Newsies Jr

Newsies JR

It’s time to carry the banner on the Not Just Dance stage with Disney’s Newsies JR! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ and newsgirls’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Classes are held on Mondays or Fridays from 6 pm – 8 pm.

This is an INTERMEDIATE level class.

Prerequisite: You must have participated in a Not Just Dance Musical Theatre Program (2+ hours/week) to register. Those students who do not meet this requirement will be removed from the class and given to a student on the waitlist.

Concurrent Requirement: This class requires that all students concurrently enroll in a dance class. Dance registration at Not Just Dance begins on June 1st.

This is NOT an audition in class.  Students will be taught audition materials in the first classes and auditions will be held in class. Please double check all of the dates and performance dates against family calendars.

Sign up for one class (either Mondays or Fridays). Both classes will work on the same production of Newsies JR. Therefore, there are some days where Monday students are asked to attend on a Friday; and Friday students are asked to attend on Monday. See below.


  • Friday, May 19 @ 7 pm
  • Saturday, May 20 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
  • Sunday, May 21 @ 2 pm


  • Tuition is a yearly fee broken into ten monthly payments. The monthly tuition payment is the same, regardless of the number of classes in that month.
  • Monthly tuition payments will be processed on the first of the month August, 2022 – May, 2023. Please refer to the Not Just Dance policies for information about tuition. See Tuition Rates. 
  • Since this is a performance based class, the last date to drop this class is Oct. 31, 2022. After that point, parents will be responsible for all tuition through May 1, 2023. Please refer to the policy on dropping classes.
  • All fees (tuition, registration, performance, etc) are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Note: This class has a dance requirement. All students must be registered in dance or show proof of taking dance at another studio by Sept. 1st. If neither of those have happened, students will be automatically enrolled in a dance class that has openings and parents will be charged for the dance class along with the tuition for the Advanced Musical Theatre class. See the Tuition Rates page for examples.


10 – 18


A registration fee will be assessed at the time of registration. A performance fee will be assessed on Nov. 1, 2022. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Note: Sibling registration and performance fees are discounted. See Tuition page for details.


All students must be registered to audition for Newsies JR. Audition preparations will be done in class. Students will be taught songs, sides and choreography. Based on which parts they are most interested in, they will be given appropriate choices, from Newsies, to use as part of their audition. Auditions will be held in class at the end of September. The auditions will be used to determine casting and goals for each student. As part of the class, students will be working towards those goals specifically developed for each student.

ALL registered students will participate in the production and will be cast in the show.


  • Been in 1 year long Not Just Dance Musical Theatre Program 2+ hours (this years examples are: Little Mermaid, Oliver or Footloose)
  • 1 Year long dance class