Drama, Dance and Singing Classes for Children
Stagecoach Theatre Arts School offer weekly acting, singing and dance classes for children aged 4-18 years.
We believe in adapting teaching to suit your child’s needs, whether that be a more focused technique, offering new skills or building social confidence. Our children perform publicly at least twice a year and we also offer accredited examinations and additional LAMDA tuition.
The classes are not just for those interested in the theatre but for any child who likes to experiment, grow, create and have lots of fun with new found friends.
Stagecoach Walton on Thames now runs from the newly built Three Rivers Academy in Walton.
Formally know as Rydens, the academy boasts the latest state of the art performance studios and theatre. We are very much looking forward to a new and exciting chapter in our schools history.
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.
Book for a 2 Week Trial
We are still accepting students for two week trials this term!!!!
We have lots of exciting projects for all our children and young adults. Everyone will be made welcome and will quickly make lots of new friends. Please contact; us for more information.
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Principal – Tony Aiken & Julianne Finucane
Tony trained at Bush Davies Schools where he won The Dancing Times Choreographer of the year.
Tony had a successful career as a professional dancer and since retiring has achieved success as a teacher and choreographer for Stagecoach main dance events, including Cats at the NIA and this year’s Easy Stages showcase, West Side Story.
Tony is a Licentiate of Imperial Classical Ballet with the ISTD and a Member of the Royal Academy of Dance He runs Boys Ballet at Walton and believes in helping all students realise their potential.
Julianne trained with the Arnould School of Dance & Drama and achieved Advanced levels in all disciplines.
She studied at Hull University, ran her own dance company and held position of choreographer at Hull Truck Theatre.
Julianne currently runs her own promotions agency as well as now being joint Principal of the Walton Schools with Tony.