This class focuses on acting, music, dance—all of the performance elements of a musical. The class will include auditioning, characterization, movement, non-verbal acting, theatre terminology, vocal performance, blocking and musical theatre dancing. Students will work with a script (Moana JR) leading to a presentation at the end of the year. The class will focus on the process of creating a production as well as giving students the opportunity to perform.
Students will have the option of attending on Monday nights OR Friday nights. Both classes will work towards the same production of Moana JR. This will allow students to attend on the alternate class date if they have conflicts that pop up throughout the year. There will also be BOTH days where students from both classes are expected to attend (see dates). Each class will be capped to allow for individual attention in both classes. Formal and informal auditions will be held in class. Students with all levels of experience are invited to participate. The class runs from August, 2020 – June 2021. We will using rolling registration until the class reaches capacity. ALL students who register will participate in the class and WILL have a part in the show.
This is a performance based class. Be sure to check dates carefully.
Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm OR Fridays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- Friday, May 21 @ 7 pm
- Saturday, May 22 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
- Sunday, May 23 @ 2 pm
A $150 performance fee will be assessed on Nov. 1, 2020. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Siblings fee is $125 and does not include a DVD.
All students enrolled in classes at Not Just Dance will pay a non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration.
Please visit the Tuition Rates page for specific information about tuition and fees, and all information related to payments. When registering a student for a class you will be required to entire a credit card to keep on file and be required to agree to all of the Not Just Dance Tuition Policies. See Tuition Rates
Monday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 11, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14; Jan 4, 11, 15, 25; Feb 1, 8, 22; March 1, 8, 12, 22; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23; June 7
Friday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 5, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 23; Dec 4, 14, 18; Jan 8, 15, 29; Feb 5, 8, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 22; April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 10, 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23; June 7
***Both (Monday and Friday Students Attend) Dates:
All classes meet from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EXCEPT as noted below.
The following are BOTH rehearsals, meaning that students from both the Monday AND the Friday class must attend:
- Friday, Sept. 11, 2020
- Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
- Monday, Nov. 23, 2020
- Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
- Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
- Possible MakeUp Date (if needed): Jan. 22, 2021
- Monday, Feb. 8, 2021
- Friday, March 12, 2021
- Monday, March 22, 2021
- Monday, May 10, 2021 (6:30 pm – 9 pm)
- Thursday, May 13, 2021 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- Monday, June 7, 2021 (7 pm start – cast party)
Note: All rehearsals are important. Students/Parents will be asked to provide a conflict list at auditions. If students are excused, they are expected to learn any material they missed. All students are expected to memorize songs, lines, choreography and blocking by the due dates set by the Directors. The mandatory dress rehearsals are May 10, 13, 18, 19.
- Friday, May 21 @ 7 pm (call time TBD – typically at 5 pm)
- Saturday, May 22 @ 2 pm & 7 pm (call time TBD – typically at 12 pm)
- Sunday, May 23 @ 2 pm (call time TBD – typically at 12 pm)
We will hold auditions at the classes on Sept 28 and Oct. 2 in order to determine which students will play which part. In the month of Sept, we will be preparing for auditions. Our preparations include learning songs from the show, becoming familiar with characters, learning a dance audition song (again from the show), and doing exercises that help in areas of characterization, rhythm, stage presence, etc. It is during the first month and following the auditions, that the instructors will set goals for each student.
Make Up Classes:
Students are welcome to make up classes! So, if they miss a class on Monday, they may come to a class on a Friday. We actually encourage this so that they can spend time with the other students. Please give us as much notice as possible if your child will miss class or if they plan to attend a make-up, as we make plans based on who we expect at each class. We will communicate appropriate makeup dates.
No Class for Moana:
- Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 4 & 7
- Thanksgiving: Nov. 27
- Fairy Tale Christmas Carol Performance: Dec. 11
- Winter Break: Dec. 21, 25, 28, Jan. 1
- MLK: Jan 18
- Note: Possible makeup day on Friday, Jan. 22 (if not needed, no class that day)
- Matilda Performance: Feb. 12
- Presidents Day: Feb. 15
- Clue Performance and Theatre Preparation: March 15, 19
- Spring Break: March 26, 29, April 2 (note: we are open on April 5)
- Performance: May 14, 17
- Post Performance: May 24
- Memorial Day: May 28, 31
- Post Performance: June 4
- A Performance Fee will be assessed on Nov. 1, 2020. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Siblings fee is lower and does not include a DVD.
- Monthly tuition payments will be processed on the first of the month August, 2020 – May, 2021. Please refer to the policies for additional information about tuition policies.
The vibrant, tenacious, and optimistic daughter of Motunui’s chief. She struggles to reconcile her father’s plans for her to take over as the village chief with her own desires to voyage beyond the reef. Ultimately, Moana proves a compassionate and capable leader. Must be an actor who can portray great maturity, possesses incredible energy, a fun sense of humor, and can confidently deliver songs like “How Far I’ll Go.”Gender: FemaleVocal range top: D5Vocal range bottom: G3
A demigod and master wayfinder with charisma to spare and a reputation of being a trickster. Despite his hard exterior, Maui becomes a wonderful friend and mentor to Moana throughout their journey. Must be an actor with great comic timing who can portray this shapeshifter’s larger-than-life personality through big gestures and high energy, making moments like “You’re Welcome” true showstoppers.Gender: MaleVocal range top: B3Vocal range bottom: G2
Chief Ancestors (1-3) are the three ancient leaders of Motunui. They guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story through speaking and singing solos. These ancestors should be animated storytellers who have excellent diction.Vocal range top: A4Vocal range bottom: G3
Moana’s wise grandmother and the mother of Chief Tui. She is the village storyteller known for being eccentric and dancing to the beat of her own drum. Must be a playful actor and singer who can balance comic timing in “Where You Are (Part 2)” with heartfelt sincerity in “Song of the Ancestors.”Gender: FemaleVocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom: G3
The proud leader of Motunui and Moana’s father. He prioritizes the safety of his people and his family. For this beloved and respected ruler, must be a mature and poised actor who can sing very well.Gender: MaleVocal range top: A#2Vocal range bottom: E2
Moana’s supportive mother. She is compassionate, perceptive, and strong-willed, and trusts her daughter to make the right decisions. With both speaking and singing solos, must be a confident singer and actor who can embody a mature and respected leader.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: C#5Vocal range bottom: C#4
Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears. Must be an actor who is also a confident singer who can make Pua’s moments in “Where You Are (Part 2),”“How Far I’ll Go,” and “We Know the Way (Finale)” stand out.Vocal range top: C#5Vocal range bottom: B3
Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well- meaning, but naive. Must be an actor who can portray Hei Hei’s innocence and own both speaking and singing solos in “Where You Are (Part 2),”“How Far I’ll Go,” and “We Know the Way (Finale).”Vocal range top: C#5Vocal range bottom: B3
The vicious and egotistical giant crab who lives in Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters. Tamatoa enjoys gathering shiny baubles to add to an ever-growing collection. For this self-centered crab with a keen sense of showmanship, we will look for an actor who isn’t afraid to own the stage and really shine.Vocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom: B3
All students must be registered to audition for Moana 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 Moana, 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. This class is FULL.