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DANCE PARENTS & STUDENTS! Tonight's dress rehearsals are from 4:00-6:00 (Cast A) and 6:00-8:00 (Cast B) in Seeger Chapel, on the MILLIGAN COLLEGE campus. For more information about costumes, rehearsals, or anything production-related, scroll down. Thanks! See you there!

The Woman at the Well - Parent & Student Production Page!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 02/05/18.

The Woman at the Well will be performed on Saturday, May 12th 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 The Woman at the Well?

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.

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?

This show will be performed two times on Saturday, May 12th, at 1:00 (Cast A) and 5:00 PM (Cast B) in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus (see below for which classes are in which performances).

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 Are Rehearsals?

The majority of our rehearsal will take place the last 15 minutes of your normal class times in the months leading up to the show, or during our Saturday company classes (for those who participate). In addition, we will hold a dress reharsal, at Milligan College, the week of the performance, and can schedule additional optional rehearsals. We'll communicate about those as soon as we can.

Full-show Run-through Rehearsals:

For dancers Level 1 and above, we will hold a full-show run-through rehearsal for Cast A on Saturday, April 28th and for Cast B on Saturday, May 5th from 10:00-1:00 (leads stay until 2:00pm) in the large studio at Trinity Arts Center.

Due to space, parents are not allowed to stay for the run-through rehearsals. In fact, we need as few cars on the lot as possible as we have music recitals happening simultaneously in the main building, and we REALLY need the parking.

Dress Rehearsals

A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 11th 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). Brielle will hold an informational meeting in the auditorium for ALL PARENTS at 4:10 (Cast A) and 6:10 (Cast B).

Rebecca Marr will be taking all of the show pictures at Dress Rehearsal, so make sure to arrive with makeup and hair on point. We want them to look good!

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?

Levels 3 and above participate in both performances. The performances for Pre Ballet, Ballet Basics, Ballet 1, Jazz 1, Hip-Hop 1, Ballet 2, Jazz 2, and Hip-Hop 2 are designated below.

Cast A (1:00) Pre Ballet Mon 10:00
Pre Ballet Mon 5:45
Ballet Basics Mon 4:45
Ballet Basics Mon 6:45
Ballet Basics Thu 3:45
Ballet 1 (all classes)
Jazz 1
Hip-Hop 1
Cast B (5:00) Pre Ballet Mon 3:45
Pre Ballet Tue 4:45
Ballet Basics Tue 3:45
Ballet Basics Tue 5:45
Ballet Basics Fri 5:00
Ballet 2
Jazz 2
Hip-Hop 2

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

Costuming for each class, in show order.

HAIR NOTE FOR ALL FEMALE DANCERS: Incorporate braids into a hair style that is pinned and secured to head.

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, which she makes avilable on her web site. We'll send an email with links to those 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!