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God With Us - Parent & Student Production Page!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 11/24/16.

God With Us will be performed on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 and 5:00 PM in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus. See below for all of the applicable performance, rehearsal, and ticket information.

Note: By default, we assume that all dance students will participate in God With Us, except our Adult Ballet and Tap classes. Based on that assumption, we will purchase costumes for, and plan choreography that includes, your student. If your students cannot participate, for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible so we can adjust accordingly. Thanks!

What Is God With Us?

God With Us is our annual Christmas performance, which tells the story of Jesus' birth through our own, original choreography, several styles of dance, and a variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music. It's a fun show, with a good mix of cute moments, performed by our youngest students, and meaningful ones, performed by some of our most accomplished older dancers. We like to think that there is something for everyone, and we think of it as our own little Christmas tradition, now in its eighth year, with hopefully many more to come.

God With Us (and really all of our dance performances) are not your typical dance "recital." They are fully costumed, choreographed, and scored dance productions that communicate stories that we belive are meaningful, in as creative a way as we are able to tell them. We think there's something special that happens when creative people get together to use their gifts, encourage one another, and communicate truth. If this is your first time participating, we think you'll appreciate the difference.

When Are The Performances?

God With Us will be performed two times on Saturday, December 17th, at 1:00 and 5:00 PM in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus.

All dancers should arrive forty-five minutes before each performance with their core costume, hair, and makeup ready to go (see below for details).

When Is Dress Rehearsal?

A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held on Friday, December 16th from 4:00-6:00 (Cast A) and 6:00-8:00 (Cast B). Students in both casts will stay for the entire time. We will run the Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics dances first, then excuse the younger dancers from rehearsal while we run the remainder of the show.

All dancers should arrive ten minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time with their core costume, hair, and makeup ready to go (see below for details). Miss Tanya will hold an informational meeting in the auditorium for ALL PARENTS at 4:10 (Cast A) and 6:10 (Cast B).

How Do We Get Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at Trinity Arts Center, by phone (926-6048), or online at Tickets prices are either $10 or $15 dollars, depending on which section you select for seats. All seats are reserved.

Which Performance/Cast Are We In?

All Trinity dance students will participate in both performances except for our Adult Ballet and Tap students, who will not perform (unless they are in other classes), our Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics classes, our Ballet & Jazz levels 1 and 2, Hippity Hop, and Hip Hop levels 2 and 3, who will participate in only one performance (see notes below).

Cast A (1:00) Ballet 1
Monday Ballet Basics at 4:45
Jazz 1
Monday Pre Ballet at 5:45
Hippity Hop
Hip Hop 3
Monday Pre Ballet at 10:00
Thursday Ballet Basics at 3:45
Monday Pre Ballet at 3:45
Cast B (5:00) Monday Ballet Basics at 6:45
Friday Ballet Basics at 5:00
Ballet 2
Jazz 2
Hip Hop 2
Thursday Pre Ballet at 10:00
Tuesday Ballet Basics at 5:45
Tuesday Ballet Basics at 3:45
Tuesday Pre Ballet at 4:45

Do We Need Costumes? What Do We Wear?

Trinity Arts Center provides costumes for all of our performers. However, we do require that students wear some standard pieces (usually our required classroom uniform) as an undergarment or base for those costumes. Specefic informaiton about those base costumes is included below. Please contact the teachers for more information about the additonal costumes that we will be providing for the show.

Note: Many of the costumes are shared by both casts. It is absolutely critical that you do not take these home for laundering, or keep them during intermission or for photos. If you'd lke to take photos, please come early, get in costume, then make sure those are returned immediately after your rehearsal or performances so that they can be organized and prepared for the next dancer.

Male Students

If not noted below, see your teacher for individual costume requirements.

Class-Specific Costume Information

All female dancers should wear their hair in a low bun with traditional stage makeup (enough lip color and eye makeup to ensure that their features are not washed out under the stage lights). There should be no dangling earrings or nail polish of any kind.

Coming soon.

What Should I Expect On Performance Day?

All students will be checked-in to the appropriate backstage holding and/or dressing room 45 minutes before each performance. Please have your student in their core costume, with hair and makeup ready before dropping them off.

Backstage Parents
Parents are not allowed backstage during rehearsals or performances unless they are working as a backstage volunteer. If you're interested, please sign up on the volunteer sheet, at the front table.

Food & Drink
Only water is allowed back stage. Students staying for both performances may bring a meal or snack to be eaten in the lobby or another approved area.

Video & Photography
Rebecca Marr will take pictures at both dress rehearsals and performances, which she makes avilable on her web site. We record a batter-than-average video recording of each show, which we will make available online for free. We'll send an email with links to Rebecca's photos and our video shortly after the performance.

Post-Performance Pick-Up
To reduce backstage traffic, we ask that only one parent come backstage to pick up their younger students.

Wait Time Between Performance
Childcare is not available between performances. There are students, teachers, and technical crew who stay through the break. However, there is no direct supervision of students during this time. Students who cannot be responsible for themselves should not be left at the theatre between shows.

Anything else? Ask your student's teacher or shoot Jamin an email.

How Do I Sign Up To Help?

Thanks for asking! We need lots of help. Parent sign-up sheets are on the front table of the Arts Center with options to take tickets, distribute programs, assist with backstage needs, clean up, and a variety of other jobs.

We'll update this site with more information as we have it. When in doubt, just shoot us an email and we'll figure it out. Thanks!