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.

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, Ofsted inspections, LAMDA examinations, theatre trips and attendance awards. 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 trial!

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

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


Wimborne school is open!

After a fun Discovery Session at Queen Elizabeth's School, classes are now open and will run on a Tuesday evening in term time! There is an Early Stages class for 4-6 year olds and Main Stages classes for 6 years +. Why not come along to a 2 week FREE trial to try us out? contact Emily at for more information.

Childcare vouchers!

We are officially registered with Ofsted! This is fantastic news, 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 Child Care vouchers as another form of payment. Let us know which company to sign up with so you can implement this straight away!

Caring for our community

This term our Further Stages Theatre Company headed into the local community to host an afternoon performance at two local care homes. Everyone had a wonderful time and our Further Stages students showed us what wonderful, mature, young adults they are turning into. Grasp every performance opportunity with both hands and most importantly have fun!

St Ives Summer Fayre!

Well done to all students who gave a marvellous performance at the St Ives Summer Fayre! Nobody's spirits were dampened by the weather and it was fantastic to see all the students giving 110% energy and effort to entertain their audience. I think all the nearby villages would have been able to hear our loud voices! What fun!

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

West End Theatre Workshop

On the last day of term Early Stages had a Circus themed party whilst Main Stages and Further Stages had their very own 'Wicked' workshop with Daniel Hope who played Boc on the West End. It was fabulous! They all performed for the parents at the end of the morning, we were so impressed with what they had achieved. Thank you Daniel!

Summer workshop 2019

Well done and thank you to all those that took part in our Summer workshop this year. What a friendly and hardworking team we had, it was just brilliant!! 7 songs and dances, a whole script, props, face paint designs, #Smashedit!! Here’s to next year. Keep your eyes peeled for our Easter and Summer workshop dates in the new academic year.

Weekly Classes

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

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 13 th  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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