Home Performing Arts Dance Trinity Wins Gold at World Championships

Trinity Wins Gold at World Championships

E-mail Print PDF

 

 Chicago’s own Trinity Academy of Irish Dance just claimed their 18th Gold Medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships, held April 9-April 16, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. This is Trinity’s fifth consecutive World team title in over a decade, solidifying Chicago native Mark Howard’s legacy as the most decorated team choreographer in US history.

Academy Director Natalie Howard (Bucktown) described the young team’s performance as “Beautiful, determined and decisive. They are an extraordinary group of children that will go on to achieve greatness in dance and in life,” she said. Trinity has the unrivaled distinction of winning more world titles than all other American dance schools.  

The Chicago-area champions are: Ava Gusentine (age 12), LaGrange; Isabella Gusentine  (age 12), LaGrange; Brigid Anderson (age 12), LaGrange; Sarah Evangelisti (age 11), Chicago; Kylie O’Brien (age 11), Chicago; Katelyn Pratt (age 12), Elmhurst; Michelle Dziak (age 12), Villa Park; Flynn Monahan (age 12), Western Springs; Fiona Culhane (age 12), Glen Ellyn; Maizie Pleuss (age 11), Park Ridge; Molly Tobin (age 12), Schaumburg; Reilly Sedlacek (age 12), Naperville.

Outstanding Solo results include: Luc Alvarez (age 14), Downers Grove, 17th place. Additional solo results pending.

The newly crowned World Champions will be making appearances at each of Trinity’s “Intro to Irish Dance” 12-Week Spring Courses and “Taste of Trinity” 4-Day Summer Camps touring with the World Cup, signing autographs, and posing for selfies with aspiring Irish dancers (ages 3.5 to 10). Visit www.trinityirishdance.com for more details on how to enroll. Space is limited.

About Trinity:
Over the past 34 years, this Chicago institution has become the most widely recognized Irish dance program in the world. Held together by a powerful philosophy that is a radical departure from typical curriculums, the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance has set numerous competitive records and thrilled audiences worldwide.

Trinity has appeared in feature films and on national television programs including: six Tonight Shows, CONAN, The Today Show and Good Morning America, to name a few.  The school has locations throughout the Chicagoland area including: Elmhurst, Palatine, Western Springs, Chicago Northwest, South Loop, and Lakeview. For more information, visit www.trinityirishdance.com, Facebook and Instagram, or call 877-326-2328.

Registration Open:
New students are invited to participate in Trinity’s “Intro to Irish Dance” 12-Week Spring Course, where boys and girls ages 3.5 to 10 discover the basics of Irish dance. Participants will give a special performance at Trinity’s annual performance, Damhsa (Irish for “dance”). New students are also welcome to register for “Taste of Trinity” 4-day Summer Camps that take place June, July, and August. Trinity’s full year program begins in early September. All programs are currently accepting new students. No previous dance experience is necessary. Visit www.trinityirishdance.com to learn more.


 

 

Live & Legendary: Milwaukee Irish Fest

100's of live acts. 17 stages. 4 days Nothing short of legendary! Milwaukee Irish Fest, 8-17/20 Tix www.irishfest.com

Micheline Skeffington at iBAM! Oct 28-29

Micheline Skeffington at iBAM! Oct 28-29 in Literary Salon at Heritage Center

To Be Shown at iBAM! 2017 October 28-29

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

July 2017

SHARE!

Delicious

Who's Online

We have 418 guests online

Ad and Other Payments

Paying For
Instructions

Shop Irish!

ASSISTED LIVING
Homecare Angels

ATTORNEY
Murphy & Smith Ltd
Levin & Perconti
AUTO RENTAL - IRELAND
Dooley Car Rentals

BAGPIPERS & DRUM CLASSES

Chicalba Bagpiping

BAKERY
Doughs Guys Bakery
BANKS

Marquette National Bank
BANQUETS
Gaelic Park
Irish Am Heritage Ctr
BEAUTY SALONS

Appearances Pk Ridge
 847-825-7615
Hair by O'Hara & Friends-Hometown
BOOKS - IRISH
TheIrishBookClub.com
BRICK REPAIR/REPLACEMENT
Shamrock Tuckpointing

CAREGIVERS
Aishling Companion Homecare

CATERERS
Harrington's Catering & Deli
Unforgettable Edibles
CHARITABLE ORG

Mercy Home
Chgo Irish Immigrant Support
CAULKING & SEALING
Shamrock Tuckpointing
CHIMNEY REPAIR

Shamrock Tuckpointing

CHOIR
Irish Heritage Singers
CORNED BEEF/FULL BREAKFAST
Harrington's Catering & Deli
COTTAGE RENTAL
Connemara Cottage
Ann @ 773-627-4485
Cosgrove Cottage
Cottage Mary Rose
Dingle Cottage: 312-399-8793
Gurtenard Hse - Listowel Co Kerry
Ireland Family Vacations
CREMATION URNS
Steve Shannon Collection
CRUISES

Andy Cooney
CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

Chicago Gaelic Park

iBAM!
Irish Am Heritage Ctr
Irish Am Society Co Will
Irish Heritage Singers
DANCE SCHOOLS

McNulty School of Dance
Trinity Irish Dance
ENTERTAINERS

Chicalba Bagpiping

Green Meadow Boys
Harpist Lillian Reasor
847-658-2133
Paddy Homan
The Larkin Brothers
Catherine O'Connell
Joe McShane
Singer Sharon McAteer
St Stephens Green
FESTIVALS

Arlington Heights
Cleveland
Dublin

IAHC
Kansas City
Milwaukee
FINANCIAL PLANNER

Corrigan Financial
FLORIST

Garland Flowers
FULL IRISH BREAKFAST MEATS
Harrington's Catering & Deli
FUNERAL HOMES

Blake-Lamb

Gibbon's Funeral Homes
Roberty J Sheehy & Sons

Maher Funeral Home
GAELIC YOUTH FOOTBALL
773-719-2847 Jerry
GARBAGE REMOVAL
Flood Brothers Disposal
GOLF COURSES
Palos Golf
GRAPHIC DESIGN

Laura Coyle 773-343-7268
GROCERIES/MEAT

Harrington's Catering & Deli

O'Connor's Market

Winston's

HOME CARE

Aishling Companion Homecare
HOTELS

The Irish Cottage 1 866 CU-IRISH
HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT
James Fitzgerald
IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Chicago Irish Immigration
IMPORT SHOPS
Celtica Gifts 773-784-7712
Celtic Home and Hearth
Donegal Imports
Gaelic Imports
Irish Shop
Rampant Lion
INSURANCE

American Family-Joan McKee
JEWELERS

H. Watson
MUSIC
Rampant Lion

MUSIC SCHOOLS
Chgo Academy of Piping/Drumming
Irish Music School of Chgo
MYSTERY SHOPPER
Cathy Cooney-Millar 224-944-9654

PARTY PLANNERS
That Special Event

PENNY WHISTLES
Michael Burke
PHYSICAL THERAPY
SPORTS-ORTHOPEDIC
Athletex
PLASTERING

William McNulty & Son
708-386-2951
PUB/RESTAURANT RECRUITER
Cathy Cooney-Millar
PUBS & RESTAURANTS

Ambassador Public House
Ashford House
The Celtic Knot
Clancy's Pizza Pub
Corcorans
Emerald Loop
Fifth Province

The Galway Arms
Kitty O'Shea's
Lizzie McNeill's
Lucky Grill
Nine Irish Brothers
Peggy Kinnanes
R
ed Apple Buffet
Six Penny Bit
Vaughan's Pub

REALTORS

Baird & Warner - Tara Riley

Koenig & Strey
Patrick Carney
Mary Ellen Considine  773-769-2500
RESTAURANT/HOSPITALITY RECRUITER
Cathy Cooney-Millar 224-944-9654
SPORTS CLUBS

Chgo Celtic Soccer Club
stbrigids.chicago.gaa.ie
ST PATRICK'S DAY
St Patrick's Day Parade
SWEATERS

Anne's Irish Knits
TABLE RUNNERS
All 32 Counties
TELEVISION-CABLE

Irish Journal 708-366-4665
THEATRE
Late Nite Catechism
TRAVEL /TOURS
BestIrishTours.com
Country Travel Discoveries
Gadabout Travel
Harp & Eagle Tours
TREE SERVICE

Ken's 773-600-6443

TUCKPOINTING
Shamrock Tuckpointing
VACATION RENTALS
Dingle Cottage
Cork - Cottage from $450 weekly
Don at 608-274-1180
WASTE REMOVAL
Flood Brothers Disposal
WEBSITE BUILD/MAINTAIN
The Lavery Company
WEDDING PLANNER
That Special Event

WEDDING VENUES
Gaelic Park
Irish Am Heritage Ctr
Palos Country Club
WOOD FLOOR SPECIALIST
The Sexton Group
Delicious