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The Stagecoach Talent Agency Explained

By HayleyHenderson

The Stagecoach Talent Agency Explained
Inside our Stagecoach Talent Agency…

So, you want to perform professionally, but where do you start? Read on for all you need to know…

Kimberly Wyatt's Student Book Review

By HayleyHenderson

Kimberly Wyatt's Student Book Review
Love reading? Love dance? Find out what to expect from Kimberly Wyatt’s new book from KEIRA, 12, from Stagecoach Bridgend & Cowbridge's very own book review following Kimberly's exclusive workshop:

Motion Capture

By HayleyHenderson

Motion Capture
Ever wonder how they make monsters and CGI beings move and fight so realistically? It’s all about ‘performance capture’, as Fight Director Lyndall Grant explains.

David's Stagecoach Journey

By HayleyHenderson

David's Stagecoach Journey
We love to see our students on their jouneys from a child blossoming into an accomplished young adult. David has just left Stagecoach at the age of 18 to a place at the prestigious Mountview Theatre Arts in London, and he has shared his 14 year Stagecoach journey with us...

UCAS System Change Explained

By HayleyHenderson

UCAS System Change Explained
The Educational landscape is ever-changing, so when examinations, qualifications, UCAS tariff points and subject/curriculum choice change, it can be confusing and overwhelming. Understanding how changes affect your future and your options is important, so here’s what you need to know. 

Your Alumni : What we do for you

By HayleyHenderson

Your Alumni : What we do for you
Since we first opened in 1988 we have seen over a million students pass through our doors. The last 28 years have been eventful to say the least! The world has seen the invention of the World Wide Web, Smartphones and tablets. In this time, the UK has worked its way through six Prime Ministers, eight Harry Potter books and a Brexit vote.

Stagecoach itself, has grown from one formidable woman holding drama, dance and singing classes in her living room in Surrey to a Head Office of 40 staff, a network of over 600 schools and 270 Principals in the UK alone, plus schools in nine other countries across the world, a talent agency and an impressive list of Alumni!

To support you even after you have left your weekly Stagecoach classes, we have put together a package of benefits for you. The Alumni is free for you to join and is here to provide you with development opportunities, networking, social events and much more. No matter what career path you have chosen or where life has taken you, here are just some of the benefits you can enjoy as a graduate of Stagecoach...

Top 10 West End Shows

By HayleyHenderson

Top 10 West End Shows
We love musicals, shows, and the West End in general! The lively atmosphere and excitement of the West End is contagious, so attending a show is always a fantastic experience to share with friends and family. We know many of you agree – your entries into our recent West End competition captured your enthusiasm for theatre.
From these entries, we’ve selected and listed our Top 10 West End shows – including snippets of our talented Stagecoach students performing them! 

Alumni Competition Winner

By HayleyHenderson

Alumni Competition Winner

To launch our new Alumni Network, we offered a competition for our past Alumni to win the chance to have a weekend at a 5-star hotel in London including Afternoon Tea and VIP tickets to the Stagecoach Charity Gala.
Charlotte Ireland, who previously attended Stagecoach Kidderminster, was chosen as our winner and she wrote us her exclusive blog on her experience...

Theatre in Education

By HayleyHenderson

Theatre in Education
As leaders within Performing Arts education, we are strongly opposed to the decline of the performing arts within the curriculum and the gap that has been created within a child's education. The Arts not only allow a creative outlet for children and young people, but it also helps improve and establish soft skills helping students in all aspects of life from teamwork, problem solving and public speaking. Skills such as these can help children during their academic life, as well as with their career goals.

Lottie’s story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

By HayleyHenderson

Lottie’s story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

Lottie's Story: Creative Courage for Life advert

You may have been lucky enough to catch our cinema advert on the big screen this summer before Finding Dory, The BFG, Pete's Dragon and many more family favourites.

We interviewed Lottie, aged 14 years, who starred in the advert performing her passion, dance.

Check out her experience and what Stagecoach means to her.

Harry's story: Stagecoach ad star in his own words

By HayleyHenderson

Harry's story: Stagecoach ad star in his own words

Harry's Story: Creative Courage for Life advert

Four of our students were chosen to represent Stagecoach in our first ever cinema advert which premiered on 12th August.

We heard from one of the stars on the advert, Harry, aged 13 years, who showed off his acting skills.

Lets see what he had to say about the whole experience and what his Stagecoach journey has been.

Ella's story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

By HayleyHenderson

Ella's story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

Ella's Story: Creative Courage for Life advert

We are so proud of all of the students who appeared in our first ever cinema advert!

They worked so hard and were so professional on the day. We absolutely loved working with our students and hearing about their Stagecoach experience and why they love it.

We interviewed our singing star of the advert, Ella, aged 14 years, from Stagecoach Braintree and here's what she had to say...

Creative Courage for Life - Our very First Cinema Advert

By HayleyHenderson

Creative Courage for Life - Our very First Cinema Advert

The story behind our Creative Courage for Life advert

As you may have noticed, Stagecoach has undergone a re-brand! Our new tagline ‘Creative Courage for Life’ is exactly what Stagecoach gives every student.

Our new cinema advert is a huge part of that rebrand - you may have already seen it before your favourite family films this summer. We’re incredibly proud of it, but most of all, we're proud of the four talented Stagecoach students who star in the advert – Minti, Ella, Harry and Lottie - as they put so much work into it.

We wanted to give our students a chance to see themselves on the big screen for the first time, to hear their inspiring stories in surround sound. It’s a unique opportunity, and the reason why we chose to create a cinema advert.

But how did we come to choose our four stars? Let's take a closer look at how we made our Creative Courage for Life advert.

Why is dance important in education?

By Elizabeth James

Why is dance important in education?

While it may not be taken as seriously as mathematics, English and history, dance teaches children a wide range of skills needed to succeed later in life, whether they choose to get a job in the arts or not.

Let’s take a look at what those skills are and why dance is so important in education.

Why I stayed at Stagecoach for 15 Years...

By Hayley Henderson

Why I stayed at Stagecoach for 15 Years...
Elly from Stagecoach Shaftesbury has been a student for over 15 years. She shared with us what Stagecoach means to her and what she has gained from her Performance Arts classes.

Why performing arts are important?

By Hayley Henderson

Why performing arts are important?

Creativity is an important tool, and yet it's not one that children always get to foster. If creativity isn't nurtured, they can often end up losing the incredible imaginations they start off with in early childhood.

Her Majesty's Theatre

By Hayley Henderson

Her Majesty's Theatre
We were treated to a spectacular night of talent at the prestigious Her Majesty's Theatre for Stagecoach Live in the West End.

Get Up & Dance Event

By Hayley Henderson

Get Up & Dance Event
Isabel from Stagecoach Huntingdon attended our exciting Get Up & Dance! Event last weekend.
Check out her blog on her jam-packed day learning different dance styles from across the globe.

Time to Take the Stage

By Harriet Davis

Time to Take the Stage
Read our latest blog written by H.Davis

First Day Nerves

By Harriet Davis

First Day Nerves
Read our latest blog written by Stagecoach parent Sarah Jones.