Pyjama party for Sheffield performers

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Youngsters were sponsored to ditch their dancing gear and don their pyjamas at a fundraising party in Sheffield.

Pupils from the Razzamataz theatre school in Norton were among students from 40 Razzamataz schools in the UK who celebrated the launch of the organisation’s new Future Fund.

The Future Fund will raise money so promising Razzamataz students can continue their performing arts education at drama school when they are too old for classes.

Helen Green from the Sheffield franchise said: “We raised £137.57 in Sheffield which we were really proud of.

“We had so much fun dancing in our pyjamas.”

Razzamataz Sheffield also encouraged its students to write their own songs to mark the launch.

They will be entered into the national Future Fund song-writing competition.

The winner will be given the chance to record their song in a professional recording studio and perform it in London’s West End in November next year.

Helen added: “I’m incredibly proud to be part of the Future Fund charity and really believe we will be changing many people’s lives.

“It is very expensive to go on to college to study performing arts and it takes real dedication, commitment and talent to secure a place so it will be an honour to support students through their training.”

Razzamataz holds performing arts classes at Norton College on Dyche Lane in Sheffield every Saturday.

The students are currently rehearsing for performances at Fright Night and the Sheffield Christmas lights switch-on.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools was launched in 2000 and achieved national recognition in 2007 after an appearance on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, winning investment from Duncan Bannatyne.

n To book your child a taster session in Sheffield call Helen on 07979 189 177.