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TRINITY PERFORMANCE TROUPE (TPT)
 

CLICK HERE for the 2022-2023 Program Letter
TPT registration for this year is closed.

TPT CLASS SCHEDULE 2022/2023

**River does not have additional weekly classes. Cork/Derry dancers begin in January. Trinity Gold Alt schedule listed on the Trinity Gold page.** 

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WHAT IS TPT?

Trinity Performance Troupe, also known as TPT, are the classes where we work on all material for St Patrick’s Day shows! In order to be eligible to perform at shows, your dancer needs to register for the TPT program. There are no additional classes for River dancers (you’ll learn the material during your weekly class). Cork Derry through Trinity Gold attend a weekly TPT class in addition to your Core class.

WHEN DO THEY START PERFORMING?

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. Trinity dancers typically perform shows from the end of February to the beginning of April. The TPT full show schedule is kept on an app called Trello. The first look at the show schedule is released in late February but our show schedule changes constantly! We appreciate everyone’s understanding and commitment to consistently checking emails and the Trello boards during this time to stay up to date on the show schedule. 

 

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. Part two of our performance season will bring many innovations and will be announced later in the season.

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. 

DONEGAL
AND UP

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

BECOMING A SHOW CAPTAIN

The FIRST step in kicking off this year’s TPT Program begins with training its LEADERSHIP! Creating awareness through dance as education will require remarkable young leaders who will be organized in the classroom and on the ground at shows throughout the community.

 

If you are age 14 by January 1, 2023, you can apply to be a show captain for the 22/23 TPT season. Trinity dancers will learn and enjoy the balance between competition and the arts. They will find their own innovative power and evolve into passionate and versatile performing artists themselves. 

 

CLICK HERE to read all of the details about the show captain application process. This link will also lead you to the online application.

 

Applications are due Friday, November 11th at 9:00 pm.

 

As show captains, you will be the leaders of a long-standing legacy of incredible mentors who shape children's lives. Apply today! 

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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!

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