Examinations - Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre
At Graham School of Dance, examination results are consistently excellent, with a 100% pass record in all subjects. These standards of excellence are maintained by the dedicated, qualified and highly experienced teachers in the team. Dance pupils are encouraged to take examinations, though they are not compulsory, as they give the child a goal to aim for a great sense of achievement upon passing, and are a valuable base on which to record successes and progress. Dance examinations help pupils to grow in confidence and self esteem, and indeed aid the ‘whole child’ in all areas of his/her development. LAMDA Drama and Musical Theatre examinations too are a valuable way of recording progress and success in these genre.
At each teacher’s and the Principal’s discretion, pupils are invited to enter for Royal Academy of Dance examinations in Ballet, and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing examinations in Tap, Modern, and Jazz, when they are ready. In Ballet, some pupils may be invited to take their Presentation or Class Award examination, also run by the RAD, rather than the full examination. Examination sessions are held termly. Where one class per week is taken, a second weekly coaching class must be taken in the examination term, in order to reach the very high standards set by the accrediting bodies of the RAD and ISTD. Private dance lessons are necessary in order to be entered for vocational RAD examinations.
Drama and Musical Theatre Examinations
At the teacher's/Principal's discretion, pupils are invited to enter for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations from both the Performance and Communication syllabuses.
Drama and Musical Theatre pupils can be invited to take solo, duo or group examinations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Speaking Verse and Prose, Devising Drama, Miming and Reading for Performance. The range of examination options supports progression for each learner and enables all pupils to extend personal and vocational skills whilst realising their potential.
Examination sessions are held twice-yearly. Pupils work towards their particular exams in weekly private lessons and, when working towards a Level 3 exam, in a weekly group LAMDA technique class as well.
With Graham School of Dance and Theatre Arts providing professional Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre classes for children of all ages, why not join us at either our main dance studios in Bishop's Stortford, on the Herts / Essex borders, or at one of our branches at Church Langley, Hertford, Stansted, Takeley and Sawbridgeworth?
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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