Principal Sheryll has worked with Stagecoach for nearly nineteen years now, moving to Swindon to launch this performing arts school sixteen years ago. With her wealth of experience in teaching and organising, she leads a dynamic team of teachers. Boasting a student currently performing in the West End as ‘Michael’ in ‘Billy Elliot’, Stagecoach Swindon manages to keep our children grounded and to welcome those new to classes in dance, drama and singing.
Our inspirational team of teachers work on a performance project each term, balancing creativity with technique in the three disciplines: dance, drama and singing. The dance classes are jazz based, but also cover contemporary, classical, street and choreographic work. Our Drama classes explore scripts, improvisation, devising and include workshops from stage combat skills to Shakespeare. Our singing classes include songs from many genres with a focus on musical theatre, film and pop songs. Our singers also learn song writing and selection skills. Our quality training allows every child to develop their skills and have lots of fun in the process. We also offer lessons leading to a LAMDA acting, musical theatre or verse and prose exam, where we continue to gain fabulous results.
Stagecoach Swindon performing arts school students have the chance to shine on stage in our end of year production - most recently, they dazzled audiences with their performance of ‘Alice in a Winter Wonderland’ and in 2013 they performed in the famous musical ‘Cats’. This year, we have been invited to provide a choir for the professional touring production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at the Wyvern Theatre. More than 30 of our students will be performing in Disneyland Paris this summer and our talented ‘Troupe’ will be singing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End next year. We also run regular trips to the theatre - last year students and their families watched ‘Matilda the Musical’ and ‘Billy Elliot’.
HOW TO FIND US
Our classes take place at St Joseph’s Catholic College, Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN3 3LR. The school is situated close to Tesco and a short drive from the town centre. There is plenty of parking on site. On arrival, please come to the main reception (through the sliding glass doors) where our Principal Sheryll Fox and her friendly team will be ready to greet you.