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.
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.
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.