Stagecoach Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury

Welcome to the site for Stagecoach Performing Arts Blandford Forum & Shaftesbury.

We offer dance, singing and drama lessons to students aged 4-18 in the Blandofrd and Shaftesbury areas. At Stagecoach Blandford and Shaftesbury, we have purpose-built facilities within the performing arts block at The Blandford School, Milldown Road where our classes are held.

Childfren learn key skills in the three major disciplies helping to develop healthy minds and bodies. Our classes are planned to deliver high quality performing arts education that helps children to build confidence and improve creativity whilst working with our highly skilled team of teachers.

Students also have the opportunity to take examinations with Lamda and New Era (NEA).

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Anthony Steventon

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

Meet The Team


We have moved

Since half term we have relocated to The Blandford School where we have really excellent facilities. A large dance studio, two drama studios, music rooms etc. plenty of space for our students to grow. We love it here.


We were delighted to take the whole schools of Blandford and Shaftesbury to perform at the Bournemouth Pavilion this autumn with six other Stagecoach schools from the south west in a fabulous production. It was an amazing day, culminating in the evening show to a full house with over 450 students taking part. Awesome is an appropriate word.


The whole school took Performance Arts Exams under the NEA (New Era Examination board). These exams at the medium and higher grade enjoy 'Ofqual' points . Again, this year we had 20 examinations both solo, duet and groups, 15 Distinctions, and 4 Merits which was great. Very proud of the work our students produced.

West End Workshop!!!

This term we have two workshops coming in from the West End!!! Our first one is being lead by Helen Colby who is a West End professional with training from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Credits include: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd Sister Act and many others. We are excited to be working with her for the day!

Weekly Classes

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)

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Anthony Steventon

Our Principal, Anthony, was the dance teacher at Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury for 6 years. He has worked closely with the school producing routines and teaching technique until making the move to Principal.

At Stagecoach Blandford and Shaftesbury, we believe ib every child being given gthe chance to reach the potential to grow as both person and performer.

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