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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.


 

 

Our 2nd piece through to the Dance World Cup 2019!

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 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! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Our 2nd piece through to the Dance World Cup 2019!
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Fantastic news! GSD to represent Team England at the 2019 Dance World Cup - congratulations everyone!

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸGSD are delighted to say that yet again we will be representing team England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ in the Dance World ๐ŸŒŽ 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! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Fantastic news! GSD to represent Team England at the 2019 Dance World Cup - congratulations everyone!
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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 โ€ฆ 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 โ€“ you did yourselves, your teachers and your families proud!

Thank you Youth American Grand Prix 2018 - what an amazing experience our pupils have had!
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A superb set of results from Chelmsford Festival of Speech and Drama - WOW

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽญ โ€ฆ.huge congratulations to all those involved! ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽ‰ CUPS ๐Ÿ†Versatility Cup: Amelie A ๐Ÿ†Chelmsford Borough Cup: Emily H ๐Ÿ† Felsted Prep Trophies:- Emily H & Isabelle H ๐Ÿ† Anderson Trophy - Isabelle H MEDALS: ๐Ÿฅ‡1st - Musical Theatre Presentation - Amelie A ๐Ÿฅ‡1st - Solo Verse Speaking Grade 2 - Emily Hy ๐Ÿฅ‡1st - Poetry Duologue - Emily Hy & Isabelle Hy ๐Ÿฅ‡1st - Solo Verse Grade 1 - Isabelle Hy ๐Ÿฅ‡1st - Solo Acting 15 years & under - Charlotte Th ๐Ÿฅ‡1st - Verse Speaking 12 years & under - Dillon B ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd - Musical Theatre Presentation - Eleanor S-L ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd - Musical Theatre Presentation - Dillon B ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd - Duologue Acting - Emily Hy & Isabelle Hy ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd - Verse Speaking 9 years - Isabelle Hy ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd - Verse Speaking 10 years- Mia-Rose B ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd - Solo Verse Speaking Grade 2 - Mia-Rose B ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd - Solo Verse Grade 4 - Jasmine B ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd - Solo Verse Stage 2 - Hadassah A ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd - Verse Speaking 10 years - Emily Hy ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd - Solo Acting 10 years & under - Louis W

A superb set of results from Chelmsford Festival of Speech and Drama - WOW
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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! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€ 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.. https://www.visualartsmasters.com

Youth American Grand Prix- Paris semi Final 2018 -Good luck girls!
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