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Dance & Drama Classes for Pre-School children

We are pleased to offer Melody Bear and Nursery Ballet & Tap classes classes as an ideal introduction for boys and girls to the world of dance, drama and movement.  

Qualified teachers at Graham School of Dance are specially trained to engage children from around the age of 2 to dance through the  Melody Movement Early Learning's delightful dance-mad teddy Melody Bear. She is often joined by her friends, including Milligan Bear – Melody Bear’s friend. He dances in class with Melody Bear and has stories, stickers and awards for boys who love to dance.

Pre-School dance lessons in Hertfordshire

Pre-School dance, drama and movement classes are run weekly during term time in Bishop’s Stortford, Stansted, Church Langley and Hertford, and introduce children to dance & movement using the natural actions of the body such as running, jumping, skipping and galloping. Melody Tap has also recently been introduced at our Hertford branch .

The syllabus was created by teacher Jill Bridger, who says: "Melody Bear © classes ... aid children’s physical development, coordination, spatial awareness, creativity & self-expression working individually, with a partner, or as a group.... Melody Movement classes are tailored to discovering and fulfilling the potential of each child, nurturing their creative development".

Melody Movement classes also introduce children to other fundamental curriculum learning skills such as counting, colour and shape recognition, vocabulary and language skills. The strength of the system is that learning is achieved through imaginative movement which is enjoyable and fun. Melody Movement instils a love of dance making it a positive element of their early lives which stays with them. They learn from a young age how music, movement, dance and the imagination can be combined to tell a story and convey emotions. See www.melodymovement.com

From age 3, children progress into our Nursery Ballet classes, often with Introductory Tap alongside too. Nursery Ballet classes are held at ALL our branches as well as at our main centre in Bishop's Stortford, and through a non-syllabus based curriculum, pupils are introduced to Classical Ballet in a fund and nurturing way, enabling children to progress into Royal Academy of Dance classes at Pre-Primary level once they reach age 4-5, as well as Drama, Tap, Modern and Street Dance and Musical Theatre lessons at this age too. 

If you are wanting to introduce your 2-4 year old pre-school children to dance, then our Pre-School dance and movement classes are a perfect introduction. With classes held across Hertfordshire and Essex, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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What a fabulous Gala at the All England Dance Finals - so much talent on one stage!

See overleaf for all our Medal results! We were delighted too that our Senior Modern group were invited to perform “Hanging Tree” and Louis was invited to perform his Song & Dance solo at the Gala …. and Nicola H danced so beautifully in the Finals of the “Young Ballet Dancer” competition. We are thrilled as well that GSD students were awarded awards: - Ellie Ta was awarded a scholarship to attend a Urdang Academy Summer School ! - Louis was awarded The Robin Winbow Junior Song & Dance award for the most outstanding performance in sections A, B & C at the National finals ! - Nicola was also given an award as one of the runners up in the Young Ballet Dancer Finals! ... Huge Congratulations to EVERYONE who danced at Finals - we are all SO SO proud of you!

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