The Twisted Tales program is one of my favorites at Not Just Dance. I like to call this class the preperatory class because the students are learning the language and skills that they will need when they are ready to move on to our year long musical theatre classes. I love guiding these students through the exercises, watching them soak up all of the information, and learning about theatre through play (games). By the time that we begin working on their show, these students have a strong foundation of theatre knowledge. I have seen shy or unconfident students grow into bold unhindered young artists who are unafraid to take chances and become the character they are portraying. They learn to think and ask abstract questions about characterizations and theatre concepts and it never ceases to amaze me what their young, imaginative minds can come up with during our rehearsals. I am truly proud to teach, guide, and direct these young artists every class.