Stagecoach Bridgend and Cowbridge

Stagecoach Bridgend and Cowbridge is delighted to welcome you to their schools.
 
At Stagecoach we provide quality training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18 years.
 
We nurture and develop young potential through our singing, dance and acting classes. Stagecoach students become more self-assured, expressive, sociable and imaginative.  And they learn how to tackle life situations with resilience, creativity and courage. A performing arts education is an education for life.  And a passion that lasts a life-time.  
 
Feel free to contact us to discuss what Stagecoach Bridgend & Cowbridge can offer - Creative Courage for Life. 
 
 

Principal Jaye Lawrence

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


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Performance Opportunities

We have many performing opportunities for our students at Stagecoach Bridgend and Cowbridge. Our next exciting events are:- Sunday 30th June 2024 - New Theatre Cardiff - Stagecoach LIVE - and Sadler's Wells on the 16th November 2024.

Summer Workshops

Come and join us in our West End Summer Workshops. Singing, dancing and acting for children aged 6 - 18 years old. Children make new friends, build confidence, learn new skills & work towards a performance for family and friends. Open to Stagecoach & Non-Stagecoach students.

Summer Workshops

Come and join us in our Little Performers Summer Workshops. Singing, dancing and acting for children aged 4 - 6 years old. Children make new friends, build confidence, learn new skills and have a jam packed week, full of fun and creativty. Open to Stagecoach & Non-Stagecoach students.

LAMDA Qualifications

We offer students individual LAMDA qualifications in Verse & Prose, Acting or Musical Theatre. Students work with our specialist coaches to prepare pieces and then perform in front of an examiner. These exams help to improve children's confidence, as well as expanding their skill set. Recent results saw our students achieving Distinctions!

Two Week Trial

Thinking of joining us? Why not book a 2 Week Trial?! Our next trial period begins on Thursday 12th/Friday 13th/Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2024. For more details please email [email protected] or contact Jaye on 07894923708

MADE IN LONDON

Join the talented students from Stagecoach Bridgend & Cowbridge in their Summer Showcase 'MADE IN LONDON'. This musical extravaganza will take you through musicals set in London- One not to be missed! Coming July 2024 at the SONY Theatre, Bridgend College; Tickets on Sale NOW! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/stagecoach-bridgend-and-cowbridge

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Jaye Lawrence

Jaye was an original student of Stagecoach Bridgend and Cowbridge when the school’s established in 1998. She then graduated from Cumbria University with a BA (hons) Dance and Musical Theatre. Jaye started dancing at age 3, training in Tap, Modern, Jazz and Ballet up to teaching levels in I.S.T.D and R.A.D examinations. Jaye has qualifications with LAMDA, the Associate Board of Music and has also acquired her Grade 8 Musical Theatre Singing Certificate from London College. Upon graduating in 2006, Jaye taught in Further Education whilst securing a teaching career at Stagecoach. In 2016 she became Head of the Performing Arts at Coleg Y Cymoedd, Rhondda Campus; who performed at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End in 2016, performing their version of 'Macbeth' for the Shakespeare School Festival Gala; in 2021 she then became Head of School for Creative Industries at Coleg Y Cymoedd. Jaye has successfully choreographed many MT productions including ‘Footloose' and 'Flash dance', which the production team won a N.O.D.A.'s for Best Production.
 
Jaye has taught for Stagecoach Performing Arts Bridgend and the Cowbridge for over 10 years and choreograph’s their Performance Troupe; they have performed at His Majesty's Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre, The Adelphi and the Shaftesbury Theatre, West End, London. She also choreographed Bridgend's Stagecoach School's anniversary performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'CATS' staged at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham in March 2013. Most recently, Jaye won the first ‘Most Outstanding Dance Teacher’ award in December 2018 at the Creative Courage Awards in London, out of the whole Stagecoach Network. Jaye also teaches at Stagecoach Cardiff and has taught at Aberdare and the Valley’s Stagecoach.
 
Jaye’s passion for Dance and Musical Theatre, combined with her experience, friendly, approachable nature, passion and drive means her new role at Stagecoach Bridgend and Cowbridge is fulfilling a lifelong ambition. 
 

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