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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 Garden City, 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, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT) 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, as the CDMT is the quality assurance and membership body for the professional dance, drama and musical theatre industries.

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!

 

What a fabulous Gala at the All England Dance Finals - so much talent on one stage!

See overleaf for all our Medal results! We were delighted too that our Senior Modern group were invited to perform “Hanging Tree” and Louis was invited to perform his Song & Dance solo at the Gala …. and Nicola H danced so beautifully in the Finals of the “Young Ballet Dancer” competition. We are thrilled as well that GSD students were awarded awards: - Ellie Ta was awarded a scholarship to attend a Urdang Academy Summer School ! - Louis was awarded The Robin Winbow Junior Song & Dance award for the most outstanding performance in sections A, B & C at the National finals ! - Nicola was also given an award as one of the runners up in the Young Ballet Dancer Finals! ... Huge Congratulations to EVERYONE who danced at Finals - we are all SO SO proud of you!

What a fabulous Gala at the All England Dance Finals  - so much talent on one stage!
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and it’s SILVER for our Senior Modern group with 'Hanging Tree' at All England Dance Finals!!

…. congratulations to all the performers !!! 🎉🎉🎉

and it’s SILVER for our Senior Modern group with 'Hanging Tree' at All England Dance Finals!!
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All England Finals 2019 - Congratulations to our Senior Contemporary group...

… it’s the SILVER medal for their piece Tornado 🌪 🎉🌪🎉🌪

All England Finals 2019 - Congratulations to our Senior Contemporary group...
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A SILVER for Nicola's Ballet Solo AND place in YOUNG BALLET DANCER competition

Huge congratulations to Nicola - not only a SILVER at the All England Finals for her Ballet solo in the 15-18 years age group… …….AND she has been chosen to take part as a FINALIST for the YOUNG BALLET DANCER OF THE YEAR competition – this is SO well done Nicola!! 🎉🎉🎉

A SILVER for Nicola's Ballet Solo AND place in YOUNG BALLET DANCER competition
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All England Dance 2019 Finals - a fab BRONZE for Graham School of Dance Inter Tap group!

Huge congratulations to the American in Paris Intermediate Tap Group!! Fabulous!! 🎉🎉🎉

All England Dance 2019 Finals - a fab BRONZE for Graham School of Dance Inter Tap group!
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