Join us for a fun day of improvisation. Improvisation is anything that is created without preparation. In theatre, the ability to improve becomes crucial, as ANYTHING can happen in a live performance! Actors could miss cues (either not appearing on stage or missing sections of important dialogue), props can be misplaced, music could cut out, or actors could forget dance moves. In order to respond in these situations, actors need the ability to “think on their feet” and react to any situation presented to them. In addition, improvisation is the basis for a lot of comedic skits. Ever watch “Whose Line is it Any Way” or attended a 2nd City presentation? Improvisation is also used in the business world to help with communication skills. Come learn this useful craft and have fun learning!
2018-2019 Workshop Date: Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
Thank you to EVERYONE that attended and helped with our first annual Not Just a Costume Party Halloween Party!
Ghosts and goblins gathered on Saturday, Oct. 20th, from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. There were delicious foods, face painting, a movie, games, a popcorn bar and a haunted house!!! The studio was completely transformed with amazing decorations! Join us again next year, for our 2nd annual Not Just a Costume Party Halloween Party, on Oct. 19, 2019.See Photos 2018
Learn actual choreography from Mamma Mia with Emily Price! Ms. Emily was on tour with Mamma Mia playing Ali (Sophie’s friend). She plans to teach choreography from the finale Mega Mix (includes Dancing Queen). Come ready to move! This action packed, 2 hour class, will have you humming and dancing all the way home! Tuesday, Nov. 5; 4:30 – 6:30 pm. $35Register NOW
|James||Abidin||Solo Elf 2, Ensemble|
|Luke||Baumler||Santa Claus, Ensemble|
|Ava||Botros||Charlotte Dennon, Ensemble|
|Sam||Cole||Fake Santa, Ensemble|
|Leia||Danforth||Elf #5, Ensemble|
|Camille||Dausch||Emma Van Brocklin, Ensemble|
|Rachel||Denenberg||Elf #2, Ensemble|
|Hannah||Lodge||Darlene Lambert, Ensemble|
|Veronika||Makowski||Comforting New Yorker, Ensemble|
|Riley||Marciante||Policeman 2, Ensemble|
|Lily||Payne||Elf #3, Ensemble|
|Ryan||Pippine||Elf #4, Ensemble|
|Kathryn||Whitis||Elf #1, Ensemble|
Join a thriving theatrical arts studio in Chantilly, VA, specializing in musical theatre to include dance, acting and music. This company does not have recitals and focuses on the fundamentals of dance. Students come to learn to dance, in order to enhance other activities they participate in, to include school productions and community theatre. We have classes for children of all ages and adults.
Immediate need: Broadway Jazz; Dance Styles for Teens
Dates: Fall 2018 – Spring 2019, Saturdays 11 am – 1 pm
Classes: Dance Style for Teens (Saturdays at 11 am); Broadway Jazz (Saturdays at 12 pm). Applicants must have a vibrant, fun, outgoing personality and a love of teaching danced. Small studio which allows for lots of one-on-one interactions between teacher and students. Must be able to adjust teaching style for smaller classes.
Prefer applicants pursuing a B.A. in Dance OR have a B.A. in Dance OR equivalent experience. Will consider current High School Seniors with the appropriate years of dance training and/or dance teaching experience.
Note: Possibility of adding additional classes based on teacher skills, availability, and student interest.
Studio Location: 4425 Brookfield Corporate Dr, Suite 500, Chantilly, VA 20151
The salary is proportionate with education and experience.
Please apply for position by:
-Include 3 references.
-In your cover letter, please let us know what types of classes you are interested in teaching
The review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.
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Mailing address: 4425 Brookfield Corporate Dr, Suite 500, Chantilly, VA 20151
In 2018, Not Just Dance launched a scholarship competition for graduating Seniors who are pursuing a degree beyond primary education/high school and have taken/completed a year long theatre class plus one additional class.
Not Just Dance is pleased to announce our scholarship winners for 2018!
Lindsey Jacobson, from Oakton High School, plans to attend Catholic University pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Theatre. At Not Just Dance, Lindsey took tap classes and was part of our Musical Theatre class, Shrek JR. Lindsey writes “Not Just Dance has helped me grow as both an actor and as an individual by giving me the opportunity to grow and learn as not only a student but also as a mentor. By being one of the oldest people in the cast of Shrek Jr., I did not expect to become friends with a lot of the younger actors, but as the year progressed, I found myself not only able to teach hem and help guide them in their acting and performance, but also learning from them.” She goes on to say “I was able to refine my acting for the production, and I had to beome a lot more flexible to change, all the time while serving as a role model for a bunch of young actors.” When asked about what she will do next, she explains “Theatre is my passion, and it is my life’s goal to share my love with as many people as I can and to touch people by telling stories through acting, dancing, and singing.”
Lindsey is awarded a scholarship of $200.
Diana Witt, a 2018 graduate of Westfield High School, plans to attend James Madison University in the fall. Diana was part of School House Rock Live JR and has taken numerous dance classes at Not Just Dance. Diana writes “Through my theatre and dance education at Not Just Dance, I have learned my true potential, learned how to embrace change, and the mentors and teachers I have had have fostered my love for the performing arts. Through my dance education at NJD, I received individual attention that focused on helping me turn my weaknesses into strengths. I studied tap and jazz and had many different teachers that showed me the art of dance from different perspectives.” She goes on to say “Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” This is certainly true for all artists, and in theatre, creativity is essential. In theatre, we generate innovative, imaginative ideas on screen and onstage. By exercising ingenuity, theatrical artists can create immersive experiences that make audiences laugh or cry. Theatre can pose new questions that can question concepts and change or inspire people.”
Diana is awarded a scholarship of $200.
Due: May 28, 2018
Register NOW for 2018 Summer Camps.
Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in that madcap and deliciously satiric series of adventures immortalized by Lewis Carroll. Dramatized as a series of fourteen episodes from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, this play provides a kaleidoscope of action and madness, with the necessary elements of suspense and frustration.
Saturdays Jan. 12, 2019 – April 7, 2019, Rolling Admission
Auditions will be held Jan 7 and 8. All students who register will be included in this production. No experience necessary.
Performances: April 5 @ 7 pm; April 6 @ 2 pm & 7 pm; April 7 @ 2 pm
(Note: Students ages 5-8 are encouraged to register for our Future Stars program which is also a performance based program.)
Tuition: $816 for first family member (4 monthly payments of $204 each)
(Refer to Tuition Information, using the “3 hours/month” column.)
Performance Fee: A $125 performance fee will be assessed between Feb. 15 and Mar 15. 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.
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
Friday, Dec. 8 @ 7 pm
Saturday, Dec. 9 @ 2 pm
Saturday, Dec. 9 @ 7 pm
Sunday, Dec. 10 @ 2 pm
All performances will be held at:
Not Just Dance Studio
4425 Brookfield Corporate Dr, Suite 500
Chantilly, VA 20151
Note: Seating is limited. Please be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.