TRIP
DANCE
COMPANY

TRIP Dance Co.

ABOUT

TRIP Dance Company, now in its thirteenth 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 2014/15 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. 

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

SENIORS  Sunday 1:45 - 3:00pm
TEENS  Sunday 12:30 - 1:45pm
JUNIORS  Friday 6:15 - 7:30pm
MINIS  Monday 4:10 - 4:50pm

 

 

CONVENTION | COMPETITION | PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

SDA Summer Intensive, Stowe - Aug. 18-22, 2014

NUVO, Montreal - October 25-26, 2014

Harwood Union Variety Show, October 30, 2014

NYCDA, Boston - Dec 6-7, 2014

Tremaine Dance, Boston - March 14-15, 2015

TRIP Annual Fundraiser, Stowe - March 20-21, 2015

Cabin Fever Follies, Waitsfield - April 2015

Weekend of Hope, Stowe - May 3, 2015

 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hilary Roper, President

Karen Cavender, Vice President

Kelly Manosh, Secretary

Lynn Broderick, Treasurer

Jennifer Faith

Trisha Fong

Sheila Wailonis

 

NEWS

 

DANCERS ADD OOMPH TO GRACE POTTER SHOW

Last weekend, in conditions ranging from driving rain to downright frigid, 14 dancers from the TRIP Dance Company descended upon the Burlington waterfront to perform with concert bands at the fourth annual Grand Point North concert series.

The two-day event, organized and headlined by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, allowed Vermont bands to play in front of thousands of people. To read more Click Here

 

 STOWE'S TRIP DANCE CO. TO PERFORM WITH GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS

The fourth annual Grand Point North music festival with headlining act Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will have the artistic addition of Stowe Dance Academy’s TRIP Dance Company. The 15-person dance troupe will perform alongside Vermont native Grace Potter providing a visual symmetry and rhythm to her award winning music.

The music festival will take place on September 13th & 14th at Burlington, VT’s Waterfront Park.

 

TRIP DANCE COMPANY AUDTIONS SUNDAY, MAY 18TH AT SDA

Auditions for the 2014-2015 dance year will be held on Sunday May 18 at the SDA studio.  
5:00pm – 6:30pm: Dancers ages 7-11 (7 years of age before December 2014)
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Dancers ages 12 and older
Dancers will be evaluated in multiple dance combinations during the audition. Registration form must be completed and submitted.
 
Dancer Requirements:
Dancers  7-11 years in age are eligible to audition for TRIP if she/he will be taking at least  3 dance classes per week with two of those classes being ballet and jazz (dancers must be 7 years of age by December 31, 2014). 

Dancers 12 and older are eligible if she/he will be taking 5 classes/week including at least 2 ballet classes and one jazz class per week.
 
All TRIP 2014-2015 Dance team juniors, teens and seniors must  participate in a mandatory choreography intensive August 18th-22nd 2014 from 3-9pm.

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. 

Sponsored by Manosh Car Wash.