Irish dance lessons for children.
Sheila Tully Driscoll, TCRG, ADCRG is a Registered Member of An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha,(the Irish Dance Commission), the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North American, and the Irish Dance Teachers Association of Mid-America which allows students of the Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance to compete in Regional, National and World Championships.
Irish dance involves executing intricate footwork, fascinating rhythms, and proper dance form to lively music but to Tully Academy it is much more. Founded in Chicago more than 50 years ago by Sheila Tully Driscoll, the Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance is highly regarded in the Irish Dance community. It is the goal of Tully Academy to build not only a strong body but a strong character in every student. Tully Academy strives to build the dancer's’ self esteem and confidence, encouraging them to succeed where they are challenged, and build on their successes. Tully Academy teaches both the performance and the competitive aspect of Irish dancing including learning good sportsmanship, showmanship, and teamwork. Through this, irish dancing gives dancers a sense of pride and confidence as they reach their individual goals. In class we strive to help every dancer find ways to perform at is or her own comfort level whether that be in the classroom, at performances or in competition.
Sheila's programs have produced many champion dancers as well as receiving many local, national and international awards for her soloists and teams. Her school has also received recognition for her strong teaching style and is often sought out for its highly entertaining show performances. While Tully Academy's two main 'state of the art' studios are located in Glenview, Illinois, classes are also held at satellite locations throughout the Chicago suburbs. Boys and girls, ages 4 and older are welcome to join at any of our class locations to learn the tradition of Irish Dance.