TRIP Dance Company, now in its eleventh year, is a competitive dance troupe founded by Helena Sullivan, Artistic Director and Owner of Stowe Dance Academy. It began in 2000 with 6 teenagers and has expanded in 2012/13 to include 34 dancers ages 8-18. TRIP offers young dancers the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Modern, Tap, and Hip-Hop. TRIP dancers take classes with nationally recognized teachers at regional conventions, compete as a team at New England dance competitions, and perform at community events and fundraisers.
TRIP, originally named by young company dancers at its inception, stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform.
|New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) - Boston, MA||TBD|
|West Coast Dance Explosion (WCDE) - Boston, MA||TBD|
|Tremaine Dance Convention - Boston, MA||TBD|
|TRIP Dance Company Fundraiser - Stowe, VT||TBA|
|Weekend of Hope - Stowe, VT||May 2014|
The TRIP Dance Company loves to perform and is always looking for more opportunities to do this. If you know of a company or event that is ooking for performers, please contact Helena Sullivan. We are especially interested in paid performance opportunities with the funds being applied to overall dance expenses for the group, but will consider unpaid performances, as well.
Hilary Roper, President
Karin Gosselin, Vice President
Jennifer Faith, Treasurer
Sheila Rivers, Secretary
TRIP DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS FOR THE THIRD YEAR AT THE SPRUCE PEAK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The much-anticipated annual TRIP dance show is back for its third year at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 23, at 3 and 7:30 pm.
Among the dances the company will be performing are several award-winning numbers that were performed this Fall at the New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) in Boston. TRIP received Platinum, High Golds and Gold awards for its dances and was awarded the “Class Act Award,” given to the studio which represents its dances in an age-appropriate and “classy” manner.
General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and can be purchased in advance from any TRIP dancer, at the Stowe Dance Academy, online at www.sprucepeakarts.org, by calling the SPPAC box office at 802-760-4634, or at the door. Money raised goes towards scholarships and helps to offset costs of conventions, where the dancers perform and take instruction.