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As a leading dance school in Hertfordshire and Essex, Graham School of Dance offers pupils outstanding Dance tuition in a range of dance disciplines. Dance lessons range from RAD Classical Ballet classes and ISTD Tap, Modern Theatre and Jazz classes, to free-work Contemporary Dance, Commerical and Street Dance. GCSE Dance is offered as an early option too, as well as extra tuition by invitation for Gifted and Talented children. Our popular 'Baby Ballet' classes for our youngest pupils include Melody Bear ® and Nursery Ballet and Tap. 

Our main dance school studios are located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire -  close to the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Bishop's Stortford train and bus stations, as well as the M11 junction, with classes held six days a week during term time. Dance classes are also held at a number of venues across Hertfordshire and Essex including Hertford, Welwyn, Church Langley, Sawbridgeworth, Stansted and Takeley.

Ballet  classes (RAD) in Bishop's Stortford

Dance lessons for young children from Graham School of Dance

Classical Ballet / RAD Ballet 

Graham School of Dance offers Classical Ballet classes for children of all ages, teaching Royal Academy of Dance Grade and Vocational Grade Ballet classes as well as non-syllabus classes for our youngest children and for Gifted and Talented students by invitation. 

Find out more about Ballet Classes

Tap, Modern Theatre Dance and Jazz (ISTD) 

Graham School of Dance  teaches Tap, Modern Theatre and Jazz using the ISTD syllabi, including entering pupils for examinations where appropriate. non-syllabus lessons are held for the youngest pupils, along with Gifted a& Talented children by invitation. 

Find out more about Tap Dance Classes

Find out more about Modern Theatre Classes

Find out more about Jazz Dance Classes

Melody Bear ®  Pre-School dance 

It's never too early to get involved in dance! Melodt Bear ® Dance and Movement classes for pre-school children aged 2-3 are “a unique dance curriculum which addresses the needs of children aged 18 months upwards, tailored to discovering and fulfilling the potential of each child, nurturing their creative development” www.melodymovement.com.

Children age 3-4 learn Nursery Ballet (often with Tap too), before progressing into Royal Academy of Dance lessons from age4/5.

Find out more about our Melody Bear ®  pre-school dance classes

Contemporary Dance Classes

Non-syllabus Contemporary Dance classes at Introductory / Intermediate and Senior levels are offered to pupils from Grade 5 Ballet and above. These include freework, an introduction to Graham and Cunningham Contemporary technique, as well as improvisation.

Find out more about our Contemporary Dance Classes

Street Dance

Free-work (non syllabus) classes are run at Mini, Junior, Intermediate  and Senior level for pupils age 4 and above.

Find out more about our Street Dance Classes

GCSE Dance 

Offered as an early option for pupil in school years 9 - 10.

Find out more about our GCSE Dance Classes

Gifted & Talented pupils A classical ballet student from Graham School of Dance in Bishop's Stortford, Herts.

By invitation, Scholar (Classical and Modern Ballet), Modern Theatre Associate, Tap Associate,  Musical Theatre, National and Street Festival classes are offered to pupils with facility, talent and potential; these freework classes extend pupils’ technique and performance skills, and include festival work and audition technique and preparation.

 

So are you looking for a dance school in Essex or Herts which can offer fantastic training? Do contact us to find out why we are regarded as the one of the region's best dance schools providing the highest quality lessons and courses, and with an enviably high success rate for training talented pupils to the highest pre-professional levels, enabling many to move on to full-time training.


 

 

All the best to our Graduating students as they start their full time training - well done everyone!

We're so proud of our graduates who are starting at these top Vocational Colleges to pursue their dreams... GABRIELA ACOSTA (Urdang Academy), ISABEL BROWN (Performers College), PHOEBE GOODEY (Bird College), EILIDH GREENER (Laine Theatre Arts), ISABELLE HERRICK (Laine Theatre Arts), ELIZABETH LAFFERTY (Bird College), CAMERON NELSON (Mountview), IMOGEN ROUTLEDGE (Chichester University Musical Theatre degree), HANNAH SHOARD (Performers College) ...WOW!

All the best to  our Graduating students as they start their full time training - well done everyone!
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GSD's next fab 'Super Sunday Workshop' - ROSINA ANDREWS - 'Leaps & Turns'!

Graham School of Dance are excited to announce their next 2018 Super Sunday Workshop - …a Leaps and Pirouette Surgery with the renowned Rosina Andrews on SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2018: 10.00am–12.00pm: Juniors (School Years 4-6); 12.15–2.15pm: Intermediates (School Years 7-9); 2.30-4.30pm: Seniors (School Years 10 & above). We are ALSO running a 2.30pm – 3.30pm Mini’s/Intro session for children ages 5 – 8 who want to learn 'leaps and turns'. See 'Read more' for costs... To book onto a workshop, please contact the office on 01279 654423 or email melanie@grahamschoolofdance.co.uk We look forward to seeing you there!

GSD's next fab 'Super Sunday Workshop' - ROSINA ANDREWS - 'Leaps & Turns'!
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Wow! Florrie and Isabel B - Senior Tap duet SILVER MEDAL!

… and for our final entry, it’s the SILVER MEDAL for Florrie & Isabel B with the tap duet - HUGE congratulations girls!!! 🥈 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🌟 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Wow! Florrie and Isabel B - Senior Tap duet SILVER MEDAL!
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Well done to Isabelle H in her Neo Classical Ballet solo

...….and very well done to the gorgeous Isabelle H for dancing so beautifully in her Neoclassical Ballet solo󠁧 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟

Well done to Isabelle H in her Neo Classical Ballet solo
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Another Silver Medal at the Dance World Cup for our Isabel B - very well done indeed!

🥈 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🌟 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🥈 Fantastic - Isabel B has won another SILVER MEDAL for with her Tap solo in the Senior Tap section at the Dance World Cup! .

Another Silver Medal  at the Dance World Cup for our Isabel B - very well done indeed!
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