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Modern Theatre Dance Classes (ISTD)

Graham School of Dance offer Modern Theatre dance classes to children of all ages from Hertfordshire and Essex. Modern Dance is a fusion of dance styles, originating and developed from Ballet, and helps to develop rhythmical movement, turns, jumps and dance combinations in a fun way, building strength, technique and core stability too. 

Pupils age 5 and above: Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Grade classes, Primary to Grade 6 inclusive, with Examination and Class Award options.  All our Modern Dance pupils learn Ballet each week too, as the foundation for their Modern work. Younger pupils enjoy Introductory Modern Dance from age 4+ at some venues if they wish.

Pupils age 12 and above:  In addition to their Grade Modern Dance lessons, by invitation pupils may also be invited to start learning the ISTD Vocational Grade syllabus.  Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2 inclusive, with pupils being prepared for examinations where appropriate.  

With our main dance studios located in Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex borders, and branches at other locations too, we are ideally located for students from Bishop's Stortford, Stansted, Saffron Walden, Sawbridgeworth, Braintree, Buntingford, Ware and Hertford.... and everywhere in between!

Please contact us on info@grahamschoolofdance.co.uk for full details of our Modern Theatre dance classes.

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Huge Congratulations to GSD's Cameron!

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Huge Congratulations to GSD's Cameron!
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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!

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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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