Life is a stage and we are constantly changing the scenery

Want to be a part of our theatre programs by working on production elements? Our “techies” assist with all theatrical “performances” to include working on all of the performances, coffee house and unique parties (like the Haunted House for the Halloween party). Learn set design, set painting, properties, costumes and production elements. Our students are involved in both design and implementation of technical theatre projects. Materials used in projects include: wood, PVC piping, foam, mylar, paint, cloth, plastic, metal, wire and chalk.

In the 2019-2020 season, the technical theatre students worked on the following projects:

  • Designed Oaken’s Cart (Frozen), bathtub (Seussical) and the Candy Cart (Willy Wonka)
  • New Materials:
    • Learned wiring basics (coil & fencing) to create Charlie Brown’s mailbox
    • Worked with mylar to create the see through mirror reflections for the main set of A Chorus Line
  • Construction:
    • Worked with wood to construct frames (for A Chorus Line “mirrors”), Charlie Brown’s mailbox, Oaken’s Crate (reused for the candy cart in Willy Wonka), Doors for Frozen. Learned how to cut and drill.
    • Created the piano and tub (with shower) for Seussical
    • Created oars (pvc pipe and foam lollipos) for Willy Wonka
    • Working with foam to create Christmas trees (Charlie Brown) and wooden frames.
  • Painting
    • learned sponge bricks & grout technique to create backdrops for Charlie Brown, Frozen, Willy Wonka
    • Created stencils and used those stencils to create detailed effects used in the sets for Frozen
    • Painting stripes on swimsuit costumes for Frozen
    • Detailed painting for all performances
    • Basic painting to include painting/priming wood, platforms and the stage
  • Sewing:
    • Learned and used blanket stitching for banners for Frozen
    • learned and used stitching
    • sewed elements of the “bathing suit” costume for Frozen;
  • Set design
    • Learned and implemented stage masking
    • Worked with Velcro on skirting platforms
  • Lighting
    • During the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Tech Theatre class moved “on-line”. This allowed us the opportunity to spend several classes learning lighting design!
    • Learned and operated the light board (A Chorus Line)
    • Constructed light boxes and built shadow boxes (learning about lighting and absence of space) for the Golden Tickets for Willy Wonka
  • MakeUp
    • Learned basic makeup techniques and unique skills
    • Created designs for Seussical and Willy Wonka
    • At the time of writing this list, the performances were all postponed. However, the intent is to follow plans and do stage makeup on the actors
  • Production:
    • Stage Crew for A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frozen. (At the time of writing this, the performances were all postponed. However, it is the plan for the Techies to be the stage crew for the rest of the performances)
    • Theatre basics, for example, how to re-purpose previously used items
    • Design and Execution of Haunted House Rooms.
    • Design and Execution of Charlie Brown themed Trunk or Treat Display
    • Chalk work for advertising performances and setting ambiance in the lobby

Maybe you saw some of their handy work!

Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 pm OR

Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR

Fridays 5:30 – 7:30 pm OR

Saturdays 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Students who show the appropriate maturity may be asked to assist with lights, sound and/or stage management/crew for select shows.

Our Technical Theatre classes are 2 hours classes. See below for the dates/information and to register.

Performances:

Students who show the appropriate maturity may be asked to assist with lights, sound and/or stage management/crew for select shows. Students who participate must be available for all of the Technical Theatre dates associated with that show. See below.

Tuition:

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

Fees:

All students enrolled in classes at Not Just Dance will pay a non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration. If students are participating in performances, a performance fee will also be assessed. See below for details.