St. Patrick’s Day conjures up images of green beer, corned beef, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts and cute little Irish dancing girls with incredibly curly hair and meticulously straight arms. If you want your little one, girl or boy, to join the ranks of Chicagoland’s Irish Dancing elite, here are a few places to find Irish dance lessons in Lake County. Soon your littles will be on their way to being the next Michael Flatley.
Irish Dance Lessons in Lake County
McNulty School of Irish Dance
Dancecenter North, 540 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville | (224) 639-8644
Most likely, if you have heard of Irish dance companies in the Chicago area, McNulty is one of the first ones that comes to mind. With multiple locations in the area, they offer lessons at the Dance Center North in Libertyville on Wednesdays.
O’Hare School of Irish Dance
400 Hastings Rd., Lake Forest | (847) 295-4521
While they have multiple locations in Chicagoland, they offer in two locations in Lake County: Lake Bluff Park District and Lake Forest Parks and Recreation. Classes are taught by world champion Tim O’Hare who toured with the Chieftans and Veronica Lilja.
Flannery School of Irish Dance
120 Lageschulte Street, Barrington | (312) 344-0957
Run and taught by world-decorated professional Irish Dancers Shane Kelly and Katie Flannery Kelly, who have also toured with Riverdance, this studio is convenient to our southern Lake County residents.
Shiela Tully School of Irish Dance
1750 Glenview Rd., Glenview | (847) 998-0066
While not technically in the borders of Lake County, we know that Glenview is nearby many of our local favorite family attractions. With over 50 years of teaching experience and the longest tenured Irish Dancing instructor in the Chicago area, Shiela Tully Driscoll focuses on fine dancing form and character building in her students.
Let us know which of these schools is your favorite!