Stagecoach East Grinstead

At Stagecoach East Grinstead we provide an all round performing arts experience. Weekly singing classes, dance classes and drama classes, with lots of other added extras. External practitioners come in and offer one off workshops, such as circus skills and filming for TV. We put on a show once a year in a professional theatre environment. Stagecoach East Grinstead helps build confidence. Making new friends and trying new hobbies is an important part of growing up and developing confidence can be the main benefit of attending extra-curricular activities, especially in the performing arts. Learning in a fun, safe and encouraging environment can really help the shyest child grow and become more outgoing. Dance, drama and singing brings children together, engaging them with lessons that they can then share with family and friends outside of the classroom.

If you are looking for confidence building activities in small classes Stagecoach Performing Arts could be the answer. The skills we teach in drama, dance and singing at Stagecoach are not just for performing on stage, but to use in life. Whether it is learning to speak in front of a crowd, gaining pose and articulation or learning how to successfully work in a team, the arts can help your child achieve and our aim is to nurture each child’s potential and help them reach their individual goals. Stagecoach runs classes in drama, dance and singing and aims to build essential life skills for 4 – 18 year olds every Saturday in term time.
 

Principal Simon Spalding

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Early Stages Free Taster!

Due to popular demand we will be opening a new Early Stages class for 4-6 year olds for the Summer Term. We are delighted to announce we will be holding a FREE Discovery session on 20th April 2024 at 2-30 pm. The session will be held at Imberhorne Lower school in Windmill Lane. Please click the "Sign Up Here" button to reserve your place.

SHOW TERM FOR MAIN SCHOOL

Once again it's show term at Stagecoach East Grinstead and this year the Main school students will be working hard on their dance, drama and singing to put on the wonderful Addams Family Musical. Whilst our morning school is full it's not too late to join the cast in our afternoon school. Don't leave it too late, it's going to a fun filled term!

SUMMER WORKSHOP 2024

Our summer holiday workshop is perfect for children aged 7-16 years who love to sing, dance and act! Working alongside our skilled teaching team, it is week in the holiday not to be missed. As well as focusing on a performance for family and friends, our students make new friends, gain confidence, and learn lots of new skills. Scroll down for more!

Shaftesbury Theatre Event

Sunday 26th March saw 20 of our wonderful pupils join other Stagecoach schools on the Stage in London's West End. They presented their "Twisted Alice" piece to a packed theatre and overcame their nerves to absolutely smash their piece. We are all so proud of them and can't wait for another opportunity to do it again.

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS ACCEPT

We are registered with Ofsted, which means we can accept Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare for all our classes and holiday workshops. We hope this will help many more children access our school.

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Simon Spalding

Principal Simon Spalding leads the experienced team of Dance, Drama and Singing teachers that make up Stagecoach East Grinstead. Now in his his seventh year at the helm, Simon is hoping to continue to build on the success of the previous four years: Things continue to go from strength to strength at Stagecoach East Grinstead, children have recently gained a 100% pass rate in their Performance Arts Awards and have also presented their end of term production, there is a good busy vibe in the school and we have a wonderful team of experienced teachers. Simon has been in the industry for 23 years and has shot many TV commercials as well as corporate and training videos. He has also been involved in Amateur Dramatics.

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