Photo credit: Nerys Reese
“As a dancer, my fondest memory is winning the championships at age nine in the under tens category as a personal best when I was in Blackpool with my own parents. I then made the front of what was The Evening Leader at the time.”
“Initially, the first class I went to with lots of other little children, I don’t think my mum knew where we were going, we went and it was supposed to be just a fun little outing every week.”
From this class Bethan’s passion grew rapidly, she began competing in the big competitions and representing Wales.
When she was asked to mentor at aged fourteen at a youth club, this got her into the teaching role, that’s when she realised her passion was in the dancing skills in other people, not just herself.
BDA is now the longest standing dance school in Wrexham, they have been running for twenty five years.
BDA initially started teaching freestyle and rock and roll. Due to popular demand, they moved into formation teams, street dance, lyrical, contemporary and launching in January, they will be going back to basics with some Latin American.
BDA is North Wales based with classes in Chirk, a newly launched class in Brymbo, and now their main base, their brand new studio in Cefn Mawr, The BDA Bakery.