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March 13, 2020

TRIP Fundraiser - Postponed

Friends, Family & Community Members,

 

Thank you to all who have supported TRIP Dance Co. by sponsoring, purchasing tickets, or donating auction items.  As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support from our fundraiser and we truly appreciate your contributions.

 

After much consideration, we have decided to postpone our fundraising performances on Friday, March 20 and Saturday March 21, in an effort to keep our community safe and free of non-essential gatherings.  We are very much looking forward to rescheduling the event at a later date.  

 

As a ticket holder for the event, you will also receive communication from SPPAC later today – they will be announcing that they are cancelling ALL shows for the month of March.

 

In the meantime, we have worked with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center to provide you with the following options:

 

  1. Keep a record of your tickets & they will transfer your ticket(s) to the new performance date once that is set

  2. Receive a refund for your tickets by calling SPPAC

  3. Donate the value of your ticket to TRIP by calling SPPAC

 

These options will be in effect starting today and you will also have the same options later, once the performance is rescheduled. 

 

To our dancers, thank you so much for your dedication & hard work – we are hoping this passes speedily & we are dedicated to getting the show back on track quickly.  We will be cancelling all TRIP rehearsals this weekend and will be in touch for future rehearsals scheduling when we know more information.

 

Thank you, 

 

The TRIP Board

March 08, 2020

TRIP Fundraising Performance - 2020

TRIP DANCE COMPANY AT SPRUCE PEAK PERFORMING ARTS

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Julie Jatlow // jjatlow@fusemarketing.com

 

STOWE, VT (March 1, 2020) The TRIP Dance Company returns to the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center this spring, presenting its annual fundraiser on March  20th and 21st -- both shows are at 7 p.m.

 

TRIP is a non-profit competitive youth dance company associated with the Stowe& Mad River Dance Academy.  TRIP offers passionate young dancers in Vermont the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop.  Named by its inaugural troupe of dancers twenty years ago, TRIP stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform. Today, 36 dancers from the towns of Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville, Elmore, Hyde Park, Albany and Waitsfield compete in leading industry conventions throughout the Northeast. During these conventions, TRIP dancers take highly challenging classes from industry professionals and compete for coveted scholarships. 

 

“Participating in TRIP is a great opportunity for these girls - it allows our students to experience the world of dance, both technically & with performance, outside of Vermont,” says Maria Sullivan, director and teacher at Stowe & Mad River Dance Academy, as well as a choreographer for TRIP. “Our TRIP dancers are very committed —some of them dancing 7 days & endless hours per week. TRIP students are constantly working to improve, both technically, emotionally  & professionally as dancers.”

 

The senior TRIP dancers have performed on stage with Grace Potter many times, contributing to the music festival’s annual art instillation. TRIP has also performed in local Stowe and Waitsfield events, such as Stowe Vibrancy’s ‘Weekend of Hope’ and Waitsfield’s ‘Cabin Fever Follies’, hosted at The Valley Players.  Many of the TRIP dancers spend their summers attending selective dance intensives at world-renowned ballet schools such as the School of American Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School, and the Alvin Ailey School.

 

“This is TRIP’s 20th year anniversary - its hard to believe,” says TRIP artistic director Helena Sullivan. “We started off as a small group of 6 and now are 36 strong.  We also have a mini company with five young dancers.  Our TRIP girls are so committed and hardworking.  They are not only talented and beautiful dancers—through their hard work, they have learned to be responsible and organized.  We are also lucky to have a committed Board of Directors for the non-profit, who work so hard to ensure these girls have the opportunity to do what they love to do” – Helena.

 

Don’t miss TRIP Dance Company performing its competition repertoire for the Vermont public. TRIP will be raising funds for dancer scholarships at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on March 20 and March 21 at 7:00 p.m.  There will also be a raffle and silent auction of amazing prizes that have been donated by many local businesses, whose support of the non-profit help to raise scholarship funds for TRIP’s dancers.

 

Ticket prices start at $16.00 and can be purchased in advance directly through the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at WWW.SPRUCEPEAKARTS.ORG or 802-760-4634.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door. 

 

More About TRIP

Site:  http://www.stowedance.com/tripdance

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tripdanceco

Instagram: @tripdanceco

 

 

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April 22, 2019

Intersted in TRIP - Click for info!

Interested in joining TRIP Dance Company of Stowe & Mad River Dance Academy?

 

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 28th. 

 

Ages: 7-11 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 12 + | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Complete Audition Form & $25 Fee Required.

 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: Mandatory Choreography Workshop August 19th-23rd.

 

For more information, contact us!

April 16, 2019

2019/2020 Company Auditions

Interested in joining TRIP Dance Company of Stowe & Mad River Dance Academy?

 

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 28th. 

 

Ages: 7-11 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 12 + | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Complete Audition Form & $25 Fee Required.

 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: Mandatory Choreography Workshop August 19th-23rd.

 

For more information, contact us!

March 21, 2019

TRIP Dancers chat with Caleigh Cross, of the Stowe Reporter

TRIP Seniors Julia Robinson and Savannah Rolfe were interviewed about training as  a TRIP dancer. See below! 

March 21, 2019

TRIP Dance Co. Performs THIS WEEKEND @ Spruce Peak!

Tickets can be purchased at the door! We hope to see you there! 

February 18, 2019

TRIP DANCE COMPANY | ANNUAL FUNDRAISER | MARCH 22 + 23

TRIP Dance Company returns to the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center this spring, presenting its annual fundraiser on March 22nd

at 7:00 p.m & March 23rd at 3 pm.

 

TRIP is a non-profit competitive youth dance company associated with the Stowe/Mad River Dance Academy.  Named by its inaugural troupe of dancers nineteen years ago, TRIP stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform. Today, 37 dancers from the towns of Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville, Elmore, Hyde Park, Albany and Waitsfield compete in leading industry conventions throughout the Northeast. During these conventions, TRIP dancers take highly challenging classes from industry professionals and compete for coveted scholarships.

 

“TRIP has been a great source for our students to experience the world of dance, outside of our little town,” says Maria Sullivan, manager and teacher at Stowe/Mad River Dance Academy, as well as a choreographer for TRIP. “These girls are very serious,  constantly working to improve, both technically & emotionally as dancers. Attending conventions & competitions around New England has opened up new opportunities for them and it’s great to see them grow into talented, serious dancers.”

 

The senior TRIP dancers have performed on stage with Grace Potter, as well as in local Stowe and Waitsfield events.  Many of the TRIP dancers spend their summers attending selective dance intensives at world-renowned ballet schools such as the School of American Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School, and the Alvin Ailey School.

 

TRIP offers passionate young dancers in Vermont the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop. “Wow – TRIP is in its nineteenth year! I can’t believe how much it has grown as a company,” says TRIP artistic director Helena Sullivan. “We started off as a small group of 6, now with 37 company members and 9 mini-company members. These dancers are so lucky to have a committed Board of Directors, who have led our company for many years. Our TRIP girls have grown into hard working, talented and beautiful dancers. Watching them perform is a privilege.”

 

Don’t miss TRIP Dance Company performing its competition repertoire for the public. TRIP will be raising funds for dancer scholarships at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on March 22 at 7:00 p.m. and on March 23 at 3:00 p.m. (a new matinee performace).  Tickets can be purchased in advance  directly through the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at SPRUCE PEAK ARTS or 802-760-4634.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

January 01, 2020

WINE RAFFLE to Benefit TRIP Dance Co. Scholarship Funde...

FOUR AMAZING PRIZES!

1st Prize: 2 1/2 cases of assorted wine

2nd Prize: 1 case of assorted wine

3rd Prize: 1/2 case of assorted wine

4th Prize:  1 bottle of wine

 

Tickets $15.00 each

 

Purchase from TRIP Member or inquire at SDA - or Contact Us!
 

Drawing on December 12th @ 5pm
*Must be 21 to participate...

September 27, 2018

TRIP Performs at Grand Point North Festival with Grace Potter + Others

Stowe Dance Academy’s TRIP dancers performed at Grace Potter’s Great Point North music festival on the Burlington Waterfront last weekend, and had a chance to pose for photos with country star Kenny Chesney and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. TRIP senior dancers performed in different costumes in the festival crowds both days.

April 29, 2018

2018/2019 Company Auditions

Interested in joining TRIP Dance Company of Stowe & Mad River Dance Academy?

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 29th. 
Ages: 7-11 | 12:00-1:15
Ages: 12 + | 1:30-2:45


Complete Audition Form & $25 Fee Required 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
Mandatory Choreography Workshop
August 20th-24th

For more information, contact info@stowedance.com or call 802.253.5151

February 15, 2018

AWARD-WINNING T.R.I.P. DANCE CO. PERFORMS REPERTOIRE AT SPRUCE PEAK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Stowe’s own TRIP Dance Co. returns to Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center’s stage to perform its award-winning numbers on March 23-24 at 7pm.  All proceeds for the event go to supplement costs for TRIP dancers and to provide funds for need-based scholarships.

 

Now in it’s 18th year, T.R.I.P. (Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform) continues to offer passionate young dancers in Vermont the opportunity to significantly strengthen their technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap and Hip Hop.   During the year, the dancers attend some of the industry’s leading dance competitions where they take challenging classes, learn new choreography, and get inspiration from the innovators and celebrities of  the dance world. (Several of the convention instructors were spotted dancing beside Justin Timberlake at this year’s  Superbowl Half-Time Show!)

 

“The conventions our dancers attend through TRIP are truly inspirational,”  according to TRIP artistic director, Helena Sullivan. “These young ladies walk away challenged and empowered to push themselves toward their goals.”

 

Every year the TRIP teams (junior, teen and senior) return home with a plethora of awards and scholarships.  This season, the Senior dance team earned three platinum awards (highest ranking possible) for all three of their dances at New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) in Boston; and the Junior team was awarded the “Class Act Award,” which recognizes the age appropriateness of the team’s dances.  Other awards include “Outstanding Concept” for choreography and theme, and the “Versatility Award” which recognizes the varied dance styles of the TRIP dancers.

 

“It is so rewarding to see both the talent and the potential of our dancers,” says Maria Sullivan, Stowe Dance Academy teacher and manager. “The girls’ commitment and drive never fails to impress me, and TRIP really gives them the space they need to further explore their passion.”  

 

TRIP’s 35 dancers, ages 9-18, come from all over Vermont: Albany, Elmore, Fayston, Hyde Park, Stowe, Moretown, Morrisville, Waitsfield, Waterbury, and Waterbury Center. TRIP dancers often spend their summers attending selective world-renowned ballet schools such as the School of American Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Canada’s National Ballet School,  Joffrey Ballet School, and the Alvin Ailey School. And after high school, many girls go on to dance in college, some performing in National ballet companies or on Broadway or with traveling companies.

 

Tickets for the TRIP Fundraiser are available now and can be purchased through the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at WWW.SPRUCEPEAKARTS.ORG or 802-760-4634.  This is the first year reserved seating is available. Tickets range from $16-$30 and may also be purchased at the door.

October 24, 2017

2nd Annual TRIP Wine Raffle

Once again TRIP is having a Wine Raffle!  This year, in addition to benefiting TRIP dancers, 10% of the raffle proceeds will also be donated to the St. John’s School of the Arts, which was greatly affected by Hurricane Irma.  TRIP dancers and families will be selling raffle tickets in November for a vast wine collection that will be raffled off December 13, 2017.  Multiple prizes will be given away. 

November 1-27:  Raffle Tickets on Sale

December 13:  Drawing for Wine Raffle Winners

December 13:  Drawing for Wine Raffle Winners

March 07, 2016

TRIP Dance Company - Fundraising Performance 3/18 & 3/19!

An exciting must-see TRIP dance performance will be at 

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on March 18 & 19 at 7pm.

The 6th annual show features ballet, jazz, lyrical, and musical theater performances from the 35 member dance troupe. 


 

Join us for a spectacular dance performance! Avoid the rush and buy your tickets today. 

General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any TRIP dancer, online at www.sprucepeakarts.org, by calling the SPPAC box office at 802-760-4634, or at the door.

 

A B O U T  T R I P  D A N C E  C O M P A N Y

 

TRIP, now in its 16th year, is a competitive dance company associated with the Stowe Dance Academy.  TRIP, which stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform, offers young dancers from Lamoille Valley and beyond the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Modern. 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 is a nonprofit organization. www.stowedance.com 

April 16, 2013

Thanks to our great community!

The TRIP Dance Company thanks you!

April 16, 2013

TRIP girls win in Boston!

Help us congratulate our dancers who won some great awards at Boston Competitions! 

April 16, 2013

TRIP's 2013 Fundraiser

great article about TRIP's 2013 Fundraiser at SPPAC!

February 10, 2013

TRIP Dance Performance March 23, 2013

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.

September 17, 2012

TRIP Dance Company places first at Boston Comp.

TRIP Dance Company did remarkebly well at the Tremaine Dance Convention/Competition. 

September 17, 2012

TRIP Dance Company at SPPAC

New read here....

September 17, 2012

TRIP at SPPAC

TRIP performed at SPPAC and there are some amazing pictures to prove it!

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