Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts

Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts is based in Bishop’s Stortford, on the Hertfordshire / Essex borders. We run dance classes, drama and musical theatre classes / lessons from our own premises which accommodate 6 teaching studios, offices, changing/waiting facilities and a shop for uniform. We are additionally conveniently close the Rhodes Arts Complex, where we also run classes in their Studio several times a week. 

dance classes are open to children of all ages

We are delighted to also offer extra convenience to parents by running classes at a number of venues throughout the local area Essex and Herts areas, at Church Langley, Sawbridgeworth, Stansted, Takeley, Felsted and Hertford.

We are accredited with the Council for Dance Education (CDET): this nationally recognised certification ensures pre-vocational schools conform to a set of rules for good practice in the way that they are run, and confirm that the highest standards are being set.

Ballet dancing lessons available from Graham School of Dance in Bishop's Stortford

The Dance School’s objectives are to give each pupil outstanding professional tuition in a friendly but purposeful environment. Key aims are to nurture the love of dance and the performing arts in all pupils, for everyone to maximise their potential both technically and in performance, whilst having fun, making new friends and building self confidence and social skills such as working in a team. 

Tuition is offered in Classical Ballet, Tap Dancing, Modern Dance, Street Dance, Musical Theatre and Drama, plus Jazz and Contemporary Dance for older pupils, for both boys and girls from 3 years old. Melody Bear ® Introductory Dance classes  are run in several venues for children age 2 – 3, and GCSE Dance is offered as an early option for secondary school students. 

Graham School of Dance welcomes all pupils whatever their level of ability and prides itself on helping everyone to reach their potential. Our reputation for outstanding teaching  also enables us to run 'Gifted and Talented' classes for children with particular potential in dance and theatre arts, and our talented pupils regularly win places with national dance schools, youth companies and Associate programmes, gain excellent examination results and enjoy taking part in dance festivals and professional pantomimes, where they have great success. The dance school teaches pupils who learn as a hobby and also up to pre-professional level; unusually for a non-vocational school, the full range of Grade and Vocational Grade classes are offered: pupils are successfully examined up to and including RAD Advanced 2 Ballet, and ISTD Advanced 2 Modern and Advanced 2 Tap.

If you are interested in dance lessons or musical theatre classes, contact us to find our why we are considered the best dance school and why we provide the best musical theatre classes throughout Essex and Herts.We look forward to welcoming you!

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