Milwaukee, Irish Dance Hotspot

By Maureen McCollum | March 14, 2014


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Irish dance is booming in Milwaukee, where there are seven dance schools and counting. Irish dancers typically keep their arms straight at their sides while their legs quickly leap, kick and shuffle across the floor.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, WPR’s Maureen McCollum attended a recent Irish dance competition, known as a feis, in Oconomowoc to check out Wisconsin’s dancers and teachers.

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum is the host and producer for Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio. She loves live music, the bluffs along the Mississippi River, and eating too much cheese.

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