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Stagecoach Performing Arts welcomes three new franchisees at the start of its 30th anniversary year – just in time to take part in the festivities. With the first franchisee training week of the year now complete, 2018 is set to be another year of staggering growth for this globally-recognised performing arts franchise.

For 30 years, the Stagecoach model has been proven and refined to become one of the UK's leading performing arts opportunities. Franchisees build a team of equally passionate and enthusiastic teachers, qualified to bring out the very best in their students. Stagecoach schools provide a thriving, nurturing and supportive environment for creative learning. That’s just one of the reasons why 45,000 children every week flock to classes nationwide.

Amongst the three new franchisees was Donna Batten, who joins the network as owner and Principal of Stagecoach Winchester. Donna, who has worked as a dance teacher with Stagecoach for over 13 years, is looking forward to facing new challenges as a franchisee.

“The franchisee training was really eye opening as I shift my mindset from teacher to business owner. The thing that stood out to me the most was just how friendly and accommodating the Stagecoach team are. Having that support network to fall back on gives me confidence and makes me more excited than ever to welcome my students in the summer term.”

Donna was joined at the training week held at the Stagecoach head office in Surrey by Yvonne Rood, Stagecoach Peterborough, Matilda James, Stagecoach Buckingham and two delegates from the China school pilot. Claire Beddow of Stagecoach Canterbury and Nermin Avlar, of Stagecoach Hannover-Nord in Germany, joined in on the franchisee training, attending the course as a refresher.

“Welcoming new franchisees to the network is a great start to a momentous year at Stagecoach. Our franchisees come from diverse backgrounds and we’re continuing to see that expand. An interest or experience in the performing arts isn’t crucial for our franchisees’ success – it’s about the passion to support your students and the dedication to grow a profitable, stable business. Our new franchisees most definitely possess these qualities and we’re eager to see them flourish,” says Andy Knights, Chief Operating Officer at Stagecoach.

Today, a network of more than 300 franchisees operate over 700 schools offering 1,780 classes in nine countries. Through an exciting and varied framework of teaching and development, franchisees have helped to unlock the potential of more than one million students since it opened in 1988.
With another training week set to take place in the Spring, 2018 looks to be the start of another record-breaking year for students and franchisees alike.

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Editor’s notes:
Image attached: A group photo of the seven franchisees at their training week.
Further photos available: Head shots for Donna Batten, Yvonne Rood and Matilda James, taken at the Stagecoach franchisee training week.
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About Stagecoach Performing Arts

About Stagecoach Performing Arts:
Over the years we have seen more than one million students unlock their potential, which is something they will value for their whole life. At Stagecoach we teach our students so much more than how to sing, dance and act. We help them blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its opportunities.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in teaching the performing arts, we understand how to get the best out of our young performers. We delight in seeing our students have fun, make friends, learn new skills and discover hidden talents.

We encourage them to take ‘safe risks’ through rehearsals and performance, which brings out a willingness to take on new challenges. None of us know what the future holds, which is why it’s so important for today’s children to be resilient, brave and self-assured. Furthermore you can rest assured that your child is in safe hands as we adhere to the strictest child safety policies.

About joining Stagecoach as a franchisee:
With our 30th birthday in 2018, the Stagecoach model has been proven and refined to become one of the UK’s leading performing arts opportunities. Franchisees build a team of equally passionate and enthusiastic teachers, qualified to bring out the very best in their students. Stagecoach schools provide a thriving, nurturing and supportive environment for creative learning. That’s just one of the reasons why 40,000 children every week flock to classes nationwide.

Today, a network of more than 300 franchisees operate over 680 schools offering 1,780 classes in eight countries. Through an exciting and varied framework of teaching and development, franchisees have helped to unlock the potential of more than one million students since it opened in 1988.