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Classes Begin In THREE Weeks!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 07/16/18.

Just a quick reminder that we have THREE WEEKS until classes start AND that we're at Trinity every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 to answer questions and get class and lesson times held for you and your kiddos. Of course, E-mails, phone calls, or Facebook messages work just as well. Just let us know what you need. = )

The 2018-19 class schedule is online. Take a peek at that then let us know what we can do. One way or another, we will see you soon!

Classes For The 2018-19 School Year Begin In Four Weeks!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 07/07/18.

I know, I know... I'm not ready to think about "back to school" yet either but -- the truth of the matter is that now is the best time to get the class and lesson times you need for the new school year. Shoot us an email or stop by one of the early registration nights every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 so we can get spots held for you. Four weeks are going to fly by fast.

The 2018-19 class schedule is online. Take a peek at that then let us know what we can do. One way or another, hopefully we will see you soon!

Our New Art Classes Meet Twice A Week!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 06/23/18.

Our new twice-a-week art classes with Christopher Boyd are a great option for talented students with a high interest in and aptitude for creativity! We'll go way beyond arts and crafts, and give your kids an opportunity to experiment with a variety of mediums, develop technique, and use their creativity to grow, communicate, express themselves, solve problems, and create beauty.

Chris is a next-level artist with a broad range of talents and training in drawing, painting, sculpting, pottery, and more. And not only is Chris a talented artist and teacher, he's an amazing encourager and role model who will build your kids up in more ways than just technique. Chris makes his living creating art, so he has great persepctive on how to apply creativity in a real-world, taking-care-of-a-family context. He's the real deal. If you have a creative kid, you'll want them to spend time with Chris. He's a big teddy bear, a creative juggernaut, and a creative rockstar.

Classes for the 2018-19 school year begin on Monday, August 6th and the new art classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15-6:15 (ages 10-13) and 6:30-7:30 (ages 14-18). A complete class schedule is avialable online. Call or e-mail any time to get a spot held. Class size is limited to ten, so register early to guarantee a spot.

Stop By Any Tuesday or Thursday in June or July!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 06/19/18.

Like to get registered, but want to talk to someone in person first? Interested in classes, but would like to check out the facility and see more than what a text message or the web site can offer? Stop by any Tuesday or Thursday in June or July from 4-6 PM and we'll answer questions, give you a tour, and get you registered for a trial dance class, art class, or private music lesson for the fall. Spots fill fast, especially for early childhood dance classes and private lessons. If you have Trinity in mind for the fall, now is the time to stop by. = )

In the meantime, take a peek at next year's class schedule, so you can see what's available. And of course, you can call, email, or send us a Facebook message to get your questions answered or spots held as well! Thanks!

Classes Begin August 6th But Now Is The Time To Register!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 06/13/18.

For those who are already registered, confirmation invoices went out today. For those who haven't, you need to do that now! The schedule just gets fuller from here, and you risk missing out on the class and lesson times you need for the fall if you wait.

Music classes and early childhood dance classes fill up especially fast, so if you have those in your plan for the new school year, I highly recommend you shoot us an email and gets spots held. You don't have to pay tuition to hold class and lesson times. You just have to let us know, and pay the $75 registration fee. Take a peek at next year's class schedule, and call or email to get your spots held! One way or another, we'll see you soon. = )

Our Summer Dance Intensive Is Going To Be Amazing!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/07/18.

Registration for our 2018 Summer Dance Intensive is open today, with some past favorites and some new faces that are going to deliver an amazing series of classes for this summer's two-week program. Space is limited so register now for one or both weeks (June 4-8 and June 11-15). It will be a summer to remember!

This summer's intensive will feature long-time friends and favorites like Marc Wayne (Culture House, Maxxus Dance Theater), Jill Eathorne Bahr (Charleston Ballet, Coastal Ballet USA), Patricia Cantwell (Charleston Ballet), Alexander Kotelenets (Kiev Ballet, Houston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater), Heather Kotelenets (Harid Conservatory, Texas Ballet Theater), Cheryl Cutlip (Project Dance, The Rockettes), Carl Harris (Just Dance, E3, Stage One), and Natassia Harris (Just Dance, E3, Stage One).

Both weeks of our intensive will include an intense 5 1/2 hour daily schedule of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and theatrical classes, with lots of opportunities to learn new choreography, push yourself, and benefit from the varied personal experience of this amazing group of dancers, teachers, and choreographers. In addition to being talented performers and teachers, these guests are all incredible role models and mentors. You will be inspired and changed.

Classes are available for both intermediate (at least two years of ballet) and advanced (at least two years on pointe) levels. Tuition is $300 per week or $500 for both. The intensive is 100% open to students outside of our studio, although space is limited and housing is not included.

Download the brochure for more information about the schedule, instructors, and cost. Email or call if you have any questions. We'd love to see you there!

Registration Is Open For The 2018-2019 School Year!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/15/18.

Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year! We highly recommend grabbing your preferred class and lesson times early as some classes fill quickly. The deadline to get the 10% early registration discount is Saturday, May 19th. To keep your existing music spots, you'll need to register by Saturday, May 19th.

As always, private music students have the option to carry their existing lesson times into the new school year by registering before the May 19th deadline. If you're new, or are hoping to grab new lesson times for the coming school year, this is the best time of year to do that. The earlier you register, the more likely you'll be able to find times that work for your family.

For more information, Download the 2018-2019 Registration Form, call, or email. Existing students don't need to complete a new registration form. We already have your info on file, and can hold spots, and take tuition payments, at the front desk or over the phone. As always, check the online calendar for start dates, summer camps, workshops, and everything else. Call or email if you have any questions. Thanks!

End Of Year Music Recitals Are This Month!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/10/18.

Our end-of-year music recitals are on the calendar (and listed below). Friends, siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors (and really anyone) is welcome to attend. Double-check your times (and the notes) below. We'll see you there!

Saturday, April 28th
09:00 AM - Barb Jeffress
11:30 AM - Patty Booher
02:00 PM - Zach Ross
04:30 PM - Rob Merier
07:00 PM - Aaron Jackson & Dalton Hall

Friday, May 4th
07:00 PM - MIriah Hawkins

Saturday, May 5th
11:30 AM - Erin Dalton
02:00 PM - Kalia Yeager
07:00 PM - Cody Bauer **** Moved to 2:00! ***

Generally speaking, these recitals run around sixty minutes but can be as long as ninety, depending on how many students are performing. Each instructor sets the "tone" for their recital and may send home additional instruction about attire and protocol. Unless you hear otherwise, the tone (and dress code) is casual. Family and friends are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

Although it's ideal to have students perform at their instructor's recital time, we are flexible, and allow students to perform at any time that works for your family's schedule. If you have questions about that, let Jamin know or touch base with your instructor.

Trinity Arts Center Is Closed For Spring Break!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/12/18.

Trinity Arts Center is closed this week for Spring Break. Enjoy the break, start your spring cleaning (the garage is on my list), and carve out some time to enjoy the beauty of where we live (Round Bald on Roan Mountain and a milkshake at Bob's Dairyland is also on my list). We'll see you on Monday, March 19th, when we return.

P.S. It might be a bit cool this week, but I highly recommend taking a kite or two up on Roan Mountain. It's always windy on Round Bald, and super-easy to get them airborn. The kids and I have had a blast every time. = )

Tickets for "The Woman at the Well" on sale February 12th!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 02/05/18.

PARENTS & STUDENTS! We've added notes to the production page about costumes, run-through rehearsals for Cast A on April 28th and for Cast B on May 5th, and dress rehearsals for everyone on May 11th. Please review those notes now.

Tickets for "The Woman at the Well," this year's full-length, original, spring dance production go on sale next Monday, February 12th. Performances will be on Saturday, May 12th at 1:00 and 5:00 in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus.

The Woman at the Well is this year's original, spring dance production, which expands on the story of The Woman at the Well in John 4. It consists of our own original choreography set to the music of today's most creative and contemporary music artists. All of our performances are a good mix of cute moments, performed by our youngest students, and meaningful ones, performed by some of our most accomplished older dancers. With contemporary music, creative storytelling, and some very talented dancers and choreographers, we like to think that there is something for everyone. We'd love to see you there!

Purchase tickets for God With Us.

Tuition Is Past-Due For the 3rd Quarter & 2nd Semester!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 02/05/18.

Tuition for the 3rd quarter & 2nd semester (depending on how you pay) is one month past due this week. Please pay that online, using the link in the email invoice that was sent, or at the front desk, using a credit card, check, or cash. Automatic email reminders go out every Monday. If you're not receiving those, please let us know. Thanks!

As always, shoot us an email if you have any questions. Thanks!

Jazz Workshop w/ Cheryl Cutlip (Rockettes, Project Dance)!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/28/18.

Cheryl Cutlip, former Rockette and founder/director of Project Dance, is offering two Fosse Jazz Workshops on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00-12:00 (advanced) and from 12:30-2:30 (intermediate). The advanced group is ages 13+ with 4+ yeard of jazz experience. The intermediate group is 10+ with at least 2 years. Students from other studios are welcome.

Cheryl is an amazing dancer, instructor, and force for good in the international dance community. Not only is she a talented performer and teacher, she is an encourager, influencer, and bright light who builds up dancers in every good way. You don't want to miss this chance. Her complete bio is available on the Project Dnace web site. To register, stop by the front desk at Trinity Arts Center or shoot us an email. The cost is $25.

Registration For Princess Ballerina Camp Is Open!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/02/17.

Week 1 of Princess Ballerina Camp is sold out, but we still have 30 spots available for Week 2 -- June 25th through the 29th. We'd love to have you!

Registration for this year's Princess Ballerina Camp is open! From dance classes to tea parties and face painting to dress up, if you are a young girl (ages 3-8), Princess Ballerina Camp is the place to be this summer!

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.

This year's camps will be held from Monday, June 18th to Friday, June 22nd (Week 1) and from Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29th (Week 2), 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. Last year's camp filled up in about two weeks so, please register early to guarantee your spot. The cost is $100 and includes all materials, supplies, and a camp t-shirt.

Make Memories At Our 7th Annual Father/Daughter Dance!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/02/17.

Come create memories with your daughter(s) at Trinity Arts Center's 7th annual Father/Daughter dance! There are other Father/Daughter dances and events in town, but the energy and atmosphere of this event is unique. I promise, you and your daughters will remember these annual dates for a long time to come! Make your reservation fast, before tickets are sold out (they sell out every year).

Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is an elegant night of dessert and dancing, with all proceeds going to fund scholarships at Trinity Arts Center. Come dance the night away with your daughters, friends, and fellow fathers. It will be a night to remember (it always is).

Attire is formal (anything from slacks and a button-down to full-blown tux), as we'll spend the evening dancing under the lights at The Venue, in downtown Johnson City, on Saturday, February 17th from 6:00-9:30. Tickets are $20 each. Call or email early to reserve your place. We'll see you there!

Valery Lantratov Ballet Intensive
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/02/17.
Valery Lantratov Ballet Intensive
LOCAL DANCERS: Valery Lantratov, General Director of the Russian National Ballet Federation, will be teaching two ballet master classes on Monday, January 15th from 4:00-5:30 (intermediate) and 5:30-7:00 (advanced).

A graduate of the Moscow Academic Choreographic College, Lantratov was selected as a first soloist with the Moscow Stanislavski Ballet, dancing principal roles in ballets such as Don Quixote, Copellia, and Romeo & Juliet. Valery's credits include international performances with the Kremlin Ballet, and the Russian National Ballet Foundation, which he formed in 1993, being named "People s Artist of Russia" -- the Russian Federation's highest artistic honor.

Mr. Lantratov holds a teaching certificate from Russia's National Academy of Theatrical Arts and is currently touring via the Russian National Ballet Foundation, introducing international audiences to some of the finest classical works of Russia. To see a video of Mr. Lantratov in action, watch this video on You Tube.

The Intermediate class is for our Level 3, 4, & 5 students. The Advanced class is for our Level 6 & 7. Participation is free for Trinity students, and just $25 for guests. Please take advantage of this very special opportunity to study from a Russian Master. Email or call to register.

Trinity Arts Center... Semester Save The Dates!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/01/17.

The 2017-18 school year is underway, and now is a good time to save the dates for spring and summer. Here are a few key dates:

Quarter Tuition Due:Monday, Jauary 8th
Semester Tuition Due:Monday, Jauary 8th
Valery Lantratov Workshop:Monday, January 15th (4:00 and 5:30)
Father/Daughter Dance:Saturday, Fevbruary 17th
Spring Break:Sunday, March 11th - Saturday, March 17th
Quarter Tuition Due:Monday, March 19th
Music Recitals:Friday & Saturday, April 27th & 28th; May 4th & 5th
The Woman at the Well:Saturday, May 12th (1:00 and 5:00)
Last Day Of Classes:Saturday, May 19th
Summer Dance Intensive 1:Monday, June 4th - Friday, June 8th
Summer Dance Intensive 2:Monday, June 11th - Friday, June 15th
Princess Ballerina Camp 1:Monday, June 18th - Friday, June 22nd
Princess Ballerina Camp 2:Monday, June 25th - Friday, June 29th

Of course, we'll add a variety of guest artists, camps, and workshops to the schedule as well, which we'll announce as they are confirmed. You can always reference our online calendar, message us on Facebook, email us, or call/text to (423) 926-6048.