Stagecoach Students Make West End Debut
Local children take part in musical celebration at Her Majesty’s theatre
Thirty students from the Stagecoach schools in Chiswick had the chance to perform on a West End stage when they took part in a spectacular musical celebration last weekend at one of London’s most famous theatres, ‘Her Majesty’s’.
Dance schools from around the country entertained the audience in a variety of lively musical and dance presentations of familiar and original work.
Students representing Chiswick, whose ages ranged from 9 to 16, rehearsed together for weeks beforehand on their own particular contribution, an ‘edgy’ piece of choreography set to a mix of 50 different tracks (a fusion of musical theatre and contemporary street/hip hop jazz) which raised deafening applause from the audience and proved a hard act to follow.
The day provided a wonderful opportunity for the students taking part and, despite the nerves before going on stage, all agreed they would love to do it again.
Stagecoach is Britain’s largest part-time theatre school offering quality training in drama, dance and singing to young people from 4-18 at weekends where classes are designed to build confidence and develop communication through performance skills. Currently there are over 600 schools in the UK.
May 29, 2009