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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.

 

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