TRINITY PERFORMANCE TROUPE (TPT)

2021-2022 TPT Program Registration Due Nov. 20, 2021

(for costume info click HERE)

Their 2021/2022 County level is River.

Their 2021/2022 County level is Cork or Derry.

Dancers in This Level

 

Their 2021/2022 County level is Donegal or Galway for 

OR

Were born in 2014 or later and their 2021/2022 County level is County Kerry 

OR

Were born in 2015 (U7 in 2022) and are currently in the Munster Class 

Dancers in This Level

 

Were born in 2013 or earlier and their 2021/2022 County is Kerry

OR

Were born in 2011 or later AND their 2021/2022 County levels are Kilkenny, Limerick, or Sligo
 

OR

Are in the Province program AND were born in 2011-2014 (U8-U11 in 2021)

 

*Dancers who have completed 3 years in Intermediate are eligible to move to Advanced with teacher approval

Dancers in This Level

Were born in 2010 or earlier AND their 2021/2022 County is Kilkenny, Limerick, or Sligo 

OR

Were born in 2009-2010 (U12-U13 in 2022) and their 2021/2022 County level is Waterford, Wexford, or Wicklow 

OR

Are in the Province program and were born in 2009-2010 (U12-U13 in 2022)

 

*or have completed 3 years at the Intermediate level, pending teacher approval.

Dancers in This Level 

 

Were born in 2008 (U14 in 2022) or earlier and their 2021/2022 County level is Waterford, Wexford, or Wicklow 

OR

 

Are in Performance & Conditioning

OR

Are in the Province program and were born in 2008 (U14 in 2022) or earlier

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.

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!