Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford

Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford


SAT. MARCH 26th UPDATE: The Leigh UTC is closed tomorrow due to staff shortages and therefore Stagecoach classes are unable to take place there. Early Stages classes and presentations will take place at The Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, DA1 2JZ. Very regrettably Main School classes are cancelled. Next week's classes and presentations will go ahead as planned. With sincere apologies for the inconvenience, disappointment and short notice.
GOOD LUCK to all our students performing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday! We hope you enjoy putting all your hard work into practise when you perform for such a huge audience at this exciting event!
Remember Stagecoach classes are running as normal for those students not involved.
We are very excited that some of our students will be joining other Stagecoach schools to perform at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 26th. Stagecoach students will be entertaining the crowd during half time of the Saracens vs Bristol Bears rugby match. Rehearsals are well under way and we can't wait to perform our songs in such a huge venue!
To replace last week's missed classes this term will now run on one extra week until SAT APRIL 2nd.
After the Easter break, the summer term commences on April 23rd and runs through until July 16th with a HALF TERM BREAK ON June 4th
School open as normal this Saturday, Feb. 26th:
Following last week's school closure due to the storm, Stagecoach will be on as usual this coming Saturday and we look forward to getting back to class!
Due to the impact of yesterday's storm the Leigh UTC school site is closed so very regrettably Stagecoach is unable to take place. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
Please remember Stagecoach Dartford doesn't stop for half term so classes continue throughout February
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our students and their families! We hope you have all kept well over the festive period and enjoyed your celebrations!
Stagecoach classes start back THIS SATURDAY - JAN 8TH 2022 -and Liz and the team can't wait to get back!
A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our students and their families, from Liz and the teaching team at Stagecoach Dartford. We hope you all have a happy and healthy time over Christmas and the New Year - enjoy your celebrations!
GOOD LUCK to our dance teacher Briana who opens in Dick Whittington at Wimbledon Theatre this week! Briana is playing the part of the cat - she'll be purrfect!
CONGRATULATIONS to all our students who gave such a good presentation to their parents on Saturday. It has been a challenging term and right up to the day lines and parts were being re-allocated. Well done all of you and especially those who stepped into new roles at short notice! Our new afternoon school did themselves proud for their first ever presentation and we were so proud of what they have achieved in their first term.
Our Early Stages children will be presenting some of their term's classwork on Nov 27th and we can't wait to share their progress with their families. They will have a fun and festive class on the following week (Dec. 4th) and on that day can come dressed in their favourite festive outfits!
On Dec 4th - the last day of term - our Main School students will be presenting work to their parents. We are excited to see them perform to a live audience for the first time in 2 years!

Performing arts training on Saturdays in Dartford for children & young people aged 4 - 18 years, inc

With over 700 theatre schools and more than 40,000 students worldwide, Stagecoach is the UK's largest network of part time performing arts schools for children. Since our inception in 1988, our singing, acting and dancing classes have helped to build the confidence of many thousands of children, as well as providing a springboard for some of the country's leading young performers.

Operating as usual


Calling all Early Stages students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford!

Please don’t forget that we are holding a Bring a Friend Day THIS SATURDAY - October 7th - where your friend or family member can join you for your weekly dance, singing and drama classes. Any children aged 4-6 years are welcome to join us on Saturday morning for our fun-filled class. We look forward to welcoming some new faces to our school! E mail Liz at [email protected] to book a place.


"Oh What Fun We Had" at week one of the Autumn Term! Our Main School students hit the ground running with this term's theme of musical icons. We are pleased to report they wasted no time in getting stuck into their lessons - the school was buzzing with everyone enjoying working with material from Bob Fosse, Abba, Elton John and Madness! Meanwhile our little performers in Early Stages were exploring the theme of friendship and learning the benefits of working together as a team. It was great to see everyone back after the summer break and Liz and her teachers were so impressed with the new students who all made a great start – well done everyone! Roll on next week!


Vicki and Jack, our Early Stages teachers have been busy making plans for this Autumn term and can't wait to share them with all our 'Little Performers' when we start back this Saturday! The theme for this term is Friendship so we'll be using our drama, dance and singing activities to explore the importance of team work. The term will culminate with an original, festive presentation to family and friends in which the theme of friendship is demonstrated by the elves in Santa's workshop!
There are still a few places remaining for this term so if you know any budding performers why not enrol them for our 2 week trial so they can come and join in the fun! For further details contact Liz on 01732 750783 or e mail [email protected]


We're back! Stagecoach Dartford is back in full force this weekend and Liz and the team can't wait to get back to work with all our students!
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE: THIS SATURDAY SEPT. 23rd (for one week only) STAGECOACH CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MICK JAGGER CENTRE, DA1 2JZ. Our students will be starting work on a presentation term; where they get the chance to explore just how creative, inventive and imaginative they really are. We have just a few spaces remaining in our classes - if you'd like a two week 'taster' session, call Principal Liz on 01732 750783 for more details, or register online at It's that simple!


As the summer holiday draws to a close, we hope all our students and their families have had a fun and restful time, and we wish all our students well as they return to school over the next few days.
We like to give everyone some time to settle back into school so our classes start on September 23rd and this Autumn Term will end on December 9th. There will be no half term break this term.

We have lots of amazing lessons planned for our students and there's still time to join our Stagecoach family and book your 2-week trial by emailing Principal Liz at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!


Agency audition dates released!

Students from Stagecoach Dartford are invited to the next Agency Audition Workshop which will be held in London on November 18th. This is a brilliant opportunity for students to showcase their talent in front of local casting agents, receive valuable feedback and advice and have professional headshots taken. Students will learn what casting directors and agents are looking for whilst also discovering invaluable audition tips. There are morning and afternoon sessions so even though its a Saturday there's no need to miss Stagecoach that day! For more information or to book a place, click here:

Timeline photos 19/07/2023

The Skills Term at Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford ended last week and we would like to congratulate our students on another wonderful term. They all worked so hard in all three classes - dance, drama and singing. We are so impressed with how they challenged themselves to try new things - and in many cases surprised themselves with what they could achieve. Saturday's sharing of work truly demonstrated "Creative Courage" and we are very proud of them. A special "Congratulations" to all our award winners! Liz and the team wish all our students and their families a very enjoyable summer holidays.


Now that the Summer Term has ended at Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford, we would like to reflect on what a brilliant term our Early Stages students had. They participated in all three performing arts disciplines: drama, dance and singing classes; they developed confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as putting on a fantastic demonstration on Saturday. It was great to see their progress and increased confidence as they proudly shared some of this term's classwork with family and friends – well done Early Stages! 🤩

To join us for our upcoming term click here:


The Skills Term at Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford ends this Saturday (July 15th) and we would like to congratulate our students on another wonderful term. We have been so impressed by their "creative courage", for example in singing solos in front of the whole school - very well done everyone! All our students have worked really hard this term and risen to the challenge of learning new skills and developing their confidence and techniques in each class - a fantastic term's work! The Autumn term begins on September 23rd; in the meantime Liz and the teaching team wish our students and their families a very happy summer break!


Don’t forget Stagecoach Dartford is OPEN this May half-term holiday. Our classes will run as normal over the break and we look forward to seeing you this Saturday and next, for more Stagecoach fun! 🧡


Stagecoach Dartford will be CLOSED on May 6th in honour of the coronation of King Charles III. 🤴We hope all our students and their families enjoy the celebrations and the long weekend!
We look forward to seeing you back on May 13th for more Stagecoach fun!


Stagecoach Dartford would like to congratulate all students that have received their 'Performance Arts Awards' Musical Theatre exam results. Principal Liz was delighted with the consistently high level of scores achieved and all the team were so impressed with the performance, technique skills and team work that was demonstrated on the day – a fantastic set of results, well done everyone. 👏


Over the Easter break, Principal Liz and the team were busy planning each class’s direction for the term – yes, this creative madness is planned! Our team have come up with an exciting term of drama, dance and singing and we can’t wait to see the results! 🤩
The summer term begins THIS SATURDAY - April 22nd and if you're thinking of joining us it's not too late to book a two week trial - contact Liz by
emailing [email protected] or by ringing 01732 750783.
Please note Stagecoach Dartford will be taking a break on Coronation Day, May 6th.


Liz and the teaching team would like to congratulate all our students on their performances last Saturday. Our Little Performers shared their adaptation of Lyle Lyle Crocodile with family and friends while our Main School students presented their exam performance based on the musical Oliver Twist. It was a great end to what has been a productive and creative term and we are proud of all of them.
Huge thanks must got to our brilliant teaching team for all their efforts this term and thanks also to our supportive parents whose positive feedback was much appreciated.
We wish all our students and their families a very Happy Easter break!


The Early Stages students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford have been working hard this term with teachers Vicki and Jack, learning the story and songs & dances from the film Lyle Lyle Crocodile. They are excited to share their work with family and friends tomorrow and we can't wait to see our little stars perform!
Remember tomorrow is the last day of this term and the summer term begins on April 22nd.


Students from Stagecoach Dartford received wonderful feedback from our audience after the final run through of our exam presentation last Saturday. Well done to all performers, who gave strong, energetic performances and clearly enjoyed having an audience to share their hard work with. Many thanks to our audience who were so encouraging and supportive. Now we look forward to the final presentation in front of our PAA examiners this Saturday - GOOD LUCK to all our exam candidates!


There are just two weeks left of this term so here is a reminder of the dates and times for each class's presentations:

Main School - final run through of the exam presentation to family and friends THIS SATURDAY, March 18th. The morning school presentation will start at 12 noon and the afternoon presentation will start at 4.30pm. All family members are welcome and our students are excited to show off their hard work!
March 25th is Presentation Day! We look forward to welcoming examiners from Performance Arts Awards to watch and assess our students' performances.
ALL students MUST attend on both days.

Early Stages - sharing of classwork on March 25th. Each class will be presenting some of this term's work to family and friends during the last 20 minutes of each class.

Our students have been working really hard this term and are looking forward to having an audience to share it with!


Calling all students and parents from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford – please see the following important dates for your diary:

March 18th - final rehearsal of this term's presentation to which family and friends are invited.

March 25th - whole school presentation which will include Performance Arts Awards exams for some of our students and last day of term.

As we are working on a whole school performance full attendance is more important than ever for the rest of this term so please do your best to attend and be punctual each week.


We would like to wish students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford a very happy half-term break from school, but remember our classes continue as normal. We look forward to seeing you for more Stagecoach fun at the weekend!


This term some of our students are being entered for PAA Musical Theatre exams and at the end of term our whole school presentation will be an exam presentation. Parents are invited to watch on March 18th and the examiner will be joining us on March 25th. These exams are an outstanding way for students to increase their self-belief and sharpen their talents. We're already seeing lots of hard work and excellent team work!


Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford's Spring Term is in full swing and everyone is having a fantastic time. Liz and the teachers are delighted with how quickly our new students have settled in. Main School students are busy working towards their adaptation of Oliver Twist and our Early Stages students are enjoying the wonderful world of Lyle Lyle Crocodile. It is not too late to join in the fun, but limited spaces are remaining! To book a two week trial or learn more about our exciting classes, email [email protected], comment below or click here:


Welcome back everyone – we hope you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas break!
It was great to see our students back on Saturday and enjoy being together again. A special welcome and "well done" to our new students who joined us for the first time - you all made a great start and we are delighted to have you with us.
As well as some new students we were also very pleased to welcome new dance teacher Josh to the teaching team. He trained at Arts Ed and comes with a wealth of teaching experience. You can find out more about him and all our teachers on the notice board.


Liz and the team at Stagecoach Dartford would like to wish all their students and families good wishes for a very happy and healthy new year!
The Spring Term is fast approaching and we can’t wait to welcome you back for more stagecoach fun. Students have a busy term ahead so please add these important dates to your diary:
- Start of Term Jan 7th
- (NB No Half Term break)
- Musical Theatre exams March 18th
- End of Term presentation March 25th.

See you all very soon!


Happy New Year to students and families from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford. We hope that you have a wonderful time celebrating and look forward to seeing you next year for more Stagecoach fun!


Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford would like to wish students and families a very Merry Christmas! We hope you all stay healthy and enjoy your celebrations! We look forward to hearing about your festive adventures when we return for the Spring Term, on January 7th.


Here at Stagecoach Performing arts Dartford we love giving out attendance awards at the end of term! We are so lucky to have a bunch of committed and dedicated students, all receiving awards ranging from one to eight years with Stagecoach Dartford. And hopefully, many more to come! A special "Congratulations" to Violet, Ashleigh, Holly, Rebecca, Josh and Oliver who all received their 7 and 8 year awards - a fantastic achievement - well done!


Our term has now come to an end, but don’t worry, our exciting Spring Term begins on January 7th. For more information about how to join us for our upcoming term, call Principal Liz on 01732 750783 or click here:

We would like to wish everyone at Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford a very happy Christmas holiday! 🧑‍🎄


Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford would like to congratulate our Early Stages students on their wonderful performances in their end of term presentations. We have had some fantastic feedback so well done to all our young performers! A special "Congratulations" to all those who received achievement awards - we had children celebrating one, two and even three years in Early Stages - fantastic achievements in such young students! If you have any photographs from the day, please feel free to email them to [email protected] and they may well feature on this page.


Reminder: this Saturday will be the last session of our Autumn Term and our Early Stages classes are really looking forward to showing some of their classwork to family and friends. Our main school students will be ending the term with some festive fun and we'll be presenting this term's awards to celebrate attendance achievements. The Spring term begins on January 7th and will be an exciting one as we continue working towards our musical theatre exam presentation!


Our brilliant Early Stages students have been working really hard over the past few weeks - as well as having great fun - preparing their own rendition of The Grinch. They are very excited to share their work on Dec. 3rd, the last day of this term, and can't wait to perform for family and friends.


Did you know, at Stagecoach Performing Arts, we have developed a unique Educational Framework for each stage of learning. Our Principal Liz and our team of teachers choose exciting, creative content to challenge our students and enable them to develop their skills and fulfil their potential. We help guide students through each learning stage depending on their individual skill sets and interests.

Below is the Educational Framework for our youngest performers aged 4-6 years in Early Stages! 🥰 🎭


We are now enrolling for Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford's Spring Term, beginning in January 2023. Students will be working towards an all singing, all dancing musical theatre performance at the end of the term with the opportunity to be entered for graded Musical Theatre exams. You can book your place, sign up for a two week trial and learn more about our fabulous teachers, Principal Liz and the classes we run at our school here –


We hope all our students are enjoying a well-deserved break from school and some half-term treats. Don’t forget, Stagecoach Dartford is OPEN so there are classes as normal this Saturday. Our teachers have got some fun Halloween-themed lessons planned so get ready for a Spooktacular Saturday!

Photos from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford's post 25/10/2022

If there was ever any doubt that Dartford rocks our brilliant students certainly proved it on Sunday with their performance of "Dartford Rocks" - a musical medley based on some of the music from shows such as 'We Will Rock You' and 'School of Rock'. From the opening line the audience were singing and clapping along and having a great time - our amazing performers worked so hard and absolutely smashed it!


Yesterday students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford took to the stage at The Orchard Theatre along with other Stagecoach schools from across the county. Our students produced a brilliant performance and they impressed us all with their impeccable behaviour and teamwork. Well done everyone – we are so proud of you! 🤩


Next weekend, students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Dartford will take to the stage at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford along with other Stagecoach schools from across the county. Our students have produced an incredible performance and we are so proud! 🤩 They have impressed us all in rehearsals with their hard work, team work and professionalism. We can’t wait for their performance on Sunday to show what superstars they all are!⭐️


Our performance troupe have been rehearsing really hard this term, preparing for their forthcoming performance at The Orchard Theatre. We're really excited to see the finished piece on the professional stage and are looking forward to joining together with other local Stagecoach schools for what is certain to be an exciting and memorable show! Well done to all our performers for working so hard - only 2 weeks to go!
Don’t forget Stagecoach Dartford has NO half-term break; our classes will run as normal each Saturday throughout October for more Stagecoach fun! 🧡


🌟 It’s competition time! 🌟

Stagecoach’s Christmas Card competition is back for 2022. Submit your amazing design to win a special hamper AND have your design used as Stagecoach’s official Christmas card, which can be ordered from the Stagecoach store. The competition is open to all Stagecoach students and the deadline is 5pm on the 12th of October. To enter, visit

Good luck everyone! 🎅 🎄


The new members of our Early Stages classes have now all settled in really well! It is great to see them working hard and having lots of fun with their new friends. Teachers Vicki and Jack have planned exciting, creative content that guides our little performers through their learning stages and develops their skills. The Stagecoach Educational Framework sets out the objectives for each stage of our students' learning, as they start in Early Stages and progress up into the main school - below is our Educational Framework for Early Stages! 🎭


Last weekend was the second week of Stagecoach Dartford's Autumn Term and everyone really got back into the swing of things. Considering the long summer break, our students blew teachers away with their singing, dancing and acting skills 🎭. Our new students who completed their two week trial have thrown themselves into the work with brilliant energy and enthusiasm and have settled into their groups so well - keep up the good work everyone! 🧡
Remember we're back at The Leigh UTC, our normal venue, this week.

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