Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Huddersfield

Welcome to Stagecoach Huddersfield

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Welcome to Stagecoach Huddersfield. We are proud of our thriving and dynamic school, where children are enthusiastic and love learning skills in dance, drama, singing and performing. Our school ethos is that everyone should have a chance to develop and grow both as a performer and a person in a safe, nurturing environment. We offer many different performing arts opportunities to our students; from small informal demonstrations for parents to full scale public performances in large national theatres.

We are delighted to offer a two-week trial; a chance for both parents and children to find out more about Stagecoach and to experience what we have to offer. For more details on this, please contact us on 0808 208 5134 or email huddersfield@stagecoach.co.uk

Principal: Ruth Marston - BA hons

Latest News from Stagecoach Huddersfield!

Upcoming Terms
We are SO excited about our Spring and Summer terms! Our Main Stages students will begin rehearsals for their public performance of “Bugsy Malone” and our Further Stages start putting together their production of “Little Shop Of Horrors”. These are both fantastic shows with something for everyone. New students are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

Parents and children are invited to find out more about Stagecoach and what we have to offer by signing up for a no obligation two-week trial for £50 Main School or £25 Early Stages (4-6 years).

For more details on this, please contact us on 0808 208 5134 or email huddersfield@stagecoach.co.uk what a brilliant time for your child to sign up for Stagecoach.
Recent news:

Stagecoach’s Christmas Cracker
Christmas came early at on Saturday 10th December when every single student took part in our first ever Christmas concert. Everybody gave a great performance and it really got everyone in the festive spirit!
Annie “Kids” Easter Workshop
We have been lucky enough to gain the rights to the hit musical kids version of Annie.
Everybody is welcome to take part in what is always a fantastic few days during the Easter Holidays from 10th April – 13th April 2017.  Children attend Monday - Thursday and then perform a full production for family and friends on the Thursday. Places are strictly limited and first come, first served so enrol your child now!

Early Stages do Strictly Come Dancing
We are all massive fans of Strictly so have decided to use it as our theme for the Spring term. Our Early Stages students will love learning basic Latin and Ballroom moves as well as singing some great songs and having a go at being the judges in drama. We are really excited for all the sparkle and fun!

Stage 3 and Further Stages to perform at local primary school.
Our older and more experienced students have been invited to perform at Lepton Rowley Lane primary school in order to help the PTA raise funds. Our Further Stages coach Liam, has written a piece especially for the occasion and it features lots of favourite Disney characters and songs as well as a fun script with plenty of audience participation. We can’t wait to showcase the fantastic talent we have here at Stagecoach Huddersfield.
Stagecoach NATIONAL events
Stagecoach Huddersfield regularly appears at Stagecoach Live! National events across the country. Our students have performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End, at Blackpool Grand Theatre, Victoria Hall Halifax, St Georges Hall Bradford and of course Lawrence Batley Theatre here in Huddersfield. Students will be taking part in similar events over the coming months so watch this space for all the news!

Contact Principal Ruth on 0808 208 5134

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

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.
Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
Stagecoach Huddersfield performing arts school offers high quaility training in the performing arts. Children from all across Huddersfield attend our excellent classes in dance, singing and drama and receive a full and rounded performing arts education. Our school is unique in the fact it delivers performing arts training to children of ALL abilities and ages. Our younger students aged 4-6 have 30 mins training in each discipline; singing, dance and drama, they learn performance skills and build their confidence in lessons that are fun and nurturing. Our older students aged 6-18 attend 1 hour classes in all three areas; singing, dance and drama. Parentsattend at least 2 performances of their children's work a year and they will also receive an annual report of their child's progress and achievements in their singing dance and drama classes.

Our dynamic and caring teachers have extensive experience in both teaching and performing, passing on their knowledge of dancing, singing, drama and acting. Classes are fun, engaging and equip children with both performing skills and skills for life. In dance classes they will learn many different styles of dance; jazz, musical theatre, street dance, pop and commercial style and theatre craft. Dance enables children to develop poise and a good posture, increases their awareness of rhythm and improves their fitness. In drama students learn poetry, perform plays, devise their own acting pieces and scenes. Drama classes really help to encourage clear speaking, creative thinking and teamwork. Our singing classes cover many genres including; musical theatre, classical pieces, pop songs and work on singing in harmony, as a choir and are also given the chance to sing solo. They learn essential breathing techniques and the correct way to use their voices.

Our students are given a multitude of performing experiences, both in house and in public. Children can also choose to join our Stagecoach Agency, where they will have the chance to audition for professional acting, singing and dance work. Every child is given the chance to develop and grow in a safe, nurturing environment. National events give children the opportunity to act, sing and dance on many different professional stages across the country. Students are also offered the chance to study towards examinations in acting, drama and speaking verse and prose.

Stagecoach Huddersfield operates out of Newsome High School where we enjoy their fantastic facilities. We are lucky enough to be able to use their large fully equipped theatre and a spacious mirrored dance studio. There is plenty of esay access parking for parents. Please enter the school by the main entrance, where our School Principal, Ruth, will be there to greet you and your child.