It has just been announced that Megan Flower, age 16, from Halfway, has just been awarded a prestigious scholarship in association with The Stage newspaper to attend Razzamataz Sheffield for a year completely free of charge.
The Stage is a very respected national newspaper for the performing arts industry and this is an enormous benefit for Megan to be able to say that she was awarded a Razzamataz scholarship in association with The Stage. The scholarship has been created to give children the op-portunity to participate in the performing arts and is part of Razzamataz’s dedication to make performance training accessible to young people all over the country.
The scholarships were available to current students and those that do not attend the part-time theatre school. The young people were asked to film a short demo of no more than two minutes long showing them performing either a musical theatre song and dance, street dance, pop song, drama improvisation or scripted drama piece.
Megan was praised for her performance of a musical theatre number from Chicago. Judges were particularly impressed by Megan’s preparation and attention to detail. “It wasn’t just about raw talent, the applicants had to show a really strong dedication to the performing arts,” says Helen, Principal of Razzamataz Sheffield. “We looked for those that demonstrated a passion for performing and a real desire to learn so we are delighted to award Megan with the scholarship. We really hope this inspires her to keep working hard and enjoying her performing arts training.”
Megan was delighted when she returned home from holiday to find a letter telling her she had won the scholarship “I couldn’t believe it, I almost cried! I am so grateful for all the opportunities I get at Razzamataz so to be awarded the scholarship just meant the world!”
Special mention also goes to runners up Ellie Channer and Mia Cockayne who were both awards a 50% scholarship to the schools new Razz Intense classes.
Razzamataz gained national recognition after an appearance on Drag-ons’ Den in 2007 and won an investment from Duncan Bannatyne. Duncan says: “Congratulations Megan, make the most of this fantastic opportunity. Razz skills keep young people active, instill a confidence and pride and encourage social skills. All of which are vital today.”
Razzamataz Sheffield offers plenty of opportunities for students to shine, they are looking forward to performing over the coming months in London’s West End, at the Sheffield Christmas Light Switch On and working with professional performer Benjamin Yates from the resent West End production of CATs.
There is some limited availability for the classes held every Saturday at Meadowhead School. To book a FREE trial session for ages 2-18 at Razzamataz Sheffield or for more information contact Helen on 07979189177 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit sheffield.razzamataz.co.uk to find out more.