New Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance Open in Lake Forest


The Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance is thrilled to bring traditional Irish dance to the Lake Forest community beginning in early 2022. Lessons are offered at Collective Dance, an in-town studio located at 295 E. Illinois.

Founded by local resident and certified Irish dance instructor Katie Fitzpatrick T.C.R.G., the Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance provides traditional and contemporary styles of Irish dance in all forms, including solos, figures, céilís and choreographies. The program is designed to honor both the art and discipline of Irish dance.

“My goal is to empower dancers with the skills and confidence to bring joy to others through Irish dance,” said Katie. “I am excited and honored to bring this beautiful tradition, one that has been passed down for generations in Ireland, to the Lake Forest community.”

Beginner soft shoe lessons are offered to children ages 3 and up. Advanced lessons, heavy shoe and adult classes will be provided based on student progression and community demand. Spirit wear will be available exclusively through Kiddles Sports in Market Square.

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4:00-5:00pm, Saturday, February 26
Collective Dance, 295 E. Illinois

The Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance is hosting an Open House for partners, members of the media, and interested families to learn more about our program and tour the studio. Join us for live Irish music and dance! Registration is required due to capacity requirements. Register here.