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Welcome to Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts!

Our School is based in Bishop’s Stortford, on the Hertfordshire / Essex borders, and we offer dance classes, and  drama and musical theatre lessons.  The main centre, including for examinations, is our own premises in central Bishop's Stortford, with teaching studios (5 with sprung, Harlequin Floors, mirrors and barres), offices, changing/waiting facilities and a shop for uniform. We are additionally conveniently close to Rhodes Arts Complex, where we also run classes in their Studio several times a week.

We are delighted to also offer extra convenience to parents by running classes at a number of venues throughout the local Herts and Essex areas, including Church Langley, Sawbridgeworth, Stansted, Takeley and Hertford, in addition to our main Bishop’s Stortford centre. 

dance classes are open to children of all ages

Graham School of Dance offers a FREE TRIAL lesson for each new subject a pupils takes, so do get in touch to find out more about our classes! We are a leading School in the area and recognised nationally for the high standards our pupils achieve. 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. 

Graham School of Dance is accredited with the Council for Dance Education (CDET), having been awarded Recognised School status: 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 School adheres to the standards demanded by the industry, including standards designed to protect and safeguard students in their dance training. 

We offer the following popular Graham School of Dance classes:

Graham School of Dance welcomes all pupils whatever their level of ability and prides itself on helping everyone to reach their potential. The dance school teaches pupils who learn as a hobby and also up to pre-professional level. Pupils also gain excellent examination results and enjoy taking part in dance festivals and professional pantomimes, where they have great success. 

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 vocational dance schools/colleges for full time training, and with national youth companies and associate programmes. 

Unusually for a non-vocational school, the full range of Grade and Vocational Grade classes are offered: pupils are successfully prepared and examined up to and including RAD Advanced 2 Ballet, and ISTD Advanced 2 Modern and Advanced 2 Tap, and there are performance opportinuties for all pupils too.

If you are interested in dance lessons, and/or drama or musical theatre classes, please contact us to find our why we are considered one of the top dance and drama schools around Herts and Essex. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Ruislip Drama Festival - Congratulations everyone!

Well well done to all who took part in the Drama Festival... 1st 89%! Amelie A-Solo Acting; ... 1st 88%!- Isabelle Hy - Verse Speaking; ... 1st 88%!-Amelie A-Verse Speaking ; ... 1st!-Mia Rose-Verse Speaking; ...2nd!-Olivia SJ-Verse Speaking; ...3rd!- Mimi EL-Solo Acting; 3rd!-Olivia SJ-Solo Acting; 4th!- Eleanor S-L -Verse Speaking

Ruislip Drama Festival - Congratulations everyone!
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Congratulations to all for our Cups from Richmond Festival - a wonderful end to the Festival!

What a fantastic last day to the Festival... and results too... including: 1st!- 90 Marks!! - Flash Bang Wallop-Senior Song & Dance Group ...1st - 89 Marks! - Isabel B & Rachel W - Song & Dance Duet ... 1st!- 89 Marks!- Olivia D - Song & Dance Solo ...

Congratulations to all for our Cups from Richmond Festival - a wonderful end to the Festival!
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Richmond Festival Day 5..and CONGRATULATIONS to GSD 'Young Dancer of the Year' nominees - and to Ellie for attaining 3rd place!

Many congratulations to Georgina, Ellie W and Elizabeth for being nominated to perform in the 2017 'Young Dancer of the Year' competition... and for Ellie for her 3rd place.... This was on top of another FAB day of results: 1st-89%! - Amelie, Song & Dance Solo ... 1st!-Eleanor K, Character Solo ... 2nd-89%! Taken, Senior Character Group ... 2nd-89%! Les Debutantes, Inter Stylised Ballet Group ...

Richmond Festival Day 5..and CONGRATULATIONS to GSD 'Young Dancer of the Year' nominees - and to Ellie for attaining 3rd place!
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Richmond Festival Days 3 and 4 - WOW - go GSD!

More fabulous results .... 1st-89%! -Sing,Sing,Sing - Intermediate Tap Group ... 1st-90%! - Tiami, Elizabeth, Ellie W & Georgina, Modern Ballet Quartet ...1st-89%! Ellie W & Georgina, Contemporary Duet ... 1st-89%! All That Jazz -Senior Tap Group ...1st-89%! Georgina - Contemporary Solo ...1st-90%! Georgina -Lyrical Modern Solo ...1st-88% Georgina - Tap Solo ...1st! Florrie -Contemporary Solo ...1st! Hannah Ph & Amelie - Character Duet ...

Richmond Festival Days 3 and 4 - WOW - go GSD!
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Fantastic start to GSD performers at Richmond Festival Days 1 & 2!

Congratulations to everyone! Results as follows... Days 1 & 2: ...1st (90 %!) 'Flight of Birds',Senior Contemporary group ... 1st (89%!) Delilah, Song & Dance solo ... 1st (88%!) Rosanna, Modern solo ... 1st (90%) Georgina C, Modern Solo ... 1st (90%!) Ellie W, Song & Dance Solo ... 1st (89%) Amelie, Tap Solo ... 1st (88%) Mimi & Delilah, Song & Dance Duet ...

Fantastic start to GSD performers at Richmond Festival Days 1 & 2!
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