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Classes Begin On Monday!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 08/06/22.

Just a friendly reminder that classes re-start on Monday. And also... A reminder that you dont have to stand in lines or fill out forms if you register early and pay online! Just shoot us an email to let us know what classes and lessons you want for your kids, and we'll take care of the rest!

At Trinity Arts Center, we love kids, we love artists, we love teachers, we love parents, we love Jesus, and we love creating art that is creative and compelling. And also, we love making our classes and lessons easy for parents, and affordable for every student. Check out our current class schedule and let us know how we can help!

A Change Is Coming To Trinity!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 08/03/22.

On Monday, August 8th, we will not only kick off the new school year at Trinity, we will be kicking off the new school year with new owners on board!

Long-time dance faculty members Kathryn Price & Chloe Garbe will be taking the helm at Trinity, adding new energy to what we're already doing, but also, making big plans for the next 18 years! We'll have more info in your inbox soon, but for now, here are a few things that are good to know.
  1. Out of the gates, very little will change.
    Kathryn & Chloe were already running the dance department at Trinity. With this change, they are simply adding front desk responsibilities and official ownership to their list. Current registration, faculty, tuition, productions, recitals, and all of the expected things will remain the same, including God With Us 2022.

  2. Over time, Kathryn & Chloe have big plans!
    Many of our future plans were derailed the past few years, but this transition puts them back on the table again, and even more. There's even talk of new spaces for band rehearsals, art classes, and space for other artists and teachers to provide a variety of classes under a new Johnson City Arts Center umbrella organization. Some of these things have been on our vision board for a while, but we simply didn't have the resources (or energy) to add them. Now we do!

  3. What's will Jamin be doing?
    I'll be sticking around behind the scenes this school year, helping with the transition and making sure everyone has what they need. Over the past three years, I've felt incresingly called into pastoral ministry, and in July, I accepted a position with Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, leading their single adult and divorce care ministries. This is good work that I feel well-equipped to do, and I have no doubt that this is the right time to make this move.

  4. So... All of my classes, teachers, and tuition will be the same?
    Yes. The only thing that will change right away is that the new owners have spent the last two weeks painting and organizing and adding creative touches that you'll notice as soon you walk in the door! Of course, you won't see Jamin at the front desk any more (I'll miss the fist bumps, for sure). And over the course of the semester, you'll start to see info from Kathryn & Chloe as they roll out new initiatives, like the JCAC. By and large, the school year will feel the same as always. Although I suspect it might actually flow a bit more smoothly with these two leading the way. They really are a couple of outstanding inviduals, and a dynamic team.
We'll have a Save The Date email in your inbox very soon, with more info rolled out over time and as needed, just like normal. I'll post a more complete thank you on social media, for all of the love and support you've shown to me and my family over the years. It's been an amazing season of my life and I'm eternally grateful. But for now, we just wanted to let you know about the change, so you weren't surprised to see some new faces at the front desk next week. = )

Click here to view a current class schedule and registration form, and send any questions and/or registration requests to These first few weeks will be a whirlwind for all of us, but we can't wait to see you! Thanks!

Classes Begin In just THREE WEEKS!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 07/18/22.

I'm not ready to think about "back to school" yet either, but early registration is filling up fast, and classes restart at Trinity on August 8th, so... The sooner you register, the better your chance to get the class and lesson times you need to work with school, activities, and life... Shoot us an email so we can get spots held. $75 holds your place, and the next few weeks are going to fly by!

The 2022-23 dance schedule is online (the music schedule isn't posted publicly, but you can contacat us to see what's available). Take a peek at that then let us know what we can do.

If you've already sent an email about early registrataion, we have you covered! One of my daughters got married in June and all of the kids were home, so I've been enjoying some family time. I'm sorry for the delay, but we have you covered and will confirm this week and honor the early registration discount. Thanks for your patience! Hope to see you soon! = )

The 10% Discount Is Extended To May 28th!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/23/22.

We're still getting caught up on all of the early regstration emails, but we'll respond with confirmations ASAP. Don't worry though... We've extended the 10% discount until May 28th and we won't give your current lesson times away until then.

For those who are new to Trinity Arts Center, we invite parents and students to register early and lock up their lesson and class spots for the following school year. If you like your teacher and lesson time, or if you have a strong preference for one of the Pre-Ballet or Ballet-Basics classes, we strongly suggest that you register now. Those after schol and early childhood class times fill up fast and you only have to pay the $75 registration fee to hold them util fall.

If you're making changes to your schedule, now is he best time to get those requests in as well, as the schedule will never be as empty as it is on May 29th, and we will fulfill those requests on a first-come first-served basis. Either way, now is the time to lock in your current spots or to make a change. Shoot us an email if you have questions. The 2022-2023 class schedule is online, but if you're already regsitered with us, we don't need anything filled out. Just let us know what you need and we'll take care of you. Either way... We'll see you soon! = )

Early Registration Is Open! Save 10% Before May 21st!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/03/22.

If you love your teacher, love your current class or lesson times, and love saving money... You have until May 21st (the end of the current school year) to keep your existing spots or grab new ones, and save 10% on tuition! = )

Registration is open for the 2022-2023 school year, which gives current students until May 21st to retain their current lesson times for the next school year. After that date, we'll purge the schedule and start filling it up with new requests.

For those looking to grab new class or lesson times: Our early childhood dance classes (Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics) and our after school music blocks always fill up fast, so it's always a good idea to register early for those. If you're making changes, now is the best time to get those requests in as well, as the schedule will never be as empty as it is on June 1st, and we will fulfill those requests on a first-come first-served basis.

To hold spots, you only need to pay the $75 registration fee, although you can pay tuition and get a 10% discount on tution as well. Shoot us an email if you have questions. The 2022-2023 class schedule is online, but if you're already regsitered with us, we don't need anything filled out. Just let us know what you need. = )

Keep Dancing This Summer w/ Drop-ins For Levels 4-6!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/18/22.

Don't stop dancing this summer! Drop-in for classes every Tuesday and Thursday for Levels 4, 5, and 6, beginning Tuesday, May 31st and ending on Thursday, July 21st with an in-house showcase performance on Saturday, July 23rd.

4:00 - 5:00:Pilates/Conditioning with Miss Kathryn
5:00 - 6:30:Ballet/Pointe with Miss Kathryn
6:30 - 7:30:Jazz with Miss Christina and Miss Eva
4:00 - 5:00:Pilates/Conditioning with Miss Kathryn
5:00 - 6:30:Ballet with Miss Chloe
6:30 - 7:30:Dance Composiition with Miss Chloe

These classes are only available for our Level 4, 5, and 6 dancers, but guest students are welcome who have been on pointe for at least one year. Tuition for the summer session is $300 for unlimited classes or $30 to drop-in for any single day. To pay for classes, please email the front desk, Venmo to @Jamin-Rathbun, or PayPal to so they don't have to manage cash at the door. Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

Keep Moving Forward w/ A La Carte Summer Lessons!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/02/22.

Summer music lessons are a great way to keep from losing the progress you've made and to test the waters if you are considering lessons in the fall. "A la carte" means you only pay for the weeks you'll be in town, so it's a flexble and easy way to keep moving forward while you have some summer fun.

Not all of our instructors teach summer lessons, but Isaac, Madison, Jonathan, and Abby have options for every kind of lesson that we offer. Book as many as ten or as few as six lessons over the summer at $18 each, to keep from losing the progress you've made, but still have the flexibility to work around your summer schedule. It's the best of both worlds!

Shoot us an email and we'll get you on the schedule. (thumbs up)

Music Recitals Are On May 14th & 15th!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/02/22.

Trinity Arts Center's end-of-year music recitals are coming up. Check the schedule below (or the online calendar) for information on when your student's instructor(s) are hosting theirs. Can't wait to hear what you're working on!.

At Trinity Arts Center, we make recitals easy on parents and on students by having each instructor host their own, abbreviated recitals instead of one marathon reciital that includes everyone. We've found that it reduces stress for the students (since they're only performing in front of a handful of fellow students) and makes it easier on grandpas and little brothers too (since they only have to sit still for around 60 minutes). Recitals are held in the main lobby at Trinity Arts Center and are usually very casual. There is no cost to participate or attend.

Isaac Ratliff - Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 AM
Rachel Ellison - Saturday, May 14th at 11:30 AM
Jonathan Edens - Saturday, May 14th at 2:00 PM
Patty Booher - Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 PM
Abby Darlington & Maddison Morris - Sunday, May 15th at 4:30 PM

As always, parents are welcome to consolidate their schedules by having siblings attend the same recital time, although the teachers will only be at theirs. Let us know if you have any questions about how that works. = )

Tickets For "Narnia" Are On Sale Now!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/07/22.

Tickets for "Narnia," our original, full-length spring dance production, are on sale now! To purchase, click the button below or visit See you there!

What is Narnia? Narnia is our Spring 2022 dance performance -- an adaptation of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It includes our own, original choreography set to both classical and contemporary music and includes all of the dance students at Trinity Arts Center. Generally speaking, our dance productions include a good mix of cute moments from our younger dancers and meaningful moments from our most experienced ones. Our goal is for you to be entertained, but also, for you to be moved. Our hope is that audience members experience something like what our motto expresses: "Art that looks like praise."

To purchase tickets, visit or click the link below. For parents and students, visit the Parent Production Page

Purchase tickets for God With Us.

Dance Parents & Students: Visit the Parent Production Page for complete information on rehearsals, tickets, costumes, performances, backstage help, and more.

Parent's Night Out Fundraiser!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/27/22.

On Friday, April 29th, our dance faculty is hosting a Parent's Night Out fundraiser full of Narnia-themed art projects, games, snacks, and more! Make your own pan flute, play tag, go on a scavenger hunt, and go head to head with finger jousting! Let your kids join in the fun, and get a worry-free date night -- a win for you, a win for your kids, and a win for us!

Children ages five and up are invited to join us from 6:00-10:00 PM on Friday, April 29th at Trinity Arts Center. Dinner will not be provided, so please feed them before you drop them off. = ) A donation of at least $20 is suggested. You can pick up earlier if you'd like. Just notify the staff when you drop off so they know what to expect.

Dance students in Levels 4-6 are invited to help with the event, then stay the night at Trinity Arts Center for a dance sleepover! The price of admissiono for those students is the suggested donation plus a snack to share. For those students, bring everything you need for a sleepover, plus whatever you'll need for the 9-2:30 rehearsal on Saturday.

Scan the QR code below or send an e-mail to the front desk to hold your spot and to help us plan supplies. Thanks!

Registration For Princess Ballerina Camp Is Open!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/07/22.

Registration for this year's Princess Ballerina Camp is open! From dance classes to tea parties, art projects to sign language, and face painting to dress up, if you are a young girl (ages 3-8), Princess Ballerina Camp is the place to be the week of June 13-17th!

As of Wednesday, April 27th, we have around 20 open spots for this year's Princess Ballerina Camp. If you've been waiting, now is the time to grab your spot. Don't miss out!

Princess Ballerina Camp is a half-day arts camp that introduces young girls to dance, art, music, grace, and manners in a playful, fun, and colorful way. Daily activites will include tea parties, costumes, dance classes, music instruction, art projects, face painting, and more -- all designed to give your princess a fun-filled week of instruction, friendship, and creativity. Although there are some large group story and singing times, the majority of their camp experience is spent with seven other princesses who are grouped according to age (or by request), with their own "Queen" and "Fairy Princess" leaders. That 8:2 ratio ensures that all of our girls are known and safe, that they have age appropriate projects and activities, and that we capture lots of great pictures! And as a bonus (moms and dads)... It's a GREAT way to find babysitters!

This year's camp will be held from Monday, June 13th to Friday, June 17th, from 9:00 to 12:00 each day, with a mid-morning snack and juice provided. To register, stop by the front desk at Trinity Arts Center or shoot us an email. In past years, we've offered two weeks. With only one week this year, it is likely to fill up fast! The cost is $150 for the week, and includes all materials. We'd love to see you there!

Trinity Arts Center Is On Spring Break This Week!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/14/22.

Trinity Arts Center is closed this week (3/13-3/19) for Spring Break. With temps climbing into the 60s this week, we highly recommend spending part of your break on Roan Mountain or Grayson Highlands, and having a picnic lunch at one of the area parks (Founders, Kings Commons, Willow Springs, Winged Deer, Warriors Path, and Steele Creek all have something to offer). See you in a week!

As always, our complete schedule is available online at

The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe Dance Auditions!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/07/22.

SAVE THE DATE: Auditions for lead roles in our spring dance production of The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe will be held on Saturday, January 15th from 9:00 AM to Noon for our Level 4, 5, and 6 dancers! Auditions are great experience for college, companies, summer intensives, and future jobs. We expect to see you there!

For students interested in auditioning, be ready to go by 9:00 in the main studio. Wear pink tights and a black leotard, and bring pointe shoes, flat shoes, and a black skirt (if you have one). See you there! P.S. The date for the Spring Production is Saturday, May 7th. More details will be provided in early March.

Company Class Schedule For Spring 2022!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/07/22.

The Spring 2022 schedule for our invitation-only Company Classes is complete. See below for details. Level 4-6 dancers who are interested should see your teacher for an invite!
Let us know if you have questions. We're glad to help!

Snow Cancellation Policy At Trinity Arts Center.
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/03/22.
Snow Cancellation Policy At Trinity Arts Center.
Since the weather and roads are often clear by the time we start classes, we do not follow the cancellation schedule for any of the area school systems and are usually open even when they are closed. When we do close, we get the word out via email, on the web site, and on Facebook by noon of the day in question.

If we are open, we will not post anything. Of course, use your own judgement if the roads where you live won't allow you to make it in (or if you'd just rather go sledding). = )

Trinity Arts Center is closed for Christmas Break!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 12/20/22.

Beginning today, Trinity Arts Center is closed for a two-week Christmas Break, and will re-open for classes on Monday, January 3rd. We hope your Christmas is full of grace and peace, and that you are able to share it with family and friends.

"So wrap our injured flesh around You. Breathe our air and walk our sod. Rob our sins and make us holy, perfect Son of God. Welcome to our world." - Chris Rice (Welcome to Our World)