Milwaukee area’s own Trinity Irish Dancers have won an unprecedented two solo Gold Medals at the World Irish Dancing Championships, held March 24-April 1, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. A local dancer placed at the competition.
Alexa Peter (Age 19) of Waukesha, Wisc., placed 22nd out of 115 competitors. The Waukesha North High school high honor roll student has taken a personal best of eight in the nation as well as two World silver medals in team dancing throughout her Irish Dance career.
Peter Dziak (15) of Villa Park, IL also accomplished a historic "three-peat" by winning his third consecutive World Title. Tyler Schwartz (22) of Libertyville, IL realized a lifelong dream by winning the coveted senior men’s World Title on the final night of the Championships.
Much of this year’s success can be attributed to Dublin born, head coach and choreographer Dolores Taaffe. “Winning two solo titles in one week is fantastic," says Taaffe. "I am thrilled to be a part of the Trinity team. It is an institution with a vision that makes anything possible. Alexa and all the Trinity dancers are an absolute dream to work with. One is nicer than the next." Dolores recently moved to Elmhurst, IL from Ireland and is considered to be one of the industry’s finest coaches.
Trinity eclipsed their own record by placing a total of 17 dancers at the top of solo competitions this year. Trinity now holds an impressive 15 World Titles for the United States, including more team titles than all other North American Schools.
Taste of Trinity Free Fun Fair April 13
Children ages 3 ½ -12 and their families are invited to participate in Trinity’s Taste of Trinity FREE Fun Fair April 13, 2013 at the F.A.B Trinity Studios (2107 S First Street, MIlwaukee) and Trinity’s Grand Avenue Studio (831 N Grand Ave, B100, Waukesha). Register online for this free event at www.trinityirishdancers.com. Summer Taste of Trinity sessions are also offered in June, July and August.
For more than 30 years, Trinity Irish Dancers have thrilled audiences with their inspiring showmanship and been a flagship for dance programs worldwide. Trinity was the birthplace of “progressive Irish dance” which opened the artistic pathways that lead directly to commercial shows like Riverdance.
The unique program is held together by its powerful philosophy of empowerment that teaches students life lessons both on and off the dance floor.
The dancers have appeared in numerous feature films and on national television programs including, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Conan, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Martha Stewart Show to name a few. Trinity has also won two Emmy Awards for appearances on PBS.
Trinity Irish Dancers have locations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. For more information, call 877-326-2328 or visit www.trinityirishdancers.com or facebook.com/trinityirishdancers
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