At Stagecoach Performing Arts, we have developed a unique Educational Framework for each stage of learning. The ages of children in each stage may vary across the country, depending upon the children attending, but our talented and experienced teachers have the flexibility to adapt their class content to the interests, talents and ages of their students.

There will be variances in the delivery of the Educational Framework from school to school as each Principal and their teachers choose the exciting, creative content that is appropriate for their school to personalise students learning. 

Our framework helps every student develop and reach their full potential.



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Learn how to


Learn how to

Life Skills

Students will develop

Early Stages

  • Pitch match to another singing voice

  • Sing with confidence

  • Sing with good posture

  • Express yourself in song

  • Use basic steps and moves

  • Link a series of steps

  • Move to a steady beat

  • Create a dance to a theme

  • Deliver lines clearly

  • Roleplay with characters

  • Improvise in roles and scenes

  • Follow direction

  • Teamwork

  • Speaking with confidence

  • Listening

  • Performing to a group

  • Creativity

  • Positivity

  • Courage

  • Being respectful

Main Stages 1

  • Pitch match accurately to a singing voice

  • Develop breathing

  • Sing different styles

  • Sing simple harmonies

  • Create a melody

  • Dance with greater accuracy

  • Link dance steps and move to a regular beat

  • Dance in a group

  • Create a choreographed dance

  • Act out a story with others

  • Enunciate clearly

  • Develop characters

  • Improvise in a group

  • Use stage space effectively

  • Work to a script

  • Relationship-building

  • Decision-making

  • Group Collaboration

Main Stages 2

  • Pitch match to a range of musical elements

  • Sing more complex harmonies

  • Improve group and solo singing techniques

  • Compose melodies and lyrics

  • Dance a wider range of techniques and styles

  • Support the body through balancing techniques

  • Change tempo and style within a routine

  • Strengthen the body to support different dance styles

  • Collaborate on a group choreographed dance

  • Become a character

  • Project and control vocals

  • Improvise in a performance

  • Use gestures to show emotions and feelings

  • Collaborate with others to create a story

  • Communication - both speaking and listening

  • Reflective thinking

  • Offering and seeking support

  • Getting feedback from others

Main Stages 3

  • Pitch match to a range of music & key changes

  • Control breathing when moving

  • Sing more complex solos and ensembles

  • Sing different styles with different vocal techniques

  • Balance vocals when singing

  • Apply gestures to perform more complex dances

  • Control balance and body alignment during performance

  • Effectively use stage space

  • Create a dance medley to showcase the repertoire of styles

  • Explore and develop a character

  • Speak confidently on stage

  • Bring a script to life

  • Do more performance techniques

  • Support others in rehearsal and performance

  • Produce a piece of theatre

  • Independent learning

  • Collaborating and being inclusive

  • Volunteering

  • Taking on more responsibility

Further Stages

  • Sing a range of styles in different performance spaces

  • Balance vocal projection and tone in different performance spaces

  • Develop good microphone technique

  • Use gestures to support a performance

  • Compose and perform solo and group melodies

  • Develop core strength to do more complex routines and styles

  • Recognise and respond to changing tempo

  • Devise own choreography for a solo/group performance

  • Improvise in a routine when performing with others

  • Refine movements and gestures to deliver a polished performance

  • Deliver characters for different media - tv, radio, theatre, film

  • Take on other roles in the theatre - directing, staging, costume, lighting

  • Experiment during rehearsal

  • Utilise performance space creatively and effectively

  • Take on constructive direction from others

  • Preparing for auditions/interviews

  • Managing and maintaining own skills development

  • Reflecting and taking on feedback

  • Improvising and experimenting when performing

  • Identifying a career path in performing arts whether on-stage or production