Stagecoach Reading Caversham

Stagecoach Reading Caversham is a fun and creative part-time performing arts school that prides itself on nurturing its pupils and developing skills for life through the fantastic world of the arts.
 
We provide students aged 4-18 years with inspiring classes in Singing, Acting and Dancing taught by a team of highly skilled and professional teachers. Whether your child has a passion for performing, wants to develop their self-confidence or needs a boost in self-esteem, Stagecoach can provide them with a safe and supportive learning environment to develop their Creative Courage for life.


Principal Yasmin Yazdi

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


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NEW FRIDAY MAIN STAGES

Calling all 6-18 year olds.....That Stagecoach Feeling is now available to you on a Friday! Want your weekends free? Then join us for an all singing, dancing, and acting Main Stages session at Highdown School on Fridays 4.30-7.30pm. Main Stages is a fantastic way to learn the foundations of Performing Arts, make new friends and build confidence.

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

Stagecoach Reading Caversham is proud to say we are OFSTED accredited and are able to accept childcare vouchers and tax free childcare as payment for termly classes as well as Easter and Summer Workshops. For more information please email [email protected]

LAMDA IS BACK

We know how valuable LAMDA examinations are for our students. They enhance confidence, explore acting on a one to one basis and help to improve clarity of speech. We will be introducing LAMDA sessions this term and preparing for exams in the Summer Term 2022. To book your place please email [email protected]

WEST END-SHAFTESBURY

We did it! Our incredible performance Troupe took to the West End stage of The Shaftesbury Theatre. It was the most fantastic experience both back stage and on stage and we can't wait to do it all over again. Myself and the teachers were beaming with pride watching all the students do what they love to do most-Perform and have fun! WELL DONE Troupe

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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

Meet The Team

Principal - Yasmin Yazdi

Yasmin trained at the highly acclaimed Urdang Academy graduating with a diploma in Musical Theatre and then went on to further her vocal training at Vocaltech in London. Over the last 20 years, her experience in the arts industry has led her to
develop a strong passion for creativity and how it supports the development of important life skills. She is dedicated to training and coaching students with a love for Performing Arts and has worked within the Stagecoach Theatre Arts network for over 15 years.

Her proudest achievements to date, along with becoming Principal of Stagecoach Reading Caversham, is her current status as an Associate Choreographer for the award winning West End show ‘Thriller Live’ and the release of her debut children’s
novel RIVER BAKER AND THE WARRIORS OF RALA which, she is proud to say is on the shelves in the local Waterstones and WHSmiths book stores.

She performed at the 2006 World Music Awards as a dancer for Chris Brown and was a featured dancer in the Paul McCartney music video “Brown Eyed Hansom Man”. Yasmin has assisted world-renowned director and choreographer Gary Lloyd on many occasions. Some highlights include the Hancock premiere and Hannah Montana premiere in Leicester Square, the corporate event ‘Railway Ball’ and a TV appearance Live on Blue Peter.

After spending several years performing in Thriller Live she became Resident Director, a key figure when touring with the show around the world. The last being The Blue Theatre, Tokyo Japan. Yasmin played a Tribe member and understudy Sheila on the European tour of “Hair” and then continued as the Resident Director and understudy Jeanie of the Munich stint
in March/April 2012. She was also a part of the “Help for Hero’s” performance in July 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
She was the Associate Director on the Arena show “The Tina Turner Experience” and was part of the ensemble and Dance Captain of “20 th Century Boy” which previewed at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry September 2012 and continued to tour in the UK as Resident Director with the show until 2014.

Yasmin has had various songs published as a songwriter with Artists in Europe- the song ‘Rain On Me’ making it to the top of the charts in Spain. She is a session singer and songwriter predominantly working with Doin’it Productions.

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