Drama and Musical Theatre Classes
Graham 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.
Pupils 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.
Our 2nd piece through to the Dance World Cup 2019!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 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!
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Fantastic news! GSD to represent Team England at the 2019 Dance World Cup - congratulations everyone!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟GSD are delighted to say that yet again we will be representing team England 🏴 in the Dance World 🌎 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! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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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
… 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 – you did yourselves, your teachers and your families proud!
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A superb set of results from Chelmsford Festival of Speech and Drama - WOW
🎉🎭 ….huge congratulations to all those involved! 🎭🎉
🏆Versatility Cup: Amelie A 🏆Chelmsford Borough Cup: Emily H 🏆 Felsted Prep Trophies:- Emily H & Isabelle H 🏆 Anderson Trophy - Isabelle H
🥇1st - Musical Theatre Presentation - Amelie A 🥇1st - Solo Verse Speaking Grade 2 - Emily Hy
🥇1st - Poetry Duologue - Emily Hy & Isabelle Hy 🥇1st - Solo Verse Grade 1 - Isabelle Hy
🥇1st - Solo Acting 15 years & under - Charlotte Th 🥇1st - Verse Speaking 12 years & under - Dillon B
🥈2nd - Musical Theatre Presentation - Eleanor S-L 🥈2nd - Musical Theatre Presentation - Dillon B
🥈2nd - Duologue Acting - Emily Hy & Isabelle Hy 🥈2nd - Verse Speaking 9 years - Isabelle Hy
🥈2nd - Verse Speaking 10 years- Mia-Rose B 🥈2nd - Solo Verse Speaking Grade 2 - Mia-Rose B
🥈2nd - Solo Verse Grade 4 - Jasmine B 🥉3rd - Solo Verse Stage 2 - Hadassah A
🥉3rd - Verse Speaking 10 years - Emily Hy 🥉3rd - Solo Acting 10 years & under - Louis W
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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! 🍀🍀🍀 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..
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