For the tenth year running, Razzamataz is going Europe wide this summer with fun performing arts workshops for children on holiday with First Choice Holiday Villages.
Teams of teachers are heading out to Lanzarote, Turkey, Menorca, Kos, Costa Del Sol, Algarve, Tenerife, Rhodes, Ibiza, Cyprus and Majorca to deliver sessions in dance, drama and singing in the very current trends that Razzamataz are known for.
For the first time ever, due to overwhelming demand, Razzamataz is also offering street dance for teenagers and Razz Tots, classes designed for children aged two and three.
“Street dance is a big part of our curriculum in the UK and we know how popular it is with a wide age range of children, particularly teens who associate a bit more with this style of dance” explains Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz. “Many families have said it is important to keep older children occupied on holiday so taking this exclusively to First Choice Holiday Villages means that we can help inspire them to try something new or join in with something that they already love.”
The children out in First Choice Holiday Villages will be taking part in three two-hour sessions of dance, drama and singing ending in a short presentation for their family on the main stage.
After they complete the course, they all get a free Razzamataz t-shirt and certificate, and for many of them, this will be the first opportunity they have had to try out performing arts and will certainly get a thrill out of performing in front of an audience.
Razz Tots has been available in the UK for almost two years. The class for the pre-school market is designed in line with the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This creates an enabling environment, which facilitates a secure foundation for the child’s development all while they are having fun with their parents/carers.
“These active classes will encourage physical development, explore imaginations and allow your little ones to become confident, capable and self-assured individuals whilst having a great time,” says Denise. “Every child is unique therefore our classes are consistently high quality allowing every child to progress at their own rate.”
Themes throughout Razz Tots will include all the areas that ignite little one’s imagination such as ‘jungle adventures’ ‘under the sea’ and ‘space travel.’ The youngsters are urged to participate as much as possible and the shyest children will be gently encouraged to join in to reach their full potential.
Throughout the years Razzamataz has been at First Choice Holiday Villages, teams of teachers have taught thousands of happy children. “I really enjoyed Razzamataz and will take the experience of it all back with me,” says holiday maker Beth, age 11. “I loved doing every show. You have really inspired me to have confidence. Thank you so much Kayleigh and Laura you have made my holiday.”
Parents are also keen to share the positive experiences of learning performing arts while on holiday as Dr Stewart Brady explains: “My family and I holidayed in Rhodes at the Holiday Village through First Choice. My two sons attended the last Razzamataz session of the season. The resort had a water park, high ropes, several pools and as much ice cream as you could shake a stick at. But what are they talking to everyone about? Razzamataz! Thank you for boosting their confidence and making a 10 year-old and a 6 year-old into little stars for the night.”
There are more than 40 Razzamataz schools throughout the UK with new schools opening this September in London the South and the North East.
The Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise offers exceptional part-time training in dance, drama and singing together with exciting opportunities to perform. Classes are for children from age 4 to 18 and allow students to experience a range of performance styles from classic West End musical theatre to funky street dance and pop singing.
Many of the schools also offer Razz Tots for youngsters age two and three. For more information about the classes or becoming a Principal of your own Razzamataz visit www.razzamataztheatreschools.co.uk.