About Our School

The Stage School was founded by husband and wife Richard and Amanda Banden, who have been providing top quality instruction in the performing arts in the Park Ridge community since 2010.
Principals Richard and Amanda Banden

Principals Richard and Amanda Banden

Every child has potential, and can succeed in our program. There are no auditions at The Stage School; all children are welcome to participate. Each of our instructors will work with your child at their own unique level to develop their skill, self-expression, and natural ability through drama classes, dance classes, and singing classes. Both beginners and advanced children are able to flourish in our fun and supportive environment.


The Stage School will nurture your child’s potential as they experience fun activities in drama classes, dance classes, and singing classes in Park Ridge. We are the premier performing arts school in Park Ridge because we teach not just a drama class, a dance class, or a singing class.  Children in our school experience all three disciplines.


In addition to our classes during the school year, The Stage School also offers week long Summer Camps, in which children attend singing classes, drama classes, dance classes, plus mount a full scale production-all in one week! The Stage School also offers dance, drama, and singing workshops that can be brought right to your school!


Our teaching team consists of industry professionals and experienced, well-trained teaching artists for your child’s singing class, drama class, and dance class. Even more importantly, our team cares. Our teachers and principal go above and beyond to make your child shine and reach their full potential.

Welcome to The Stage School!

Welcome to The Stage School!


We invite your child to become a part of the magic that happens right here in Park Ridge!  We hope you will contact us today and learn more about how your child can receive the numerous benefits of our drama classes, dance classes, and singing classes.


The Stage School is committed to inspiring your child with a fun, enriching, and rewarding experience in the performing arts. We look forward to you joining us!