Trinity Irish Dancers prepare for St. Patrick’s Day performances

The Trinity Irish Dancers will bring the luck of the Irish to southern Wisconsin this St. Patrick’s Day.
Updated: Mar. 16, 2022 at 4:59 AM CDT
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WAUNAKEE, Wis. (WMTV) - The Trinity Irish Dancers will bring the luck of the Irish to southern Wisconsin this St. Patrick’s Day, entertaining crowds and encouraging children to join in on this historic performance art.

The dancers will perform virtually and at various pubs on Thursday in celebration of Irish culture on the day that marks the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

The full schedule of performances is a welcome sight to dancers, who had to make adjustments during the pandemic.

Danielle Dawson, an instructor at Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, says it’s wonderful to return to “normal”.

“All of that resilience that our dancers learned through the pandemic is really incredible,” said Dawson. “We really felt, I think as a lot of organizations, did that sense of community after being able to reconnect.”

Getting ready to perform all across the Madison area takes a lot of time and dedication to the love of dance.

“Dancers have a really wide range of of opportunity here at Trinity,” said Dawson. “They have a lot of opportunity to do whatever they like while also being incredibly committed to the to the program in their own way.”

The public can go watch the dancers perform at the following times and locations:

  • Thursday, March 17:
    • 4:00 p.m. at Essen Haus Madison in Madison
    • 5:00 p.m. at Montag’s Pub and Grill in Cross Plains
    • 6:00 p.m. at The Thirsty Goat in Fitchburg

The Trinity Academy of Irish Dance’s Waunakee location is also hosting an open house with free jig lessons for anyone interested in checking out what the program has to offer.

  • Open House & Free Jig Lessons
    • Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
    • Time: 10am-12pm
    • Location: 1340 Montondon Ave. Waunakee, WI 53597

Trinity’s Spring Beginners classes run every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. from March 27-May 22nd. Registration is open now for a cost of $150 for kids ages three to ten.

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