Examinations - Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre
At Graham School of Dance, examination results are consistently excellent, with a 100% pass record in all subjects. These standards of excellence are maintained by the dedicated, qualified and highly experienced teachers in the team. Dance pupils are encouraged to take examinations, though they are not compulsory, as they give the child a goal to aim for a great sense of achievement upon passing, and are a valuable base on which to record successes and progress. Dance examinations help pupils to grow in confidence and self esteem, and indeed aid the ‘whole child’ in all areas of his/her development. LAMDA Drama and Musical Theatre examinations too are a valuable way of recording progress and success in these genre.
At each teacher’s and the Principal’s discretion, pupils are invited to enter for Royal Academy of Dance examinations in Ballet, and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing examinations in Tap, Modern, and Jazz, when they are ready. In Ballet, some pupils may be invited to take their Presentation or Class Award examination, also run by the RAD, rather than the full examination. Examination sessions are held termly. Where one class per week is taken, a second weekly coaching class must be taken in the examination term, in order to reach the very high standards set by the accrediting bodies of the RAD and ISTD. Private dance lessons are necessary in order to be entered for vocational RAD examinations.
Drama and Musical Theatre Examinations
At the teacher's/Principal's discretion, pupils are invited to enter for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations from both the Performance and Communication syllabuses.
Drama and Musical Theatre pupils can be invited to take solo, duo or group examinations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Speaking Verse and Prose, Devising Drama, Miming and Reading for Performance. The range of examination options supports progression for each learner and enables all pupils to extend personal and vocational skills whilst realising their potential.
Examination sessions are held twice-yearly. Pupils work towards their particular exams in weekly private lessons and, when working towards a Level 3 exam, in a weekly group LAMDA technique class as well.
With Graham School of Dance and Theatre Arts providing professional Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre classes for children of all ages, why not join us at either our main dance studios in Bishop's Stortford, on the Herts / Essex borders, or at one of our branches at Church Langley, Hertford, Stansted, Takeley and Sawbridgeworth?
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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