Essex's leading performing arts school

Training the finest in UK talent from 4-21 years of age

Essex's leading performing arts school

Training the finest in UK talent from 4-21 years of age


Singer Stage School

Singer Stage School was launched in November 2001, following a sold-out summer school in 2000.

In January 2007 Singer Stage School  based in Leigh on Sea, Essex became a part-time (semi vocational) training school. The school operates Tuesday & Wednesday early evening till late and all day Saturday.

We are one of the leading and most respected training establishments in the UK. Our client list says it all – so you don’t have to take our word for it! We take our training very seriously.

Our training speaks for itself with the success of our students

Singer Stage School is well respected in the industry for offering some of the very best all round training for under 21’s in the UK today.

Graduating students who have decided to make performing arts a career choice have secured places at leading colleges such as: Arts Ed, Urdang, Laines, Bird, LAMDA, London Studio Centre, GSA, Mountview, Central, Masters, Performers, TTC. 

Singer Stage School has launched the careers of some of the leading talent in the UK. Here are a small selection of student credits of students and graduates who have trained at Singer Stage School and been represented by Sandra Singer Associates:

Don't just take our word for it...

Our classes.

We have a wide range of classes hosted by both our resident and guest tutors to teach Singing, Dance and Drama. Our core classes take place on Saturdays with additional classes during the week.

In order to give our students the best and most versatile training, we have a different guest choreographer/dancer each week to teach Commercial/Street Dance, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Dance Hall, Waacking, Jazz, Locking, Commercial, House, Break dance and Lyrical/Contemporary.

Our guest teachers have a wide range of credits such as West End artistes from top shows such as Hamilton, Thriller, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Grease as well as those who have performed with One Direction, Little Mix, Justin Bieber, Jessie J, Janet Jackson, Rihanna and many more - Our list is endless!

Our acting classes are taught by a panel of industry professional and are exclusive to Singer Stage School.

Topics covered include Screen Acting Coaching, Audition Technique, Screen Acting, Understanding characters, Scripts Work, Voiceover, Presenting, Comedy, Intimacy and Improvisation.

We also regularly have Casting Directors lead workshops to look for new talent and give the students an insight into what a casting director would look for.

We have 2 vocal coaches at the school alongside some special guests and master classes for Singing.

The main genre covered is Musical Theatre but we also cover Pop, Audition preparation for West End shows/College auditions and Harmony Work.

Jazz will focus strongly on technique working on turns/pirouettes, leaps kicks and jumps. The class will also include routines of different styles including lyrical and musical theatre. This class is essential for students wanting a career in Musical Theatre or Commercial/Contemporary dance.

Several technical dance styles are based on Ballet therefore it is hugely important for any children looking to work in Musical Theatre and any students wanting to move on to performing arts colleges to study Musical Theatre, Commercial/Street or Contemporary Dance.

Ballet is great for posture, co-ordination, musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. It can really benefit children not only within dance but sports such as gymnastics and football. We supply I.S.T.D. Ballet training at the school starting with Primary Ballet right up to Major exam grades ready for your teaching exams should you wish to take them once you graduate from the school. 

Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration.

This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique and students will learn a variety of techniques such as handstands, cartwheels, bridges, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks and eventually progressing to more advanced tumbling including Aerials (no handed cartwheels) and back handsprings. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. Working on flexibility and strength in Acro will help all other areas of dance, particularly Ballet and Jazz.

Tap is great skill to have for all dancers. It is the most effective style to help rhythm and musicality and is needed for Musical Theatre and sometimes commercial dance. Our classes are not based on an exam syllabus so we can get through the work quicker and make sure they are fully prepared for any Performing Arts college.

Commercial is a class for students to work on style, musicality, dynamics, performance and picking up choreography. Classes will cover dancing in heels too, for girls to prepare for commercial auditions when they attend college and graduate from us. As choreography will be more mature we recommend students are at least 12 years to attend (the class is mainly aimed at 15+ year olds).

We offer LAMDA drama exams with our highly experienced LAMDA coaches. These one on one lessons are great to work on confidence, diction, accents and memorizing and understanding monologues/scripts. There are several options when choosing LAMDA grades, we have chosen to work on LAMDA ACTING exams rather than Verse and Prose which children have often worked on at their academic schools. We have received great results for all our LAMDA students. These exams (when taken at a high level) also count towards UCAS points for University and can be equivalent of an A level. The exams can also lead to becoming a LAMDA teacher.

Want to join us?

Our audition applications for this years intake are now closed.

If you would like to be put onto our waiting list, please head over to our auditions page to learn more and complete an application form.

NEW Juniors Class

Wannabees is now...Juniors!

This as an amazing opportunity for younger children who show an interest in performing arts to start formal training at one of the UK’s leading vocational training schools. Working alongside West End and Industry professionals. We start the ‘learning’ journey of exploring Dance, Drama (Stage and Screen) and Singing.