A Dragons’ Den winning theatre school is coming to Newmarket.
After a successful appearance on the popular television show back in 2007 Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been opening all across the country.
When their founder and director Denise Hutton-Gosney appeared on the show,
Duncan Bannatyne was quick to spot the huge potential of the part-time theatre schools business and offered the full investment. This has enabled the team to rapidly grow the company and turn Razzamataz into one of the top five part-time theatre schools in the UK, according to industry bible The Stage.
Louise Allen, principal of Razzamataz in Cambridge, is now bringing the school to Newmarket.
“Nurturing young talent and building up a child’s confidence and self-esteem is a big part of what we do at Razzamataz,” said Louise.
“We teach the children a mix of commercial street dance and musical theatre so they get to experience the very best of what the performing arts has to offer.”
The classes consist of three hours of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to commercial street dance and hip hop.
And Newmarket youngsters aged between four and eight are being offered a free taster session to see exactly what Razzamataz is all about.
It will be held on Saturday, September 14, at Newmarket Leisure Centre in Exning Road and interested parents are being encouraged to book their child’s place due to limited spaces. To book your place call 01223 480025 / 07534 855020 or email Cambridge@razzamataz.co.uk
Louise who has been running the Cambrige branch for the past three years Allen, said: “ I am really excited to branch our services out into the Newmarket area. Our taster session will allow children to explore the magical world of the performing arts, have lots of fun and see exactly what Razzamataz is all about.”
As well as classes run by a team of experienced teachers, Razzamataz also prides itself of being able to bring in top professionals in their field to work with their students to inspire them to be the very best they can be. Over the last few months, Razzamataz children across the country have enjoyed workshops led by Kylie Minogue’s choreographer and Zoo Nation, creators of Into the Hoods, the first hip hop musical in the West End.
As well as health benefits, participation in theatre arts has been shown to benefit children in many different areas as they acquire life and performance skills.