I was a dancer here for most of my life. I am 18 now and have been dancing with Trillium since kindergarten (12 years). My love for dance has been nurished and nurtured through their teachers since day 1. I have gained experiences that I could not have gained anywhere else. In my search for "the right college" I realized how well they have prepared me for the dance world and how amazing their reputation is with the dance community. Whenever someone finds out that I dance with trillium, they immediately have a bit more respect for me. I am grateful for all they have given me. This is the best dance school in the area.
Review from Guidestar
Trillium has it all, performing arts wise. Dance is the mainstay, but many other types of performances are featured in concert, at Friday Night Alive shows, or during workshops. Here's a list prepared off the top of my head: dramatic pieces with dance elements, songs and instrumental pieces, poi spinning, comic routines with a message, visual art projected on the big screen during dances, and percussion ensemble performances. All this variety creates an innovative atmosphere.
I met TPAC in my early 20's and literally grew up with them as did my children and now my children's children. They are a staple in the arts community here in Southern West Virginia. the group has over and over proved adaptability, sustainability and fiscal responsibility. This is not an easy task in the current cultural, political, financial enfiornment. Yet Trillium continues to perform the arts collectively and exquistely and is a true treasure to all who come in contact.
Trillium Performing Arts Collective is an breath of fresh air for everyone in WV and beyond. I have been touched by many Trillium people/events but mainly by Trillium Performing Youth (TPY). I began dancing with The Dance Studio/Trillium at the age of 3, and performed with TPY from 1998-2002. I knew as a child that dance would forever be a part of my life, but I am confident that Trillium and TPY fostered the strong love of performing that I have today. TPY joins youth with one common bond, the love of movement. Students are fortunate to experience a weekly technique class, rehearsal time, and performances in either local elementary schools or nursing homes. TPY also provides the opportunity to take classes with guest artists and to perform work in the West Virginia Dance Festival held each year in Charleston, WV. I believe the training that I received through Trillium has enhanced my performance strength, and allowed me to excel. I have performed with two professional companies, one of which performed as guest artists in one of Trillium’s spring concerts. I will forever come home to perform with the persons who were responsible for my success. My strong relationship with my Trillium has given me endless performance opportunities as a guest artist, including Friday Night Alive, the annual Garden Party, and many spring concerts. Always, I am recognized as an alumnus of TPY, and feel honored to have been a member of such a rewarding group. Trillium gives children through adults a place to be creative and allows all performers to feel that they can truly excel. I think I can speak for all former and current members in saying that the value one gains is priceless. During these economically challenging times, the arts are the first to be hit, which makes the financial support of performing arts even more important. Trillium Performing Arts is a much deserving program that is worthy of support at the highest level!
Since 1982, I have watched this community organization provided classes and performances for a rural, culturally underserved 5 county area. All 6 daughters/stepdaughters have taken classes, matured and developed skills and friends. As teens, they toured doing free shows in schools and for seniors. I have also taken classes and performed on stage.