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Reading Time: 2 minutesThe heart and soul of any theatre school are the team of teachers and staff who work tirelessly to inspire and bring the very best out of its students. As part of its #20YearsAmazing birthday celebrations, Razzamataz Theatre Schools have invested in its teams across the UK with a series of workshops run by industry professionals and experienced Razzamataz Principals. 

The aim of the Team Celebration Days is to give staff the confidence to be the most dynamic presence in the room to inspire their students and create a fun and lively atmosphere. There are four separate sessions; on Sunday March 1st in Cumbria, Sheffield and Dorset and on Sunday 8th March in West London.  

The fun sessions will give the Razzamataz team members news skills and exercises to take back to class and have a fun networking session with other team members in their region. It will also give them the chance to learn about career progression with Razzamataz. Many former teachers and staff are now Principals and there will be an opportunity for them to understand more about the franchise process and how it supports Razzamataz staff in business by giving them access to training, mentoring and full support. 

The inspiration behind the Razzamataz Team Celebration Days are to celebrate a wonderful twenty years in business and a thank you to the amazing team of people who have helped to shape the next generation of performers and confident young people. These include everyone from teachers, assistants, front desk hosts, assistant Principals and Principals who come together to form a team and make Razzamataz a wonderful inclusive environment that allows children to shine. The days are led by Razzamataz Principals and feature a full agenda to learn from each other’s experiences and create new ideas. 

At the Cumbrian event, Brian Costello from Headstrong is a coach and motivational speaker. He will be working with our teachers to give them the confidence to be the shining light in the room, to inspire students and be a clear leader. 

In Sheffield, Dan Smith will work with the teachers and pass on his experience from working extensively as an actor as well as Musical Director/Supervisor on hits shows such as Spamalot (English Theatre Frankfurt) and Salad Days (UK tour). Dan has also taught at Guildford School of Acting, London College of Music and Urdang Academy among others.  

Shekinah McFarlane currently stars as Anne of Cleves in the UK tour of SIX, following a spell in the West End cast of the show. Shekinah’s recent theatre credits also include Lion King, Tommy, Parade, Hair, American Idiot and Rent. Shekinah is also a busy solo recording artist and is a former dance and Minis teacher at Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield. Shekinah will be working with the West London teachers. 

In Dorset, the workshop leader is Tom Fox who remarkably established his theatre company at the age of just fifteen. Years later he still runs his company, producing work often of a musical, improvised and comedy nature. Tom now holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Performance from Central School of Speech and Drama and is busy directing, performing and touring established work and new projects.  

“We are delighted to welcome our trainers to our first Team Celebration Days to work with our team members across the network,” says MD and Founder of Razzamataz Denise Hutton-Gosney. “We offer lots of training, support and motivational sessions to our Principals so it is a natural progression to open this up further to our teachers. We are really excited to get to know them more and find new techniques and tips to further motivate our students.” Contact Franchise →

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