Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Peterborough

Welcome to Stagecoach Peterborough

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
I have taught for Stagecoach schools around the south east of England for ten years. I started my work with Stagecoach Theatre Arts as an Early Stages teacher but moved into teaching Singing at Huntingdon soon after. I have worked for Stagecoach ever since as a Singing, Drama and Early Stages teacher. It’s a job that I have always enjoyed and I was so excited to become the principal of Stagecoach Peterborough. Stagecoach Peterborough have performed 'Stagecoach Showcase' at Her Majesty's Theatre, they have also made a gala performance at The Apex Theatre Bury St Edmunds. One of the most amazing things they have done is that they have voiced in a Million charity concert. 
Principal: Naomi Akielan - BA (Hons) QTS

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.
OUR SCHOOL
We often hear from visitors that Stagecoach Peterborough is a happy, motivated Performing Arts school. All students are welcomed, regardless of past experience and everyone is encouraged to participate in the endless performance opportunities that we offer on a termly basis. We strive to give the very best learning experience in Drama, Dance and Singing that is available. Our teaching team is fully committed to getting the best out of every single child.

OUR TRAINING
Each child receives weekly tuition in performing arts using Drama, Dance and Singing. The main aim of the classes is to encourage students to think creatively, develop their confidence and above all, have lots of fun. Parents comment on how Stagecoach has a positive impact on focus, behaviour and motivation outside of our classes.

We cover a wide variety of dance styles including but not limited to Jazz, Modern, Street Dance, Ballet, Commercial and Lyrical. In Drama, our curriculum includes Improvisation, Comedy, Physical Theatre and Script Work to name but a few. In Singing classes, children can expect to cover a wide range of repertoire from Musical Theatre, Pop, Folk, Jazz and even Opera!

PEFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
These are an integral part of the Stagecoach training. All students participate in an annual show at our schools with costumes, lighting and microphones in our very own, beautiful theatre! This is often the highlight of the Stagecoach Peterborough calendar.

We also take groups to perform at large scale theatres across the country. This year we have performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, at The Cresset Theatre in Peterborough and we have recently been to the NEC in Birmingham to sing with the 'Make a Wish Foundation' charity, The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Bedford to dance with the Red Cross.

We are also approached by professional touring productions and provide children for various plays and pantomimes, most recently with Brian Conley. We provide the local professional pantomime companies with confident, self aware and skilled young actors. One of our students recently premiered an advert at The Cannes Film Festival.

HOW TO FIND US
Each Saturday, classes are held at the beautiful Thomas Deacon Academy School. Use the 'South Entrance' at the rear of the school or you can speak to our receptionist as you enter through the main entrance instead. Drive up towards the school via Queens Gardens and park in the rear car park (furthest from the entrance). Naomi will be waiting for you inside.