Our Future STaRS program consists of Twisted Tales and Aliens in the Castle. Twisted Tales is the year long program and Aliens in the Castle is the summer program.
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
Malina Prudence is a clever young girl that is accepted into the Crunchbull Primary School. When Mr. & Mrs. Prudence won’t allow Malina to attend the school, the head mistress, Miss Trunchem, takes matters into her own hands. The adventure kicks into high gear when a mysterious woman, Nancy Stoppins magically appears to fill a teacher vacancy at the school. Mistaken identity, high crime and magic weave together a story about family. Join a cast of students, goons and members of a secret branch of the Scotland Yard in this Fortuitous Adventure!
This original script twists Mary Poppins, Matilda and Moana in a fun story written specifically for Future STaRS.
Mondays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm OR Fridays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Students will have the option of attending on Monday nights OR Friday nights. Both classes will work towards the same production. 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. Informal auditions will be held in class. Students with all levels of experience are invited to participate. The class runs from Sept, 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.
June 12, 2020 @ 4 pm & 7 pm
This is a performance based class. Be sure to check dates carefully.
All students enrolled in classes at Not Just Dance will pay a non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration.
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.
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
2020 – 2021
Monday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 11, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 18; Jan 4, 11, 25; Feb 1, 8, 22; March 1, 8, 12, 22; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 24; June 4, 7, 9, 11, 12
Friday Class Meeting Dates:
Sept 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 19, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 30; Dec 4, 18; Jan 8, 11, 15, 29; Feb 5, 8, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 22; April 9, 12, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 24; June 4, 7, 9, 11, 12
All classes meet from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EXCEPT as noted below.
The following are BOTH rehearsals, meaning that students from both the Monday AND the Friday class attend to allow time to work with both sets of students.
- Friday, September 11
- Monday, Oct. 19
- Monday, November 30
- Friday, Dec. 18
- Monday, Jan. 11
- Monday, Feb. 8
- Friday, March 12
- Monday, March 22
- Monday, April 12
- Monday, May 24 (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
- Friday, June 4 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
- Monday, June 7 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
- Wednesday, June 9 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
- Friday, June 11 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
- Saturday, June 12 Performance at 4 pm & 7 pm (call time TBD)
Note: We have planned for extra days which allow for the occasional snow day
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 24, June 4, 7, 9, 11, 12.
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 Dates (for Twisted Tales):
- Labor Day – Sept. 4 & 7
- Winter Break – Dec. 21, 25, 28, Jan. 1
- MLK Day – Jan. 18
- Presidents Day Weekend – Feb. 12, 15
- Performance of Clue – March 15, 19
- Spring Break – March 29, April 2
- Performance Dates (other classes) – May 14, 17, 21
- Memorial Day Weekend (closed) – May 28, 31
Note: These are the “no class” dates for Twisted Tales. If registering for more than one program at Not Just Dance, be sure to double check that classes “dates and information” sheets/website to double check. For example, students involved with the Clue performance will have rehearsal on Jan 18 and performances on March 15 & 19. Therefore, the studio is actually “open” on those dates. But, our Twisted Tales students will have “both” days that month to make up for the “no class” dates.
Fee Schedule Dates:
- 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.
- Since this is a performance based classed, the last date to drop this class is Nov. 30, 2020. After that point, parents will be responsible for all tuition through May 1, 2021. Please refer to the policy on dropping classes.
Malina Prudence – A clever young girl who loves adventure. There’s something peculiar about her.
Miss Turnchem – the Head Mistress of Crunchbull Primary School. Vicious and benevolent.
Nancy Stoppins – A mysterious woman who fills a teacher vacancy at Chrunchbull Primary School. Orderly and magical.
Lenny Prudence – Malina’s father. A dimwit who sells kayaks.
Wendy Prudence – Malina’s mother. A cruel diva and professional conga instructor.
Otis Prudence – Malina’s brother. A pea brain who is, unfortunately, just like his father.
Eddy – One of many mischievous children in Malina’s class. Not very smart. Loves food.
Julia – Another classmate to Malina. Shy and kind.
August – Another classmate to Malina. Daughter of the prominent Abberton Family.
Maroon – Another classmate to Malina. Defiant and quick-witted.
Ranson – one of Ms. Trunchem’s goons. Ruth’s twin brother. Likes to believe that he is the smart one.
Ruth – one of Ms. Trunchem’s goons. Ransom’s twin sister. The actual smart one.
Bernard Hawk – A janitor at Crunchbull Primary School. An old friend of Nancy Stoppins.
Mister Gold – A member of a secret branch of the Scotland Yard.
Miss Flamingo – Another member from the Schotland Yard. Partner to Mister Gold.
The Wizard of Madagascar
The Wizard of Madagascar, by Adam LeKang, was performed by the Twisted Tales students in the 2018-2019 year long class in June, 2019. This story was a twist of Madagascar and The Wizard of Oz. Click here to see this production in action.
In the Wizard of Madagascar, Dorothy ends up in Madagascar and Toto is lost! She searches for Toto and runs into Marty, Alex and Melman. Gloria, the good witch of the North, suggests that Dorothy go see Julian, The Wizard. Maurice and the Fossa’s have other plans and attempt to spoil Dorothy’s plans. This adorable short, one-act, play was the first of our Twisted Tales programs under the Future STaRS umbrella.
Mr. Goose’s Charlie, Chocolate and Charming Chipwips
Mr. Goose’s Charlie, Chocolate and Charming Chipwips, by Adam LeKang, was performed by the 2019-2020 year long class. In this delightful production, we met a classroom full of students and their teacher who is reading a book. The book came to life before our very eyes. In this story, which is a twist of Seussical and Willy Wonka, the story felt familiar but was told in a unique, almost rhythmical way with strange new words and combinations of words. This show did HAPPEN, albeit, on July 1st vice the originally scheduled date in early June. Our students did a great job with the new coronavirus requirements.
In this delightful production, we are introduced to a classroom full of students and their teacher Ms. Peachy. Ms. Peachy is reading a children’s book written by Mr. Goose. The title of the book is Charlie, Chocolate and Charming Chipwips. As Ms. Peachy reads the books, the students stand up and act out the story. In the story, we learn that Charlie, the owner of a chocolate factory in town, is running a contest where the winners will be granted a tour of his famous factory. We meet Billy, his Dad Mr. Luckit, his Mom Mrs. Luckit along with other young students Alberta and Vincent and their mothers. Throughout the story, our students learn lessons on how to behave and about relationships … or do they? This story playfully pokes fun of stories that are familiar to us while exploring the relevance of books in this new age of easily accessible streaming entertainment.