TRIP Dance Company, now in its twelfth 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 2013/14 to include 44 dancers ages 6-18. 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.
SENIORS Tuesday 5:30 - 6:45
TEENS Sunday 1:00 - 2:15
JUNIORS Friday 6:15 - 7:30
MINIS Tuesday 4:20 - 5:00
Harwood Variety Show - Nov 1, 2013
NYCDA, Boston (optional) - Dec 6-8, 2013
NUVO, Boston - Jan 31- Feb 2, 2014
The PULSE, Boston (optional) - Feb 22-23, 2014
WCDE, Boston (optional) - March 1-2, 2014
Tremaine Dance, Boston - March 15-16, 2014
TRIP Annual Fundraiser, Stowe - March 22, 2014
Cabin Fever Follies, Waitsfield - April 4-6, 2014
Weekend of Hope, Stowe - 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
STOWE'S AWARD-WINNING TRIP DANCE CO. RETURNS TO SPAC STAGE TO SHOWCASE ACCLAIMED AND VARIED DANCES
For the fourth year in a row, Stowe's TRIP Dance Company will return to the stage on Saturday, March 22, at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at 3pm and 7:30 pm to perform at its annual fundraiser. TRIP, which stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform, is in its 12th year as a competitive dance company associated with the Stowe Dance Academy and comprised of 44 dancers ages 6-18 from the towns of Stowe, Waterbury, Waterbury Center, Morrisville, Johnson, Elmore, Hyde Park, Waitsfield, and Eden. TRIP is a nonprofit organization that offers young dancers the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Modern.
This year's dance repertoire includes all-new choreography, both innovative and classical, that will be performed this year at leading industry competitions, NUVO and Tremaine. Well-known dance celebrities such as “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographers Stacey Tookey and Travis Wall, and SYTYCD 2012 Female Runner-up Tiffany Maher, will be instructing and judging the TRIP dancers and their select dances. During these competition weekends, the girls take challenging dance classes and go on to compete for highly coveted scholarships and awards.
“Every year since TRIP's formation 12 years ago,” says TRIP director Helena Sullivan, “the skill level of this Company and the commitment of these girls continues to grow and garner attention from the dance world at large.”
Many of the TRIP dancers spend their summers attending competitive and highly selective dance intensives at world-renown ballet schools such as School of American Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theater and Joffrey Ballet.
The TRIP Dance Company will be performing in Stowe on March 22 with general admission seating for $25 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets 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.