14th November 2017
In many towns, up and down the country, the start of the festive season is heralded by the switching on of the Christmas lights. As the nights draw in, these illuminations really bring much needed winter joy.
Supporting many of these community events are students who attend one of the almost 50 Razzamataz schools across the UK. Bringing extra Christmas cheer, the children and teens perform songs and dances to entertain the crowds who are looking to get in to the yuletide spirit.
Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz, explains:
"A big part of the Razzamataz ethos is to give back to the community and support local charity. Not only does this benefit the friends, family and community who like to come and watch the children in action, it is also improving the performance skills of our students."
Over the years, the Razzamataz schools have established strong links with their communities and raised thousands of pounds for charity. Either through carol singing, collecting money while bag packing or taking part in sponsored events.
"We already know that participation in the performing arts is good to encourage team work and empathy. By performing in local events such as a Christmas Light Switch On or carol singing, the children can actively do something to raise money and benefit those in their area who need it. In today’s fast paced society, it is sometimes good to stop and look around and ask yourself what you can do for someone else."
At many of the Christmas Light Switch On events, the students have performed specially prepared festive pieces and have entertained the crowds with a mixture of their singing, dancing and acting skills.
During the classes at Razzamataz, the students will be trained in all three disciplines and will experience a wide range of performing arts genres from classic West End musical theatre through to street dance and pop singing.
Razzamataz Principals come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many are former professional performers, lots are teachers and the flexibility of the role attracts many parents who want to be able to spend school holidays with their children.
Razzamataz is part of the franchise sector so there is no requirement to have any experience of running a business or being in performing arts. What is needed is a passion to succeed, a strong work ethic and the ability to work well with both adults and children.
To find out if franchising is the right option for you, the Head Office run Discovery Den days across the UK where potential franchisees get a chance to meet the team, find out more about franchising in general and discover what it is like to run a part-time theatre school.
For new franchisees, Razzamataz has a special offer of just £7,995 (£2,000 saving) to launch a Razzamataz theatre school. Plus, until the end of 2017, Razzamataz will pay your VAT - a saving of around £1,600 and your first term management fee is free.
3rd April 2018
Students from Razzamataz Tonbridge got the opportunity to dance with Darcey Bussell.
23rd March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre School in Sutton Coldfield are supporting a Ugandan student to attend school.
22nd March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is backing ITV’s This Morning’s newly launched Be Kind Campaign.
13th March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools has joined the ranks of the elite after their own franchisees provided feedback for an industry survey for a second year in a row.
23rd February 2018
To help to encourage youngsters to try something new, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is hosting a National Bring a Friend Day.
8th February 2018
Teamwork triumphed at the, Dragons' Den backed, Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise conference.
23rd January 2018
Aspiring Razzamataz performers are given the chance to work with a top industry professional.
18th December 2017
Razzamataz have started preparation for GDPR already so they have plenty of time to make sure their Principals are fully up to date when the new regulations come into force in May 2018.
1st December 2017
Razzamataz students travelled to Disneyland® Paris for a special performance opportunity.
27th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Cambridge will be performing alongside Collabro.
20th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools children take part in a special performance during Disneyland® Paris anniversary.
16th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been raising money for the company’s charity Future Fund.
9th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools fully support the development of the hundreds of teachers who work across the network of theatre schools.
2nd October 2017
National Work Life Week gives the opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being and creating a good work-life balance.
18th September 2017
Scholarship winners will be taking up their places with their local Razzamataz schools in September.
21st August 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools allow children to find their place in the world through performing arts.
1st August 2017
Razzamataz franchise has once again supported its students in helping them achieve their professional dreams of working in the performing arts industry.
3rd July 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools will be hosting a gala performance at the indigo at The 02 on Sunday 18th November 2018.
29th June 2017
In the Smith & Henderson survey Razzamataz Theatre Schools was scored so highly that they received a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award.
12th May 2017
Throughout the UK Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisees are offering fun and affordable summer schools.
10th May 2017
After her diagnosis and the care she received from the NHS, Ellie Channer was determined to give something back.
27th April 2017
Aspiring performing artists can win a year's place at a local Razzamataz Theatre School with The Stage newspaper.
24th April 2017
The Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise is delighted to be welcomed into the British Franchise Association (bfa).
20th April 2017
A dance competition is to be held to celebrate the launch of the new Razzamataz Performing Arts classes at Eurocamp.
16th March 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is proud to be sponsoring Rock Challenge in various venues across the UK.
The support and training we get means that we can get help on any aspect of our business. It has also been a fantastic and rewarding way of working, allowing me to continue to be there for the family while running my own business.Lisa Roberts, Razzamataz Rickmansworth
It was 10 years ago that I left hairdressing and for anyone thinking that it is too late to change their careers I would say step out of your comfort zone and just do it. I never thought I would be able to and it’s the best thing I have done and wished I’d done it years ago!Pam Dixon, Razzamataz Dumfries
I specifically wanted to go for a franchise, and in particular Razzamataz because of the support from Head Office and other Principals. This is a network of theatre school owners so you are in business for yourself but not by yourself.Alison Beveridge, Razzamataz Durham.
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