WELCOME TO CARIADANCE

LEADING BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE TUITION PROVIDERS

We are a nationally recognised Ballroom and Latin American dance studio, based in Mountain Ash, South Wales. Our friendly and welcoming teaching team offer classes for beginners, amateur and professional dancers. From social classes - technique classes - school provision - private lessons - wedding dances, you name it and we probably have it on offer. We believe that anyone can dance, determination is all you need and we can help you learn to dance and to improve your dancing. We hope to see you soon!

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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Cariadance was set up in 2017 by Arts Masters graduate Geraint Heaney. After a successful competitive career, reaching the finals of the British, UK, Dutch Open and World championships, Geraint qualified as a professional Licentiate teacher and set up the dance school to share his knowledge with others. Our teaching team work closely together to help dancers chase their dreams and achieve their personal goals. We do our best to make dancing as fun and engaging as possible. In the past three years, we have trained Welsh National Champions and had several final positions in the Pro-Am Champions League. We are highly driven to make dancing enjoyable while pursuing excellence in our technique, performance and choreography.

 

MEET THE TEAM

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GERAINT HEANEY

OWNER AND DIRECTOR

Geraint is an ex British, UK and World finalist in Ballroom dancing with a passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. With a Masters degree in cultural and arts management and a first class BA honours degree in choreography, Geraint has a wealth of experience in dance academically and in competition. He is a qualified professional licentiate teacher with the National Association of Teaching Dancing and is also a licensed championship adjudicator..

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SHANNON BEYTELL

DANCE TEACHER

Shannon is a young, talented and motivated teacher in training at Cariadance. Still competing in amateur competitions, Shannon has recently become the Welsh Solo Ballroom Champion and a national Pro-Am finalist. Her kind and nurturing nature makes her especially popular in our community classes, helping new students feel confident enough to get up and take part. Shannon is currently undergoing intensive studies for her professional exams where we are sure she will shine.

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ELENA LEWIS

DANCE TEACHER

Elena is a highly experienced Ballroom and Latin American dancer who started out as a child TV star on the BBC's Baby Ballroom. Elena competed internationally for over 8 years and has achieved some excellent results including being a British, UK and international finalist. Training in both London & Ukraine, Elena has learned some excellent teaching methods on her travels that she uses at Cariadance. Elena's kind, nurturing and supportive nature makes her a very popular teacher.

 
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“DON’T ONLY PRACTICE YOUR ART, BUT FORCE YOUR WAY INTO ITS SECRETS”

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN