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For nearly 40 years, this Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison institution has become the most recognized Irish dance program in the world. Shaping the lives of over 10,000 students, Trinity is centered around a powerful philosophy that is a radical departure from typical programs. Founded by Mark Howard in 1982, the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance has set numerous competitive records and thrilled audiences worldwide with its innovative approach and attention to detail. Trinity won its first world title in 1987, catapulting the academy to national and international stardom and altering the course of the Irish dance landscape.


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, which has unrivaled distinction of winning more world titles than all other American Irish dance schools, has locations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin including: Chicago Northwest, Lakeview, Elmhurst, Palatine, Western Springs, Milwaukee, and Madison.

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