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About Graham School of Dance

Young pupil from Graham School of Dance in Bishop's Stortford

Graham School of Dance is a leading dance school based in Bishop's Stortford providing Dance Lessons and Drama and Musical Theatre classes to pupils across Hertforshire and Essex.

Dance classes are taught by friendly, experienced, dedicated and caring teachers whose high level of commitment and enthusiasm encourages and inspires the School’s pupils. The School’s high standards are maintained by these highly qualified and experienced teachers, and teachers have a pro-active programme of Continuing Professional Development.

By invitation, Gifted & Talented pupils are invited to take extra classes to further work towards maximising their potential, and dancers are supported in their Dance training by regular weekly lessons in Pilates and/or Progressive Ballet Technique.

The success of Graham School of Dance can be seen by the number of pupils winning places at renowned centres of excellence for the Performing Arts, such as The Royal Ballet School, Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, Elmhurst Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird College of Dance, London Studio Centre, Performers College, Urdang Academy,  Stella Mann College,  Italia Conti, Guildford School of Acting and LAMDA. A Graham School of Dance pupil has also been placed as one of the top 5 pupils in the annual national LAMDA competition.

Dance school pupils from GSD in Hertfordshire

Graham School of Dance pupils also attain outstanding examination results, including a number of 100% grades in RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern and LAMDA Drama. Over 99% of students attain Distinction or Merit in examinations, and recently all our Senior students who took RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern grades attained Distinction, with 70% of pupils gaining 90% or more. 

Exciting news for Graham School of Dance and Dance Design!

We are delighted to announce that from September 2017, Dance Design and Graham School of Dance will join together. We feel this is a fantastic opportunity to combine the two schools’ talents and build on both their strengths, and we are very excited about the future! The new school will be "Graham School Of Dance & Theatre Arts" with Miss Graham as Principal, and we are thrilled that Jody Squirrell & her team will continue under the new school umbrella.

Exciting news for Graham School of Dance and Dance Design!
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Huge Congratulations to GSD's Cameron!

Well well done to Cameron, who has won a place with the National Youth Theatre – a HUGE achievement against thousands of applicants! He will start his NYT journey this summer!

Huge Congratulations to GSD's Cameron!
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Sylvia Young place for Louisa - congratulations!

Well well done to Louisa, who has won a full time place at Sylvia Young Theatre School! She successfully auditioned against stiff competition, having had to perform a Singing solo, Dance solo, and Shakespearean and Modern Drama monologues. Congratulations from all of us!

Sylvia Young place for Louisa - congratulations!
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Huge congratulations to ex GSD student Charlotte Perry!

Congratulations to GSD alumnus Charlotte Perry who has gained a contract in Tarzan the Musical, in Germany! Charlotte trained with Graham School of Dance before completing her training at Laine Theatre Arts on the Betty Laine Scholarship. We are so proud & excited for Charlotte for her next adventure! 🎉

Huge congratulations to ex GSD student Charlotte Perry!
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ISTD Modern Dance Janet Cram Awards 2017

Such a lovely day watching our gorgeous girls dance at the ISTD Janet Cram heats!! They all danced so beautifully... Hannah Ph, Isabelle McG in Juniors, Florrie, Leah & Ellie Ta in Seniors & Ellie Tr & Emily P in the Premier section. ✨✨ Congratulations to ✨✨ ✨Hannah Ph - for a Commendation in the Junior section!! ✨Florrie - through to Finals in the Senior section!! ✨Leah - through to Finals in the Senior section!! ✨Ellie Tr - for a Commendation in the Premier section!!

ISTD Modern Dance Janet Cram Awards 2017
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