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Teachers at the Old Town School

Katie Fitzpatrick

Irish Step Dance

Katie Fitzpatrick is a certified Irish Dance teacher (T.C.R.G.) with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland) and the North American and Mid-American Irish Dance Teachers Associations and is fully certified to teach Irish Step Solo, Figure, and Céilí Dancing. She has taught for the McNulty School of Irish Dance for more than ten years. It is her goal for each and every student to feel confident dancing individually and as a team, appreciate the traditional and contemporary styles of Irish dance, and stay challenged and engaged by continually learning and perfecting new material.

Katie is also a strategic communications consultant. Her career includes stints with Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and most recently, FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm. This unique cross-sector experience has provided Katie with skills and expertise across a range of internal and external communications functions. She holds dual master’s degrees in policy (International Government and Business from the University College Cork in Ireland and Political Science and Civic Leadership from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana) and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois.

Started at the Old Town School in April of 2019


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/02/2019

Irish Step Dance: Advanced with Katie Fitzpatrick

Experience the fun and precision of Irish step dancing in a more advanced, fast-paced group setting. We'll focus on more intricate and advanced steps including reels, slip jigs, slow hornpipes, treble jigs, treble reels, and set dances. At the end of the session, we'll participate in the showcase and perform a 2-minute group dance.

$156 ($146 members)

09/05/2019 – 10/24/2019 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Irish Step Dance: Beginner with Katie Fitzpatrick

Experience the fun and precision of Irish step dancing in a spirited, comfortable group class. Learn the basics of Irish dance including promenades, glides, 7s, and begin a traditional soft shoe dance of reels, jigs, hop jigs, or slip jigs. At the end of the session, your class will have a chance to perform a short group dance at the showcase to show family & friends what you’ve accomplished and celebrate what you’ve learned together.

$132 ($122 members)

09/05/2019 – 10/24/2019 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:20 PM – 9:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Youth Irish Step Dance with Katie Fitzpatrick

for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2005 and 09/07/2012
Experience the fun and precision of Irish step dancing in a spirited, comfortable group class. Learn the basics of Irish dance including a traditional céilí and soft shoe dance of reels, jigs, hop jigs, or slip jigs. At the end of the session, your class will have a chance to perform a short group dance at the showcase to show family & friends what you’ve accomplished and celebrate what you’ve learned together.

$368 ($293 members)

09/07/2019 – 12/21/2019 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave