Not Just Dance is pleased to announce a NEW program being offered at our Not Just Dance facility in Chantilly, VA. Starting immediately, Not Just Dance will offer programs in musical theatre, theatre, dance, vocal performance and specialties such as technical theatre, playwriting, improvisation, auditions and more! Join us for one of our inaugural programs and be the first to experience these new programs.
Thank you to our sound equipment donors. Through your generous donations, we were able to purchase 20 lavalier microphones and accompanying transmitter/receiver units!!! This has by far, our most ambitious fundraiser effort. And, it happened during COVID. We are SO appreciative to all of you for your support. Thank you!
SOUND EQUIPMENT FUND
Mike & Barbara Kelley
Katherine Thompson Allan
2020 – 2021 Referrals Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Thank you Dodd Family for referring the Ahmed Family!
Thank you Malek Family for referring the Anthony Family!
Thank you Ro Family for referring the Kim’s and Mrad Families!
Thank you to the Stoffer Family for referring the Smith Family
Thank you to the Miller Family for referring the Short Family
Thank you to the Malek Family for referring the Tadros Family
Thank you Burden Family for referring the Math Family!
Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical – Helen Production
The Helen Hayes Awards are theatre awards recognizing excellence in professional theatre in the Washington, D.C. area since 1983. The awards are named in tribute of Helen Hayes, known as the “First Lady of American Theatre”.
John received this award for his portrayal of Ralphie from A Christmas Story with Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
John has appeared in many Not Just Dance Productions:
Shrek JR – Pinocchio, Ensemble
Beauty and the Beast JR– Baker, Ensemble
Annie JR– Butler, Ensemble
101 Dalmatians Kids– Roger
The Lion King JR– Simba
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe– Edmund
Xanadu JR. – Rick from the Tubes, Hermes, Ensemble
Mulan JR– Yao, Match Maker Assistant
Wizard of Oz- Scarecrow
Legally Blonde JR– Delta Nu & Kyle the UPS Guy
A Chorus Line – Greg & Mike
Aladdin JR– Aladdin
The Reluctant Dragon– Squire
Willy Wonka- Mrs. Gloop
Legally Blonde JR
Lion King JR
Legally Blonde JR
Thank you for your interest in attending our VIRTUAL Coffee House Benefit. This event is a FUNDRAISER. Thank you, in advance, for your participation.
Prior to the event, we will send you a code that will allow you to access the benefit LIVE from the comfort of your own home.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 @ 7 pm
We suggest planning special beverages and other goodies to make this event a little special. For those of you who purchase the GOLD level tickets or higher, you will be provided with some goodies to have at your coffee house. We suggest that individuals and couples select the SILVER ticket package and families select either the GOLD or PLATINUM package.
Not able to attend? Please consider making a gift today.
Looking for tickets? With the coronavirus, things are currently on HOLD in terms of purchasing tickets. Check back for updates or contact us for more information.
I apologize in my delay in responding to the crisis at hand, which demands a response of solidarity and support. The reason for my delay is that, for those of you who know me know, I don’t want to just “say the right words” without having some specific “action” in mind. What will I do? What will we do at Not Just Dance? And, I am working with the staff on specifics. At Not Just Dance, the word inclusive is in our mission statement. And, when I wrote it, I meant it with all my heart and to this day, mean it with all of my heart. As I re-read it, I realize that we cannot truly reach this mission until black lives matter. To the African American Not Just Dance community, I commit to listen, to be here for you and to stand with you. Help me to learn and to understand. I, personally, and all of us at Not Just Dance, stand ready to serve you.
I reached out to the teachers at Not Just Dance and asked if they would sign a letter of commitment. Below is our pledge.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments and concerns.
Dawne LeKang, Owner, Not Just Dance
Dear our Not Just Dance Families and our Not Just Dance Community,
To those within our community who experience prejudice, racism, invisibility, violence, loss, and grief because of a dominant white society that marginalizes and silences you: we see you, we hear you, we support you. You matter. Your life matters. Your lives enrich our studio and our larger community in so many ways. We pledge to make sure that you continue to be seen, heard and supported at Not Just Dance and within our larger community, as well as by local and regional leaders.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that Not Just Dance stands in solidarity with you against racial injustice. We pledge to listen, be open to suggestions and continually look for how we can be a catalyst for change. We accept the call to change and are committed to standing against racism at Not Just Dance and in our communities.
Not Just Dance Mission Statement
“Not Just Dance offers excellent inclusive classes in dance, advanced theatre, music and musical theatre taught by area experts in a family and community friendly environment allowing everyone who loves musical theatre a place to advance or learn their craft, while still being able to participate in their school or community productions.”