PAWS started 11 years ago in a very small studio in Kingswood.
Our dream was to create a place for Western Suburbs students to access the best teachers and create a nurturing and creative environment for them to learn in.
We strongly believe in the protection of children and in making every child feel special.
Our number one goal is to create confidence in every student and to allow them the freedom to express themselves. Eleven years later we have one of the biggest schools in Western Sydney and the only school with a circus department as big as its dance department.
Our students are not just triple threats but are quadruple threats with dancing, singing, acting and circus skills all under their belt.
PAWS students have appeared on Australia’s Got Talent for two years, making it into the semi finals with our company “Outside the Box” who then went on to perform for an opera company creating their new work.
PAWS students have performed professionally for Webbers Circus and at many corporate events around Sydney.
PAWS also has professional club and shopping centre shows all over Sydney with Australian Global Entertainment.
We have had many graduating students go onto professional careers including Disney Cruise Ships, Princess Cruise Ships, Caberet Shows and European Contemporary companies.
PAWS is a proud member of Project Dance, a not-for-profit organisation where six schools work together to create opportunities for their students. Through Project Dance PAWS students have performed on many shows including:
- Opened the Australian Dance Festival
- Appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and Young Talent Time
Earlier this year, with the help of the other schools, we raised over $60,000 for breast cancer research and I had the honour of choreographing a routine for Delta Goodrem and our students in an event.
PAWS is not just a dance school. It is also a family.
Our proudest achievement is the incredible, incredible community who help each other when we are in need and who support each other through everything.