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Examinations - Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre

Dance examinations at Graham School of Dance in Bishops Stortford

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. 

Dance Examinations

Dance students can take examinations with Graham School of DanceAt 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.

Graham School of Dance and Theatre Arts, Bishop's Stortford

 

 

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?

 

 

 

All the best to our Graduating students as they start their full time training - well done everyone!

We're so proud of our graduates who are starting at these top Vocational Colleges to pursue their dreams... GABRIELA ACOSTA (Urdang Academy), ISABEL BROWN (Performers College), PHOEBE GOODEY (Bird College), EILIDH GREENER (Laine Theatre Arts), ISABELLE HERRICK (Laine Theatre Arts), ELIZABETH LAFFERTY (Bird College), CAMERON NELSON (Mountview), IMOGEN ROUTLEDGE (Chichester University Musical Theatre degree), HANNAH SHOARD (Performers College) ...WOW!

All the best to  our Graduating students as they start their full time training - well done everyone!
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GSD's next fab 'Super Sunday Workshop' - ROSINA ANDREWS - 'Leaps & Turns'!

Graham School of Dance are excited to announce their next 2018 Super Sunday Workshop - …a Leaps and Pirouette Surgery with the renowned Rosina Andrews on SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2018: 10.00am–12.00pm: Juniors (School Years 4-6); 12.15–2.15pm: Intermediates (School Years 7-9); 2.30-4.30pm: Seniors (School Years 10 & above). We are ALSO running a 2.30pm – 3.30pm Mini’s/Intro session for children ages 5 – 8 who want to learn 'leaps and turns'. See 'Read more' for costs... To book onto a workshop, please contact the office on 01279 654423 or email melanie@grahamschoolofdance.co.uk We look forward to seeing you there!

GSD's next fab 'Super Sunday Workshop' - ROSINA ANDREWS - 'Leaps & Turns'!
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Wow! Florrie and Isabel B - Senior Tap duet SILVER MEDAL!

… and for our final entry, it’s the SILVER MEDAL for Florrie & Isabel B with the tap duet - HUGE congratulations girls!!! 🥈 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🌟 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Wow! Florrie and Isabel B - Senior Tap duet SILVER MEDAL!
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Well done to Isabelle H in her Neo Classical Ballet solo

...….and very well done to the gorgeous Isabelle H for dancing so beautifully in her Neoclassical Ballet solo󠁧 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟

Well done to Isabelle H in her Neo Classical Ballet solo
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Another Silver Medal at the Dance World Cup for our Isabel B - very well done indeed!

🥈 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🌟 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💫 🌟 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🥈 Fantastic - Isabel B has won another SILVER MEDAL for with her Tap solo in the Senior Tap section at the Dance World Cup! .

Another Silver Medal  at the Dance World Cup for our Isabel B - very well done indeed!
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