Stagecoach Bearsted

A warm welcome to Stagecoach Bearsted!
Amber-Rose and her team provide high quality part-time training in Singing, Drama and Dance for children aged 4-18 years.
Our aim is to nurture and develop creativity and help students reach their potential in our dance, drama and singing classes whilst stretching the imagination, building confidence and developing creative courage for life. Along with a strong Performance curriculum, Stagecoach supports important life skills, enhancing confidence and communication in your child’s full potential. 
Our Bearsted performing arts classes run for 3 hours/90 minutes depending on the age of the student every weekend during term time. Alongside our weekly classes and holiday workshops, our students take part in full scale shows and have the opportunity to perform at regional events, take part in specialist workshops with West End Performers, gain qualifications through 1:1 LAMDA and singing examinations, as well as having a variety of professional casting opportunities for stage and screen. 
We are so excited to welcome you to our school!

Principal Amber-Rose May

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.


2 Week Trial

It's more than just singing, dancing and acting- it's about building creative courage for life, so our young people can unlock their potential, stand up & be heard, embracing new ideas & making friends along the way. A two week trial costs £50 for Main Stages (6-18 year olds) & £25 for Early Stages (4-6 year olds). ENROL TODAY!

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare!! We're delighted to accept childcare vouchers and tax free childcare! If you'd like to pay for our classes or holiday workshops with these then get in touch for more information.

Disneyland 2025

We will be taking students and families to Disney Paris in July 2025 where students have the opportunity to sing in front of the Disneyland castle and perform in the Main Street pre-parade! Contact us today to find out more!

Where to buy jazz shoes?

In order to give you the best possible experience and assortment of Jazz shoes, Stagecoach now has its own unique online shoe store which is part of the dancewear specialist - Mydancestore. Simply click the button below and it will take you straight there. Please do follow the supplier’s advice when choosing the shoe size. Happy shopping!

Where to buy t-shirts?

Where to buy t-shirts? You can buy all essential clothing including t-shirts and hoodies online! All orders are posted directly to your house.

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Stagecoach Early Stages
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)

Stagecoach Main Stages
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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Stagecoach Further Stages
Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.

Holiday Workshops

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Amber-Rose May

Stagecoach Bearsted is run by Amber-Rose, who has over 10 years of experience in the arts industry. Qualified with a Masters Degree in Theatre for Young Audiences Amber-Rose has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in teaching children. 
In addition, Amber-Rose has spent years working as an actor, theatre producer and director. Specialising in making work for children and young people, she has administrated and performed in 5 productions nationwide, visiting venues such as the Lyric Hammersmith, The Albany and Arts Depot. She is still currently involved in the making, producing and directing of work for children and young people with Lots of Odds Theatre Company, and is an associate artist of Half Moon Theatre, and visiting practitioner to Rose Bruford College.
Her passion for performing arts has led her to perform Shakespeare at Sadlers Wells Theatre; feature in a number of music videos and short films, and has performed alongside Keira Knightly; as well as facilitate and devise a show with Floods of Ink, performed by 21 young people to celebrate the opening of the Victoria & Albert's museum Sackler Courtyard on Exhibition Road; lead drama workshops in schools across the UK in association with MIND charity and has written and directed over 5 brand new musicals with over 250 young people!
With a passion for performing arts for children and young people, Amber-Rose is a strong believer in building confidence in children and young people, making a difference to their lives every week, and looks forward to providing Stagecoach Bearsted with Creative Courage for Life.

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