Stagecoach Ringwood and Wimborne

May I introduce you to Stagecoach Ringwood and Wimborne! I am delighted to be principal of these thriving and friendly schools. At Stagecoach Ringwood and Wimborne we pride ourselves in providing a creative, fun and welcoming environment, where your children can learn valuable skills in Dance, Drama and Singing and build life skills such as creativity and self-esteem, whilst making friends for life along the way. Our fabulous team of talented teachers are here to inspire our students, helping them to stretch their imaginations and nurture their talents in all three Performing Arts Disciplines.
Stagecoach Ringwood and Wimborne believe in developing each and every students confidence and ability in the Performing Arts, providing high quality training and tuition that is exciting, fun and current. Each child has equal opportunity to perform in every show, having their time in the spotlight. Stagecoach invite parents to watch demonstrations of classwork, community performances and annual shows. We perform in a variety of Theatres; Her Majesties Theatre London, Bournemouth Pavilion and more locally in the Verwood Hub and The Allendale Centre.

Alongside this, we offer free yearly workshops with West End practitioners, Commercial dancers and Circus troupes to name a few,  we provide annual written reports, have Ofsted inspections, hold LAMDA examinations, and run school trips to the theatre. Students have the opportunity to achieve attendance awards and weekly class awards too. Our older Further Stages students have the option to achieve a qualification with Rock School Limited, achieving UCAS points for their class work and performances!

Class sizes are limited to allow each child to be nurtured and have individual support, so secure your child’s place now by attending a two week free trial!

Principal Emily Edwards - B.A Hons - Q.T.S

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


*New Early Stages class *

Our new Early Stages class on a Thursday from 4pm-5.30pm at St Ives Primary School is now full! We have had a great couple of weeks meeting lots of new faces! If you would like to join an Early Stages class, don't worry! There are still spaces in our Tuesday Early Stages group 4pm-5.30pm in Wimborne, contact us for more information now!

Can't fight the feeling!

Stagecoach Ringwood and Wimborne had the best time performing at 'Cafe at the Allendale' as part of Wimborne's Mini Folk Festival. The energy and enthusiasm from the students was magical, what a great feeling to be back performing. For some students it was their first ever time on the stage - everyone should be very proud of themselves!

Distinction* for Furthers

We're ecstatic to announce that our Further Stages+ students have passed their L3 in Creative and Performing Arts with flying colours! The 2 year pilot was so successful that Stagecoach have decided to continue Further Stages+ and we are now able to offer this opportunity to more Stagecoach students. We are very proud of all the students involved!

Jungle Book success!

Our 2021 Summer workshop was so much fun! Each child learnt a show, with their own lines, songs and dances in just 4 days! They even designed and made their own set. It was a busy week making lots of new friends and having a blast in the meantime. We are so glad we were able to perform and we hope everyone enjoyed watching their very own recording!

That's a wrap!

How wonderful it was to watch the students performing in their demonstrations at the end of the Summer term! Everyone was fantastic and it was a real celebration of being back together and being able to share all the students hard work this term. You were all amazing! Have a fantastic Summer holidays and we can't wait to see everyone back in Sept!

Safety Message

Your child is in safe hands at Stagecoach Ringwood and Wimborne. We have a clear commitment to child protection and the safeguarding of our students is of the highest priority. For the full details please see For any further questions please contact Emily

Further Stages+

Join our part-time accredited performing arts programme! Further Stages+ is designed to give young people life skills such as confidence, teamwork, public speaking and resilience, enabling them to thrive in the future. The programme can be used as evidence to showcase these skills in practice when applying to college, universities or a job.

Virtual choir success!

Recently we ran a three 3 week Zoom workshop where students worked their socks off to create virtual choir video to say thank you to their Key worker friends and family. The video is in and it is fantastic! Principal Emily and student Catelin were invited to speak on BBC Radio Solent about this wonderful project. Well done to everyone involved!!

Childcare vouchers

We are registered with Ofsted! Not only can you feel satisfied that we have another official body to ensure your child receives a high quality experience, but we are able to accept Childcare vouchers and Tax free childcare as another form of payment. Let principal Emily know asap if you would like to use this method of payment.

LAMDA Tuition

At Stagecoach Ringwood we offer 30 minute Drama and Musical Theatre coaching with our very own LAMDA specialists. The students work towards an exam which they take at the end of the term. We cover a choice of syllabus's including Acting, Verse and Prose and Musical Theatre. Speak to Emily for more information

Professional workshops

Once a year we welcome a visiting Professional workshop to teach the students a different aspect of the Performing Arts. This is free of charge and always a refreshing experience and a further insight into the industry. Some of our latest workshops have included, Cruise ship dancers, Wicked, Stage combat and Special effect makeup.

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 - Emily Edwards - B.A Hons - Q.T.S

Emily took over as Principal of Stagecoach Ringwood in 2013, and is extremely proud of this friendly and busy school! Emily believes in high quality tuition that supports and encourages every student, no matter what their ability in the Performing Arts. She has strived to run a school that is exciting and different every term, and so fun that students never want to leave!
Emily is now very proud to now be opening Stagecoach Wimborne due to popular demand. This is the 16th year Emily has worked for Stagecoach and is no stranger to the Stagecoach family! Emily started as a Dance teacher at Stagecoach New Milton and for Stagecoach abroad, putting on shows for students on their summer holidays.

Emily could dance before she could walk and has been lucky enough to teach, choreograph and perform in a wide variety of dance styles that include RAD Ballet, Contemporary, ISTD and IDTA Jazz, Modern, Disco and Rock & Roll. This has allowed her to teach, perform and compete in the UK & different countries! 
Alongside this, Emily is a qualified Secondary School Dance teacher; she holds a BA Honours degree in Dance and Choreography and has taught KS1-KS5 performing Arts lessons including GCSE, BTEC First, BTEC National and A-Level Dance. She has also choreographed and helped put on shows for local amateur dramatic companies.

It is a strong ethos of Emily’s to believe in every individual, whether students wish to pursue a career in the Performing arts or take a more academic route. Stagecoach Ringwood encourage every student to believe in themselves no matter what their future career path, it is proven that students who engage in the arts are three times more likely to get a degree and the employability of those students is not only higher but they are more likely to stay in employment. (Source: Cultural Learning Alliance).

Emily hopes students will come and visit Stagecoach and make life long memories and firm friends. No matter what students to choose to go on to next, we will support and encourage along the way, making it possible!

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