Trinity Academy of Irish Dance Celebrates Unprecedented 17th World Title with City-wide Celebration and Open House, March 7
Trinity’s World Champions introduce the Inaugural “TriniJig” for Nationwide Dance Contest
MILWAUKEE – The famed Trinity Academy of Irish Dance—Gold-medal winner of this year’s World Irish Dance Championships, an international competition most recently held in London—kicks off preliminary St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a free family-friendly celebration and Open House, Saturday, March 7 at all three Trinity Milwaukee Area studios, including three brand new locations. (See a complete list below.)
As part of the Open House festivities, Trinity will teach its inaugural “TriniJig,” an easy-to-learn, high-spirited Irish jig developed by the legendary Trinity teachers. Members from the World Championship team and instructors will provide free tutorials to all in attendance and jumpstart a nationwide contest to find the “TriniJig” Champion who will win a chance to make a public appearance with the Trinity dancers this performance season.
The fun-filled day of activities will also feature face-painting, food and drinks and exclusive prize giveaways including a grand-prize first-timer’s eight-week introductory training course. Several kids, ages 3–10 years old, will also have a chance to win a free summer camp session during “Taste of Trinity,” the Academy’s award-winning summer dance program for first-time Irish dancers.
“We’re coming off a tremendous year, having just won our 17th World Championship after an incredible journey with this team. Our mission to teach them resilience was accomplished long before they arrived in London. Even in the most challenging moments they tightened their circle and continued to elevate each other until the final note,” said Trinity founder Mark Howard. “Our upcoming Open House is a fantastic opportunity to share the power and grace of these dancers with the community. Stop by to meet the reigning world champs, learn the ‘TriniJig’ and have some fun leading up to St. Paddy’s Day.”
The World Championship competition in London featured 5,000 Irish dancers from five continents. Trinity has now won an unprecedented 17 world titles for the United States, more than all other North American Irish dance schools. The Trinity Academy of Irish Dance defends its title during the upcoming World Championship, happening March 29–April 5, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
Trinity Locations and Open House Schedule
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Trinity Studios: Milwaukee’s Third Ward
577 E Erie Street Milwaukee, WI 53202
1111 Broad Street, Grafton, WI 53024
Anita’s Dance Center
S63W13700 Janesville Road, Muskego, WI 53150
Next Step Dance Studio
3501 West Ryan Road, Franklin, WI 53132
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
19805 W Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
Shorewood High School Youth Center
1701 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211
Visit trinityirishdance.com to reserve a spot at the Open House nearest you!
For more than 30 years, Trinity Irish Dancers have thrilled audiences with their inspiring showmanship and been a flagship for dance programs worldwide. Trinity was the birthplace of “progressive Irish dance” which opened the artistic pathways that lead directly to commercial shows like Riverdance.
The unique program is held together by its powerful philosophy of empowerment that teaches students life lessons both on and off the dance floor.
Trinity is a Milwaukee institution that has appeared in numerous feature films and on national television programs including, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Conan, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, and Good Morning America to name a few. Trinity has also won two Emmy Awards for appearances on PBS.
Trinity Irish Dancers have locations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. For more information, call 877-326-2328 or visit www.trinityirishdance.com or