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Welcome to Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts!

Our School runs classes in Hertfordshire and Essex , offering dance classes, and  drama and musical theatre lessons.  We are a leading School in the area and recognised nationally (and indeed internationally!) for the high standards  and achievements our pupils attain. The Dance School’s objectives are to give each pupil outstanding professional tuition in a friendly but purposeful environment. Key aims are to nurture the love of dance and the performing arts in all pupils, for everyone to maximise their potential both technically and in performance, whilst having fun, making new friends and building self confidence and social skills such as working in a team. 

Our main centre, including for examinations, is our own premises in central Bishop's Stortford, with teaching studios (5 with sprung Harlequin Floors, mirrors and barres), offices, changing/waiting facilities and a shop for uniform. We are additionally conveniently close to Rhodes Arts Complex, where we also run classes in their Studios most days of the week in their Studios.

We are delighted to also offer classes at a number of venues throughout the local Herts and Essex areas, including Welwyn, Hertford, Church Langley, Sawbridgeworth, Stansted and Takeley  in addition to our main Bishop’s Stortford centre. 

dance classes are open to children of all ages

Graham School of Dance is accredited with the Council for Dance Education (CDET) for many years, having been awarded Recognised School status: this nationally recognised certification ensures pre-vocational schools conform to a set of rules for good practice in the way that they are run, and confirm that the School adheres to the standards demanded by the industry, including standards designed to protect and safeguard students in their dance training. 

Graham School of Dance offers a FREE TRIAL lesson for each new subject a pupil takes, so do get in touch to find out more about our classes! We offer the following popular Graham School of Dance classes:

Graham School of Dance welcomes all pupils whatever their level of ability and prides itself on helping everyone to reach their potential. The dance school teaches pupils who learn as a hobby and also up to pre-professional level. Pupils also gain excellent examination results and enjoy taking part in dance festivals and professional pantomimes, where they have great success. 

Our reputation for outstanding teaching also enables us to run 'Gifted and Talented' classes for children with particular potential in Dance and Theatre Arts, and our talented pupils regularly win places with vocational dance schools/colleges for full time training, and with national youth companies and associate programmes. 

Unusually for a non-vocational school, the full range of Grade and Vocational Grade classes are offered: pupils are successfully prepared and examined up to and including RAD Advanced 2 Ballet, and ISTD Advanced 2 Modern and Advanced 2 Tap, and there are performance opportinuties for all pupils too.

If you are interested in dance lessons, and/or drama or musical theatre classes, please contact us to find our why we are considered one of the top dance and drama schools around Herts and Essex. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Tuesday 12 Dec: Class update - weather

All classes will be running today 12th December. We will naturally continue to monitor weather conditions –so please do check our Facebook page for any updates.

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WOW! GSD to represent TEAM ENGLAND again at the DANCE WORLD CUP 2018!

We’re SO thrilled to have been chosen to again represent TEAM ENGLAND for the DANCE WORLD CUP 2018! ….. and with more numbers than in previous years! Thank you so much judges! We will be performing pieces in groups (small and large), solo, duet and trio sections, in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Song & Dance genres, in Mini, Children, Junior AND Senior sections! We can’t wait and are all really excited to go to Barcelona in Summer 2018……WELL WELL DONE EVERYONE……GO GSD!!

WOW! GSD to represent TEAM ENGLAND again at the DANCE WORLD CUP 2018!
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Ché as Tiny Tim with The Royal Shakespeare company

What a FAB picture of Ché performing in A Christmas Carol in Stratford upon Avon

Ché as Tiny Tim  with The Royal Shakespeare company
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It's Panto time! Congratulations to all our GSD Performers who successfully auditioned for this season!

- Patsy S, Isabelle S, Poppy L & Lilly L performing in Beauty & the Beast at Welwyn Garden City Panto 🌟 - Erin G performing in Peter Pan at The Bull Theatre, High Barnet 🌟 - Holly McP performing in Rapunzel at Hertford Theatre, Hertford 🌟 - Scarlet A performing in Sleeping Beauty at The Grove Theatre, Dunstable 🌟 - Heba C-A performing in Peter Pan at Harlow Playhouse 🌟 - Talia Power performing in Beauty & the Beast at Radlett Theatre 🌟 - Emily H, Isabelle H, Lucinda W & Delilah BC performing at Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs 🌟 ... have lots of fun performing!

It's Panto time! Congratulations to all our GSD Performers who successfully auditioned for this season!
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Congratulations to Ché Grant - Royal Shakespeare Company debut!

Good luck to GSD student Ché Grant in his opening night as Tiny Tim in the Royal Shakespeare production of A Christmas Carol at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - what a fantastic achievement! ⭐️🎄❄️

Congratulations to Ché Grant - Royal Shakespeare Company debut!
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