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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.

Wow GSD pupils! RAD East of England Awards 2017 success....

Wow! What a fantastic day GSD had at the Royal Academy of Dance East of England awards yesterday! We are delighted that the following students were awarded ... - Advanced (Class H): - WINNER! Georgina C ....and RUNNER UP! Ellie W; - Inter foundation & Grade 5 (Class E) - WINNER! Rosanna R ...and RUNNER UP! Grace P; - Grade Three (Class C) - WINNER! Eleanor K ... and HIGHLY COMMENDED Mimi EL .... and HIGHLY COMMENDED! Delilah BC; - Grade Two (Class B) - HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD! Martha S; - Grade One (class A) - HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD! Hannah N. Thank you to the Royal Academy of Dance organisers, the class teachers & the fab pianists!

Wow GSD pupils! RAD East of England Awards 2017 success....
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Congratulations to Amelie A.....

.... for winning 2nd place at the 2017 'Sawbo's Got Talent' this year!

Congratulations to Amelie A.....
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Team England representative Delilah!

Delilah will be performing at the Dance World Cup with her Mini Song & Dance solo 🎼 🎢 🌟 ... congratulations on being picked for Team England Delilah!

Team England representative Delilah!
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Well done Lily, Lottie and Amelie for winning a place on Team England for their Song & Dance!

Piece number 4 through to Dance World Cup Finals! Congratulations girls! πŸ’œπŸŽΌπŸ’œπŸŽ€πŸ’œ

Well done Lily, Lottie and Amelie for winning a place on Team England for their Song & Dance!
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Congratulations to Dance World Cup Finalists Amelie, Isabella, Emily and Grace!

Go GSD! Our Junior Modern Quartet will be representing Team England at the 2017 Dance World Cup in Germany! βœ¨πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈβœ¨

Congratulations to Dance World Cup Finalists Amelie, Isabella, Emily and Grace!
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