TRIP Dance Company Annual Fundraiser

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TRIP Dance Company Annual Fundraiser
March 18, 2016 7:00 pm
December 8, 2015
TRIP Dancers performing "Temptation"

TRIP Dance Company Annual Fundraiser
Friday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25, $20 (students)*

*Peak Passports are not valid for this special performance.

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TRIP Dancers performing "Temptation"

TRIP Dancers performing “Temptation”

Stowe’s own TRIP Dance Company recently returned from New York City Dance Alliance’s (NYCDA) Regional Convention in Boston where they were presented with the standout award of Versatile Studio as well as Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Energy and Stage Presence. With their progressive choreography and award-winning talent, TRIP Dance Company will return to Stowe’s Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center for their 14th annual fundraiser. TRIP, which stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform, is a competitive dance company associated with the Stowe and Mad River Dance Academy and is comprised of 35 dancers ages 9-18 from the towns of Stowe, Waterbury Center, Morrisville, Johnson, Hyde Park, and Waitsfield. TRIP, now in its 16th year, offers young dancers in Vermont the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop.

TRIP, Vermont’s competitive dance company participates in leading industry competitions throughout the year. In addition to the NYCDA in Boston, TRIP will compete in Worcester, MA at Artists Simply Human (ASH) and Tremaine in Boston. During these competitions, dancers take highly challenging classes from industry professionals and compete for coveted scholarships.

“Our dancers work hard each week in rehearsals and truly care for their fellow dancers, as well as their overall team success, says TRIP artistic director Helena Sullivan. The enthusiasm and excitement within the company grows throughout the year, which is so exciting to see. Overall – we are very proud to be their teachers and leaders.”

The senior TRIP dancers were invited to perform on stage this past September with Grace Potter at the 5th Annual Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington.

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, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Outstanding TRIP alumnae include Michaela DePrince, who is currently performing in the Dutch National Ballet’s production of Don Quixote, and Broadway’s Liana Hunt who has held leads in major productions of Mama Mia and Newsies.