tap Awards. There have also been finalists
in the McDonalds ‘Search for a Star’ competition held
in Leeds. Students have also brought home many
trophies and medals from the Deeside Festival.
Exams are held each term, in each of the
six ISTD subjects offered at the school,
always with high standards achieved.
The school has appeared on television many times
with the Welsh S4C program ‘Uned 5’, and recently ‘Stwnsh Sadwrn’. Performers have
part in special episodes of ‘Mas Draw’
and the BBC program ‘See Hear Saturday’.
The Barton Dance & Drama Academy have performed
at many local events raising funds for charities
including the NSPCC and Meningitis Cymru.
Former pupils of the school have gone on to train at prestigious dance and drama
The Bird College, Arts Educational, LIPA,
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts,
Liverpool Theatre School and
Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre.