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.
A Fortuitous Adventure
Welcome to the mythical and magical land of “London”, where books are read and meals are fried. On the outskirts of this metropolis lives the Prudence Family: Lenny, Wendy, Otis, and Malina Prudence. Malina is a very smart and curious girl who gains acceptance into Crunchbull Primary School, a prestigious institution that’s famous for its child prodigies. But lurking behind the classy scholarland is the headmistress of Crunchbull, Crathsipamim Trunchem, a ruthless and meansperited woman who always gets her way. Malina’s parents won’t allow her to go to the institution because the Prudence Family are not meant to be high achievers. Trunchem enlists the help of her goons, Ransom and Ruth, to kidnap Malina and bring her to Crunchbull. Mixups ensue. Crunchbull also happened to need a sixth grade teacher, and a mysterious person fits the bill: one N. Stoppins. What they all don’t know is that a selective branch of Scotland Yard has been investigating Crunchbull Primary School. Mr Gold and Ms Flamingo are on the case and are certain they will get to the bottom of it. What will happen? Who’s Bernard? Who knows? This mashup of Clue, Matilda, Moana, and Mary Poppins is sure to be a wild ride.