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Dance & Drama Classes for Pre-School children

We are pleased to offer Melody Bear and Nursery Ballet & Tap classes classes as an ideal introduction for boys and girls to the world of dance, drama and movement.  

Qualified teachers at Graham School of Dance are specially trained to engage children from around the age of 2 to dance through the  Melody Movement Early Learning's delightful dance-mad teddy Melody Bear. She is often joined by her friends, including Milligan Bear – Melody Bear’s friend. He dances in class with Melody Bear and has stories, stickers and awards for boys who love to dance.

Pre-School dance lessons in Hertfordshire

Pre-School dance, drama and movement classes are run weekly during term time in Bishop’s Stortford, Stansted, Church Langley and Hertford, and introduce children to dance & movement using the natural actions of the body such as running, jumping, skipping and galloping. Melody Tap has also recently been introduced at our Hertford branch .

The syllabus was created by teacher Jill Bridger, who says: "Melody Bear © classes ... aid children’s physical development, coordination, spatial awareness, creativity & self-expression working individually, with a partner, or as a group.... Melody Movement classes are tailored to discovering and fulfilling the potential of each child, nurturing their creative development".

Melody Movement classes also introduce children to other fundamental curriculum learning skills such as counting, colour and shape recognition, vocabulary and language skills. The strength of the system is that learning is achieved through imaginative movement which is enjoyable and fun. Melody Movement instils a love of dance making it a positive element of their early lives which stays with them. They learn from a young age how music, movement, dance and the imagination can be combined to tell a story and convey emotions. See www.melodymovement.com

From age 3, children progress into our Nursery Ballet classes, often with Introductory Tap alongside too. Nursery Ballet classes are held at ALL our branches as well as at our main centre in Bishop's Stortford, and through a non-syllabus based curriculum, pupils are introduced to Classical Ballet in a fund and nurturing way, enabling children to progress into Royal Academy of Dance classes at Pre-Primary level once they reach age 4-5, as well as Drama, Tap, Modern and Street Dance and Musical Theatre lessons at this age too. 

If you are wanting to introduce your 2-4 year old pre-school children to dance, then our Pre-School dance and movement classes are a perfect introduction. With classes held across Hertfordshire and Essex, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Meet the ALL ENGLAND DANCE 2017 ‘YOUNG MODERN DANCER OF THE YEAR’: GSD’s ELLIE WILSON!!... WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT !
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Looking forward to watching our gorgeous GSD girls dance in the Gala of All England Dance 2017!

Delilah has been asked to perform her Junior Song & Dance solo after gaining a unanimous Gold 🌟...and Ellie won Gold 🌟in her Senior Lyrical Modern section and has been invited to compete in the Young Modern Dancer at the Gala - one of only six invited! This All England has been fantastic for GSD, we surpassed our medals count from the previous All England Finals with a much higher medal tally - which is pretty outstanding considering the reduction in sections! Our students have done fantastically well in a wide variety of genres... Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary & Song & Dance! What a talented lot you are and a testimony to the high standard of training at GSD!! A HUGE thank you to all teachers & admin staff at GSD who all make it possible and our fabulous parents!! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 and a huge thank you to the All England Dance organising team!! & to all the lovely staff at the Hackney Empire!!

Looking forward to watching our gorgeous GSD girls dance in the Gala of All England Dance 2017!
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And now the BRONZE medal for our Senior Modern Trio!

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And now the BRONZE medal for our Senior Modern Trio!
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Ellie W wins the SILVER medal for her Song & Dance solo at All England Dance Finals!
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A brilliant Bronze medal at All England Finals for Elizabeth and Georgina's Classical ballet duet
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