Aliens in the Castle 2022

Aliens in the Castle returns for a 5th year of fun!!!

Aliens in the Castle is a “series” created exclusively for Not Just Dance. Students love playing aliens and they also love princes, princesses and everything related to castles. We decided – why not combine the two. Each script is written exclusively for this program and uses the theme “Aliens in the Castle”. These fun shows allow all students an opportunity to shine! We are able to write in additional parts and add (or subtract) lines to give each student a chance to have a part that fits their current skill level.

Arthur and the Urkloids, tells the story of the infamous Excalibur sword which is stuck in a stone. The Empress Veworp, an alien from Urkloid, would like to take over the world and decides that she can best do that with the Excalibur sword. She descends to Earth with her crew Therok, Gaquin, Dajip and Pert. Arthur and his friends Henry and Mary are on the way to see their favoirte band, the Greensleeves (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Celantro). They discover the stone and decide to watch over the stone, making sure the person who gets the sword is worthy. Our narrators, a couple jesters, Thomas and Peter, help tell our story.

Performance Information


Aug. 15 – 19, 2022

9 am – 3 pm daily (Extended day available. See below. Contact us to register.)

Performance: Aug. 19 @ 4 pm & 7 pm


5 – 12


$455/student, plus a $65/student production fee
(Siblings – $425 plus a $40 production fee)

Production Fee includes a Not Just Dance t-shirt and 2 tickets to the performance


Chantilly, VA


Each student will be required to provide black jazz shoes, black leggings, a black short sleeve shirt on the first day of camp (Additional pieces may be needed depending on the show). Parents may be asked to provide additional costume pieces that they might have at home. Not Just Dance will do their best to give parents as much advanced notice as possible.


Non-refundable Deposit: $100 due at registration
Non-refundable Production Fee: $65 due at registration

Note:  The Not Just Dance staff will process the payments for you automatically, using the credit card you entered when registering. Full payment will be due at time of registration if registration is after April 1, 2022. If you would like pay in full, you have option on the parent portal.

$165 – Due at registration (non-refundable, non-transferable)
$125 – February 1, 2022 (non-refundable, non-transferable)
$115 – March 1, 2022 (non-refundable, non-transferable)
$115 – April 1, 2022 (non-refundable, non-transferable)

Please contact us to make other arrangements, including payments for extended day options.

Extended Day:

8:00 am – 9:00 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Note: Not Just Dance reserves the right to cancel extended day if there is not enough interest in this program.

Contact Not Just Dance for pricing.


See photos from 2018 Aliens in the Castle – Arthur and the Urkloids

See photos from 2019 Aliens in the Castle – Rendalina or From Rags to Riches and Back to Rags Again

WATCH Rendalina or From Rags to Riches and Back to Rags Again

See photos from 2020 Aliens in the Castle – Princess Bethany Finds a Mule

See photos from 2021 Aliens in the Castle – Euwynd. The Strong. The Mighty


Euwynd Cast Descriptions

List of Characters:

Minatanda – A crafty saleswoman and storyteller with a silver tongue.

Anamora – Minatanda’s granddaughter. Believes in fairy tales.

Powisaka – Minatanda’s grandson. Hungry.

Seritub – A squire with the heart of a lion.

Euwynd – A bookist kid with a knack for leadership.

Olofort – Euwynd’s simple-minded Uncle

Teragal – Euwynd’s simple-minded Aunt

Rallinor – Euwynd’s simple-minded cousin.

Oxie – Rallinor’s pet oxlad (alien creature)

Pollymorg – A king who wants to get rid of his title to save his image

Kint – an advisor on Pollymorg’s Council

Glint – An advisor on Pollymorg’s Council

Flint – An advisor on Pollymorg’s Council.

Popped Corn Seller – A concession seller for the Feudal Feud

Kool Breeze Seller – A concession seller for the Feudal Feud

Young Minatanda – Minatanda as a kid, just as slick of a seller as her older version.

Gerdow – the host of the Feudal Feud

Beatrude – Gerdow’s trusty assistant

Ensemble: Townspeople, Vendors, Lions, Tigers, Bears

Euwynd. The Strong the Mighty!

In Euwynd The Strong. The Mighty. we meet a grandmother, Minatanda and her two grandchildren. The three are working at selling fake furs at a marketplace on the planet of Togbord, in the capital of Inita, called Leocrux. To help pass the time, Minatanda tells the children an old story about a king named Pollymorg who devises a plan to step down as king. He plans a contest to test witts and pass along the baton to a new alien to take over the kingdom. That’s when we meet Euwynd, a bookish kid with a knack for leadership. Will Euwynd end up taking over the kingdom? Join us this summer to learn his fate and meet a cast of characters that include a squire named Seritub; Euwynd’s Aunt (Teragal) and Uncle (Olofort) and cousin (Rallinor) and Rallinors pet oxlad named Oxie; along with several advisors to the king (Kint, Glint, Flint); a game show host (Gerdow) and Gerdow’s assistant Beatrude and other vendors in the market.

Princess Bethany Finds a Mule.

Last year (2020), our Aliens in the Castle camp presented Princess Bethany Finds a Mule. In Princess Bethany Finds a Mule, we met a royal family with a creative princess, Bethany, that would rather play pirates then attend to her princess duties. The King hires the Miracle Princess Program to help with his daughter. At the same time, we met A Peliganza Mule from a distant planet who manages to escape to Earth. As Princess Bethany and the Peliganza Mule meet, all of the character collide in two different endings.