The Only Performers at the PPP Since 1996!
The Caledonian Scottish Dancers, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was formed in 1966 under the direction of Meribeth Zielke (Waldrop), with the purpose of high quality presentation and preservation of Scottish music and dance. Meribeth’s brother, Reuel Zielke, eventually moved into the role of group director. The group is currently under the direction of Heather St. Ledger.
The Caledonian Scottish Dancers perform Highland and National dances as well as some lesser known dances. Besides performing the dances in the traditional fashion, they also incorporate arrangements of the dances as well as new choreography.
The group has appeared at numerous festivals, conventions, and cultural events throughout the Midwest United States. They have also completed four successful tours of Scotland, including performances during the Edinburgh Festival, the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, and the Robert Burns Cottage and Heritage Center near Ayr. Other international destinations where the group has represented the Wisconsin folk dance community include Chiba, Japan and Montreal, Canada.
The group primarily performs under the accompaniment of the Billy Mitchell Scottish Pipes and Drums. Gary Bottoni, the pipe major, will also occasionally accompany the group as a soloist. The group has been privileged to perform with other renowned musicians, including Kim Robertson, Navan, and Carlos Núñez.
Glencastle Irish Dancers, Inc. has been providing Irish dance lessons in the Milwaukee area for seventeen years. They opened their doors in Milwaukee on February 23, 2000.
The children's classes began at the College Park School in Greendale, Wisconsin and our adult classes began at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Center. Our school opened with 26 students and has grown to over 150 students. In 2006, we relocated to a space in West Allis and remained there for eleven years. In the summer of 2017, the academy transitioned to a beautiful space in Franklin, WI.
This February, Glencastle will celebrate their 20th anniversary as a school;.
They are so excited to celebrate 20 amazing years of Irish dance in Milwaukee with all of our friends, supporters, and dancers!
Since 1982, Trinity has brought the art of Irish dance to Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and their surrounding suburbs. We offer award-winning, affordable Irish dance classes taught by patient and experienced instructors.
Trinity provides an energetic classroom environment that helps children develop a love of Irish dance, increases coordination, builds friendships and drives the self-confidence to perform in front of an audience! It is our balanced approach to solo dancing, performance dancing, and team dancing that leads us to our greatest successes on and off the dance floor.
The opportunities here are unmatched in any other Irish dance program in the world. Become part of the Trinity Irish Dance legacy by registering for classes, booking our talent or watching us perform.
The Kinsella Irish Dancers have been providing education and performance for Irish dancers for over twenty years.
Founded by Brigid O'Sullivan Alba and Ryan Kinsella-Alba, they have become one of the best Irish dance schools in the Midwest in a short period of time.
Irish dance instruction is provided at Kinsella for boys and girls age 4 and older. Please visit our website for more information on enrollment.
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