New theatre school brings Razzamataz to Wolverhampton

A theatre school full of the roar from a 'dragon' will give Wolverhampton youngsters the chance to hone their drama skills.

Danielle Campbell will lead Razzamataz Wolverhampton
Danielle Campbell will lead Razzamataz Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton is set to welcome Razzamataz to its artistic offerings, a part-time theatre school that won the backing of Dragon’s Den star and business mogul Duncan Bannatyne back in 2007.

It will offer a mix of both commercial and musical theatre styles of singing, dancing and drama when it launches this month.

Taking place on Saturdays, Razzamataz Wolverhampton is launching on September 19 – with the venue still to be confirmed. To celebrate its launch, the school will be holding two open days on September 19 and 20 where youngsters between the ages of four and 18 can experience a free taster session consisting of singing, dance and drama classes that will be available every Saturday during term time.

Due to Covid-19 safety measures, places are limited and must be pre-booked.

All students who attend one of the taster days will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky person will be randomly selected to win a free half-term.

Confidence

The theatre school is run by principal Danielle Campbell. With a background in contemporary dance and physical theatre she has taught a range of students from ages four to 80 years-plus, and has performed in theatres across the country.

She believes the arts are a great way to bring people together, build confidence and have fun, adding: “Taking part in a show or local performance is so much more than just giving the student a chance to demonstrate what they have been learning in class each week.

"The pride and sense of achievement a child has from performing has a real positive effect on their confidence and self-esteem and it is a pleasure to watch students’ progress.”

Students will also get the opportunity to audition for the Future Fund, Razzamataz’s own registered charity that will financially assist a student looking to go on to study performing arts at college or university.

“I’m very excited about the launch of Razzamataz Wolverhampton and would like to invite local children to come along and give our performing arts day a try,” adds Danielle.

“Regardless of their experience, the open day is for all children who think they would like to meet new friends and learn a new skill.”

To book a place on the free open days email wolverhampton@razzamataz.co.uk or call Danielle on 07821 965200.

For more information on the school, click here.

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