Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Pontypridd & The Valleys

Welcome to Stagecoach Pontypridd & The Valleys

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Stagecoach Pontypridd Theatre Arts School specialise  in acting, singing, dancing and drama lessons for children 4-18 years. We run jazz dance classes, hip-hop classes, pop dance classes, street dance classes whilst working on technique, strength and performance skills. We aim for strong physicality in all dance disciplines as well as an equal balance between the three disciplines of singing, dance, acting and drama. Our drama classes involve many skills and confidence building techniques through improvisation and devising, we also put an importance on looking at texts in a fun but educational way. In our singing lessons our students learn a wide variety of songs in solo, two-part and three-part harmony, they learn how to blend their voices in a group and develop strength and volume for solos. We provide useful advice on auditioning for performing arts establishments, many of our talented teachers have trained in London or teach within these establishments.

Principal: Rhiannon Imiolczyk - Pg Dip ALCM

Latest News from Stagecoach Pontypridd & the Valleys

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Brand NEW Bilingual classes this Autumn 2015
BRAND NEW Bilingual Early Stages Classes are to be launched with a fantastic Musical Teddy Bears and Dragons picnic Wednesday September 9th!
Coming this September, a brand new Early Stages class is opening at our Stagecoach Theatre Arts Merthyr Tydfil Wednesday school 4.15pm- 5.45pm and it's Bilingual!
All of our Early Stages classes are now Bilingual and our Drama classes will explore Welsh pieces too during our 'Movies' theme Autumn Term 2015!
Please share with anyone you think would enjoy our Bilingual classes for 3 - 6 year olds.
Our classes are filling up fast so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Summer School Pontypridd & The Valleys is BACK by popular demand!
We’ve even had to add an extra week! This year’s show is the timeless classic Beauty & The Beast Jr! Summer school is for ANY children age 3 - 19 every child is welcome. No previous experience or membership to stagecoach classes is required. We just want you to try you best to "Be our guest" and join the cast of this "Tale As Old As Time!" All costume is included and each pupil will perform in 2 shows on the Friday of each week. Please book ASAP as there's limited spaces available! To book call 07900167954 or email merthyrtydfil@stagecoach.co.uk.

Monday July 27th – Friday July 31st and,
Monday August 3rd – Friday August 7th

Children aged 3-6 (Early Stages) £110 for the week
Children aged 6–18 (Main School) £150 for the week
20% discount for siblings

Gala Show
To celebrate the 16th Birthday of Stagecoach Pontypridd there will be a Gala Show on Sunday 5th July 2015 at the Beaufort Theatre. All pupils from Early Stages through to Stage 3 will be involved in the Gala Singing, Acting and Dancing their way through your favourite Musicals.

Registers are now OPEN for Autumn term 2015
The theme for 17th Autumn term is 'Movies'.
Our team, consisting of some of the best Bafta nominated actors, choreographers and directors in the UK will be helping our pupils explore Acting For Camera, Making pop/dance videos, and learning incredible musical arrangements of some of the best music from film and much more....

Call 01443 664664 to join our incredible Stagecoach family.

At Stagecoach Pontypridd & The Valleys we have the most incredible, pupils, parents, and teaching team!
We care! We Share! We work together!
Premium, personal education deemed "Outstanding in every area" at our last Independent inspection report!
We are the ONLY theatre schools to have independent inspections in Wales!

Performances & Shows
2014 saw the pupils in Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd take the audience to ‘The Jellicle Ball’ during the rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webbers ‘Cats’ School edition.

Pontypridd & the Valleys Her Majesties troupe 2015 made their ‘Wicked’ debut performance at the prestigious Her Majesty’s Theatre London in March 2015.
What an incredible experience and performance for you and your families! Confidence, performance skills and friendships were built in just 8 rehearsals.

West End Stars came out in force to join the Stagecoach National Choir of Wales (including pupils from Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil & Pontypridd) on Stage at St David’s Hall to sing hits from West End Shows.

There were no ‘Empty Chair’s at Empty Tables’ when pupils in all 5 schools ‘Dreamed a Dream’ and they were ‘Master of the House’ and you could ‘Here The People Sing’ when they performed Les Miserables School Edition.

At Stagecoach Pontypridd & The Valleys, we are proud of our 100% pass rate in LAMDA exams for the past 16 years. This December pupils across all 5 schools will have the opportunity to take a LAMDA exam in Musical Theatre, Acting or Verse & Prose.

At the end of the Summer Term 2015 our students aged 6 - 18yrs have the opportunity to take their Musical Theatre Group examinations with Rockschool (Performing Arts Awards).
Call Principal Rhiannon on 01443 664664

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.
Stagecoach Pontypridd performing arts school started over 16 years ago, our children regularly sing, act and dance at St Davids Hall, The Millennium Centre and Her Majesty's Theatre. Our students have performed at Disneyland Paris and soon they will perform at Disney world in Florida. Our pupils produce full theatre productions including Cats and Les Miserables. We have a 100% pass rate for LAMDA exams for over 16 years now. Our students work weekly with our incredible team including some of the best musical directors and choreographers in the UK. There's a wonderful supportive and creative atmosphere here in the school building, this helps nurture out children confidence. There are also casting opportunities and auditions every term. Our performing arts classes, professional team combined with experience helps  ur pupil's  have a wonderful stagecoach experience and education.

25 The Avenue
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8YT