Feb. 22 TPT Dress Rehearsal


As a reminder, a drop-in parent meeting will take place during your team’s dress rehearsal for the first 30 minutes to 1 hour. In the meeting we will go over our Trello schedules, parent volunteers, and a general Q&A one more time before the season gets busy. The meeting is open to all families but will be especially helpful for first year families.

Dress Rehearsal Details

Elmhurst Studios

Western Springs Yellow Team - 10:00am-11:30am

Western Springs Teal Team - 11:00am-12:30pm

Elmhurst Navy Team - 12:00pm-1:30pm

Elmhurst Gold Team - 1:00pm-2:30pm

Palatine Green Team - 2:00pm-3:30pm

Palatine Purple Team - 3:00pm-4:30pm

Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC)

IAHC Red Team - 1:00pm-2:30pm

IAHC Orange Team - 2:00pm-3:30pm

Lakeview Silver Team - 3:00pm-4:30pm

Lakeview Mint Team - 4:00pm-5:30pm

Third Ward Studios

Milwaukee Aqua Team - 10:00am-11:30am

Milwaukee Yellow Team - 11:00am-12:30pm

Milwaukee Silver Team - 12:00pm-1:30pm

Muskego Red Team - 1:00pm-2:30pm

Waunakee Studios

Waunakee Purple Team 10:00am-11:30am

What is the purpose of the Dress Rehearsal?

The TPT Dress Rehearsal allows dancers to get a full run through of a performance and practice transitions between dances with other levels. It also serves as an important practice for our Show Captains! The TPT classes following the Dress Rehearsal are used to fine tune dances and work out any “hiccups” that might occur.

The Dress Rehearsal is also a great forum to introduce new families to the St. Patrick’s Day season. Please come to an informational meeting to learn more about how to navigate Trello, gain a better understanding of your parent volunteer role, and get any questions answered before the season kicks off!

The Dress Rehearsal will consist of three stages during the hour and a half your dancer is in attendance:

Show Prep: Here, the dancers prep and practice for the show with the show captains.

Costume Check: The instructors and show captains make sure everyone has the Trinity “look” down!

Performance: The dancers will perform the show from start to finish.

Parents will not be allowed to watch the performance, as this is a rehearsal and is meant to work through the show – these numbers are not yet ready to be seen by an audience.

Our end goal is to put on a great performance with the dancers having total confidence in the numbers they are putting on stage, which in turn will make for a FUN season!

What to Bring

ALL dancers need to arrive with their hair done, boys should arrive in their black pants and shirt. River, Cork/Derry, and Young Movers should arrive in costume; Intermediate, Advanced, and Ensemble dancers can slip on dresses when they arrive.

Space is limited; just like at most of the shows you will do, please bring only the items needed for the rehearsal. There will not be room for “extra” things – iPads, games, etc.


Pre-Beginner costume, white poodle socks, hair accessory, ghillies (soft shoes), white spankies.


Black Jumper Dress with black spankies, white poodle socks, black bow & ghillies (soft shoes).

Young Movers:

Black Jumper Dress with black spankies, or Black dress (new black dress), poodle socks, black bow, ghillies (soft shoes).


Black costume: Black dress (new black dress), spankies, poodle socks, black bow, hard and soft shoes.


Black AND Solo (when appropriate)

Black costume: Black dress (legacy or new black dress), spankies, poodle socks, black hair barrette, soft & hard shoes

Solo costume: Solo dress, spankies, poodle socks, black hair barrette hard shoes.


Black AND Solo

Black costume: Black dress (legacy or new black dress), spankies, poodle socks, black hair barrette, soft & hard shoes

Solo costume: Solo dress, spankies, poodle socks, black hair barrette, soft & hard shoes.


Pants: Flat-front black dress pants (not pleated)

Shirt: Cotton-polyester blend black dress shirt with black buttons (no Oxford shirts)

Vest: Black


Tall Black dress socks

Black tie

Important Note:

If you do not have a costume yet, please bring both pairs of shoes, the appropriate socks, black shorts and a black top.

The Trinity Look

Click HERE for our Performance Look

We take great pride in the Trinity “look” and have developed what is now a widely recognized costume and standard for others to follow. We adapt for the latest trends but also set the pace for what is best for young girls and boys, the art form, and Trinity.

Please take time to practice your dancer’s hair!  Allow enough time to prepare for performances and competitions. We spend so much time preparing and polishing our dancing and our look should complement and enhance our overall presentation.

If you have any questions about how to achieve the Trinity look, please ask your teacher. We are happy to assist.

If you have any questions regarding the Dress Rehearsal please email Julia Dorf at julia.dorf.trinity@gmail.com.