Class Descriptions Academy Classes Pre-Beginner Program Open to dancers 3.5 (by September 01, 2015) to 5 years old. This comprehensive program is specially designed for younger children and includes singing, stretching, and learning components of Irish step-dancing. Benefits include coordination, balance and cooperation. They even learn how to count a little in Gaelic! Classes are held once per week. Prerequisite: No previous dance experience necessary! Core Series Program – Beginner through Prizewinner Beginner level open to dancers 5 (by September 1, 2015) to 10 years old. Children progress through Trinity’s one-of-a-kind dance program that includes award-winning material, traditional steps and skills, competitive and performance routines, cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, strength and a few Gaelic words too! Classes are held once per week. Pre-requisite: Dancers start at the Pre-Beginner or Beginner level (based on age) and move through the program based on progress and teacher evaluation. Transfer students are placed in the appropriate class level through teacher consultation. Accelerated Series Program (Per teacher approval) This advanced program is the continuation of Trinity’s Core Series training and is for a small number of dancers who show a significant understanding of the basics as well as a proficiency in their skills and steps. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of steps, form and stamina. Classes are held twice per week. Pre-requisite: Core Series foundation, competition placements and teacher evaluation. Transfer students are placed in the appropriate Accelerated level through teacher consultation. Extra Curricular Classes Taste of Trinity & Summer Camps (Sample summer program for new students only) Boys and girls ages 3.5-12 discover the basics of Irish dance, learning the proper techniques of movement set to the rhythm of Irish music. Each session is broken down by age and is designed to introduce students to the unique and exciting world of Irish dance. Each session concludes with a 15-minute special performance for family and friends. Pre-requisite: No previous dance experience necessary! Trinity Performance Troupe (Optional performance program for all dancers enrolled in a Core Academy Class) Students learn performance pieces from the Trinity repertoire that are performed at local shows, festivals and outreach events. This program builds self confidence and stage presence in even the youngest dancers, putting them side by side with older, more experienced dancers. Pre-requisite: enrollment in a core or accelerated series class (solo class) Trinity II (Advanced performance program for qualifying dancers ages 13 and up) Students build their knowledge of the Trinity performance repertoire and perform in numerous shows in their local area, with opportunities to perform regionally, nationally, and internationally. A small number of Trinity II (TII) dancers are chosen each summer to represent the United States at international culture festivals. The most recent engagements have taken TII to Spain & Italy. Pre-requisite: Dancers 13 & older enrolled in Core or Accelerated Series and at the Prizewinner level or beyond. Team Trinity (Optional team program for dancers in Core & Accelerated Series ) Dancers perfect team dances to perform at major championships including the Midwest Regional (Oireachtas), North American Championships, or World Championships, working together towards a common goal and encouraging team work, a founding principle of the Trinity program. Team dancers put a strong priority on their team classes to keep their team in tact and raise each other to a new level of achievement.
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM