This summer has been a busy one for Principal of Razzamataz Theatre Schools Tonbridge Dave Mac and his teachers and staff. The team has been out and about promoting the benefits of performing arts throughout the Tonbridge and West Kent areas and giving opportunities for local children to get involved.
At the Tonbridge Carnival, the Razzamataz students led the parade and there were a host of other performances at Penshurst Place, Tonbridge Arts Festival, Southborough Family Fun Day and The Stag Theatre.
As well as The Stage scholarships that all Razzamataz schools get involved with, Dave works closely with his local radio show KMFM to hold a scholarship draw to attend the school free of charge for a year.
“There’s lots of excitement around our local radio station scholarship,” Dave explains. “People know me and the school through our involvement with local community events such as working with KMFM and performing in local community shows. We’ve been all over Tonbridge and West Kent throughout the summer and it has been lovely to meet so many potential new students and have the opportunity to show people what we get up to each week at Razzamataz.”
Embracing the local community is a big part of the Razzamataz ethos. Not only do we like to support and get involved in local community events, but it is also the perfect place for our students to show what they learn in class each week.
Working with local charities helps Razzamataz to really connect with the community. Students, staff and parents alike will happily give up their time to help out, whether it is joining in with a local parade or helping customers to pack bags for a small donation at the supermarket, Razzamataz is keen to support the community in many different ways.
Like many of our schools, Razzamataz Theatre Schools Tonbridge give students lots of opportunities to perform both on the big stage and also at local festivals and events. “It’s great fun for our students to be involved in their local community events,” says Dave. “Our students feel so proud when they perform to friends and family and for us, it is the best way to spread the word about our school. These performing opportunities are giving students fantastic life skills and helping to improve their confidence and social abilities.”
Although the summer may be over, Razzamataz Theatre Schools Tonbridge is looking forward to an exciting Christmas season with lots of performance opportunities planned for students. “The students are performing at the Tonbridge Christmas Festival, a local Christmas Lights Switch On and we are gearing up to perform at the inaugural opening ceremony at the brand new Tonbridge Schools Choir Competition.”
Whether your child is a seasoned professional or this will be their first time participating in the performing arts, there is a place for all at Razzamataz Theatre Schools Tonbridge. Watch out for students throughout the Tonbridge and West Kent area, or go up to say hi to Dave and his team.
If you want to give your child the opportunity to perform in their local community, drop us a line for a free taster day at Razzamataz Tonbridge on E: [email protected] or speak to Dave on Office: 01732 364859 Mobile: 07786607637