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Welcome to Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts!

Our School runs classes in Hertfordshire and Essex , offering Dance classesDrama 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 (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.

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 confirms that the School adheres to the standards demanded by the industry, including those 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!

 

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!

Sending HUGE waves of GOOD LUCK vibes to all GSD pupils representing TEAM ENGLAND at this year's DANCE WORLD CUP !
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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 Cadons provide bespoke interior fit-out services for clients from major blue-chip companies to smaller and medium enterprises, and have been doing so for over 20 years, gaining a reputation for high quality workmanship and innovative solutions. www.cadons.co.uk

THANK YOU to two of our 2018 Dance World Cup Flag Sponsors - ROTARY CLUB COLCHESTER and CADONS
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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

THANK YOU to two of our 2018 Dance World Cup Flag Sponsors - TOTAL SECURITY SERVICES and SIRONA MEDICAL !
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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. Kwiklite, part of Bright Sparks, offers low cost, pro-active, lighting maintenance throughout the UK, with simple, high quality, fast and cost effective solutions for single or multi-site commercial, industrial and retail outlets. With 40 years of experience, qualified Bright Sparks Kwiklite electricians are able to visit premises on an ad hoc or regular basis to maintain lighting, resulting in a low cost service with no charge for labour. http://www.brightsparksgroup.co.uk/kwiklite

THANK YOU to two of our 2018 Dance World Cup Flag Sponsors - KWIKLITE and an Anonymous Donor !
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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

THANK YOU to our 2018 Dance World Cup Main Flag Sponsor - SIMBA !
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