Location Spotlight

Updated: Jan 30, 2019

Milwaukee Sunday

The Third Ward location serves as the Hub for our Trinity Milwaukee families. It is home to three beautiful studios with large windows looking out into the 3rd Ward and a warm and inviting parent room. It is within walking distance of the Summerfest grounds (aka the Irish Fest grounds) and all the best shops and restaurants that the Third Ward has to offer.

The County teachers at this location are Ms. Caryn, Mr. Daniel, and Ms. Chelsea. Caryn Deeken who teaches the Cork/Derry and Donegal/Galway/Kerry classes started dancing with Trinity at the age of 8 way back in the 90s. Outside of dance, she is a 1st grade teacher in the Sussex-Hamilton School district. “The Third Ward location has such a fun atmosphere. The families that dance here have the best attitudes and come ready to work hard! ”

Daniel Fehrenbach teaches the Donegal/Galway/Kerry, Kilkenny/Limerick/Sligo, and Waterford/Wexford/Wicklow classes. He also started dancing at the age of 8 and joined Trinity in 2007. In addition to teaching dance, he is pursuing his PhD at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “Our Third Ward dancers exude energy and independence which translates to confidence on stage at feisanna and smiles during our performances!” Our River teacher is Chelsea Williams who started dancing in 2006 at the age of 13 at the old Waukesha location (which interestingly used to be in a bank vault). Ms. Chelsea is teaches high school and likes to run both half and full marathons! “The dancers that I teach remind me how much I love Irish Dance; the memories, the love, and the feeling of family.”

Our classes are fortunate to be coached by 3 wonderful drillers! Megan Clennan started dancing at the age of 5 at the Grafton location. She currently takes classes in the 3rdWard. Megan is a Junior at Cedarburg High school who enjoys playing soccer at her high school. She also enjoys hanging out with dance friends and traveling to different places with Trinity. Last year she had the chance to go to Italy with a group of her friends. Maggie Zale is a freshman at DSHA. Maggie started dancing at Trinity when she was 3 years old. She is going on her first Ensemble international trip this summer, and currently takes classes in the Third Ward Accelerated Plus class. Her favorite color is green and her favorite animal is the giraffe.

Ryan Chrapla is a senior at the High School for Health Sciences. Ryan started dancing at the age of 7. He currently takes classes in the Third Ward, in the Accelerated Plus class. He has gone on 3 European Trips with Ensemble, and has gone to Iowa 4 times and Butte 3 times. Ryan enjoys working at Lake Country Fire and Rescue Department while going through the Fire Academy at WCTC.

We invite you to come visit anytime so we can show you around our great studios and the charming Third Ward!