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Dance Classes & Theatre Arts in Essex

Graham School of Dance offers dance lessons, drama courses and musical theatre classes to students from Essex. From our own dance studios located in Bishop’s Stortford, we are ca leading dance school in Essex and Hertfordshire - and indeed respected nation-wide! Our premises ideally located for Essex pupils as we are next to the Essex border, near the M11 and A120 major roads and the London - Liverpool Street rail line. We also provide  extra convenience for pupils' parents by holding some dance lessons at a number of venues throughout Essex including Church Langley, Stansted, Takeley and Felsted.

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Our Drama and Musical Theatre lessons are suited to children aged 4+  (6+ for Drama pupils), and we run Junior, Intermediate and Senior level classes. Our courses are designed to enhance your theatre performance, developing technique in Acting, Miming, Devising Drama and Reading for Performance. Pupils can be entered for their London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Drama and Musical theatre examinations. We also give our students the opportunity to perform in our very own Graham School of Dance Drama and Musical theatre Showcase - a biannaul event, alternating with our Main Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre Show , in which Drama and Musical Theatre play a full part

If you live in Essex and you or your children are interested in Dance lessons and/or  Drama / Musical Theatre classes, then why not join this top Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre school?  . We are ideally situated for pupils living in in Essex, such as Braintree, Takeley, Thaxted, Harlow, Saffron Walden, Stansted, Great Dunmow, Felsted, Elsenham and Newport.. and everywhere in between.

Please contact us for more details about the courses we provide.

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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