Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Gloucester

Welcome to Stagecoach Gloucester

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Our Gloucester School is fully of life and vitality where children join us on a weekly basis to discover the magical world of performing arts! Our school has a warm and friendly feel – we love to see lots of animated expressive faces in drama and plenty of lively moves in our dance classes and listen to voices loud and clear in singing. Our focus changes over three terms, from technique, building confidence and skills -  to performing a full show -  as well as sharing our work in progress with friends and family. We will be performing locally at Parabola Arts Centre and also support many charity gala’s as well as school fete’s and local community events. We offer a rich environment where children are wholeheartedly encouraged to find their confidence through drama, dance and singing – whilst having lots of fun and meeting many new friends along the way.
Principal: Sharon Isaacs

Latest News from Stagecoach Gloucester!

New Early Stages Class!
We are excited to announce that we are opening a new Early Stages Class at Pittville School, Cheltenham starting on Sat 5th September. Classes will be for children aged 4-6 years old and run from 2.15p.m. until 3.45p.m. Sign up for your two week trial via the website. Call Sharon on 01242 252415 as places are filling fast!

Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester at Disneyland Paris
Students from Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester have just returned from an amazing four day trip where they performed at Disneyland Paris. The children aged 8- 16 years represented their school on stage at ‘Videopolis’ and then took to the streets in the pre-parade to an audience of thousands. They also opened the Park with an anthem of ‘Frozen’ songs in front of the iconic castle. It was an emotional experience for everyone to share with their families and friends.

Summer Showcase 2015
Stagecoach Students from all over the UK and Europe auditioned for a part in the Easy Stages production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which was performed at The Letherhead Theatre in August this Summer.  We were thrilled to see Henry from our Cheltenham school who played a principal role as one of the Brothers.    Many congratulations on another great success.

Student Success
HUGE congratulations to Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester students for another fantastic set of LAMDA examinations results! We are so proud that 9 students gained Distinctions and 3 earned Merits for their Acting, individual exams. Everyone worked extremely hard.  Well done!

Students joined professional touring show
More than 60 children from our school joined the professional touring show ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’ as their onstage choir earlier this year. This event is particularly special to us – we love to perform with a professional company.  We were invited to select and train the choir for this fabulous family show on no less than ten occasions now since they came to Cheltenham.  We very much look forward to more opportunities in future.
Contact Principal Sharon on 01242 252415

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)

A full term’s fees for Early Stages is £162 (Scottish fees may vary).

A two week trial for Early Stages costs £25.

Click on the ‘Enrol Now’ button by your preferred class to book your place and pay for your first two weeks. When you sign up for the remainder of the term, your initial payment of £25 will be deducted from the full term’s fees.


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)

A full term’s fees for Main Stages is £324 (Scottish fees may vary).

A two week trial for Main Stages costs £50.

Click on the ‘Enrol Now’ button by your preferred class to book your place and pay for your first two weeks. When you sign up for the remainder of the term, your initial payment of £50 will be deducted from the full term’s fees.

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
OUR SCHOOL
Gloucester Performing Arts School opened in 2002 based at Ribston Hall High School we enjoy a perfect location with all the benefits of a venue with performing arts status. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality classes for performing arts under one roof – making life simple and easy for parents and offering children the opportunity to explore singing, drama and dance! We not only train but provide opportunities to perform locally and nationally.


OUR TRAINING
Fully qualified teachers bring a wide range of experience and everyone has enhanced child protection DBS certificates in place.

In Drama we discover new skills including devising, exploring scripted work and stage craft – we use props and play games to encourage self-confidence. Our students are given the opportunity to take examinations in Drama each term.

Dance training has a broad base encompassing, Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre we also enjoy Street Dance – we encourage everyone to bring their own ideas and choreography along to classes.

Singing is where we find our voices and explore a wide genre of music, from Popular and the Classics to Musical Theatre.  Our vocal warm up exercises are great fun and encourage good practice and correct technique enabling us to sing confidently and protect our voices.


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
We are very excited to be taking a group of our students to Disneyland® Paris in July this year where they will perform in the pre parade and on stage.

We are currently looking forward to performing as the choir for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, having appeared as the choir for this show on no less than nine occasions - each occasion brings it’s own excitement. In addition to Joseph, we have acted and danced alongside professional companies both in musicals and in plays, from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and JB Priestley’s,  An Inspector Calls, to The King and I and many more besides. We regularly visit London’s West End to see our favourite shows most recently we saw Made in Dagenham and Matilda. We have also performed on stage at the O2 Arena and The Royal Albert Hall in London. 


HOW TO FIND US
We are situated at Ribston Hall High School, Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LE. Travelling from the city centre, the school is situated on the Right Hand side approximately half a mile from the city: simply drive in to the main car park to the right of the main entrance and make your way to the reception area of the school.  Travelling from the ring road – at St Barnabus Church roundabout take the exit on to Stroud Road, towards the city, cross over the first mini roundabout and the school will be on the left hand side.