Mellin Theatre Arts is a dance school based in Swansea’s own Grand Theatre.  
MTA was established in 2012 by Louise Mellin, who took over what was formally 'The Grand Theatre School of Dance' established by Wendy Weaver in 1986 and then taken over by Andrea Jones 2008-2012.
'Miss Louise' trained at the Grand Theatre School of dance herself before being awarded a scholarship to train at the prestigious Tring Park School of Performing Arts. 
MTA believes in giving all children and students the grounding and experience of a real theatre school by holding performances on the Grand Theatre stage as well as performing around Swansea in such events as The Christmas Parade, The Wales National Air show, the St David’s Day celebrations and performing for Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2019. The school also offers students the experience to perform in professional shows such as Qdos Pantomimes Ltd (Swansea Grand Theatre), Joseph (Cardiff Wales Millenium Centre) and Gangsta Grannie (Swansea Grand Theatre).
The school offers a very broad range of training - boasting over 50 classes a week in different disciplines including;
  • Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance)
  • Silver Swans (Ballet for 55yrs+ licence by the RAD)
  • Modern Theatre (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)
  • Tap Dance (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)
  • Contemporary (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)
  • Hip Hop (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)
  • American/Commercial Jazz (Luigi Style)
  • Acrobatics (Acrobatic Arts)
  • Singing & Musical Theatre (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts)
  • Drama & Advanced Acting Technique for TV & Film (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts)
Many students chose to go on to study professionally at a vocational level either at 16yrs or 18yrs. Currently the school holds a 100% audition rate including Laine Theatre Arts, Performers College, London Studio Centre, Tiffany Theatre College, Wilkes Academy and Masters Performing Arts College.
LOCKDOWN UPDATE
Mellin Theatre Arts was one of the first schools do go 'Online' during lockdown, keeping a full timetable and offering extra classes for students. After 19 weeks and 137 days moved classes to our temporary home 'The Brangwyn Hall' while the Theatre is closed for Covid-19 testing from September - 19th December 2020, unfortunately MTA will be returning online for January 2021 but will continue to run at full timetable.
For further information on classes get in touch! 

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