Classical Ballet Dance Classes (RAD)
Graham School of Dance offers Ballet lessons to children of all ages, including Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Grade and Vocational Grade Ballet classes from age 4 and Nursey Ballet for children age 3+. Our dance studios are located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire and ideally located for students from Essex as well as Herts. Ballet helps to develop the foundations of excellent dance technique, improving flexibility, strength and posture as well as being fun and helping develop a sense of achievement and inspiring students musically.
We provide ballet classes for all levels and ages:
Classes for children Under 5:
Baby Ballet classes have become very popular as an ideal introduction into dance for young children. Graham School of Dance offers Melody Bear © classes for 2-3 year olds in Bishop's Stortford and Hertford in Herts, and Church Langley and Stansted in Essex.
Children aged 3-4: From age 3, pupils progress to learning Nursery Ballet, often with Introductory Tap alongside. These are fun introductory ballet classes (based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus), usually with Introductory Tap as part of the lessons.
Children ages 4 - 5: pupils are introduced to the Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet Grade syllabus through learning the RAD Pre-Primary syllabus.Pupils are invited to prepare and enter for their Pre-Primary Class Award when they are ready.
Classes for older pupils:
Children age 5 & above: pupils learn the Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet syllabus Grade classes starting at Primary, and moving through to Grade 8 inclusive. Most pupils are invited to prepare and enter for RAD Examinations or Class Awards when they are ready.
Pupils age 10 and above: In addition to their RAD Grade classes, students age 10+ may be invited to commence Vocational Grade classes offered by the Royal Academy of Dance.
These include Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2 inclusive, and pupils are prepared for examinations where appropriate.
Adult Ballet classes are also increasingly popular, and these run on Tuesdays in Bishop's Stortford - please contact us for details!
As a leading ballet school in Hertfordshire and Essex, and indeed nationally, Graham School of Dance is ideally placed for girls and boys wanting to become involved in the Performing Arts.
If you live in or around Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, Welwyn Gardent City, Welwyn, Stansted, Harlow, Takeley, Sawbridgeworth, Hatfield Heath, Ware, Puckeridge, Saffron Walden, Braintree or Buntingford, please contact us to find out more about where and when we run our classes.
Sending HUGE waves of GOOD LUCK vibes to all GSD pupils representing TEAM ENGLAND at this year's DANCE WORLD CUP !
... we'll be watching the livestream via WWW.DWCWORLD.COM and CLUBWOW.... Go smash it everyone you've all worked so hard, we can't wait to see you perform!
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THANK YOU to two of our 2018 Dance World Cup Flag Sponsors - ROTARY CLUB COLCHESTER and CADONS
Graham School of Dance and Theatre Arts would like to introduce two of their flag sponsors for this year’s Dance World Cup, and take the opportunity to thank Cadons and the Colchester Rotary Club for their generous donation and support.
The Rotary Club of Colchester has fun helping others by offering their skills and experience to the local community, and they support a large variety of good causes - even organising Dance Festivals! www.rotarygbi.org
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THANK YOU to two of our 2018 Dance World Cup Flag Sponsors - TOTAL SECURITY SERVICES and SIRONA MEDICAL !
Graham School of Dance and Theatre Arts would like to introduce two of their flag sponsors for this year’s Dance World Cup, and take the opportunity to thank T.S.S. and Sirona Medical for their generous donation and support.
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THANK YOU to two of our 2018 Dance World Cup Flag Sponsors - KWIKLITE and an Anonymous Donor !
Graham School of Dance and Theatre Arts would like to introduce two more flag sponsors for this year’s Dance World Cup, and take the opportunity to thank
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THANK YOU to our 2018 Dance World Cup Main Flag Sponsor - SIMBA !
Graham School of Dance and Theatre Arts would like to introduce their main flag sponsor for this year’s Dance World Cup and would like to take the opportunity to thank Simba for their generous donation and support.
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