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[themify_quote]WOW WOW WOW! You all did an amazing job and thank you so much for everything that you do for our kids. We are really lucky to have you as a part of our community.” Amanda Sperling, Rocky Run Middle School After School Specialist [/themify_quote]
[themify_quote]Thank you much for your volunteering your time tonight and helping our youth to consider other ways of staying fit. Zumba is something very near and dear to my heart, a personal way of expressing myself. I’m grateful for you and what you do to make fitness FUN!” Natalie Sposato, Life Skills Coordinator, Fairfax County Department of Human Services, Foster Care and Adoption-Resource and Support Center [/themify_quote]
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.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, Not Just Dance again participated in the Brookfield Elementary School Winter Carnival providing face painting and games for all students!
Sept. 10, 2016
Not Just Dance was pleased to be a sponsor for the Fairfax County Park Authority, Starlight Cinema, in Centreville, VA on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. We had a great time face painting!
To see all of the photos from this event, please visit our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NotJustDanceNet/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1123286764405121
The Rocky Run Dance Team, sponsored by Not Just Dance, and under the direction of Ali Fisher, during half time at the Rocky Run vs. Franklin Middle School Girls Basketball game on April 1, 2016 at Chantilly, High School. On April 2, 2016, they competed in the Shamrock Invitational at Stone Middle School.
Congratulations to the casts of Franklin Middle’s School production of Little Mermaid Jr and Kilmer’s production of Annie Jr. We have enjoyed working with you on the choreography!
Be sure to check out these shows!
Franklin Middle School
Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr
April 13 at 2:30 pm; April 14, 15, 16 at 7 pm;
Tickets are $8
Choreographed by: Not Just Dance – Dawne LeKang, Cathy Arnold and Adam LeKang
Kilmer Middle School
April 13 at 2:30 pm; April 15 at 7 pm; April 16 at 3 pm and 7 pm
Tickets are $10
Choreographed by: Not Just Dance – Dawne LeKang and Cathy Arnold
The Rocky Run Dance Team, sponsored by Not Just Dance, and under the direction of Ali Fisher, prepare for the Rocky Run vs. Franklin basketball game on Fri, April 1, 2016 at Chantilly High School. In addition, they will compete at the Shamrock Invitational on Sat, April 2, 2016 at Stone Middle School.
Rocky Run Dance Team 2016
On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, Not Just Dance provided face painting to students who participated in the Brookfield Elementary School Winter Carnival. Staff members, expert in stage makeup, applied snow flakes, reindeers, and other winter themed art (along with some special requests).