Ashmole Academy, Cecil Road
Post CodeN14 5RJ
My name is Kate Diaz and I have been running the Southgate branch of Stagecoach since January 2006. Throughout this time, I have had the pleasure of watching hundreds of local children in the Enfield area blossom into confident young performers. I trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before going into a career in television presenting at the BBC. I am passionate about developing performance skills in young people and believe that the structure and discipline of putting together shows develop valuable life skills. Your child may be passionate about singing, drama or dance or perhaps they are an absolute beginner and want to explore the arts further. My aim is to create a warm, enthusiastic and safe environment where everyone feels that they can just have a go. Our classes help to develop confidence,physical awareness, communication and articulation as well as being educational and fun. We celebrate all achievements and personal triumphs. Class times: Early Stages (4-6 years) 9.30- 11am Main School (6-years 18 years) 10am-1pm Early Stages ( 4-6 years) 11.15am-12.45 pm Main School (6- 18 years) 2pm- 5pm We also offer LAMDA exams as an additional service.
5 from 2 reviews
5 As a Stagecoach Southgate student for 7 years, I can confidently say that it has been one of the best experiences of my life.I can honestly remember living from weekend to weekend, as I waited for those three hours on a Saturday morning.Stagecoach Southgate is place that does many things. First and foremost, it creates and trains young performers. The training that I received at Stagecoach, both in classes and in LAMDA lessons have given me a lot of the tools I need to go into the performing arts. Its dedication to teaching all three of the performing disciplines (acting, singing, dancing) is perfect for any child looking to go into this kind of career. This is helped in no small way by the brilliant and talented teachers that work so hard to get the best out of every student! All of the teachers at Southgate have professional experience, and will often keep students informed of their latest performances etc. Furthermore, all of the teachers come from a high standard of education in the arts, and this is fed directly to the students.Students of Stagecoach Southgate also have a wide variety of performance opportunities open to them. This includes performing in the West End (Her Majesty's Theatre Stagecoach Showcase and the Winter Gala at the Shaftesbury Theatre), performing in the Stagecoach Summer Showcase (Easy Stages) or joining the Stagecoach Agency, which opens a world of experience and chances to work in the industry!However, although it may seem that Southgate is just a training ground for young performers, this is not the case. Any child who goes into Stagecoach will benefit from a myriad of skills taught to them. Such skills include presentation skills, teamwork and friendships that will last a long time.In short, Stagecoach Southgate is a safe environment, where children and young people can learn both how to perform when the curtain goes up, and after it goes down, and I couldn't be more proud to have been a part of that.
Edward Lappage 5 Feb 2015
Kate, Paula and the whole team are the best! 5 I have two daughters (aged 9 and 17) at Stagecoach Southgate and they both enjoy it tremendously. They really look forward to their Saturday mornings with the Stagecoach team. The team are professional and incredibly helpful in all aspects. My youngest daughter has also had a Stagecoach Birthday party which was very well organised and all the children had a fabulous time, I would thoroughly recommend it. My youngest also does the LAMDA examinations through Stagecoach and is always well prepared by the LAMDA Teacher. My eldest daughter is nearly 18 and will be very sorry to leave!
Toni Gualdi 2 Feb 2015