Stagecoach Students Make West End Debut

Local children take part in musical celebration at Her Majesty’s theatre

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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