Shy children often reveal a confidence rarely seen, boisterous youngsters can amaze us with their spot-on characterisation, and it’s always a delight to see students working in harmony to give the best possible performance,” says Principal of Stagecoach Wolverhampton, Hannah James.
Stagecoach Wolverhampton offers weekly classes in performing arts on a Friday and Saturday, catering for children from two to 18.
Based at Based at Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, Stagecoach has 30 years of experience and offers a varied curriculum each term, with pupils able to enter exams in LAMDA.
As well as weekly classes, Stagecoach also offers holiday workshops and performance opportunities including at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and even Disneyland Paris.
As Hannah says: “Our students love to showcase what they have learned here at Stagecoach and it’s a pleasure to be able to share this with their parents, friends and family.
“Students receive regular feedback and professional training within the arts with specialised teachers.”
Students are also offered exciting opportunities to perform on West End stages and in big productions.
Every year they are invited to audition for the Stagecoach Summer Showcase. In 2017, they did a performance of the hit West End production Hairspray.
Also in summer 2017, the Birmingham Symphony Hall was the venue for A Celebration of Young Voices, a spectacular evening full of music and joy hosted by Stagecoach.
More than 500 students from 11 school choirs proudly performed to an audience of over 1,400 to showcase their rehearsed choral pieces and nine additional schools joined in with the event with the massed choral numbers.
To add to the spectacle the Stagecoach schools were accompanied by the fantastic Birmingham Schools Concert Orchestra, with 100 students forming a full orchestra. The evening flowed through various styles of music from Sister Act and Rent to Coldplay and Beyonce as well as a performance of Disney’s Frozen. Even the audience joined in with light-up finger torches which decorated the Symphony Hall in colour for the finale. Stagecoach is the largest part-time performing arts school in the UK. To find out more, visit www.stagecoach.co.uk/wolverhampton