As a leading dance school in Hertfordshire and Essex, Graham School of Dance offers pupils outstanding Dance tuition in a range of dance disciplines. Dance lessons range from RAD Classical Ballet classes and ISTD Tap, Modern Theatre and Jazz classes, to free-work Contemporary Dance, Commerical and Street Dance. GCSE Dance is offered as an early option too, as well as extra tuition by invitation for Gifted and Talented children. Our popular 'Baby Ballet' classes for our youngest pupils include Melody Bear ® and Nursery Ballet and Tap.
Our main dance school studios are located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire - close to the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Bishop's Stortford train and bus stations, as well as the M11 junction, with classes held six days a week during term time. Dance classes are also held at a number of venues across Hertfordshire and Essex including Hertford, Welwyn, Church Langley, Sawbridgeworth, Stansted and Takeley.
Classical Ballet / RAD Ballet
Graham School of Dance offers Classical Ballet classes for children of all ages, teaching Royal Academy of Dance Grade and Vocational Grade Ballet classes as well as non-syllabus classes for our youngest children and for Gifted and Talented students by invitation.
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Tap, Modern Theatre Dance and Jazz (ISTD)
Graham School of Dance teaches Tap, Modern Theatre and Jazz using the ISTD syllabi, including entering pupils for examinations where appropriate. non-syllabus lessons are held for the youngest pupils, along with Gifted a& Talented children by invitation.
Find out more about Tap Dance Classes
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Find out more about Jazz Dance Classes
Melody Bear ® Pre-School dance
It's never too early to get involved in dance! Melodt Bear ® Dance and Movement classes for pre-school children aged 2-3 are “a unique dance curriculum which addresses the needs of children aged 18 months upwards, tailored to discovering and fulfilling the potential of each child, nurturing their creative development” www.melodymovement.com.
Children age 3-4 learn Nursery Ballet (often with Tap too), before progressing into Royal Academy of Dance lessons from age4/5.
Find out more about our Melody Bear ® pre-school dance classes
Contemporary Dance Classes
Non-syllabus Contemporary Dance classes at Introductory / Intermediate and Senior levels are offered to pupils from Grade 5 Ballet and above. These include freework, an introduction to Graham and Cunningham Contemporary technique, as well as improvisation.
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Free-work (non syllabus) classes are run at Mini, Junior, Intermediate and Senior level for pupils age 4 and above.
Find out more about our Street Dance Classes
Offered as an early option for pupil in school years 9 - 10.
Find out more about our GCSE Dance Classes
Gifted & Talented pupils
By invitation, Scholar (Classical and Modern Ballet), Modern Theatre Associate, Tap Associate, Musical Theatre, National and Street Festival classes are offered to pupils with facility, talent and potential; these freework classes extend pupils’ technique and performance skills, and include festival work and audition technique and preparation.
So are you looking for a dance school in Essex or Herts which can offer fantastic training? Do contact us to find out why we are regarded as the one of the region's best dance schools providing the highest quality lessons and courses, and with an enviably high success rate for training talented pupils to the highest pre-professional levels, enabling many to move on to full-time training.
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.
- T.S.S (Total Security Services) is the UK's largest privately-owned security company. This family owned business has always remained true to its core values of best value and service excellence in its 25 year history,. www.totalsecurity.co.uk
- Sirona Medical is a healthcare recruitment agency supplying staff across many sectors within the UK, with an excellent reputation for providing reliable healthcare professionals to both the private and NHS sectors, renowned for their very fast, friendly and efficient high-quality service. www.sirona-medical.co.uk
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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
Kwiklite and an anonymous donor for their generous donation and support.
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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.
Simba design and supply a range of mattresses, duvets, pillows, beds and accessories, all with one thing in mind: the perfect night's sleep! This includes the most advanced mattress in the world … so you can sleep better, whatever your sleeping pattern. www.simbasleep.com
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