Stagecoach Dartford

Stagecoach Dartford has been offering performing arts classes for almost 20 years and during that time has nurtured and developed hundreds of children and young people, enriching their lives and helping them fulfil their potential by acquiring crucial life skills.

Whether you want your son or daughter to grow in confidence, make new friends or develop their natural potential as a performer, our experienced and dedicated team will realise their strengths, encourage their creativity and help them to become the best they can be.

We pride ourselves on running a safe and friendly school where the emphasis is on fun, kindness and respect. Whatever the future holds for your son or daughter the life skills they will learn and develop at Stagecoach will stand them in good stead and provide them with Creative Courage For Life.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school very soon!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Liz Denbigh - BA Hons in Dance

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


Annual Inspection Results

"There is a strong teaching team & committed approach...The young people enjoy coming to Stagecoach...they genuinely feel supported: coming to learn, create & make friends. There is an atmosphere of achievement & fun with fantastic facilities...groups can really become independent in both their performance and life skills." (March 19)

Two week trial available

We offer a two week trial so any child or young person can try the classes before committing to the term. There is a deposit required which is £25 for Early Stages and £50 for the Main School. Please ring Liz on 01732 750783 or e mail [email protected] if you are interested.

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!

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Liz Denbigh - BA Hons in Dance

Liz graduated from the University of Surrey in 1988 with a BA Hons degree in dance. She then went into sales and account management working initially for Mars and then Universal and Paramount films. Following the arrival of her third child Liz decided it was time to give up the commuting and in April 2002 opened the Dartford branch of Stagecoach. The following year she received "franchisee of the year" award and two years after that took over the existing school in Orpington. She has been involved in education for many years in her role as governor and chair of governors of her local primary school and enjoys combining her interest in education with a love of the arts at Stagecoach.

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