Dance Classes

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 Garden City, Church Langley, Sawbridgeworth, Stansted and Takeley (Little Canfield).

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”

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 Ballet pupils from School Year 6 and above. These include freework, an introduction to Graham and Cunningham Contemporary technique, as well as improvisation and the new ISTD Conetmeporary syllabus.

Find out more about our Contemporary Dance Classes

Freework Jazz, Commercial and Street Dance classes

Freework Jazz classes are run two days a week during term time at our Welwyn Garden City branch at The Ludwick Centre, at Mini, Junkior, Intermediate and Senior levels .

Free-work (non syllabus) Commercial classes also run two days each week at Mini, Junior Inter and Senior levels at our Welwyn Garden City branch at The Ludwick Centre.

Street classes are run at Mini, Junior, Intermediate  and Senior level for pupils age 4 and above, at our Hertford branch as well as in Bishop's Stortford.

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 Hertfordshire or Essex 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.



We're BACK and jumping for joy!!

Boogying back into the studios & welcoming Mr Eley to our team! New Commercial classes for all ages start this week - first class is Tuesday 13th - pop us a message to sign up - the first two classes are free! We look forward to seeing you there!

We're BACK and jumping for joy!!
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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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