Get to know Western Springs.
Katie Noonan, Teresa Bolton, and Eliza Modruson welcome dancers to Western Springs twice a week to The Village Club of Western Springs. While Trinity Alumni will walk into our space and feel nostalgic for The Moose Lodge with The Village Club’s similar look and feel, families new and old can surely appreciate its proximity to town, school and home. The convenience of our location definitely makes the busy after school shuffle a little less stressful.
Katie recently joined the already successful teaching team fostered by Teresa and Eliza this past September. She danced with Trinity for twelve years representing the school in both solos and teams at numerous majors. Katie actually started at the Western Springs location back in 1988 when classes were held across the street and is so happy to be back home. “The families and teachers have been so welcoming. We’ve really hit the ground running with our goals for the year and it’s been a joy to see so many Western Springs dancers working hard and supporting one another. Our Kilkenny/Limerick/Sligo class has a particular camaraderie that makes the class feel like one big family.”
Teresa is also a home grown Western Springs dancer. After competing and performing with Trinity for 13 years, she returned to the Village Club as a teacher where she is known for her positive reinforcement and instruction of proper technique. Teresa balances her position as Finance Supervisor at the McDonalds Corporation and a brand new puppy with the demands of teaching Irish dance. Teresa feels at home when she walks in the doors of the village club and believes the Western Springs location is truly one big family. The support the families have for one another and the positive energy the dancers bring to class each week are her favorite parts of being a Trinity Teacher at this location.
Eliza has been teaching in Western Springs for four years, where she is especially fond of the Western Springs atmosphere, dancers and teachers. The feeling is mutual as dancers always like to sneak a hug from one of their favorites, Miss Eliza! She is pursuing a degree in Education while teaching both Core and Second Night classes at The Village Club. Eliza rounds out all that teaching with a love for running, piano and hiking with her dog, Finnegan.
Western Springs Drillers, Brigid Anderson, Grace Geraghty, Dailey Newcomb and Julia Swicionis are an incredibly important part of our location family. These young women have many years of competitive and performance experience with Trinity and that, coupled with their ability to mentor and strengthen the Western Springs dancers, make them a powerful force within our dance community.