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Oldham performing arts students set for big return to Harrogate stage this spring

Talented students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Oldham among seven other schools across the UK will be taking to the stage once again at the historic Harrogate Royal Hall on Sunday 3rd April 2022.

With many postponements taking place in 2020 and 2021, many of the students missed out on performing live in front of family and friends, now even more schools and students have the opportunity to unite and take to the stage this spring. Following on from Children’s Mental Health Week earlier this year, the students have the chance to build on their creativity, courage and skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Stagecoach Oldham students have been rehearsing for what will make another spectacular showcase. These include a total of 200 students from across the north of the country, including, Harrogate, York, Leeds Morley and Leeds Roundhay, Preston, Chorley and Wilmslow and Newcastle.

Oldham Principal Kate Parkinson said:
“Stagecoach Oldham are bringing Disco back to Harrogate this April and we are SO excited! Our Troupe got together in February and is made up of our students from our Saturday morning and afternoon schools – what a dream team! The students have been rehearsing every lunchtime, making our weekends even brighter with this amazing mirrorball routine! This gang have worked so hard through lockdown, online and in-venue and we are so delighted to be back to ‘normal’ performing on this amazing stage!! Our Oldham students are so talented and we cant wait to see them in action on such a beautiful stage.”

Stagecoach Performing Arts recently reported a seven per cent rise in student enrollments since 2020, and prides itself on building Creative Courage For Life® among students which is more important than ever as children’s mental health, confidence and development have been impacted by the lockdown. Performing arts’ powerful impact on improving children’s mental health, along with the need for social interaction, a creative outlet and a happy and positive environment where children can be themselves and make friends, have been key contributors to this spike in enquiries and enrolments.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Oldham is part of a network of more than 2000 extra-curricular Performing Arts Schools worldwide. Stagecoach aims to make a difference in its students’ lives by teaching Creative Courage for Life and many children have gone on to study and work in Performing Arts from blockbuster films to countless roles in local theatre productions. Early Stages classes are available for children aged four to six and Main Stages classes take place for six to 18-year-olds every weekend during term time.

For more information about Stagecoach Oldham, please visit their website or call 01204 301320.