Holiday Dance Courses & Dance Workshops
Graham School of Dance runs regular Dance and Musical Theatre Workshops at their dance school studios in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, s well as Summer Schools periodically. For some courses, pupils may bring along their friends - they do not always have to be learning at the dance school. The youngest groups age 4 - 6 take part in workshops which include Musical Theatre, Drama, Singing and Commercial / Street Dance. Middle School and Seniors are offered a variety of Workshops and Masterclasses, taken by invited Guest Teachers such as current West End performers and/or leading Dance teachers (including those currently teaching at Dance Colleges and in professional companies) - they offer classes in currently taught genres, in virtuosity and technique, audition technique and preparation as well as Q and A sessions.Other Guest teachers include teachers from TK Spin, renowned for their Street Dance technique classes, and Contemporary Dance Workshops by Richard Alston and Siobhan Davies Dance companies.
Three lucky groups of Graham School of Dance pupils benefited tremendously when Callie Roberts, ex-dancer of the Birmingham Royal Ballet company, visited The Studios, to run a series of carefully developed and guided Progressing Ballet Technique workshops.
This is an innovative programme developed by Marie Walton-Mahon in Australia for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet, and when regularly practiced, this programme has had outstanding success.
Holiday courses also help pupils maintain and build their fitness as they are often towards the end of the school Summer holidays, and so help prepare students for the new term ahead. As well as Musical Theatre, Drama and Jazz, new dance genres such as Irish and Spanish Dance, along with Contemporary for Senior Students, may be on offer – each time it is different!
If you are from Essex or Hertfordshire and looking for a local dance school offering classes and workshops at weekends or in the holidays, then contact us at Graham School of Dance in Bishop's Stortford, on the borders of Herts and Essex.
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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ADAM GARCIA coming to GSD - WE'RE SO EXCITED!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or ring the Office on 01279 654423 ....
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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
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