Stagecoach Walsall

Welcome to Stagecoach Walsall. We provide tuition in dance, drama and singing for boys and girls aged 4 - 18 years. With over 10 years experience, training 1000's of local children we pride ourselves in the quality of performing arts education we deliver. In a safe and nurturing environment we ensure every child reaches their potential through a well organised and stimulating curriculum delivered by a highly skilled team of teachers led by an experienced and professional school Principal. Our fun classes in dance, drama, and singing help children build their confidence to perform in our annual productions as well as perform in their everyday life. Our mission is to bring the performing arts in to the lives of all children, showing them that anything is possible if you work hard, are ambitious and have fun along the way. Stagecoach Walsall is all inclusive and appreciates that every child is different and all have individual talents and needs.
 

LAMDA examinations offered

The Team

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

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NEW Friday School

Due to high demand we have opened a Friday evening school running 4:30 - 7:30pm each week at The Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall WS1 2PG. Get in touch today to book your two week trial for students aged 6 - 18 years. Laura Millward , Principal 0121 2188355 / walsall@stagecoach.co.uk

SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017

Stagecoach Walsall are proud to be running their Summer workshop week starting Monday 14th - Friday 18th August 10 - 4pm each day. Each day the students will be challenged with putting on a new show so it doesn't matter if you can only attend one day or all five! Get in touch today to book your place! Walsall@stagecoach.co.uk

PERFORMANCE TROUPE

Our Stagecoach Walsall Performance Troupe launched this Summer term - we are so excited to get out and show our local community our new DANCE MEDLEY! Look out for us at The Aldridge Fayre on the 24th June and at The Dudley Canal Trust arts festival, Saturday 8th July 2pm and 2:30pm. Contact Principal Laura Millward for more details 0121 2188355.

RECENT TESTIMONIALS

"Phoebe has gained confidence through the excellent support, guidance and creativity offered. Her imaginative play has grown from strength to strength as well as the three skills she is there to learn. So happy that she loves it so much as it is so good for her - well done Team Stagecoach Walsall" Jodie Hollies parent of Early Stages student.

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 Teachers

Principal - BA Hons - Laura Millward

Laura Studied Dance and Theatre arts at the University of Birmingham graduating with a BA HONS degree, since then she has experienced many roles within the arts world from Teacher and Performer to Choreographer, to Project Manager and Principal.

Laura soon became a very successful Dance Artist and Project Manager in Community and Education settings sharing her skills across The West Midlands through an array of projects and organisations such as Dudley Community Dance Consortium (DCDC) in partnership with Dudley MBC, Dudley Performing Arts, DAiR Too... project in partnership with The DanceXchange Birmingham, Fizzical Connexions Shropshire to mention but a few. In educational settings Laura has continued to deliver the arts within Schools and Nurseries plus also lecturing at Halesowen College, Stourbridge College, Wolverhampton University and Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, and continues to do so. She has been commissioned as a Choreographer on many amazing performance projects, such as Wrosne, Making Links, The Cultural Olympiad 2012,  Godiva Awakes Communtias Coventry, The Opening and Closing ceremonies for The European Gymnastics at The NIA Birmingham and Croome Encounters with The National Trust.

She has taught and project managed for many UK organisations for the past 16 years ranging from Youth Dance England, DanceXchange Birmingham, Dance United London, Imagineer Productions, Dudley Performing Arts and most recently as Dance Director of Unfold Dance Theatre. Laura will continue her work within Schools, Community Centres, Nurseries, Colleges and Universities locally to nurture her understanding and networking within the West Midlands arts scene. Whilst teaching and managing Laura continues to perform and choreograph, keeping her practise for the arts current, and alive!

She is looking forward to taking over the role of Principal at Stagecoach Walsall, championing the arts as a tool to unlock creative confidence, build new friendships, educate and extend life skills for a happy, well rounded young person. She will continue to nurture the excellent teaching team and is very excited to expand the school further, enhancing the opportunities for all involved!

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