Stagecoach Leamington Spa and Southam

Welcome to Stagecoach Leamington Spa and Southam, which has been providing quality part-time performing arts training for over 18 years.

Our weekly classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays are taught by a wonderful team of dedicated, qualified, professional teachers and we are passionate about how the arts can build confidence in children and develop them into brave, aspiring young adults. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imagination through singing, acting and dance classes.

Stagecoach Leamington Spa and Southam provides lots of performance opportunities for all students, such as performing at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, the NIA, the Leamington Spa Peace Festival and much more.  

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Jacqui Dance - BA Hons, ALCM Musical Theatre, ADPA

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


Matilda in Southam!

We have secured the rights to perform Matilda The Musical (in 20 minutes) at our Southam Centre! Our students on Saturday's 2.30-5.30pm at The Grange Hall have been busy adapting their show with new social distancing rules in place and look forward to performing on 7th November for the camera!

2 week trial!

We are recruiting for our Spring term! Our Covid-19 policy is in place and we are taking deposits for our 2 week trials! These can be taken from 9th January, where we will welcome you into the family. To sign up go to or

Adelphi Theatre 3rd Nov!

Our Dance troupe performed in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre! Their piece was created around the stimulus of animals and their freedom - a topic our students are really passionate about. It was a great success and we came home buzzing! Our Treble Threat group and Further Stages perform at Her Majesty's Theatre as soon as they can!

Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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.

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 of the 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 - Jacqui Dance - BA Hons, ALCM Musical Theatre, ADPA

Jacqui is a former Lecturer at Stratford Upon Avon College where she taught Drama, Music, Singing and Musical Theatre. A college close to her heart as she studied there too and achieved a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts with a healthy profile of distinctions and merits and was awarded the Stratford Upon Avon Mayor's Drama prize for her achievements.
Her higher education consisted of a Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts, Community Performance at South Downs College, Havant followed by a BA Hons Degree in Theatre Acting of which she obtained a 2:1.
Other qualifications include up to level 1 in Ballet, with the Royal Academy, Grade 5 standard violin and clarinet, Grade 8 standard organ and an Associate of the London College of Music Diploma in Musical Theatre. Jacqui has a basic certificate in Stage Combat and a City and Guilds 730 qualification for teaching adults and further education. Her latest studies saw her achieve an Associate Diploma in the Teaching of Performing Arts.
She worked for the Pulse radio station in Bradford as a technical operator, was a member of the Arden Community Arts Council and Lighting and Sound operator for "Our Country's Good" at Havant Arts Centre.
Jacqui taught singing for the Worcestershire Youth Music, co-ordinated a youth drama and musical theatre group at No. 8 Arts Centre, Pershore and still teaches singing at home privately.

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