New Felixstowe stage school launched

PLACES are being snapped up fast at a new stage school which has been launched in Felixstowe.Rebecca Darcy, 24, who studied at Deben High School, is opening a Stagecoach Theatre School at the resort's Brackenbury Sports Centre.

PLACES are being snapped up fast at a new stage school which has been launched in Felixstowe.

Rebecca Darcy, 24, who studied at Deben High School, is opening a Stagecoach Theatre School at the resort's Brackenbury Sports Centre.

The school - for four to 16 year olds - will run on Sunday mornings at the centre in High Road East from 10am to 1pm, teaching singing, dancing and acting.

Miss Darcy, who won a scholarship to attend Performers' College and graduated with a teaching qualification under the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and a diploma in musical theatre, invited 2,000 people to the launch of the school at the weekend.

“The aim was to be able to tell people what the school will involve and explain how it will run and what the children will learn - to show them what it is about,” she said.

Classes begin this Sunday and Miss Darcy said there were already only a few places left.

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She is employing three teachers - dance, drama and singing specialists - and the aim is to make the school sessions packed full of exciting and fun projects.

She has already arranged for Ian Waller, resident choreographer on the Billy Elliot show in the West End to come along during the first term to do a workshop.

Stagecoach schools - there are 550 worldwide - not only teach stage skills but also aim to build youngsters' confidence, encouraging them to learn and stretch themselves to gain poise, self-confidence and self-awareness.

Miss Darcy has performed in Britain and abroad. After leaving college, she toured the UK, performing in shows such as The Little Princess, The Kosmic Krew, Cinderella and Singin' in the Rain, and back in Felixstowe has been involved in youth productions at the Spa Pavilion.

WEBLINK: www.stagecoach.co.uk

To find out more details about the Felixstowe Stagecoach school, contact Rebecca Darcy on 01394 284193.

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