Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Carmarthen

Welcome to Stagecoach Carmarthen

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Stagecoach Carmarthen believes in promoting confidence in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. Taking classes in singing, dance and drama has been proven to build a child's self-esteem. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes; allowing each child to develop at their own pace with the support of the group. Students across Carmarthenshire attend our classes weekly and we are delighted to offer our students a high standard of teaching as well as excellent opportunities. Each year all our students have the opportunity to be part of a full musical production at the local theatre. We've had the privilege of watching hundreds of children grow in confidence and ability. As part of the UK's largest network of performing arts schools, Stagecoach Carmarthen is more than just a theatre school, we are a nurturing, safe place for children to grow and build on all aspects of life skills.
Principal: Laura Morris - BA Hons Education - PGCE Primary Education

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
OUR SCHOOL
Our performing arts school is situated in Carmarthen, is a thriving hub of activity every Saturday. From the youngest student at 3 years old all the way up to our 18 years olds, every student leaves with a smile on their face. We treat every student as an individual and due to small class sizes, we are able to focus independently on each child’s needs. Run by an experienced Principal Liane has been a Principal for over 7 years and was the very first Stagecoach student to become a Principal. Stagecoach Carmarthen are committed to offering a unique experience for every child. As the schools is situated in West Wales we understand the importance of the Welsh language and we are proud to offer a bilingual environment and bilingual support from our Principal to all students and our parents.


OUR TRAINING
We strive to offer high quality training in all disciplines of singing, dance and drama. Our dance teacher, is a fully qualified dance teacher and is able to offer classes varying in style and technique; Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre, Street and even Ballet. We vary the styles each term and we allow the students to create their own choreography. In drama, the students learn through devised work alongside scripted and directed pieces. They explore character work, physicality, speech and accent work and much, much more; all this again to build on confidence and focus. In singing, focus is given to building the child’s confidence to create sound and sing within the group and independently. As this confidence builds, students work towards harmonies and solos. They explore all genres of Musical Theatre and pop and rocks songs. There is also focus on students creating their own work and creating music as a group. Students have the opportunity to sit PAA group musical theatre examinations once a year and solo acting and musical theatre LAMDA lessons and LCM Singing examinations. From Summer 2015 we wll also e offering singing, drama and movement classes for 2 - 4 year olds. Mini stages is a wonderful way for mum and chid to explore performing arts together.


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Students at Stagecoach Carmarthen have plenty of exciting opportunity throughout the term. Performing twice yearly to parents, friends and family. Students also have the opportunity to take LAMDA exams in Acting, Verse and Prose and Musical Theatre. We have had 100% pass rate with most of the results being Merit and Distinction. Students regularly take part in London events performing in the West End theatres with Stagecoach schools from across the country such as Her Majesty’s Theatre. They also performed CATS at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, and regularly perform in regional theatres such as The Grand Theatre, Swansea, St David’s Hall, Cardiff . Students perform in one full musical at The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen every Spring, previous performances include Billy Elliot, Oliver, Annie, Hairspray, Wizard of Oz and High School Musical. We regularly visit musicals and plays. Stagecoach Camarthen students also will be performing at Disneyland Paris in 2015 and will be working on Horrible Histories the Musical, which is exclusively written and available for Stagecoach.


HOW TO FIND US
Stagecoach Carmarthen runs in Queen Elizabeth High School,Carmarthen. The school situated next door to Carmarthen Lesuire Centre.There is plenty of parking on site in a safe and gated surrounding. You will find us by entering the arts wing which is to the right of the main school reception.