Mrs Kim Bardsley

West Cottage, St. Brides Major, Bridgend, CF32 0SA Directions

Tel 01656 881718
   Open today 09:00 - 21:00

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Years of Experience
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Business overview

Kim Bardsley began her ballet career at the age of seven with a teacher called Miss

Patricia Stride in Cowbridge. She continued weekly ballet classes with her until

the age of 12, when she then gained a place at the Hammond School of Dance in

Chester. Kim studied at the Hammond School of Dance up until the age of

nineteen where she passed her RAD Advanced and ISTD Advanced Ballet with Honours. Kim then travelled to Canada to the Banff School of Fine Arts, where she

auditioned and won a scholarship for the following year.

On returning to the UK Kim married and set up home in Llantrisant. Her teaching career then commenced and she gained her RAD Teachers Certificate. The Kim Bardsley School of Dance was established in 1987 in Llantrisant Church Hall, with 15 local children. The school has grown considerably over the years and is now one of the largest ballet schools in the area.

Kim Bardsley is Principal of the Ballet School and has one teaching assistant, Kelly Wright.

Kelly began her ballet lessons at the age of 5 at the Kim Bardsley School of Dance. Throughout her time at the dance school Kelly has progressed through all of the RAD Syllabus Grades (Pre Primary- Grade 8) and has gone on to successfully pass her Vocational Graded Examination in Ballet at Intermediate (Merit) and Advanced 1 (Merit). In July 2014 Kelly graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance with a BA in Dance Education. In March 2015 Kelly successfully qualified with Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teachers Status (RAD RTS) and is now fully qualified to enter students for RAD Examinations.

The Kim Bardsley School of Dance offers a range of classes from Pre School (Aged 2 1/2 - 3) up to Adult Ballet classes which are held at an Intermediate Level - ideal for those who wish to relive their childhood love of ballet! Pointe Work (beginners) classes are also available for those wishing to advance their skills and knowledge of classical ballet.

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