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.

Update Monday 5th March: ALL CLASSES ARE ON!

All classes resume as normal from today onwards, at all venues. Thank you for your support last week where of course conditions were very much out of our control, and we hope you/your children enjoyed the snow! Please note that whenever seriously bad weather is forecast, messages will always be left on our Facebook page: Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts, and also on this website.

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CLASSES SATURDAY 3rd MARCH: Update Fri 2nd March. 8.30pm:

We have decided to cancel classes for tomorrow Saturday 3rd March, due to the potential aftermath of the recent adverse weather. As ever, the welfare of our staff, pupils and parents is of paramount importance, and thus although snow is not forecast, travel is likely to be hazardous with icy roads etc, and so we have taken this decision in the best interests of everyone. Classes/rehearsals will resume Sunday 4th March unless a significant deterioration of weather conditions ensues, in which case an update will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

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Places are nearly sold out for our next Super Sunday Masterclasses! We're excited to announce that world renowned West End star & Tap Maestro ADAM GARCIA is coming to take two Tap Masterclasses on SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 2018 at Graham School of Dance Studios, Bishop’s Stortford. To book onto this fantastic workshop, please contact the office on 01279 654423 or email We look forward to seeing you there!

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Super Sunday Workshop - Commercial & Stretching - Book now!

Graham School of Dance & Theatre Arts are excited to announce their first 2018 Super Sunday Workshops! These are on Sunday 18th February 2018 with highly acclaimed industry professional dancer and teacher Louise Harrison and take place at Graham School of Dance Studios, Bishop’s Stortford - 10.30am–12.30pm: Junior Commercial & Conditioning Workshop –age 6 to 11 (School Yrs 2-6) - 12.45pm– 3.00pm: Senior Commercial & Conditioning Workshop – Year 7 & above ....all are welcome (pupils don't have to be GSD pupils to join in) ... though some dance experience is required. To sign up, contact us by emailing or ring the Office on 01279 654423 ....

Super Sunday Workshop -  Commercial & Stretching - Book now!
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Another fabulous weekend at Welwyn !

Weekend 2: congratulations to everyone who danced! 1st!! – 90%! Leah P Modern Solo; 1st!! – 90%! Ruby O Tap Solo; 1st!! – 88% Eleanor K Ballet Solo; 1st!! – 88% Lillia S Modern Solo; 1st!! - Kiera & Leah P Tap duet; 1st!! - Holly E Song & Dance Solo; 2nd!! - Erin K & Florence B National Duet; 2nd!! - Rosanna Modern Solo; 2nd!! - Kiera S Song & Dance Solo; 2nd!! - Mia B & Holly E Modern Duet; 3rd!! - Mimi EL Modern Solo; 3rd!! - Megan S Ballet Solo; 3rd!! - Martha S Character Solo; 3rd!! - Kimara-Mai Baby Modern Solo; 3rd!! - Holly McP Modern Solo; 3rd!! - Ava P Modern Solo Lyrical; 3rd!! - Leah P Modern Solo Lyrical 3rd!! - Ellie O Tap Solo; 3rd!! - Song & Dance Trio Mia B, Sacha, Holly E

Another fabulous weekend at Welwyn !
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