TRINITY PERFORMANCE TROUPE (TPT)

2022 TPT Season Info

SHOW TEAMS

  • Please click your location below to view the 2022 TPT Show Teams. 

  • We do our absolute best to accommodate everyone's requests, however not all can be fulfilled. The teachers have worked hard to create TPT teams that they feel will be most successful. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in action on stage!

 

ELM GROVE (**Grafton Cork Derry is assigned to Elm Grove)

ELMHURST

IAHC

LAKEVIEW

MADISON

PALATINE

WESTERN SPRINGS

WHAT IS TPT?

The TPT program is a central part of the Trinity journey, representing the best of what Trinity has to offer: mentorship between older and younger dancers, innovative choreography, high quality dance education, and elevating our communities. With 95% participation in recent years, TPT is often a standout for the year.

2021 Registration for TPT ended November 20. If you missed this deadline, please contact MacKenzie Holland: mackenzie.holland.trinity@gmail.com 

WHEN DO THEY START PERFORMING?

Winter/Spring TPT classes prepare dancers for the St. Patrick’s Day season, during which Trinity performs all around our communities: from parades to schools to restaurants to assisted living centers on our special outreach day. But at Trinity, performances are not relegated to St. Patrick’s Day (SPD)- they are year-round, providing a performing arts foundation that is unique to Trinity and balances our solo and team programming.

LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES

TPT classes in a dancer’s first years set the stage for life-changing opportunities -- from spreading joy through dancing the jig to traveling overseas with lifelong friends to perform at international dance festivals and connect with other cultures through Trinity’s teenage Ensemble program! 

OTHER BENEFITS

While this program is centered around teaching exciting new performance material for upcoming shows and appearances, it also teaches confidence, resilience, camaraderie, stage presence and show etiquette - skills that represent the balance of Trinity’s program, giving each dancer the tools to succeed in front of an audience, on stage at a feis, and in the real world!

DOES TPT REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL CLASS?

ASK A PARENT!

RIVER

Dancers at the River level do not take an extra class to participate in TPT. They practice their performance material in their weekly class as they continue to hone their fundamental skills and technique. There is simply a small registration fee to participate in TPT to cover dress rehearsal and other admin costs.

CORK/DERRY

Dancers in County Cork or Derry will take an additional TPT class from January through March. 

TPT Class Schedule: 

  • Illinois and Milwaukee locations: Wednesdays January through March

  • Madison location: Thursdays January through March

 

Class times: Click here

DONEGAL
AND UP

Dancers in County Donegal and up will take an additional TPT class from December through March.

 

TPT Class Schedule: 

*2nd night was built to streamline with the TPT program. During St. Patrick's Day TPT season, "2nd night" will be replaced with TPT, allowing for consistency of your dancer's schedule!

  • Illinois and Milwaukee locations: Wednesdays December through March

  • Madison location: Thursdays December through March

 

Class times: Click here

ASK A PARENT!

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What was your favorite part of St. Patrick's Day/TPT?

Seeing my daughter love performing was a favorite part, as was the part when she took the microphone at her school (she was a preschooler) and confidently introduced herself to the audience and said her favorite part about Irish dance was dancing on stage!

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What tip can you offer a new parent debating signing up for TPT?

There are lots of people willing to help....help tie laces, help show your kids or the parents where to go and stand, help driving kids between shows, help with extra activities and snacks, and there’s almost always one or more parents who have really great cameras and who take amazing pictures to share!

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Any other thoughts or funny memories of your first year?

Just the joy of watching the dancers perform and improving with each performance.

Other nice memories - I was incredibly impressed with the maturity of the older dancers, show captains and drillers that work with the younger kids and take them through the season. They are very encouraging and great role models for the kids!