Barbie Singing Academy

Barbie and the secret door

Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to a very girlie event to promote a fabulous opportunity. Razzmataz musical theatre schools across the nation are holding a special workshop this coming Saturday (3oth August) in conjunction with Barbie to celebrate the launch of her new DVD Barbie and the Secret Door which is out on 1st September.

The Barbie Singing Academy is a workshop that’s open to children aged 3 to 8, giving them the chance to discover the magic of singing as they learn how to develop their voice and perform songs from the new Barbie movie. At the end of the singing session, the children will get the chance to perform in front of their parents. This is an opportunity not to be missed! To apply for this one off free workshop click here to find out if there’s one taking place near you!

We were treated to a preview taster session, whereby our little girls got to have their very own workshop with singing coach to the stars Yvie Burnett, as well as meeting Barbie herself 🙂

Yvie Burnett is the singing coach on BBC 1’s The Voice. She has also worked on The X Factor, Britains Got Talent, Americas Got Talent and many others high profile shows. I, for one, was very excited to meet her… I used to have singing lessons as a child and loved it, so this was right up my street….. even though it was for my daughter!! hehe


 My little girl with the gorgeous Yvie Burnett

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Yvie teaching our little girls one of the songs from the film, some looking  a bit nervous!

After the initial meetings and the chance to look at all the new toys accompanying the film, the girls were taken downstairs to the sound/music studio where they were put through their paces! They were taught singing techniques then given lyrics to one of the songs from the new Barbie movie to learn before giving us a little performance of the song. It was so lovely hearing them sing to films backing track and the girls really enjoyed the experience. How lovely to say you’ve been taught to sing by Yvie Burnett!!!!

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Getting ready for the movie

After the ‘performance’ we headed back upstairs for the special screening of the brand new DVD Barbie and the Secret Door! Because I knew we would be watching the film, I had taken my twins with me, it’s fair to say they love an animated kids film whether it’s for a girl or boy and having a big sister, I’m pretty sure they’ve watched all the other Barbie films that have ever been released too!

The film is a must see for any little Barbie fan, it’s a full on pink fluffy fairytale adventure whereby Barbie is the shy Princess Alexa who finds a secret door and is transported to a magical land! Of course, all is not well within this mythical world and it’s up to Barbie to put things right and save the day, along with some of the funny friends and loveable characters she meets on her journey!

The kids were mesmerised from start to finish, and whilst I admit to chatting through a fair bit of the film with my friend Ruth from Rocknrollerbaby, we enjoyed it too!

We had a lovely afternoon and my little girl thoroughly enjoyed herself and says she would love to do the workshop again. So if you can, get in touch with your nearest Razzmataz Theatre School and book your place. Don’t miss out, your little Princesses will LOVE it!

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My girl with the real life Barbie 🙂

We were invited along to preview the singing workshop and movie for the purposes of an honest review. My daughter was also given a Barbie Doll to take home.



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