Stagecoach Somerset West

If your child is creative and you have been looking at the various dance schools, drama classes and singing lessons available in the area, Stagecoach Somerset West is the answer. Stagecoach is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school: it is a full and rounded education, teaching life skills that build confidence and stretch imaginations. Every child needs an outlet for their natural creativity, and at Stagecoach, we nurture their sparks of inspiration and watch them grow over time into talents and confidence.  It may be that your child simply needs an opportunity to develop their self-esteem in a safe and nurturing environment, away from competitive social challenges. If you are looking for dance classes, singing lessons or acting classes for your child, Stagecoach Somerset West has it all ... and all under one roof.

The Team

Principal Melanie Williss


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Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes at Stagecoach Somerset West are designed specifically for young children aged 4-7 years. For ninety minutes each week, young performers, shy individuals and enthusiastic charmers stretch their imaginations through song, dance and expression. Class sizes are restricted to 15, to enable each child to get the most from the skills learned.

Fees: R1500 per term / R150 per week (90 mins each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

Fees: R3000 per term R300 per week (3 hours each week)

Meet The Team

Principal - Melanie Williss

As well as Principal of Stagecoach Somerset West, Melanie is a mom, a teacher and trainer, and a business woman. During her formative years in Cape Town, she participated in classical and competitive dance, trained in and sang opera, and was often seen in commercials on South African television screens. She graduated from UCT as a high school teacher, before moving to London, where she ran her own publishing company for twenty years. Melanie travelled extensively and continued her involvement with performing arts in London, steering an operatic society and participating in a number of professional workshops. Melanie brought her young family back to South Africa and with them, Stagecoach, the ideal opportunity for all children to discover the joy of singing, the thrill of movement, and the freedom of appropriate expression