When we created Stage Academy we wanted to be more than just another part-time performing arts school. So many these days claim to boost confidence and social skills alongside their professional performing arts training but fail to back up that claim with a strong educational framework which allows them to do so and to feedback to parents about progress effectively. That is why we created the Stage Academy STARS.

The Stage Academy STARS are self-confidence, teamwork, ambition and responsibility – focusing on them leads to success in everything our students do in the performing arts and their day to day lives.

When planning lessons not only do our teachers strive to provide the best possible professional performing arts training but they also ensure that every lesson links in with at least one of the Stage Academy STARS keeping learning relevant and engaging.

We even build the Stage Academy STARS into our reports for parents. You can expect to hear from us not only about how your child has progressed in terms of their acting, singing and dancing but how they have embraced the Stage Academy STARS too!

I thought it would be insightful for me to share with you what I see in each of the Stage Academy STARS and why I think they are essential to our students of all ages.


Self-confidence is quite possibly the biggest benefit young people can draw from drama and the performing arts. When you work with young people there is nothing better than watching as their confidence blossoms and they overcome their internal barriers to performing at the best of their ability.

Of course in Stage Academy classes we will be nurturing your child’s self-confidence to put on amazing acting, singing and dance performance with us but this new found belief can easily translate to areas outside of our classes. The confidence to present information confidently in a school classroom, the motivation to try something new and the spark of creativity to be a whiz at English, Maths and Science are just a few examples of how mastering the performing arts can be incredibly valuable in all walks of life.


Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way. At Stage Academy we work as a team all the time, from mastering a new warm up game to performing in a big musical theatre ensemble every member of that team has an important contribution to make towards our success.


To us, ambition is all about empowering our students to strive to be the very best that they can be. We work with our students to set realistic and manageable, short, medium and long term goals, then we support them in making those goals a reality. We hope that as our students see their ambitions becoming a success during their time with us they will foster a new found confidence to have lofty ambitions throughout the rest of their lives setting them up for a positive future.


Responsibility is a key skills for children and adults alike. It is key that we can all make decisions, be trusted and act in a way that portrays us in the best possible light to the outside world. We lead by example at Stage Academy being responsible in everything that we do and giving students appropriate opportunities to make their own decisions and be trusted to act independently.


Why do we focus so much on our Stage Academy STARS? The answer is simple, we want every student we work with to experience success. Of course this means success in the performing arts, our mission is to provide the very best professional part-time performing arts training after all, but it equally means success in all areas of life.

We would love to speak to you more about how Stage Academy could benefit your child, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing contact@stageacademy.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 808 5327.