Drama and Musical Theatre Classes
Graham School of Dance offers highest standard, fun weekly classes in Drama and Musical Theatre in Bishop’s Stortford, on the Hertfordshire / Essex borders.
Group technique classes include non-syllabus work and pupils may also work individually towards LAMDA examinations, which are held regulalry througout the year.
Drama classes are run for pupils age 6+, at Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. These classes help build pupils' self-confidence and team working, along with enhancing Performance; they introduce a knowledge and love of the theatre, and develop technique, concentration and memory skills. In fun group classes pupils work together, in pairs, as a group and on their own to build on their theatre skills through games, role play and invention, to interpret and develop characters and scenes. Specific technique work plays close attention to the genres of Acting, Miming, Devising Drama, Speaking Verse & Prose and Reading for Performance.
Musical Theatre classes are ideal for pupils across Herts and Essex aged 4+, at Mini, Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels.Classes enable pupils to learn the vital skills needed for Musical Theatre, including teaching the necessary techniques needed by participants to deliver the best possible performance through singing, acting and dance, as well as the theory underpinning the genre of Musical Theatre.
Pupils are prepared and entered for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Drama and Musical Theatre examinations – see Examinations.
Talented students can also by invitation be invited to take extra classes to learn and perform Song & Dance group, solos, duet, trio and/or quartet pieces which are entered at All England Dance Festivals. Graham School of Dance has trained medal winners, including at the most recent Finals in 2015.
Pupils are also entered for Drama Festivals on a regular basis, with great success.
Pupils are given the opportunity to perform in the Graham School of Dance Drama and Musical Theatre Showcase and in our Main School Show, which take place in alternate years.
Graham School of Dance always welcomes new pupils, so if you are looking for top quality Drama and Musical Theatre classes in Hertfordshire / Essex, please contact us to find out more!
We have a close association with top local vocal training school Voices. Ann Woodfield teaches at our Summer Schools, and many pupils take private or group lessons with her in Bishop’s Stortford. Ann offers audition preparation classes as well as regular opportunities to perform at Showcases. See links for contact details for Voices.
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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