Stagecoach Didsbury

Welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Didsbury

With over 700 theatre schools and more than 40,000 students, Stagecoach is the largest network of part-time performing arts schools for children. We provide high quality part-time training in the Performing Arts for children aged 4 – 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing , acting and dancing classes for children – stretching young imaginations, building confidence and life skills whilst having fun through all the three disciplines. We are fully committed to providing a first class experience for all children and a productive education in the world of performing, at the same time helping students to develop in confidence, and achieve individual goals and ambitions.
Kim, alongside her fantastic team of teachers strives to deliver excellence in education and inspire the students of Stagecoach Didsbury allowing each child to flourish not only in class but in life


LAMDA examinations offered

The Team

Principal Kim Connor - BAC (Hons) PGCE


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*NEW FRIDAY 4-7YRS CLASS*

As of September we will be running a new EARLY STAGES class for 4-6 year olds aside our Friday Main School from 4.45-6.15 pm. Children will explore their creativity as they develop singing, dancing and drama skills in our engaging performing arts classes. Please email Kim for details!

TV and Theatre experience

Students are offered fabulous opportunities to cast for TV programmes, short films and professional theatre shows. Recent performances have included singing with Robbie Williams on tour, students in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Annie, Cbeebies, Operas and Blue Peter.

DISNEYLAND PARIS 2018

We are excited to announce that we are returning to Dance The Dream at Disneyland Paris in summer 2018! Places will be open to all students and available on a first come first served basis. Stay tuned for further details...

Events

At Stagecoach Didsbury we love to give our students extra opportunities to perform at numerous events throughout the year. We run both Junior and Senior Performance troupes and choirs. Highlights include: Stockport Plaza, Halifax Victoria theatre, Geronimo festival, Shaftesbury and Phoenix Theatres in the West End, DisneyLand Paris.

LAMDA

Stagecoach students are offered the opportunity to take LAMDA exams every term. LAMDA offers the student an individual acting, speech or musical theatre lesson . Our experienced tutors achieve incredible results. Last session we achieved 48 distinctions out of 51 students and we have 100% pass rate. Upper grades receive UCAS points.

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

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 at an 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 - Kim Connor - BAC (Hons) PGCE

Kim taught at Stagecoach  Salford and Didsbury for almost twenty years before becoming principal of Stagecoach Didsbury.
Initially she taught as an early stages and drama teacher before teaching singing at Salford Stagecoach where she still teaches. Additionally she has taught LAMDA very successfully over the years too as well as running the junior and senior choirs.
She attended Sylvia Young’s Theatre school as a child where she worked on TV commercials, pantomimes and west end shows. She then attended Liverpool University to get her BAC in music and drama and then her PGCE. She also gained her grade 8 in both singing and drama with Honours with Guildhall School of Music and drama.
Alongside Stagecoach she is a Head of Performing Arts at a high school where she teaches drama, performing arts and music up to and including GCSE. Additionally she is a LAMDA examiner.
Kim trains students for entry into drama school. Many of her students have gained professional work in the theatre including students who have worked on shows such as Chitty Chitty bang bang, Mamma Mia, Aladdin, Jerry Springer the opera, Shrek, Annie, Cat on a hot tin roof, The King and I and 1984 as well as performing with Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart.
Kim looks forward to welcoming you to Stagecoach Didsbury.

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