What We Offer

Dance

Our classes wish to inspire and challenge all of our students, whilst giving them the opportunity to experience the joy of dance.

Act

Stage Plus offers non-syllabus and LAMDA classes. This is fun, professional and entertaining training for those of all ages.

Sing

Private singing lessons available at Stage Plus have allowed many students to achieve great success; such as winning multiple competitions and even performing in West End productions.

ABOUT US

What Stage Plus Means To Me #Emily

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Today’s Blog Post is from Emily Nix a graduate student who is currently studying Dance at Roehampton University. Emily also guest teaches for us at Stage Plus.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Sarah

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This weeks Blog Post is by Sarah Grimwood, mum of two of our Senior Boys.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Indigo

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This weeks blog post is by Indigo Turner, one of our Junior Dancers. She has just taken her Grade 2 Modern Exam.

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Chesham Festival 

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Back during February Half Term we took some dances to Chesham Festival at the Elgiva.  Not as many as we have been known to in the past due to other commitments, however a couple of solos, duets and troupes were enough to have a load of fun and experience the competition and atmosphere that festivals are

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Elena

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This weeks Blog Post is by graduate student Elena Buxton who went off to study Political Science and International Relations at Uni while continuing to dance throughout. She is now working in East London, but still attends classes when she can.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Jess

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This weeks blog post is by Jess Lewis, a Mum of one of our Junior Dancers Brooke and a Stage Plus Graduate herself! 

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Iris

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Iris Turner is a Current Student. She is 9 years old and participates in Modern classes as well as Showbiz, Workshops and Festival Troupes.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Sophie

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Sophie Hill-White is a Current Student. She is 14yrs old and takes classes in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Jazz. She has also participated in Showbiz, Workshops and Festival Troupes.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Kate

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Our next Blog Post is from Kate Whitaker a Graduate Student who is now working as a Professional Actress.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Jenni

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This Weeks Blog Post is from Jenni Hunt a Graduate Student who is now at University.

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What Stage Plus Mean To Me #Sam

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Sam Nix is mum to three girls, Emily, Becky and Harriet, who have all danced with Stage Plus. Sam has been involved heavily with us since I took over 10 years ago helping with shows and admin work. She has also been running RYT for 4 years. 

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Rachel

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This Weeks Blog Post is from Rachel Baker a Graduate Student who is now studying at Newcastle University.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Bethany

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Bethany Wright is a Current Student.  She is 14 years old and takes classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Pointe and Drama (10 lessons a week). She has also participated in many of our Workshops, Festivals and Shows.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Hayley

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Hayley Turner is mum to Iris, Indigo and another budding dancer, 6 month old Jet,who will hopefully be joining us when she’s big enough.

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What Stage Plus Means to Me #Harriet

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Harriet Nix is 13 years old and takes classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Pointe and Drama (10 lessons a week). She has also participated in many of our Workshops, Festivals and Shows.

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What Stage Plus Means To Me #Gemma

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As 11th June 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of myself as Owner and Principal of Stage Plus, I wanted to publish a blog post per week talking about what Stage Plus means to people, written by a variety of people including faculty, parents and students, past and present!

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New Year 2017

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So here we are at the beginning of 2017 and my brain is buzzing with ideas. We already have so much planned for the year and am excited to have so many of you back to join in the fun and also some new faces to join the Family!  So far we have all of

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Spring Timetable 2017

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So with the end of 2016 and the Autumn Term approaching here’s our updated timetable for the spring-term-2017 Monday 9th January – Saturday 1st April 

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December Exams

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So it’s almost the end of the Autumn Term and exams have crept up on us this weekend for both ISTD tap and modern and RAD Ballet. 

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Commercial Workshop with Ash

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On Saturday 12th November Aisling Longshaw, a graduate student and now Professional Dancer and Model came along to do a workshop in Commercial Dance.

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Our first set of LAMDA exams

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Huge Congratulations to our first 4 students to go in for their LAMDA drama exams in the middle of October. 

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Baby News!

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Its only taken 5 weeks, a few trips in to see some of you for cover classes and mock exams to finally ‘officially’ introduce our newest addition to the Tanswell and Stage Plus Family -a new little brother for Beau!! 

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Chesham Arts Festival

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The entry date for Chesham Arts Festival is fast approaching (Friday 2nd December), therefore I need to hear ASAP what you would like to do.  If you are new to festivals please have a read through our Festival page on our website-there is even a pdf on there of frequently asked questions.. 

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Raising money for Stage Plus

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You may have been aware from past years, that we have an Easyfundraising Page set up where you can raise money for Stage Plus (free of charge to yourself) while doing any online shopping. This is perfect for the lead up to Christmas obviously and they have now brought out an app which makes it

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Senior Assistants

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We would like to welcome one of our Senior Students Bethany Wright, as a new Assistant Teacher for a Saturday Morning. She will be helping Miss Chloe with our Boogie classes and we hope you welcome her as she aids the learning and fun times of our little dancers.

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Maternity Cover

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As you all know I am heading off on maternity leave this Autumn term (and however long recovery/baby brain may need-i can take 18years right?) and there has obviously had to be some changes to teachers/timetables.

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Welcome Rachel!

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Please give a warm welcome to Rachel Drury who will be joining the Stage Plus Faculty as maternity cover from September when Gemma goes off to have baby #2.

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Welcome Amy!

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Please give a warm welcome to Amy Garwood who will be joining the Stage Plus Faculty as maternity cover from September when Gemma goes off to have baby #2.

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Showbiz ’16

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Showbiz 2016 is only 3 weeks away-make sure you’ve reserved your space!! A fab opportunity to spend a week or two with Myself , Emily and some guest teachers in the summer holidays doing what you love! Musical Theatre, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Irish and more ….

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Mid Bucks Festival 2016

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We had a selection of solos, duets, trios, quarters and troupes perform throughout June at The Mid Bucks Performing Arts Festival this year and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them!

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Show Workshops for ‘An Enchanted Journey’

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Our Show Workshops for our next show An Enchanted Journey have been confirmed. Saturday 25th Feb and Saturday 5th March @ St Johns School, Lacey Green 10 yrs and Under – 12-4pm  Cost £20 or £15 for siblings 11yrs + – 10-4pm Cost £30 or £25 for siblings  Book your place now to avoid disappointment!

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Autumn Term Exam Results

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The teachers here at Stage Plus are really proud of all our students who took exams in the Autumn Term.  So many of our merits were simply a couple of marks off of a Distinction.  Really proud of everyone involved you all worked so hard!

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Show 2016-An Enchanted Journey

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So here we are two weeks into term and only 9 weeks to go until the show (one of those being half term-eek). 

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New Year 2016

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So here we are at the beginning of 2016 and with so much already planned for the year…… Our full school show on 19th March with lead up workshops and rehearsal fun!  2 Charity shows that we have been invited to perform at. Our annual summer school Showbiz ’16 Exam sessions  I’m sure there’ll be

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Christmas Parties

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What a fantastic day at our Christmas Parties and Workshops!  We played games, made snowflakes, had a picture competition, ate party food and created a beautiful Disney and contemporary dance!  Thank you to everyone who came and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  Merry Christmas everyone ????                   

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Mock Exams

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A huge Well Done and Thank You to everyone who came along to their mock exams today!  You all did a great job and with two weeks left till the real thing we can work on those little bits of technique and gaining even more confidence!  Keep up the hard work!   It seems I may

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Christmas Parties & Workshops

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We are excited to announce a day of Christmas Parties and Workshops on Saturday 19th December!  If your child is of preschool age please come along with them for some fun but if they are at school, please feel free to leave them and go and get that last bit of Christmas shopping finished or

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Spring Term 2016

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Spring Term invoices are now out, please let me know if you haven’t received one via email yet! They are due by Saturday 12th December.    Our Spring term is also our show term so exciting!  This may mean a small change in timetable to make sure there are enough children in each class for a

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October Half Term

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It’s October Half Term- wow where have the last 7 weeks gone! I want to take this opportunity to welcome all our new students and those that have returned, it’s really lovely to see you and have you onboard! Everyone’s been working hard towards exams or building technique and learning some new moves!    Break

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Autumn Term

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Hello and welcome to the Autumn Term 2015! 

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New Term

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Hi All, With only 10 days till the start of term I wanted to say I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer holidays and are ready to get back to classes on Monday 7th September. This summer has been a busy one with Showbiz, Show 2016 planning and a Weekend Contemporary Course, as well

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Showbiz 2015

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We all had such a fantastic time at Showbiz 2015. Learning routines in Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Cheerleading, Disney, Irish and Street. The Performance was a great success and I’m already looking forward to next year! Some more photos are over on our Facebook Page

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Summer Holidays

So the summer holidays have officially started and everyone at Stage Plus would like to wish you a fantastic break!  If you are wondering what you’re going to do without any dance throughout the summer-don’t panic! We have our annual Summer School Showbiz on offer from Monday 27th July-Saturday 8th August and we would love

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Busy Day

I’ve just had a busy day getting lots sorted for Summer School next week and the Autumn Term. New posters designed, timetable sorted, invoices out and courses booked. So nice to have wifi back and apologies for being so distant! New classes coming to fruition and lots of exciting thing’s to organise….. looks like i’ll be busy

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ISTD Exam Results

   Well Done to everyone who took modern or tap exams on Saturday 21st March with Miss E Harrison, we received some fantastic results. Modern 1 4 x Merit.  3 x Distinction Modern 3 3 x Merit.  1 x Distinction Modern 5 1 x Pass. 2 x Merit Modern Inter Foundation 1 x Distinction Tap

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Summer Term

Welcome back to the summer term at Stage Plus. This is a 13 week term minus a couple of Monday’s (13th April -inset day and 4th may-bank holiday)

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone,  We hope you have enjoyed our start to 2015!

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Happy New Year 2015

I’d like to take this opportunity to Welcome You back to Stage Plus in 2015! Classes return tomorrow TUESDAY 6th JANUARY with the schools and we have lots of work focussing on technique, strength and syllabus as we head towards exams. Looking forward to seeing you all!

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2014

We are well into 2014 and i can’t believe how quickly its flying by! We have a lot going on  over the next term and a half especially with our end of year show where we’ll be saying a sad farewell to a lot of longstanding students.  I can’t believe how much you’ve all grown

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Summer 2013

We hope everyone has had a lovely Summer Holidays this year and feel refreshed as we approach the beginning of term on Monday. We have had a busy one with Showbiz, Workshops, sorting the Studio and lots of ideas flowing around for the Show in July, Upcoming Workshops and other ideas…… Hope to see lots

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Holidays & Autumn 2013

We have lots of exciting things in the pipeline for the rest of 2013….. Workshops for the Under 10’s at the studio on Mondays 5th Aug, 26th Aug and 2nd Sept. Showbiz ’13 our annual summer school for 5-21years from 12th August. Open Day – A celebration day after 3 years in the studio. Lots

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Mid Bucks 2013

Wow What a Festival…… We entered over 50 dances to this years Mid Bucks Festival held by Eve Markham at Risborough Top School and our girls have done amazingly!! In the Novice Section came performances in Tap, Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Character and Song and Dances from Soloists, Duets, Trios, Quartets and Troupes and results were

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Show 2013

Well what can I say our full School show on Saturday 23rd March 2013 was a huge success!  Thank you so much to everyone involved whether that was on stage, backstage or in the audience. The students worked so hard to put on such a great show in just one term.  The teachers choreography and

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Church Tour

To Celebrate Gemma’s Five year anniversary of taking over Stage Plus we held concerts in three local churches over the summer half term 2012. With Songs from the musicals, the charts and musical interludes, each concert promised to be a musical journey from our current and ex Students. It was a huge success raising money

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17th & 18th March 2012-Winning Streak!

On Saturday 17th March 2012 Stage Plus Juniors and Seniors competed in the Bucks Heat for Red Cross Make Your Move. The Juniors were awarded the commendation for ‘Best Stage Presence’ and the Seniors the commendation for ‘Best Soundtrack’ as well as winning the heat and going through to the next stage on 7th July at Radley

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Gemma and Ben’s Wedding

Principal, Gemma got married to Ben Tanswell on Thursday 21st July at Notley Tythe Barn, Long Crendon. We would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who sent Cards, Presents and Well Wishes on our Special Day. It all went Perfectly! We had such an Amazing day, it was so much fun and

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New Website

Welcome to our new website! Built in conjunction with our NEW studio and logo in September 2010.

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