After a successful appearance on BBC’s Dragons’ Den in January 2007, Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been opening all across the country and now it is the turn of Newcastle.

When founder and director of Razzamataz 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 The Stage newspaper.

Since then Denise, Hutton-Gosney and her dedicated team have been busy building up the Razzamataz brand. There are now almost 40 schools up and down the country and Kayleigh Redford, principal of Razzamataz in Newcastle is delighted to bring Razzamataz’s unique blend of performing arts to local children. “Nurturing young talent and building up a child’s confidence and self-esteem is a big part of what we do at Razzamataz,” said Kayleigh. “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 and street dance.

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 up and down the country have enjoyed workshops led by Kylie Minogue’s choreographer as well as Diversity and members of Nickelodeon’s Go Go Go and Razzamataz in Newcastle is excited about the opportunity to offer local children the chance to work with artists with such credible industry experience.

“I am delighted to be bringing Razzamataz to Newcastle. The whole team is passionate about what they do and the structure of the classes allow children to enjoy and learn about the whole spectrum of performing arts in a fun and stimulating environment.

Razzamataz makes sure that it reflects the current trends that are accessible to children and teenagers so they never get bored.”

As well as the obvious health benefits, participation in theatre arts has been shown to benefit children in many different areas as they acquire life and performance skills. Theatre trained individuals are identified as having transferable skills such as good interviewing technique – massively important for older children in the job market which additionally teaches self-discipline and the ability to work as a team.

Razzamataz in Newcastle is launching on 17th September 2016 at.

The Performance Academy, situated on Rye Hill campus, Newcastle College. We are holding a FREE open day on the 10th September 2016 where children can sample our classes to sign up simply call principal Kayleigh on 07772577855 or 01914 065372 to secure your child’s place.

For more information about Razzamataz Theatre Schools in Newcastle call 07772577855 or 01914 065 372, email newcastle@razzamataz.co.uk or visit www.razzamataztheatreschools.co.uk. Follow their Twitter campaign at www.twitter.com/razzschools