Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Hykeham

Welcome to Stagecoach Hykeham

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
A warm welcome to you all from the team at Stagecoach Hykeham (in Lincoln), where we're keen to share the enjoyment of performing with you all. We provide part time training in the theatre arts for children aged 4-18 years, allowing our students to sing, dance and act their way to a more confident self. We provide a strong combination of learning and performing, with a variety of opportunities for everyone. We like to get creative and our past performances have included a Disney-themed Flashmob, singing on the radio, a superb presentation of 'Horrible Histories The Groovy Greeks' and involvement with Regional Stagecoach events. 
 
Last term saw us successfully perform Matilda, Little Shop of Horrors and the Three Little Pigs! Our 'Movie Magic' Summer Workshop was also very successful. This term our Early Stages are 'going POP!', and the Main School are working with new, fresh and current material. 

For more information, and to enrol for the new term, call Principal Kat on 01522 690580!


Stagecoach Hykeham perform at Cressett Theatre, Peterborough.

Principal: Kat Hendy - BA. MA.

Latest News from Stagecoach Hykeham!

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Book your Place at the Discovery Night
Stagecoach Hykeham are holding a very special 'Discovery Night' on Friday 2nd December 2016. This is a chance for anyone aged 4-18 interested in Stagecoach to come along and take some taster sessions alongside our current students, with our fantastic team of teachers. Call 01522 690580 to book a place now.

Guest Performers for the Mayor of Lincoln
On Saturday 14th May students from Main School Hykeham performed a very special concert for the Mayor of Lincoln, at the prestigious Guildhall in Lincoln. The Mayor said "We've never had a performance of this kind in this venue before, wasn't it great?!" Our students gave a superb performance and made history at the same time!

Stagecoach at the Movies!
Our Movie Magic workshop was a big success, and saw students (current and new) from ages 5 - 15 learning songs, dances and scenes from famous films, culminating in an end of week performance for families. There was even popcorn!

Madame Butterfly
Hykeham Stage 1 student Prezley will be performing on stage at the Lincoln Theatre Royal in February with the highly acclaimed Russian State Opera in their touring production of Madame Butterfly. The show will happen on 10th February 2016 and Prezley will be playing the role of Cio Cio San's son. 

Call Principal Kat on 01522 690580

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)

OUR SCHOOL
At Stagecoach Hykeham performing arts school we cater for children and young people who love to dance, sing and act, and for those who need to gain confidence, providing a safe space for them to express themselves, and be themselves! Everyone is welcome, and we’re keen for everyone to ‘get stuck in!’ Girls and boys are welcomed at the beginning of each term.

We emphasize training and skill development aimed at creating confident performers who are happy to be in front of an audience. We always ensure everyone is part of the team and gets a fair chance to show what they can do, it’s like one big family! Stagecoach Hykeham students get the chance to learn skills not necessarily found elsewhere locally, such as: comedy improvisation, script writing, contemporary dance, and creative adventure-based learning in Early Stages.
The session meets in South Lincoln (near Waddington and Bracebridge) and was taken over by Kat Hendy in 2014, having been started back in 2003. Many of our students stay for several years, and newcomers are always welcomed into the team.

OUR TRAINING
There is no audition to join the Stagecoach School, and the sessions are designed to help kids and teens learn new skills whilst having fun. All classes focus on a rich and wide selection of performance styles.

In singing class, students develop their voices through carefully selected exercises to extend range and technique, and rehearse performance styles varying from pop to musical theatre to folk and jazz. Our current singing teacher has taught for Stagecoach for over 10 years!

In drama class, we use actor games to teach specific acting techniques and work on improvised, devised, and scripted pieces covering a wide range of styles including classical, modern, choral, melodrama, puppetry, mask work and many more. Our current drama teacher has taught for Stagecoach for nearly 8 years!

In dance classes, students learn dance technique to improve strength, poise and posture, and rehearse routines in jazz, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, and show styles. These sessions are also a great way to improve exercise and fitness levels!

Our training, over time, provides a well-rounded performing arts training, taught by top industry professionals who are all DBS checked.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Our students give regular performances and demonstrations, as well as receiving progress reports. They perform regularly in extra projects too. Previous public performances include a Disney Flashmob in the middle of Lincoln City Centre, singing Christmas Carols on Siren FM & at the famous Lincoln Christmas Market, dancing in the Waterside Shopping Centre, and a link event performance at St Columba’s Church.

We also took all of Stage 2 and 3 to perform at the regional event ‘Stagecoach Live in Peterborough’ at The Cressett Theatre! There any many more performances in the pipeline for Stagecoach Hykeham!

HOW TO FIND US
The Meadows Primary School, Calder Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 9BB. This is an easily accessible building with wheelchair access. There is plenty of free on-site parking including disabled bays close to entrance. To find the School turn left onto Calder Road from Brant Road, (opposite the doctor’s surgery) and follow the road round. The School will be on the left hand side. It can be clearly seen due to the School gates and speed safety signs on the road.