Teachers at the Old Town School

Nora Kerr

Irish Step Dance

Nora Kerr has been dancing since the age of 6. She started with ballet, jazz and pointe, studying with Campell’s of Lincolnshire. At age 12, she was introduced to Irish Step and quickly traded in her tutus for some hard shoes! She danced with the Sheila Tully School of Irish Dance for 7 years. She had the pleasure of dancing all over the U.S. but her favorite time of year was always St. Patrick’s Day here in Chicago.

Following college, she lived in Galway, Ireland and danced in many of the pubs there. Returning home to Chicago, she was delighted find adult classes at the Old Town School and has stayed connected to dance ever since. She now has 2 young kids who are equally smitten with Irish music and dance. 

Irish step dance is a mixture of athletics, grace, and rhythm. It is also a major stress reliever! As adults, we all carry too much stress in our everyday life. My goal in this class is to provide an hour away from that worry, provide an opportunity to sweat, learn something new, and have a ton of fun doing it. In my mind, if you’re not smiling and having fun, I’m doing something wrong.

Started at the Old Town School in September of 2008


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/04/2017

Irish Step Dance: Advanced with Nora Kerr
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
09/07/2017 – 10/26/2017Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Irish Step Dance: Beginner with Nora Kerr
$128 ($118 members)
for 8 weeks
09/07/2017 – 10/26/2017Thursdays · 8:20 PM – 9:20 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Irish Step: Beginner with Nora Kerr
for kids with birthdays between: 10/10/2009 and 09/10/2012
Join us for an hour of learning the basics and the beauty of Irish dance!
$330 ($311 members)
for 15 weeks
09/10/2017 – 12/24/2017Sundays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/30/2017

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate with Nora Kerr
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
11/01/2017 – 12/20/2017Wednesdays · 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Irish Step Dance: Beginner Repertoire with Nora Kerr
$128 ($118 members)
for 8 weeks
11/01/2017 – 12/20/2017Wednesdays · 8:20 PM – 9:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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