Frequently Asked Questions
Who teaches the classes?
Each StageCoach school has a minimum of three teachers and a Principal (plus additional staff for Early Stages, Junior Camps, etc.) It is StageCoach policy to hire only experienced and qualified teachers. Our teachers are professional educators, performers, choreographers, directors or musicians.
Where did StageCoach start?
StageCoach was founded in 1988 and started with three schools in London, England. Since then StageCoach has grown into the world's largest network of part-time theatre schools. Every week, more than 40,000 students in some 700 schools worldwide participate in StageCoach classes. Presently, there are schools in Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Spain, Canada, and the United States.
What should my child wear?
At StageCoach, students wear school colors: black, yellow or a combination of the two. A StageCoach T-shirt combined with shorts, sweat pants or dance pants are all appropriate for the StageCoach day. By the third week of term students will need dance shoes which are mandatory footwear - ballet (early stages) or jazz shoes (main school). All shoes and t-shirts may be ordered through StageCoach. Students may not wear jeans, sandals, crocs or flip flops.
Are snacks/lunch provided?
There is a 10 minute break between the second and third classes and students can bring a small snack with them each week - an apple, cookie, or crackers and water are all great choices.
Do the students get any awards or recognition?
StageCoach does not reward natural talent and ability alone. However, effort, perseverance and participation are acknowledged and medals are presented for attendance. Your child will receive a bronze medal after three years, silver at four and gold for five up to ten years. In addition, annual awards are presented at the discretion of the Principal for endeavor and achievement.
Do we get feedback on our child's progress?
StageCoach provides a written report outlining your child's attitude and effort in June and December. However, you should also see progress within your child through their behavior, confidence and attitude.
StageCoach believes that the practical experience your child gains through performance is very important. Our performance opportunities are intended to stimulate your child's growth. Each StageCoach school gives a schedule of presentations or performances throughout the year.
Do I need to stay while my child is in class?
No, however, on the first day parents are welcome to observe the attendance process and to be shown around the facilities.
Will we see a show at the end of the session?
StageCoach does believe that the practical experience your child gains through performing is very important. When we do provide performance opportunities they are intended to stimulate your child's growth. Each StageCoach school gives a schedule of presentations or performances throughout the year.
Summer camps: Yes!!
Every Camp ends with a show.