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IT'S SHOW WEEK, which means that EVERYONE needs to be at Milligan University on Thursday AND Friday from 4:30-9:00 (call time is 4:00) except Pre-Ballet, Ballet Basics, and Ballet 1. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU ARE THERE AND ON TIME so you don't miss photography, which will be done first thing. Younger dancers (Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics) will be dismissed as early as possible on both days.

SHOWTIMES ARE AT 1:00 AND 5:00 ON SATURDAY with a call-time of 12:15 and 4:15 respectively. Please be on time, with hair and makeup in place!

WE NEED MORE PARENT VOLUNTEERS! With the majortiy of our students performing in both shows, it's easy for parents to attend one performance and help backstage with the other. And for most backstage roles, you can watch half the show from the balcony with the dancers you're helping -- a win-win! Scan the QR code below to see what's available and to sign up to help. Thank you!

Narnia - Parent & Student Production Page!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/07/22.

Narnia, our full-length dance prodution and adaptation of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, will be performed on Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 and 5:00 PM in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan University campus. See below for performance, rehearsal, and ticket information.

Note: By default, we assume that all dance students will participate in our productions. 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 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."

All of our dance performances) are not your typical dance "recitals." They are fully costumed, choreographed, and scored dance productions that communicate meaningful Gospel-rich stories in creative and compelling ways. If this is your first time participating or attending, we hope you'll be encouraged and pleasantly surprised by what we do. = )

When Are The Performances?

Narnia will be performed two times on Saturday, May 7th, at 1:00 and 5:00 PM in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan University campus.

How Do We Get Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at Trinity Arts Center, by phone (926-6048), or online at Tickets are $15 dollars each. 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 for this show. This year, only our Ballet 1 classes will be "split" with the Tuesday class performing in the 1:00 show and the Thursday class performing in the 5:00 show.

NOTE: Students who only take one of our hip-hop classes on Thursday, with no ballet or Jazz/Contemorary will need to "drop in" to the Tuesday Jazz class of the same level for 4th quarter in order to participate in the show since there won't be a dedicated hip-hop piece.

Cast A (1:00 show) Tuesday Ballet 1
Cast B (5:00 show) Thursday Ballet 1

When Are Rehearsals?

The majority of our rehearsals will take place during the last 15 minutes of your regular class time but there may be additional rehearslas for lead roles and special parts. We'll follow up with additional emails and take-home sheets that communicate addiitional info when needed. In addition, we will hold two full-cast rehearsals on Saturday, April 4th (Cast A) and Saturday, April 11th (Cast B) at Trinity Arts Center, and a final dress reharsal at Milligan University, on Thursday (Cast A) and Friday (Cast B), week of the show.

Saturday Rehearsals for Levels 4, 5, and 6 at Trinity Arts Center

Levels 4, 5, and 6 will meet on Saturday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM for additional rehearsals. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, so bring a snack and drink.

Full-Cast Rehearsals at Trinity Arts Center

There will be Full Cast Rehearsals on Saturday, April 16th, Saturday, April 23rd, and Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM 12:30 PM. Levels 4, 5, and 6 will attend the entire rehearsal (with a lunch break from 11:00 to 11:30. Optionally, Pre-Ballet, Ballet Basics, and students in Levels 1, 2, and 3 will attend from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Dress & Photography Rehearsals at Milligan University

A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held for CAST A on Thursday, May 5th from 4:30-9:00 and for CAST B on Friday, May 6th from 4:30-9:00 for Cast B. Students in both casts will attend both rehearsals. These rehearsals will be on stage in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan University campus.

NOTE: Ballet Basics students will ONLY come for the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, May 5th. Pre-Ballet will ONLY come for the Dress Rehearsal on Friday, May 6th. All students should have hair and makeup done, with pink tights and a pink leotard (if they have one, if not we will provide one).

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 promptly at 4:30 with their base uniform, hair, and make up ready to go. 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.

Since students will be there from 4:30-9:00, they are welcome to bring non-messy snacks and clear drinks to have while they are not on stage. Books, small games, and otther small distractions are also welcome. Our room moms will have other ways to keep them busy backstage as well.

Parent Volunteers For Rehearsals & Shows!!

As you can imagine, 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.

Our Parent Sign-Up Sheets are online this year. Please click the link above, or scan the QR code below, and choose an area in which yo can help!

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. There is no costume fee or any kind.

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

By default, all female dance students should wear their standar class uniform -- a black, spaghetti strap leotard with pink, footed tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair should be in a low ballet bun, with appropriate 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.

Special Notes:

Levels 4-6 should have hair braided in a bun. See a tutorial video on YouTube.
Jazz 5 and Jazz 6 need black tights.
Lucy, Susan, Witch Witch, and Lantern need to have theiir hair half-up/half-down.

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
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 us 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!