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Contemporary Dance Classes

Graham School of Dance runs non-syllabus Contemporary Dance classes from our dance studios in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, on the Herts / Essex borders and at our lessons in Welwyn Garden City- unusual for a pre-vocational dance school. Our Contemporary Dance classes are offered at Introductory / Intermediate and Senior levels for pupils from Grade 5 Ballet and above. Contemporary Dance pupils learn Ballet and Modern Dance as their core lessons, and GCSE Dance pupils all take Contemporary Dance lessons at Graham School of Dance as a requirement for the GCSE course.

Contemporary lessons include free work, an introduction to Graham and Cunningham Contemporary technique, as well as improvisation and introdutory release technique. 

Contemporary dance has limitless possibilities of exploring creativity with  fewer traditional rules, letting pupils connect mind and body that gives a real sense of freedom. 

Talented pupils by invitation develop their training to perform in group, duet, trio, quartet and solo pieces for Contemporary sections at dance competitions, including many award-winning pieces at national level.

Please contact us to find out more about our Contemporary Dance lessons - ideal for pupils from Essex and Hertfordshire who want to develop this side of their dance.

Bag packing at Sainsbury's - thank you to Sainsbury's, their customers and GSD dancers!

A great day was had by all when the Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts girls and boys spent the day helping shoppers pack their bags. Thank you so much to Sainsbury’s for allowing the children to help and raise funds to get them all to Dance World Cup as part of Team England in Braga, Portugal... and a huge thank you to the generous Sainsbury shoppers! #teamengland #dancers#grahamschoolofdance #Portugal #dwc_uk_team #Sainsburys #DWC

Bag packing at Sainsbury's - thank you to Sainsbury's, their customers and GSD dancers!
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Strictly's Neil Jones is coming to GSD - exciting new Urban Ballroom workshop!

Our latest workshop on Friday 12 April combines Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Jive with a flavour of Street dance - a new fresh look to Latin American dancing - how exciting .... and how lucky are the participants to have Neil Jones coming to teach... book up fast everyone as this is sure to be a sell out!

Strictly's Neil Jones is coming to GSD - exciting new Urban Ballroom workshop!
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HUGE congratulations to our FLORRIE at the ISTD Bursary Awards 2019!

We're so proud to announce that Florrie has just become this year’s runner up at the ISTD Bursary Awards in the Senior section after representing the Tap Faculty in this national ISTD competition…what a PHENOMENAL achievement - we’re all so thrilled for you and your teachers!

HUGE congratulations to our  FLORRIE at the ISTD Bursary Awards 2019!
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Dance World Cup 2019 - Dance off at Pineapple success!

💫🎉🌟🎉💫🎉Woohoo! We are DELIGHTED to say that after the live auditions at Pineapple 🍍 the following students are through to dance at the Finals of the Dance World Cup 2019!! Congratulations!! 🌟💫🌟Amelie & Talitha - Song & Dance Duet! 🌟💫🌟Daisy Des, Olivia D & Ellie Ta - Showcase Trio!

Dance World Cup 2019  - Dance off at Pineapple success!
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How exciting - Ballet group through to Finals of the Dance World Cup 2019!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 We are thrilled to announce that we have our small Ballet Group in the Children’s section through to the Dance World Cup Finals 2019 🌎 in Portugal 2019! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

How exciting - Ballet group through to Finals of the Dance World Cup 2019!
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