Stagecoach Halifax

Stagecoach Performing Arts Halifax is proud to offer a high quality performing arts program for children and teens ages 4-18yrs at several spacious venues and locations in HRM. We are ready to nurture and develop your child’s unique potential.  All of our programs include all three disciplines in one - acting, singing and dance - for a complete musical theatre experience!
 

Whether your child is a rising star or simply wants to have fun, make friends and build confidence, Stagecoach is the place to be!  Our exceptional teaching faculty, award winning educational framework and safe, inclusive environement allows for each and every student to flourish, not only in class, but in life!.

 

With locations in downtown Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Truro (Stagecoach Nova Scotia North), there is something for everyone.

 

For more information or to reserve your place, get in touch today!

 

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Kristi Wenaus

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Performing Arts School

Welcome to Stagecoach where we offer the best performing arts curriculum for kids ages 4-18.

Our goal is to develop the potential of young people with our singing, acting and dancing lessons, stimulating imagination and building self-confidence.

With classes in Bedford, Halifax and Dartmouth there is something for everyone.

2024 March Break Camp

Join us for a week filled with Musical Theatre Magic in our March Break Camp this year! Our camp runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day and is the perfect way for 5-12 year olds to stay creative - singing, dancing and acting all in one week. Kids will learn new skills, meet new friends and have a ton of fun! Space is limited so book today.

Stagecoach Summer Camps

Calling all Swifties!! We have 7 fun filled Summer Camps for you to enjoy this year - including our famous 2-week Performance Camp for teens. Our camps run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and offer singing, dancing and acting all in one program. Kids will learn new skills, meet new friends and have a ton of fun!

Spring Registration OPEN!

Registration for our Spring term is open and we are doing a SHOW!!

We will be closing out our Books on Broadway theme this year with the amazing Junie B Jones Musical!!

Everyone's beloved children's books will come alive this year on stage and you won't want to miss it.

Book your place today!

Quick Points and FAQs -

YES! we offer singing, dancing and acting lessons in each class. YES! we can pivot to online classes if needed. YES! we have a two-week trial period so you can try us out. YES! tuition can be paid in instalments. YES! we offer a sibling discount - 50% off for each additional child in our weekly programs. Yes! 3 hours each week can be yours!

Two Week Trial!

Did you know that you can try Stagecoach for 2 weeks before paying for the whole term? Register for the class you want then pay only the deposit - $54 for Early Stages (Ages 4-6) and $98 for Main Stages (ages 6 to 13) & Further Stages (ages 13-16). This way your child can experience our world famous program first hand before you commit.

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.
 

Main Stages (for ages 6-16 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, while at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

Further Stages (for ages 14+ yrs)

Our musical theatre sessions give teenagers the chance to learn and develop performance skills in an inclusive and friendly environment. Through ongoing training, performance opportunities and master classes, we help students to learn or enhance their skills in acting, dancing and singing, as well as life skills. We also give students the confidence to prepare for auditions and/or pursue a post-secondary acting program, if that is their goal. The program can be a place to make new friends, build confidence and learn more about the wonderful world of performing arts!



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Meet The Team

Principal - Kristi Wenaus

The theatre has been in Kristi’s blood since she first started “performing” at her parent’s dinner parties when she was 5 years old. She’s pretty sure she auditioned for every single part in her grade 4 production of Mary Poppins, just to ensure she got a role and while she moved from school to school in her junior years, the theatre was her rock. It gave her a stage to be herself, to meet new people, exercise her creative drive and to grow into the confident and successful person she is today.
 
As a performing arts student all through her youth she continued her education into college, studying Theatre Arts at Dalhousie University. She worked professionally as both a singer and an actress in both film and stage and eventually landed a position with the entertainment team at Princess Cruise Lines which gave her an opportunity to travel the world and be on stage virtually every day for almost 10 years at sea.
 
She returned home to Nova Scotia to raise her family and her professional focus switched to International Business Development and Marketing. Her passion for the theatre has never died though and she is thrilled to be bringing the first Stagecoach School to Atlantic Canada, empowering children to find their Creative Courage through the performing arts. 

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