Thousands of professional performers and teachers applied but only a select handful get chosen to teach at the prestigious MOVE IT event in London.

Following on from her sell out class last year, Charlotte Young, Principal of Razzamataz West Cumbria has been asked to return this year to MOVE IT on 10-12 March 2017 at Excel London to inspire more youngsters who dream of dancing.

“Last year was incredible and I loved every moment of it,” says Charlotte. “It’s a real honour to be asked to return again this year and to be among some of the most recognised names in dance.”

Charlotte will be joining some of the top dance professionals including Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls, Flawless, finalist in Britain’s Got Talent and Zoonation Youth Company, a company comprising some of the best young hip-hoppers in the UK.

MOVE IT is a celebration of all forms of dance and the performing arts. Over three days, it is expected more than 24,500 dancers will walk (or pirouette) through the doors to take part in classes, watch performances and get specialist careers advice. As well as dance, participants will also be able to brush up on their acting and vocal skills.

“Last year’s class was focused on street dance and this year we will be showcasing musical theatre,” says Charlotte. “Having a good understanding of both genres is important for youngsters who want to progress to working in the industry professionally.”


At Razzamataz, the students are offered a comprehensive training in dance, drama and singing and cover both traditional musical theatre as well as the commercial worlds of pop singing and street dance.

“The professional industry is very tough and performers today are expected to have experience in all sorts of areas enabling them to be ‘triple threat performers’ so they can undertake a wide variety of roles,” adds Charlotte. “At Razzamataz, we give students a strong foundation to work from and during their time with us, they get to experience many performing opportunities to showcase their skills.”

Due to the demand from Razzamataz students wishing to progress their performing ambitions, the company has recently launched Razz Project Intense, which focusses on the key skills that students need to successfully audition for colleges and universities.

As well as the musical theatre class on Saturday 11th March, which is now totally sold out, Razzamataz will also be exhibiting at MOVE IT on all three days on stand 215. As well as chatting to potential students, Razzamataz would like to reach out to recruit more performing arts teachers for the UK and overseas to fulfill a new contract with holiday company Eurocamp. The company are also keen to speak to potential franchisees wishing to open their own part-time Razzamataz Theatre School.

“There are lots of opportunities within Razzamataz for both teachers and anyone considering running their own part-time theatre school,” says Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz. “Within our network of theatre school Principals we have many young performing arts graduates who combine working professionally in the industry with running their own Razzamataz school.”

If you want to find out more, pop over to stand 215 at MOVE IT or make an appointment to come along to one of the regular but informal Discovery Den days in London, Glasgow or Sheffield to find out more about this exciting and flexible business opportunity. To book a place contact Head of Franchisee Recruitment Suzie McCafferty on or call Suzie on 07793 054 233. For more details visit:

About Razzamataz

Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been trading since 2000 with a strong, robust and proven franchise system for the last 11 years. Razzamataz remains one of the top five classic entrepreneurs from Dragons’ Den. Since the appearance on the BBC show in 2007, the company has forged strong partnerships with First Choice, Disney, The Stage, a leading Talent Agency, Her Majesty’s Theatre and new for 2017 Eurocamp.

Franchisees come from a range of backgrounds and are able to work flexibly around their lifestyles. Through a wide range of additional revenue streams, franchisees have been able to achieve a six-figure turnover. Razzamataz is delighted to be working with a new Business Management System for 2017.