Twisted Tales is our year long program specifically designed for our youngest Future STaRS! The program consists of theatre games, movement and performance etiquette provided in a safe and nurturing environment, employing positive feedback, which allows each child to learn and have fun! In addition, students will work, throughout the year, on their own performance, using a script specifically written by our Not Just Dance staff for this class. Each year, the performance will change. But, in each case, the script will either be based on one (or a mash up of two or more) stories being done by Not Just Dance students that year. So for example, what would happen if Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) went to Munchkinland (from Wizard of Oz). In this class, children will be encouraged to act silly and express themselves while learning how to respect others, grow their confidence, use and develop their imagination and increase their confidence.
Mr. Goose’s Charlie, Chocolate, and Charming Chipwips
By Adam LeKang
Not Just Dance is excited to announce that the 2019-2020 Twisted Tales students will perform Mr. Goose’s Charlie, Chocolate, and Charming Chipwips, by Adam LeKang. In this delightful production, we are introduced to a classroom full of students and their teacher Ms. Peachy. Ms. Peachy is reading a children’s book written by Mr. Goose. The title of the book is Charlie, Chocolate and Charming Chipwips. As Ms. Peachy reads the books, the students stand up and act out the story. In the story, we learn that Charlie, the owner of a chocolate factory in town, is running a contest where the winners will be granted a tour of his famous factory. We meet Billy, his Dad Mr. Luckit, his Mom Mrs. Luckit along with other young students Alberta and Vincent and their mothers. Throughout the story, our students learn lessons on how to behave and about relationships … or do they? This story playfully pokes fun of stories that are familiar to us while exploring the relevance of books in this new age of easily accessible streaming entertainment.
NEW for 2019-2020
Students will have the option of attending on Monday nights OR Friday nights. Both classes will work towards the same production. This will allow students to attend on the alternate class date if they have conflicts that pop up throughout the year. There will also be BOTH days where students from both classes are expected to attend (see dates). Each class will be capped to allow for individual attention in both classes. Informal auditions will be held in class. Students with all levels of experience are invited to participate. The class runs from Sept, 2019 – June 2020. We will using rolling registration until the class reaches capacity. ALL students who register will participate in the class and WILL have a part in the show.
This is a performance based class. Be sure to check dates carefully.
Mondays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm OR Fridays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Performances: June 7 @ 2 pm & 4 pm
Performance Fee: A $130 performance fee will be assessed on Nov. 1, 2019. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Siblings fee is $100 and does not include a DVD.
Registration Fee: All students enrolled in classes at Not Just Dance will pay a non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration.
Tuition: Please visit the Tuition Rates page for specific information about tuition and fees, and all information related to payments. When registering a student for a class you will be required to entire a credit card to keep on file and be required to agree to all of the Not Just Dance Tuition Policies. See Tuition Rates
Monday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 6, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 18, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9, 16; Jan 6, 13, 20; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 6, 11, 18, 26; June 1, 3, 7, 15
Friday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 25; Dec 6, 13, 16; Jan 10, 17, 31; Feb 7, 10, 21, 28; March 6, 13, 20, 23; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 6, 8, 11, 18, 26; June 1, 3, 7, 15
NOTE: We have planned for extra days which allow for the occasional snow day
***Both (Monday and Friday Students Attend) Dates:
All classes meet from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EXCEPT as noted below.
The following are BOTH rehearsals, meaning that students from both the Monday AND the Friday class must attend:
- Friday, September 6
- Friday, October 18
- Monday, November 25
- Monday, December 16
- Monday, February 10
- Monday, March 23
- Wednesday, May 6 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
- Monday, May 11 (regular time – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
- Monday, May 18 (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
- Tuesday, May 26 (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)
- Monday, June 1 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
- Wednesday, June 3 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
- Sunday, June 7 Performance at 2 pm & 4 pm, call time 12 pm
Note: We have planned for extra days which allow for the occasional snow day.
Note: All rehearsals are important. Students/Parents will be asked to provide a conflict list at auditions. If students are excused, they are expected to learn any material they missed. All students are expected to memorize songs, lines, choreography and blocking by the due dates set by the Directors. The mandatory rehearsals/classes are May 6, 11, 18, 26, June 1, 3, 7.
Note: Possible Snow Date Rehearsal – Friday, Jan. 24, 2019
Sunday June 7 @ 2 pm & 4 pm (call time 12:00 pm)
We will hold auditions during class in order to determine which students will play which part. Parents will be informed of casting as soon as this process is completed (anticipated to be in the first 2 weeks of October).
Make Up Classes:
Students are welcome to make up classes! So, if they miss a class on Monday, they may come to a class on a Friday. We actually encourage this so that they can spend time with the other students. Please give us as much notice as possible if your child will miss class or if they plan to attend a make-up, as we make plans based on who we expect at each class. We will communicate appropriate makeup dates.
NJD Coffee House will be on September 28th
The Not Just Dance Halloween Party will be on October 26th
NJD NYC Trip will be on November 3rd
The Not Just Dance Holiday Party will be on January 11, 2020.
Last day of class is Monday, June 15th. Both classes will meet that day for a final class/cast party.
NJD Pancake Breakfast will be on June 20th
No Class Dates:
Monday NO Class: Oct. 14, Dec 23, 30, Jan 27, April 6, May 25, June 8
Friday NO Class: Nov. 29, Dec 20, 27, Jan 3, 24, Feb 14 (Frozen Performance), March 27 (A Chorus Line Performance), April 10, May 15 (Seussical Performance), May 22, May 29
Fee Schedule Dates:
- A Performance Fee of $130 will be assessed on Nov. 1, 2019. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Siblings fee is $100 and does not include a DVD.
- Monthly tuition payments will be processed on the first of the month August, 2019 – May, 2020. Please refer to the policies for additional information about tuition policies.
- All fees (tuition, registration, performance, etc.) are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Ms. Peachy (Rachel)
Billy – The boy who finds a coin and is invited to Charlie’s chocolate factory.
Mr Luckit – Billy’s Dad
Mrs Luckit – Billy’s Mom
Charlie – The owner of the Chocolate Factory
Klerk – The person who works at the candy store in town.
Alberta – Another child that finds a coin and is invited to Charlie’s chocolate factory.
Mrs Moop – Alberta’s Mom
Vincent – Another child that finds a coin and is invited to Charlie’s chocolate factory.
Mrs Flatskreen – Vincent’s Mom
Patricia – a student in Mrs. Peachy’s class
Ensemble Members – students, patrons in the candy shop, Chop Whips
Auditions will be held in class on Dec. 2nd and Dec. 6th. Students will be asked to act out parts while either a story or poem is read. In addition, students who wish to have speaking roles will be asked to recited something they have learned in class and act while they are speaking. The audition materials will be introduced in class on Oct. 28th and Nov. 1st. Students will work with the Not Just Dance staff to prepare for the auditions. Nothing needs to be done at home, unless students would like to “practice” at home. Any new students that would like to join the class must be registered by either Dec. 2nd or Dec. 6th in order to participate in the auditions. We recommend that they actually register sooner in order to spend time in class on the audition materials.