Ashley wows at Razzamataz!

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Dance superstar Ashley Banjo has visited Sheffield Theatre School to host a specialist workshop for local youngsters.

Razzamataz Theatre School were delighted to welcome TV personality and dance troop leader, Ashley Banjo, straight off the back of the street dance supercrew Diversity’s latest ‘Genesis’ tour.

The workshop saw Ashley - who shot to fame when the dance crew won Britain’s Got Talent back in ?? - visit Razzamataz’s Sheffield studio to teach lucky students some of his own choreography from the tour. The workshop was designed to suit all the theatre school’s various ages and abilities and, after their dance lesson with the man himself, students got the opportunity to take photos, get autographs and ask Ashley some of their own questions.

Razzamataz is a Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise with almost 50 schools up and down the country. It’s a big part of the Razzamataz ethos to get top class professionals to work with the students.

Helen Bell, principal of Razzamataz Theatre School Sheffield, said: “Learning from those who are currently enjoying successful careers is extremely motivating for students and gives them a real sense of what the performing arts industry is all about.

“It was a real privilege to work with Diversity, particularly their leader Ashley Banjo who is an idol for many of our students.

“We always have lots of experiences planned to make our students’ time at Razzamataz the most rewarding it can be.”

Children who attend Razzamataz classes take part in dance, drama and singing classes and experience everything from classic West End musical theatre styles to street dance, acting for camera and pop singing. Students get lots of opportunities to perform, have fun and make new friends, build on their confidence and social skills all while keeping fit and active. Classes start for children as young as two, all the way up to 18. Classes are held at Meadowhead School on Dyche Lane. Call 0114 3030455 to book a free trial.