WELCOME TO THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE TRINITY IRISH DANCERS!
Volume 3, Issue 30 www.trinityboosterclub.net 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
www.efeis.com and Nation’s Capitol on www.feisworx.com. (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
www.efeis.com 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: email@example.com
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
firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions about the Nation’s Capitol Feis can be addressed
can help spread the word!
to Molly Carroll or the parent coordinators – Cathy Staff
( email@example.com ) or Vicki Daniels MILWAUKEE-LAND FAMILIES! Sign
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
ALL TRINITY FAMILIES
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 email@example.com and pay by check at
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!
BRING A FRIEND DATE CHANGE FOR MILWAUKEE SUNDAY!
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.
ALL TRINITY FAMILIES
TRINITY OFFICE CLOSED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, & MONDAY
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 ACADEMY TRINITY BOOSTER CLUB - DIFFERENT THAN
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)
SPRING PERFORMANCE UPDATES!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (email@example.com) 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!
ALL TRINITY FAMILIES
VOLUNTEER CALLS! BY MOLLY CARROLL, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com) to help out.
is a parent organization, Illinois - Sign up to volunteer HERE
and we need parents to ALL HANDS ON DECK - MEN & WOMEN OF TRINITY, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED ON APRIL
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rob Arnoldt
(email@example.com). 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
ALL TRINITY FAMILIES
SAVE THE DATE FOR A PRE-FEIS WORKSHOP!
T2 DANCERS HELPING YOU TO LAY DOWN THE THUNDER!
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
JUST FOR FUN!
LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS! BY TYLER SCHWARTZ, MEN OF TRINITY TEACHER & DANCER
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
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
MEN OF TRINITY
JUST FOR FUN!
DID YOU KNOW THE TRINITY IRISH DANCERS PERFORM YEAR ROUND?
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Outdoor planter boxes
Small number of paver bricks
4/24/2012: Thank you Louis family of Palatine for the metal shelving units
Volume 3 , I ssue 30
DATES TO REMEMBER! We’re on the web!
DATE EVENT www.trinityboosterclub.net
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,
public on the Academy Website!