Pre-Beginner and Beginner Classes

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Class Description

Pre-Beginner Open to boys and girls, ages 3½  to 5 years old: This comprehensive program is specifically designed for younger children, and provides a fun, energetic environment for them to learn the basics of Irish Dance. In addition to dancing, this class incorporates stretching and balance/coordination exercises, singing, and even learning how to count in Gaelic! Classes run weekly for 45 minutes, with opportunities to perform starting in March. We cannot wait for you to see the growth your young child will experience over the course of this first year.

Beginner Open to boys and girls, ages  5 to 10 years old: While some Beginners may have experienced 1-2 years of a Pre-Beginner or Beginner class previously, most of our Beginner dancers are brand new to Trinity! This program is created to introduce Irish dance, history, and culture in a fun, encouraging, supportive environment. Dancers will learn the Irish Jig and Reel, basic technique, and routines for stretching and strengthening. Our Beginners spend the first trimester attending an hour-long class weekly, and beginning in January are introduced to a second class a week that focuses purely on performing! This second class runs through our very favorite time of the year, St. Patrick’s Day, at which time Beginner dancers will take the stage for the first time! Get ready to be amazed by what your dancer has accomplished in such a short amount of time.

Why take classes at Trinity Academy for Irish Dance? Trinity is an institution that teaches children a balanced approach to life through Irish Dance. Trinity’s tri-fold philosophy of solo dancing, team dancing, and performance sets us apart and creates an atmosphere that sets children up for success as they take their own journey and carve their own path. 

Classes in Illinois

Elmhurst: Trinity Irish Dance Studios

747 N. Church Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126

  • Sundays (ages 3 1/2 – 4 yrs old) 10:05 – 10:50 am
  • Sundays (ages 4 yrs old+) 11:00 – 11:45 am
  • Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Chicago/NW: Irish American Heritage Center

4626 N. Knox (at Wilson), Chicago, IL 60630

  • Mondays 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Chicago/Lakeview: Athenaeum Theater 

2936 N. Southport Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60657

  • Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Western Springs: Village Club

4221 Lawn Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558

  • Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00 pm

Palatine: Ukrainian Youth Association

136 E Illinois Ave, Palatine, IL 60067

  • Thursdays 5:10 – 6:10 pm

Classes in Wisconsin

Milwaukee’s Third Ward: Trinity Irish Dance Studio

573-577 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Sundays 11:00 – 11:45 pm

Brookfield: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045

  • Mondays 4:15 – 5:00 pm

Grafton: North Shore Academy of the Arts

1111 Broad St, Grafton, WI 53024

  • Thursdays 5:00- 5:45 pm

Muskego: Anita’s Dance Center

S63W13700 W Janesville Rd., Muskego, WI 53150

  • Mondays 6:05 – 7:05 pm

Waunakee: Trinity Irish Dance Studio

1340 Montondon Ave., Waunakee, WI

  • Sundays 11:00 – 11:45 am
  • Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Virtual Classes

Virtual Classes Through Zoom

  • Sundays 11:00 – 11:45 pm
  • Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm
  • If at any time in-person classes are not permitted due to local restrictions, your class will seamlessly be shifted to a virtual format on your regularly scheduled class day and time.

$75 registration fee per family is charged within 2 business days after registration.