TRINITY TIMES - Trinity Booster Club by yaofenjin


                                               WELCOME TO THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF
                                                   THE TRINITY IRISH DANCERS!
Volume 3, Issue 30 Login: trinityboosterclub Password: elevatetrinity                4/24/2012

DESTINATION: FEIS!                                                                     THIS WEEK’S REMINDERS
As announced in a previous Times issue, Trinity is attending two Feisianna as all         WISCONSIN FLOWER FUND-
school Feis trips this year.                                                               RAISER FORMS DUE TODAY!
                                                                                           Email Courtney Quinn
            Cincinnati Feis                           Nation’s Capitol Feis
           Sunday, June10th                            Sunday, July 22nd                  DON’T FORGET TO BRING A
                                                                                           FRIEND TO CLASS! During ALL
Both feiseanna are open for registration – Register for Cincinnati on and Nation’s Capitol on (Also, Indianapolis
                                                                                           River and Cork/Derry classes!
Feis which is on 6/9 and on the way to Cincinnati is open for registration on              Monday, May 14th – Sunday, May as well.)                                                                    20th
                                                                                          JOIN US FOR SUMMER CAMP
More information about Trinity’s plans can be found HERE. Hotel information, get           FUN! ILLINOIS OR WISCONSIN
togethers and RSVP to Trinity parents all is there for you. We are still looking for
someone to help coordinate while on the trip for the Nation’s Capitol – so if you
                                                                                          RIVER COSTUMES MUST BE
are planning on going please email Molly Carroll:
to help out. We have parents that are doing the research back home but want to             ORDERED BY MAY 25TH!
have someone to help while there – and we don’t anticipate it to be a huge                ILLINOIS FAMILIES! Elmhurst has
amount of work. If you are interested in attending the Cincinnati feis and/or              a new night of classes! Email Kim
participating in pizza/practice, please email Amy VanSwearingen at                         Niewiedzial to find out how you . Questions about the Nation’s Capitol Feis can be addressed
                                                                                           can help spread the word!
to Molly Carroll or the parent coordinators – Cathy Staff
( ) or Vicki Daniels                                               MILWAUKEE-LAND FAMILIES! Sign
(                                                                   up before May 1st for our TPT
                                                                                           Session! Don’t miss out on
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are excited to                                                          performing at Irish Fest!
reintroduce the Trinity Feis trip this year.
But to help you prepare at these events, we                                               ALL TRINITY FAMILIES! SPRING
are working to coordinate teachers to                                                      PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
attend the event as well. If we have                                                       AVAILABLE HERE.
teachers attend this event, it will be on
                                                                                          RIVER, CORK & DERRY FAMILIES
their own time, so we ask that you consider
a donation to help defray their costs of                                                   IN ILLINOIS & MADISON! Don’t
food, hotel, & lodging of $25-50 per family.                                               miss out on summer
Please consider contributing to support this                                               performances, sign up for Summer
important element of the trip! A point                                                     TPT now!
person will be designated for each feis to
                                                                                          DONEGAL THROUGH SETANTA
collect the money – more specifics will
come at a later date.                                                                      DANCERS 3/4 HAND TEAMS FOR
                                                                                           MADISON & ILLINOIS ARE FILLING
                                                                                           UP FAST! Sign up now!
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                            LAST CALL FOR THE GATHERING...
                            If you're like most people, chances are you enrolled your child in Irish dancing out of a desire
                            to maintain a connection with your family's Irish heritage. Do not miss this Friday's
                            opportunity to enjoy the company of the "pioneers" of the amazing Trinity family of which you
                            and your children are now a part. Cliff Carlson of The Irish American News will be emcee for
                            the evening as we honor the members of Trinity's first teams who pushed the boundaries at
                            the World Championships and finally broke the "emerald barrier", capturing the first World
                            titles for the United States.

                                         Break out your best duds and join us for an unforgettable evening!

                            **final deadline is Wednesday at noon. RSVP to and pay by check at
                            the door**

                            THE 7 WEEK WORKOUT CONTINUES!

   WEEK 6                                        It’s More Than Just Irish Dancing!
                                                Click HERE for this week’s workout!

 Did you miss a week? See

 past workouts HERE!

                            Milwaukee Sunday Bring A Friend date has been rescheduled from May 20 to May 6. Any
                            Wisconsin dancer who has a friend that would like to observe a Sunday class can visit this Open
                            House. We strongly encourage older Province dancers to bring their "little friends" to this Open

                            What to do:
                            Print tickets HERE and cut them apart on the dotted lines. Then hand them out to your friends,
                            neighbors, family, and classmates! Let everyone know that not only will they get to meet an
                            amazing Trinity teacher and have a ton of fun, they will also have the opportunity to learn a few
                            steps and perform what they have learned at the end of class! What a great hands-on (or
                            should we say feet-on!) way for your friends to find out how FUN Irish dancing can be!

                            If you or your friends have any questions, please contact:
                            Kim Niewiedzial at 847-436-1087or Cynthia Oblein at 262-705-1465.
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                                                                                                   ALL TRINITY FAMILIES

The Trinity office will be closed this Thursday, Friday, and Monday due to the move. Our
computers and phones will all be packed up in boxes, so if you send us a message after
Wednesday, please expect a response by Wednesday of next week. Thank you for your
patience! New phone numbers will be announced soon.

              Trinity Irish Dancers                    LAST WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENT!
        ATTN: (fill in the class or event)              ATTN: (fill in the class or event)
           747 N Church Road, A3-5                       3211 S. Lake Drive, Suite 103,
               Elmhurst, IL 60126                            St. Francis, WI 53235
(Tuition, TPT, Teams, TII, Shows, Competitions,    (Costumes, Spring Performances, Fund-
  Halls, Summer Camps, Marketing/PR, New        Raisers, Sylvan Kelly Workshops, Volunteering,
                   Enrollment)                           Parades, TBC Dues/Accounts)

  In case you have missed it or want to just read it again, here are the links for the Eastern
                        Wisconsin & Illinois Spring Performances.

Madison Area Spring Performance: Sunday, April 29th, Verona High School (300 Richard St,
Verona, WI 53593) Anyone who ordered tickets for the Madison Spring Performance is
encourage to pick them up at the Verona Area Performing Arts Center during their dancer's
rehearsal time. Kathy Vaccaro will be there beginning about 10:30 AM. For those who are
unable to pick their tickets up at that time, they will be available prior to show time. Tickets
will also be available for purchase the day of the show. Bring your checkbook for the great
Silent Auction items, including the everyday (oil changes and cleaners) to the extraordinary
(designer jewelry and wine)!
 Rehearsal Schedule • Sign up to volunteer HERE

Illinois Spring Performance: Saturday, May 12, Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox.,
Chicago, IL 60630)
 Rehearsals, Registration, and Tickets (Registration due Friday 4/27. Ticket orders must be
     postmarked by Friday 5/4)
 Sign up to volunteer HERE

Eastern Wisconsin Area Spring Performance: Saturday, May 18th, Divine Savior Holy Angels
High School (4257 N. 100th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222)
 Rehearsals, Registration, and Tickets (If you haven’t sent in your registration, email ASAP
    to Ticket orders must be postmarked by Friday 5/11)
 Volunteer sign ups are on posters at 252 or Waukesha location. Or you can email Carrie
    Dawson ( to help out.

    Spring performance information for Madison, Eastern Wisconsin, and Illinois will be
      updated on the SPRING PERFORMANCE PAGE of the TBC website and via email!

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                             We are looking for volunteers for MANY upcoming events. We are all part of the Booster Club
                             and need everyone to chip in and give a few hours of their time to make our events run
                             Here is what is coming up in the near future:

                                Office Move THIS WEEKEND! Email Karen Breck to lend a hand:

                                Wisconsin Spring Feis: Click HERE to sign up

                                Spring Performances: People are needed to give out tickets, help sell refreshments, man
 Volunteering is rewarding       the auction, and sit with kids backstage during the show.
                                      Madison -- Sign up to volunteer HERE
 and fun! The Booster Club            Eastern Wisconsin -- Sign up on posters at 252 or Waukesha location. Or you can
                                          email Carrie Dawson ( to help out.
 is a parent organization,            Illinois - Sign up to volunteer HERE

                                 28th & 29th We know that everyone is getting pulled in multiple directions, but our two
 keep all of these               school sponsored feiseanna – Wisconsin Spring Feis & Pat Roche Feis – are in desperate
                                 need of your help in painting and building stages. To make set up and take down easier
 wonderful events running        on the day of the feis, we have a new quick-build stage design. But before we can use
                                 this design at the Wisconsin Spring Feis (May 5th), we need to paint all stage material and
 smoothly!                       rebuild them according to the new specifications. To do this, we need volunteers who
                                 can paint, carry wood, hand a screw driver. Without your help, the ability of the Feis
                                 team to build stages will be impossible!!!
                                       What: 12 – 15 people / day (Sat & Sun) – Bring your electric Screw Drivers & be
                                          prepared to get dirty!
                                       When: 9 AM start time both days (Any amount of time you can help would be
                                          appreciated it – whether it is 2, 4, 6, or more hours)
                                       Where: Donald E Stephens Convention Center @ 5555 North River Road,
                                          Rosemont, IL 60018 (Hall and parking still to be determined.)
                                       RSVP or send any questions to Kevin Hansen ( or Rob Arnoldt
                                          ( We really need your help, so please consider donating
                                          your time and energy! Thank You in advance from the Wisconsin Spring & Pat
                                          Roche Feis Committees

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                                                                                                              ALL TRINITY FAMILIES

From a Trinity Mom:
Last year was my oldest daughter's first feis and we did not know what to expect. Trinity
offered the Pre-Feis Workshop and I thought what a great idea!! It was a perfect way to see
what the stages will look like, get some practice pointers and know where to go so there is less
anxiety the next morning. Now my youngest daughter is participating in her first feis on May 5
and both girls are excited to attend next week's Pre Feis Workshop - it gets rid of the jitters the
next morning! And a few practice tips along the way definitely helps the confidence!! -Natalie
Walesa, Tosa/Milwaukee Sunday Mom

What:             Spring Pre-Feis workshop for Trinity families

When:             Friday, 4 May, 2012, 5:00-8:00pm
                  Dancers can attend any one of the time slots:
                  5:00-6:00pm, 6:00-7:00pm, 7:00-8:00pm

Where:            Wisconsin: Frontier Airlines Center 400 West Wisconsin Avenue,
                  Milwaukee, WI 53203
                  Illinois: Elmhurst Dance Studio 747

Who:              Trinity’s T2 dancers are offering a workshop for Trinity dancers of all ages
                  and levels. Several T2 dancers will be auctioning off private lessons!!

Suggested workshop donation is $25.00 per dancer. No RSVP necessary, please bring payment
with you to the workshop.

     FEIS FORECAST                                                        June 16th: Louisville Feis – Louisville, KY

      May 5th: Wisconsin Spring Feis - A Trinity-run feis.               June 23rd: Twin Cities Feis – St. Paul, MN
     REGISTRATION CLOSED                                                  July 21 & 22: Nation’s Capital Feis – Washington DC –
                                                                           Trinity feis trip, Click HERE for more info
         May 12th: Queen City Feis – Cincinnati, OH
                                                                          July 21st: Badger State Feis – Milwaukee, WI
         May 26th: Akron Feis – Tallmadge, OH
                                                                          July 22nd: Cream City Feis – Milwaukee, WI
         May 27th: Cleveland Feis – Cleveland, OH
                                                                          October 20-21: Pat Roche Feis - Chicago, IL
      May 28th: Chicago Feis – Gaelic Park – Oak Forest, IL
     REGISTRATION CLOSED                                              For a full list of feiseanna and details go to
         June 2nd: Detroit Feis – Pontiac, MI

         June 9th: Indy Feis – Indianapolis, IN

      June 10th: Cincinnati Feis – Cincinnati, OH – Trinity feis
     trip, Click HERE for more info
         June 16th: MHG Feis – McCook, IL
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   My name is Tyler Schwartz, I am 20 years old. I am a college student at Loyola University where I am majoring in Math and
   Education. I have been dancing since I was 7. I used to tag along to Trinity while my older sister Lindsay danced. I didn't start
   Irish dancing right away because I wasn't too sure about it, but looking back now, it is one of the best things I have ever
   done! Now, what I enjoy most is helping teach newer dancers all that I have learned
   over the last 13 years!
   Being a boy Irish dancer is a really unique experience!
   When you are a young guy it can be hard, but my advice to you is to stick it out! Stay
   with it and take advantage of all that Trinity has to offer! Listen to your teachers, and
   really try to practice at home...even if it means doing some serious stretching! That can
   make the biggest difference in your dancing! (It did for me!)
   If you have a chance to dance on a team, do it! You will get to meet some new friends
   and learn some of the most traditional dances in Ireland. Plus, it is really cool to be on a
   Trinity team!
   Finally, make sure you join a performance class. There is nothing like performing what
   you have learned! The audience loves us guys, and the shows can take you all over the

        CLASS IN

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                                                                                                            JUST FOR FUN!
For almost 30 years, Trinity dancers have entertained Illinois and Wisconsin area audiences with
their unique showmanship. We have received a number of inquires from parents as to what to
do if they know someone who would like to book Trinity or they have a great idea of some
place in their area we could perform.

Where can we perform? Just about anywhere or for any kind of event. Here are a few ideas of
places people have seen Trinity perform:                                                            Madison Art Fair on the
   CHILDRENS EVENTS: Schools, Children’s Theaters Fair’s, School Events (such ethnic/                  Square 2011!
    diversity events) Libraries, Children’s Museums Zoo
   NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS: St. Pat’s Celebrations, Grand Openings, Shopping Malls,
   Farmers Markets, Parish Parties/Festivals, Scouting Functions, Country Clubs, Fundraisers/
    Benefits, St. Pat’s Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinners, Birthdays, Irish Festivals, Anniversaries,
    Pubs, Hospitals, Picnics, Luncheon & Dinner Parties, VFWs, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs,
    American Legion, Moose Lodges, Knights of Columbus, Weddings, Retirement homes,
    healthcare facilities, Senior Events
   BUSINESSES: Conventions, Company Parties, Expo events, Meetings

Click HERE for more information on Trinity shows!

                                                                       Boxes of white drawstring tall kitchen garbage bags
                                                                                      Rolls of paper towels
                                                                                    Lysol disinfecting wipes
                                                                                          LCD projector
                                                                             Wireless Color or Black/White Printer
     My mom always said “it can’t hurt to ask”… so Trinity                              White copy paper
     is reaching out to all our families and friends with our                  Discounts on electronic equipment
     Wish List. If there is something on the list you can                        Discounts on printing services
     help us with we would be very grateful. If you have                               Handyman services
     any questions regarding any item on the list or                                 Banners & sign making
     something you have to donate that may not be on                                    Outdoor benches
     the list please contact us at                            Outdoor planter boxes
                                                                                  Small number of paver bricks
     4/24/2012: Thank you Louis family of Palatine for the                            metal shelving units
                       color printer!

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                         DATES TO REMEMBER!                                       We’re on the web!
DATE           EVENT                                                 
Apr. 26-30     Trinity Office Closed                                            Login: trinityboosterclub
Apr. 27        Trinity 30th Anniversary Gala                                     Password: elevatetrinity
Apr. 29        Madison Spring Performance

May 1-7        In-class parent meetings at all locations

May 2          Athletic Trainers @ 252 Studios, Milwaukee 5:30-7pm

May 3          Olympia PT & Chiropractic @ Trinity Studios Elmhurst 4:30-        WE WELCOME YOUR INPUT!
May 4          Pre-Feis Workshop @ Trinity Studios Elmhurst                     Please submit your articles and
May 5          Wisconsin Spring Feis                                           photos by Thursday of each week
May 6          Bring A Friend - Milwaukee
                                                                                 to the Trinity office by email:
May 12         Illinois Spring Performance
May 14-21      Bring A Friend Days - All Locations

May 16         Athletic Trainers @ 252 Studios, Milwaukee 5:30-7pm

May 17         Olympia PT & Chiropractic @ Trinity Studios Elmhurst 4:30-                CONTACT US!
May 19         Eastern Wisconsin Spring Performance                                   TRINITY ACADEMY
                                                                                      Trinity Irish Dancers
May 28         Memorial Day
                                                                                ATTN: (fill in the class or event)
                                                                                  747 N Church Road, A3-5
                                                                                       Elmhurst, IL 60126
                                                                               (Tuition, TPT, Teams, TII, Shows,
                                                                                 Competitions, Halls, Summer
                                                                               Camps, Marketing/PR, New En-

                                                                                   TRINITY BOOSTER CLUB
                                                  WHERE IS TRINITY              ATTN: (fill in the class or event)
                                                                                 3211 S. Lake Drive, Suite 103,
                                                     PERFORMING?                     St. Francis, WI 53235
                                                                               (Costumes, Spring Performances,
                                             You can find a full list of our
                                                                               Fund-Raisers, Sylvan Kelly Work-
                                             upcoming shows open to the          shops, Volunteering, Parades,
                                                                                      TBC Dues/Accounts)
                                         public on the Academy Website!

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