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Drama and Musical Theatre Classes

Drama classes in Bishop's stortford and HertfordGraham School of Dance offers highest standard, fun weekly classes in Drama and Musical Theatre in Bishop’s Stortford, on the Hertfordshire / Essex borders.

Group technique classes include non-syllabus work and pupils may also work individually towards LAMDA examinations, which are held regulalry througout the year. 

Drama classes are run for pupils age 6+, at Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. These classes help build pupils' self-confidence and team working, along with enhancing Performance; they introduce a knowledge and love of the theatre, and develop technique, concentration and memory skills. In fun group classes pupils work together, in pairs, as a group and on their own to build on their theatre skills through games, role play and invention, to interpret and develop characters and scenes. Specific technique work plays close attention to the genres of Acting, Miming, Devising Drama, Speaking Verse & Prose and Reading for Performance. 

Musical Theatre classes are ideal for pupils across Herts and Essex aged 4+, at Mini, Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels.Classes enable pupils to learn the vital skills needed for Musical Theatre, including teaching the necessary techniques needed by participants to deliver the best possible performance through singing, acting and dance, as well as the theory underpinning the genre of Musical Theatre.

Musical Theatre classes are held in Hertford and Bishop's Stortfors weekly from Graham School of DancePupils are prepared and entered for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Drama and Musical Theatre examinations – see Examinations.

Talented students can also by invitation be invited to take extra classes to learn and perform Song & Dance group, solos, duet, trio and/or quartet pieces which are entered at All England Dance Festivals. Graham School of Dance has trained medal winners, including at the most recent Finals in 2015.  

Pupils are also entered for Drama Festivals on a regular basis, with great success.

Pupils are given the opportunity to perform in the Graham School of Dance Drama and Musical Theatre Showcase and in our Main School Show, which take place in alternate years.

Graham School of Dance always welcomes new pupils, so if you are looking for top quality Drama and Musical Theatre classes in Hertfordshire / Essex, please contact us to find out more!

We have a close association with top local vocal training school Voices. Ann Woodfield teaches at our Summer Schools, and many pupils take private or group lessons with her in Bishop’s Stortford. Ann offers audition preparation classes as well as regular opportunities to perform at Showcases.   See links for contact details for Voices.

Tuesday 12 Dec: Class update - weather

All classes will be running today 12th December. We will naturally continue to monitor weather conditions –so please do check our Facebook page for any updates.

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WOW! GSD to represent TEAM ENGLAND again at the DANCE WORLD CUP 2018!

We’re SO thrilled to have been chosen to again represent TEAM ENGLAND for the DANCE WORLD CUP 2018! ….. and with more numbers than in previous years! Thank you so much judges! We will be performing pieces in groups (small and large), solo, duet and trio sections, in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Song & Dance genres, in Mini, Children, Junior AND Senior sections! We can’t wait and are all really excited to go to Barcelona in Summer 2018……WELL WELL DONE EVERYONE……GO GSD!!

WOW! GSD to represent TEAM ENGLAND again at the DANCE WORLD CUP 2018!
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Ché as Tiny Tim with The Royal Shakespeare company

What a FAB picture of Ché performing in A Christmas Carol in Stratford upon Avon

Ché as Tiny Tim  with The Royal Shakespeare company
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It's Panto time! Congratulations to all our GSD Performers who successfully auditioned for this season!

- Patsy S, Isabelle S, Poppy L & Lilly L performing in Beauty & the Beast at Welwyn Garden City Panto 🌟 - Erin G performing in Peter Pan at The Bull Theatre, High Barnet 🌟 - Holly McP performing in Rapunzel at Hertford Theatre, Hertford 🌟 - Scarlet A performing in Sleeping Beauty at The Grove Theatre, Dunstable 🌟 - Heba C-A performing in Peter Pan at Harlow Playhouse 🌟 - Talia Power performing in Beauty & the Beast at Radlett Theatre 🌟 - Emily H, Isabelle H, Lucinda W & Delilah BC performing at Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs 🌟 ... have lots of fun performing!

It's Panto time! Congratulations to all our GSD Performers who successfully auditioned for this season!
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Congratulations to Ché Grant - Royal Shakespeare Company debut!

Good luck to GSD student Ché Grant in his opening night as Tiny Tim in the Royal Shakespeare production of A Christmas Carol at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - what a fantastic achievement! ⭐️🎄❄️

Congratulations to Ché Grant - Royal Shakespeare Company debut!
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