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Classical Ballet Dance Classes (RAD)

Graham School of Dance offers Ballet lessons to children of all ages, including Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Grade and Vocational Grade Ballet classes from age 4 and Nursey Ballet for children age 3+. Our dance studios are located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire and ideally located for students from Essex as well as Herts. Ballet helps to develop the foundations of excellent dance technique, improving flexibility, strength and posture as well as being fun and helping develop a sense of achievement and inspiring students musically.

We provide ballet dance courses for all levels and ages:

Classes for children Under 5:    

Baby Ballet classes have become very popular as an ideal introduction  into dance for young children. Graham School of Dance offers Melody Bear © classes for 2-3 year olds in Bishop's Stortford and Hertford in Herts, and Church Langley and Stansted in Essex. 

Children aged 3-4: From age 3, pupils progress  to learning Nursery Ballet, often with Introductory Tap alongside. These are fun introductory ballet classes (based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus), usually with Introductory Tap as part of the lessons.

Children ages 4 - 5: pupils are introduced to the Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet Grade syllabus through learning the RAD Pre-Primary syllabus.Pupils are invited to prepare and enter for their Pre-Primary Class Award when they are ready.

 

 

Classes for older pupils: 

Children age 5 & above:  pupils learn the Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet syllabus Grade classes starting at Primary, and moving through to Grade 8 inclusive. Most pupils are invited to prepare and enter for RAD Examinations or Class Awards when they are ready.

Pupils age 10 and above:  In addition to their RAD Grade classes, students age 10+ may be invited to commence Vocational  Grade classes offered by the Royal Academy of Dance. 

These include Intermediate Foundation to  Advanced 2 inclusive, and pupils are prepared for  examinations where appropriate.

Adult Ballet classes are also increasingly popular, and these run on Tuesdays in Bishop's Stortford - please contact us for details!

As a leading ballet school in Hertfordshire and Essex, and indeed nationally, Graham School  of Dance is ideally placed for girls and  boys wanting to become  involved in the Performing Arts.

If you live in  or around Bishop’s  Stortford, Hertford, Stansted, Harlow, Takeley, Sawbridgeworth, Hatfield Heath, Ware, Puckeridge, Saffron Walden, Braintree or Buntingford, please contact us to find out more about where and when we run our classes.

 

Meet the ALL ENGLAND DANCE 2017 ‘YOUNG MODERN DANCER OF THE YEAR’: GSD’s ELLIE WILSON!!... WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT !

This is so fantastic Ellie...all your GSD training paying off, and you danced from the heart!! ❤️ ❤️ what a GREAT finale for your time at GSD! 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉

Meet the ALL ENGLAND DANCE 2017 ‘YOUNG MODERN DANCER OF THE YEAR’: GSD’s ELLIE WILSON!!... WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT !
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Looking forward to watching our gorgeous GSD girls dance in the Gala of All England Dance 2017!

Delilah has been asked to perform her Junior Song & Dance solo after gaining a unanimous Gold 🌟...and Ellie won Gold 🌟in her Senior Lyrical Modern section and has been invited to compete in the Young Modern Dancer at the Gala - one of only six invited! This All England has been fantastic for GSD, we surpassed our medals count from the previous All England Finals with a much higher medal tally - which is pretty outstanding considering the reduction in sections! Our students have done fantastically well in a wide variety of genres... Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary & Song & Dance! What a talented lot you are and a testimony to the high standard of training at GSD!! A HUGE thank you to all teachers & admin staff at GSD who all make it possible and our fabulous parents!! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 and a huge thank you to the All England Dance organising team!! & to all the lovely staff at the Hackney Empire!!

Looking forward to watching our gorgeous GSD girls dance in the Gala of All England Dance 2017!
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And now the BRONZE medal for our Senior Modern Trio!

What a fantastic way to finish the day - well done to Georgina, Ellie W and Tiami for your Bronze medal! 🎉 🎉 🎉

And now the BRONZE medal for our Senior Modern Trio!
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Ellie W wins the SILVER medal for her Song & Dance solo at All England Dance Finals!

Wow!! This girl is on fire, winning the SILVER in the most phenomenal Musical Theatre solo section!! 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉

Ellie W wins the SILVER medal for her Song & Dance solo at All England Dance Finals!
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A brilliant Bronze medal at All England Finals for Elizabeth and Georgina's Classical ballet duet

We are so proud of Elizabeth & Georgina for attaining their 3rd place with their Ballet duet! 🎉 🎉 🎉

A brilliant Bronze medal at All England Finals for Elizabeth and Georgina's Classical ballet duet
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