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Love Never Fails - Parent & Student Production Page!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 02/25/19.

Love Never Fails will be performed on Saturday, May 4th 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. 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 Love Never Fails?

Love Never Fails is our newest, original contemporary dance production (we create one every spring). This year's show tells the story of love in three acts, communicating everything from the love of a parent, to a childhood crush, to marriage, to the loss of a loved one, to sacrfice, and finally, to God's love for us. These performances include choreography set to modern music, and include cute moments from our littlest dancers, and meaningful moments from our most experienced ones.

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?

Love Never Fails will be performed two times on Saturday, May 4th, at 1:00 and 5:00 PM in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus.

When Are Rehearsals?

The majority of our rehearsal will take place the last 15 minutes of your normal class times, or during our Saturday company classes (for those who participate). In addition, we will hold some additional, Saturday rehearsals at Trinity Arts Center, and a final dress reharsal at Milligan College, the week of the show.

Full-show Run-through Rehearsals
We will hold full-show run-through rehearsals on for Cast A on Saturday, April 20th and for Cast B on Saturday, April 27th, both from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the large studio at Trinity Arts Center. Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics students are not called for these rehearsals.

Dress & Photography Rehearsals
A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held for CAST A on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00-9:00 and for CAST B on Friday, May 3rd from 5:00-9:00 for Cast B. Students in both casts will attend both rehearsals.

We will begin by shooting photography of the entire show, then we'll reset and run the Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics dances so we can excuse them early (we intend to get them out by 7:00) and run the remainder of the show.

All dancers should arrive early enough to be in their first costume, hair, and makeup, ready to go at 5:00. Check-in will be downstairs in Lower Seeger. Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics students will check in at the bottom of the stairs (there will be a table set up). Everyone else can check in to the large room down the middle stair case, near the bathrooms. Teachers and room moms will be there, ready to receive them.

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?

Unless a single cast is designated below, all Trinity dance students will participate in both performances.

Cast A (1:00) Pre Ballet - Mon 3:45
Pre Ballet - Mon 5:45
Ballet Basics - Mon 4:45
Ballet Basics - Tue 3:45
Ballet Basics - Tue 5:45
Ballet 1
Hip-Hop 1
Jazz 1
Hip-Hop 3
Cast B (5:00) Pre Ballet - Tue 4:45
Pre Ballet - Wed 3:45
Pre Ballet - Thu 4:45
Ballet Basics - Wed 4:45
Ballet Basics - Thu 3:45
Ballet Basics - Thu 5:45
Ballet 2
Hip-Hop 2

We Need Parent Volunteers!

To manage all of the backstage technical and child care needs, we need lots of help, especially with the Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics students. One of the most helpful things you can do is to "trade" with a friend who has younger dancers in another cast so you can watch your dancer's performance while they help backstage, then trade places and allow them to watch while you 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.

Do We Need Costumes? What Do We Wear?

For the most part, Trinity Arts Center will provide costumes for all of our performers. However, students are often required to wear pieces of our standar uniform (which your dancer should already have) as an undergarment or base for those costumes, or an occasional simple piece like a white t-shirt or other common item. If you have any specific questions, please contact the teachers for more information about the additonal costumes that are being provided or are needed 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.

You should have already received a take-home sheet from your dancer's teacher but -- because we know those don't always make it home (or sometimes find their way into the trash), we've reproduced some of that info here.

Ballet 1, 2, and 3:
Braided Hair: Any type of braid is acceptable (simple 3 strand braid, French braid, fishtail braid, a braid into a ponytail, etc.).

Costume: ballet students must come with pink tights that cover their feet, pink ballet shoes (please cut the ribbons so that they do not come untied on stage), and a black leotard (leotards can be short sleeved, tank, or spaghetti strap). The rest of their costume will be provided at the rehearsal and performance by Trinity Arts Center.

Jazz 1, 2, and 3:
Braided Hair: Any type of braid is acceptable (simple 3 strand braid, French braid, fishtail braid, a braid into a ponytail, etc.).

Costume: All jazz students must come with black jazz shoes, black jazz pants, and a black leotard (spaghetti strap or tank is preferred although short sleeved is acceptable).

The rest of their costume will be provided at the rehearsal and performance by Trinity Arts Center.

Jazz 4:
Hair: High ponytail

Costume: Black jazz shoes, black biker shorts, black jazz pants, and a white button up.

Ballet 4:
Hair: Half-up half-down with braid incorporated. PLEASE NOTE: If your child is also in jazz 4 and does not have time to incorporate a braid, your child can just do a regular half-up half-down hairstyle.

Costume: Light colored jeans, black leotard, ballet shoes, and a specific colored shirt. Ask Ms. Mary about which specific color shirt you will be wearing since this depends on which group you are in.

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.

Our photographer will take pictures at both dress rehearsals, which we will make avilable once they are edited. We'll send an email with links to those photos 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.

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!