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Contemporary Dance Classes

Graham School of Dance runs non-syllabus Contemporary Dance classes from our dance studios in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, on the Herts / Essex borders - unusial for a pre-vocational dance school. Our Contemporary Dance classes are offered at Introductory / Intermediate and Senior levels for pupils from Grade 5 Ballet and above. Contemporary Dance pupils learn Ballet and Modern Dance as their core lessons, and GCSE Dance pupils all take Contemporary Dance lessons at Graham School of Dance as a requirement for the GCSE course.

Contemporary lessons include free work, an introduction to Graham and Cunningham Contemporary technique, as well as improvisation and introdutory release technique. 

Contemporary dance has limitless possibilities of exploring creativity with  fewer traditional rules, letting pupils connect mind and body that gives a real sense of freedom. 

Talented pupils by invitation develop their training to perform in group, duet, trio, quartet and solo pieces for Contemporary sections at dance competitions, including many award-winning pieces at national level.

Please contact us to find out more about our Contemporary Dance lessons - ideal for pupils from Essex and Hertfordshire who want to develop this side of their dance.

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!

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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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