StageCoach Theatre Arts is a highly regarded network of performing arts schools. We have a proven record of delivering quality singing, dance and drama lessons to children across the world.
While StageCoach has seen numerous talented young performers enjoy careers in the performing arts industry, we have also had the privilege of watching thousands of kids grow in confidence and ability.
StageCoach was launched in the UK in 1988 when founders Stephanie Manuel and David Sprigg set up three schools. Their formula of teaching small classes of children an hour of dance, an hour of singing and an hour of drama every week was an instant hit.
Today we have a thriving network of hundreds of franchised performing arts schools at safe and convenient locations across the world.
If you're looking for dance classes for your child why not consider StageCoach, as in addition to dance classes our students also take singing classes and drama classes. As a performing arts school for children we believe that singing lessons and acting lessons complement dancing classes to enable our students to become proficient all round performers.
Unlike most dancing schools StageCoach puts equal emphasis on drama classes and singing classes. In the dance class kids learn a wide range of styles from jazz, hip hop and street dance to modern stage and contemporary. Our dance classes do not include ballet or tap.
StageCoach drama classes offer a wide variety of subjects including improvisation, mime, characterization, voice projection etc. Drama schools will look for this variety of expertise in students auditioning for professional training.
People often wonder how StageCoach manages quality control. This is taken care of by an independent company who train inspectors to assess the drama classes, dancing lessons and singing lessons. Each Stagecoach school is inspected yearly by an Inspector who will typically spend time watching each of the classes. StageCoach believes that parents appreciate these spot checks, which we believe are unique to the StageCoach organization. In addition to this all of our Principals and teachers are criminal background checked and follow a strict Child Protection Policy specifically developed for StageCoach Schools.
Early Stages classes caters to children aged 4 - 6. This offers shorter dance classes for kids and is very popular. Children love to feel they attend a dance school or drama school and they thoroughly enjoy taking part in performing arts for children.
So whether your child wants dance classes or drama lessons you would be wise to consider StageCoach where you can be sure your child is getting a full education in performing arts for children. Unlike TV shows such as American Idol or The Voice, StageCoach does not pander to youthful fantasies of stardom, although past students have gone on to have professional careers in show business, including Jamie Bell, who played the title role in the film Billy Elliott, and Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter.
Our goal is to inspire and enrich the lives of young people through the performing arts and introduce them to new opportunities in a happy, safe and secure environment.
Child Protection at Stagecoach
The protection of our children is taken very seriously at StageCoach Theatre Arts.
We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all our students and have a proven protection protocol in place.
All of our principals, teachers and assistants are police checked to the highest level. They must receive an enhanced clearance before they are allowed to work with our children.
Each school is run by a principal whose role is to supervise rather than teach. We also keep our class sizes small to ensure each student can be effectively supervised.
All our principals also have direct contact with a dedicated child protection team which offers professional help and advice on those rare occasions that it is required.
StageCoach is proud to have been one of the first children’s organisations to set up a protection protocol for its schools and we continue to lead the way in this area.