Not Just Dance is NOW offering both virtual (on-line) and live (in-person) private coaching!
Always wanted to have a private voice lesson? Or, maybe wanted help working on a monologue or part in a show but, just couldn’t quite fit it into your schedule! Now you can with our NEW virtual (on-line) one-on-one private coaching or LIVE private coaching.
We can make arrangements with ANY of our teachers. They are available Monday – Saturday! The cost is $180 for 4 – 1/2 hour lessons (or 2 – 1 hour lessons). You can stop after 4 lessons or choose to add on additional lessons. Many of our students continue taking lessons throughout the year. But, you can tailor to your needs. Why not start today?
Register using the link above, or e-mail us to set up your lessons (we have lots of other options available as our teachers are very flexible with what they are able to offer).
If choosing on-line coaching, once you have registered, we will send a private link for your lesson.
Preparing for an audition? Want to make your singing voice stronger? Need to work on acting? We provide one-on-one private coaching with members of our staff. Some of our teachers primarily do voice lessons while others do acting lessons and some even do both! We can help guide you to the right teacher depending on what you hope to accomplish at your lessons.
Tuition for recurring private coaching is based on 2 hours (broken up in either one hour or 1/2 hour increments) of private coaching (voice, monologue, etc.) The current rate is $180 for 2 hours; $105 for 1 hour and $65 for 1/2 hour.
If you are looking for recurring private coaching, please use the links below to register. The teacher, date, time is provided. The initial non-refundable fee ($180) will be assessed immediately. Once the initial 2 hours is completed, the next payment will automatically be charged. This will continue until notification, in writing, of withdrawing from private lessons.
If you are looking for a one-time private lesson (either 1/2 hour, 1 hour or 2 hours of coaching), please use the “private coaching” link below. Someone from our office will contact you to schedule your lessons. At which point, the appropriate charge will be processed.
Private coaching is held at the Not Just Dance facility: 14225 Sullyfield Circle, Suite D, Chantilly, VA 20151
When the studio is closed, there will not be any voice lessons and this will not count against your two hours’ worth of lessons. This includes all holidays and closures due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Some private lessons may be canceled due to performances being held at the studio. If this happens, parents will be notified. When Not Just Dance cancels a private coaching session, the student will not be charged for the missed class.
If we are provided with at least 24 hours’ notice you will not be charged for the lesson (essentially, you can “skip” a week). We ask for as much notice as possible so that we can use that time slot for other students. In addition, we have a policy in regards to missing because of illness. The specifics of the absence policy will be provided to parents upon registration. If you would like to see the specifics of this policy before registering, please contact us.
Jennifer Farmer; Artistic Director
Jen began theatre as a Chantilly High School student studying under Elaine Wilson and Ed Monk. She remembers getting the theatre bug after seeing a production in elementary school written by Elaine Wilson for the Just Say No Campaign. Jen has directed over 20+ Not Just Dance shows. She recently directed the productions of Aladdin Jr, Willy Wonka Jr, Seussical Jr., A Chorus Line, Newsies, & A Charlie Brown Christmas. She has served as Stage Manager for several of The Alliance Theatre’s productions including: A Christmas Carol , Willy Wonka, Art of Murder, Aladdin Jr, Mulan Jr, Camelot, Annie Jr. and Hairspray. Her directorial debut was Little Shop of Horrors (The Alliance Theatre) which received 5 WATCH nominations.
She has also been the Stage Manager for Contemporary Music Center’s Rock Camp and City of Fairfax Theatre Company’s production of Pippi Longstocking. Jen is on staff for Not Just Dance and serves as the main Registrar, Head of the Musical Theatre Classes and provides private coaching. She also heads up the After School Theatre programs at several area schools in Chantilly and Centreville.
Rachel Hutzenbiler is so excited to be back at NJD for The Best Weeks of Summer, and away from the heat of the desert! They are a current graduate student at Arizona State University studying Theatre for Youth and Communities and spent the last year becoming deeply involved in the theatre scene in Tempe. They were the assistant director for ASU’s production of The Wolves and has been directing and performing new work including chew the fat, Esperanza for the Bats, Baby Shower, and The Neverland, a retelling of Peter Pan by Madeline Sayet. Rachel has continued working as a teaching artist with Childsplay, a children’s theatre in the heart of Tempe. Other projects include an immersive installation requiring thousands of stickers called “Sticker Graffiti,” which has received stickers from all over the country and a grant by ASU’s Theatre for Youth programming. They will be an apprentice for the Theatre for Youth/ USA conference in May.
Before moving to Arizona, Rachel worked with NJD to direct shows such as The Hobbit, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., and Alice in Wonderland, and was involved with every show from 2018-summer 2022 and worked with area elementary schools as the primary after school theatre program teacher. It is so nice to be back home!
Kanysha Williams is a Washington Metropolitan Area native and a dynamic actress and singer. Kanysha began her formal voice training when she was 14 years old; a vocal performance major at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC. Upon graduation from Ellington, Kanysha studied voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at George Mason University. Kanysha has had the honor of performing in some of the country’s most famous venues such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Recently, Kanysha has been seen in theatre performances in the Washington Metropolitan Area and beyond. Off stage, Kanysha works as a performer and museum educator for the Smithsonian Institute, as well as a private music instructor specializing in vocal and piano training. Ms. Kanysha recently was the music director for Broadway Now and Then, Shrek Jr, Aladdin Jr, Fiddler on the Roof Jr, Screen to Stage, Guys and Dolls and Oliver.
Ms. Kanysha is currently the Music Director for Newsies JR and West Side Story.
Amanda Mason is a 2018 magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University. She received her Bachelors of Music in Music Theatre Performance. While at JMU, she performed in many stage productions including Guys and Dolls, Candide, The Merry Widow, The Barber of Seville, and Cosi fan Tutti. She was a member of the Madison Singers, JMU’s advanced choral chamber ensemble, for 2 years. She also was a member of the award-winning all-female acapella group Note-oriety for all 4 years of her college career. Prior to attending JMU, Amanda performed in community theatre at a very young age and continued throughout her high school years in productions with Chantilly Drama. Some of her favorite roles include Penny Lou Pingleton in Hairspray, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, and Eva Peron in Evita. Although she is currently developing her professional performance career, Amanda also has a passion for teaching and supporting young actors in hopes of inspiring a new generation of performers. Ms. Amanda recently was the Music Director for Screen to Stage and Magic Treehouse Dinosaurs Before Dark.
Amanda is currently the music director for 101 Dalmatians Kids.
Adam recently graduated (2023) with his Masters degree in Dramatic Writing at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. He worked as an “in game arena host” and PA for the Savannah Ghost Pirates, was a member of the SCAD performance ensemble and worked as a technician for theatre department at SCAD. He is a Musical Theater graduate from Christopher Newport University, where he minored in Writing and Film Studies. He began his acting career at the age of 6 and has appeared in over 28 local performances. He received Cappie Nominations 2016 and 2017 for Lead Actor in a Play and Suporting Actor in a Play, respectively. Adam appeared in Ford’s Theatre’s Production of A Christmas Carol back in 2009. He was a finalist for SPARC’s New Voices of Theater in 2015 and 2017 for his scripts, “A Teen’s Life” and “Playception: By Evan Packer” respectively. He has appeared on radio, on TV (America’s Most Wanted and Fatal Attractions), in commercials and even as an extra in a couple featured films. Some favorite theatre roles include Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (CNU), Robert in The Drowsey Chaperone (CNU), Curly in Oklahoma! (CNU), Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Westfield Summer Stage), Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatchers (Chantilly High School), Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chantilly High School), Eddie in Lost in Yonkers (Chantilly High School), and as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Chantilly High School). In addition, Adam has directed the Not Just Dance productions – Singin’ in the Rain, Screen to Stage and Bugsy Malone JR. He also directed numerous Not Just Dance “Aliens in the Castle” productions. He has also appeared in various Not Just Dance shows over the years, recently appearing as Santa Claus in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Adam is also the author of all of the Not Just Dance Twisted Tales and Aliens in the Castle productions.