At Razzamataz, we pride ourselves on offering all children a place where they can learn and experience all the wonderful things that performing arts can offer.
Studying dance, drama and singing is not just for those that want to make a career out of performing arts, we know that these classes give students important life skills that can help them with whatever they choose to do.
But as our schools grow, more and more of our students are showing the talent, commitment and enthusiasm to take their performing arts ambitions further. At Razzamataz Medway, we have many students who are going on to study at full time courses and have beat stiff competition to gain coveted places.
“Our students are embarking on exciting careers for themselves and we are delighted that Razzamataz Medway is giving them the start they need in their performing arts journey,” explains the school’s Principal Hayley Limpkin. “By offering them our unique curriculum of dance, drama and singing in both commercial and traditional West End musical theatre styles, we are creating well rounded performers who will be able to take on many different roles.
“The industry today demands these triple threat performers and the high level of training they receive with us makes them well prepared to apply to prestigious colleges and full-time performing arts schools.”
“We have just started working with The Centre PAC in Rochester, a full time performing arts college,” explains Hayley. “We are giving Senior Razzamataz students the chance to get involved in an intensive course that will give them more insight into what’s involved in full-time training.”
An exciting part of being a student at Razzamataz Medway is also the chance to work with top performing arts professionals from stage and screen. Razzamataz regular offers special guest workshops where children will get to learn and talk to those who are already making successful careers for themselves in this competitive industry.
“We’ve had workshops with performers from Cats, Les Miserables, Happy Days the Musical and most recently Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” says Hayley. “For those with a passion for street dance, we recently worked with the winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Diversity and visited their studios, which was very inspiring for our students and teachers. To meet and talk to successful performers gives our students tremendous help in preparing for auditions and interviews for colleges and university.”
Meet our students
Robson is a talented street dancer, singer and all round musical theatre performer. Recent successes for the 16 year-old include winning a coveted scholarship to attend the summer school at the prestigious dance college Urdang at the Kent Dance Challenge. Robson was also a winner of The Stage scholarship and played a Lost Boy alongside pop singer Vanilla Ice at the Central Theatre in Chatham. Robson is also a talented and successful Ballroom and Latin dancer.
Rose, age 16, is also a winner of The Stage scholarship. She successfully auditioned as a dancer in this year’s Dick Whittington panto at Chatham Maritime Britania Theatre at Dickens World. Rose is currently studying full time at Reynolds Performing Arts Academy.
Sylvia Young Theatre School is one of the UK’s most recognised performing arts schools with past alumni including Rita Ora, Billie Piper and Tom Fletcher to name but a few. Miles was 11 when he was one of just a handful of young performers who was accepted to join this small school of around 250 students.
Evie, age 17, is currently studying full time at Reynolds Performing Arts Academy. Evie won The Stage scholarship and is an all round performer. Evie was awarded the lead role at Razzamataz Medway’s performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
Charlotte is another winner of The Stage scholarship. This 17 year-old is currently studying full time at D&B Performing Arts college. She recently won a bursary of £500 at the Future Fund auditions, Razzamataz’s own registered charity.
Kira, 16, won a place at the highly acclaimed Brit School. She also recently secured a place at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts at the LA campus.
If you want to give your child the opportunity to learn more about careers and professional training in the performing arts, drop us a line for a free taster day at Razzamataz Medway on E: [email protected] or speak to Hayley on 01634 893524.