Classical Ballet Dance Classes (RAD)
Graham School of Dance offers Ballet lessons to children of all ages, including Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Grade and Vocational Grade Ballet classes from age 4 and Nursey Ballet for children age 3+. Our dance studios are located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire and ideally located for students from Essex as well as Herts. Ballet helps to develop the foundations of excellent dance technique, improving flexibility, strength and posture as well as being fun and helping develop a sense of achievement and inspiring students musically.
We provide ballet classes for all levels and ages:
Classes for children Under 5:
Baby Ballet classes have become very popular as an ideal introduction into dance for young children. Graham School of Dance offers Melody Bear © classes for 2-3 year olds in Bishop's Stortford and Hertford in Herts, and Church Langley and Stansted in Essex.
Children aged 3-4: From age 3, pupils progress to learning Nursery Ballet, often with Introductory Tap alongside. These are fun introductory ballet classes (based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus), usually with Introductory Tap as part of the lessons.
Children ages 4 - 5: pupils are introduced to the Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet Grade syllabus through learning the RAD Pre-Primary syllabus.Pupils are invited to prepare and enter for their Pre-Primary Class Award when they are ready.
Classes for older pupils:
Children age 5 & above: pupils learn the Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet syllabus Grade classes starting at Primary, and moving through to Grade 8 inclusive. Most pupils are invited to prepare and enter for RAD Examinations or Class Awards when they are ready.
Pupils age 10 and above: In addition to their RAD Grade classes, students age 10+ may be invited to commence Vocational Grade classes offered by the Royal Academy of Dance.
These include Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2 inclusive, and pupils are prepared for examinations where appropriate.
Adult Ballet classes are also increasingly popular, and these run on Tuesdays in Bishop's Stortford - please contact us for details!
As a leading ballet school in Hertfordshire and Essex, and indeed nationally, Graham School of Dance is ideally placed for girls and boys wanting to become involved in the Performing Arts.
If you live in or around Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, Welwyn Gardent City, Welwyn, Stansted, Harlow, Takeley, Sawbridgeworth, Hatfield Heath, Ware, Puckeridge, Saffron Walden, Braintree or Buntingford, please contact us to find out more about where and when we run our classes.
Our 2nd piece through to the Dance World Cup 2019!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Congratulations to Coral & Isabelle H, you are off to Portugal with your fabulous Song & Dance Duet in the Mini section - our 2nd piece through to the Dance World Cup- - a fantastic achievement!
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Fantastic news! GSD to represent Team England at the 2019 Dance World Cup - congratulations everyone!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟GSD are delighted to say that yet again we will be representing team England 🏴 in the Dance World 🌎 Cup 2019 in Portugal ... we will be celebrating all of our competitors over the next few days!
Congratulations to the first of our soloist Kristen-Leigh who will represent Team England with her Modern solo in the Mini section! What a fantastic achievement! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Thank you Youth American Grand Prix 2018 - what an amazing experience our pupils have had!
GSD pupils have had a FANTASTIC experience and so many amazing compliments at the Paris YAGP competition 2018 - many congratulations to our fabulous dancers Nicola H, Ellie Ta, Grace P, Rosanna R, Mimi EL, Eleanor K, Grace Ch & Delilah B-C
… Everyone danced beautifully in both their Classical and their Contemporary solos, with excellent marks and comments from the hugely prestigious panel of judges! Well Well done everyone – you did yourselves, your teachers and your families proud!
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A superb set of results from Chelmsford Festival of Speech and Drama - WOW
🎉🎭 ….huge congratulations to all those involved! 🎭🎉
🏆Versatility Cup: Amelie A 🏆Chelmsford Borough Cup: Emily H 🏆 Felsted Prep Trophies:- Emily H & Isabelle H 🏆 Anderson Trophy - Isabelle H
🥇1st - Musical Theatre Presentation - Amelie A 🥇1st - Solo Verse Speaking Grade 2 - Emily Hy
🥇1st - Poetry Duologue - Emily Hy & Isabelle Hy 🥇1st - Solo Verse Grade 1 - Isabelle Hy
🥇1st - Solo Acting 15 years & under - Charlotte Th 🥇1st - Verse Speaking 12 years & under - Dillon B
🥈2nd - Musical Theatre Presentation - Eleanor S-L 🥈2nd - Musical Theatre Presentation - Dillon B
🥈2nd - Duologue Acting - Emily Hy & Isabelle Hy 🥈2nd - Verse Speaking 9 years - Isabelle Hy
🥈2nd - Verse Speaking 10 years- Mia-Rose B 🥈2nd - Solo Verse Speaking Grade 2 - Mia-Rose B
🥈2nd - Solo Verse Grade 4 - Jasmine B 🥉3rd - Solo Verse Stage 2 - Hadassah A
🥉3rd - Verse Speaking 10 years - Emily Hy 🥉3rd - Solo Acting 10 years & under - Louis W
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Youth American Grand Prix- Paris semi Final 2018 -Good luck girls!
So we are in Paris the third time to take part in the fab YAGP 2018 ... these gorgeous students have worked so hard and we wish them the very best of luck! 🍀🍀🍀 Nicola H, Ellie Ta, Rosanna R, Grace P, Mimi EL, Eleanor K, Delilah BC & Grace Chiotis ....please take a moment to look at their lovely pictures showing of their costumes & wish them luck! If you would like to catch the girls performances here is the link..
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