Mary Catherine Youssi is a TCRG at the Milwaukee Academy of Irish Dance and Assistant Director of the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company. She has been an Irish dancer since 1998, an instructor since 2011, and a TCRG since 2017. Having obtained her BA in English and Political Science from UW-Milwaukee and her JD from Marquette University, Mary practices law in the Milwaukee area. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion for Irish Dance with all IDM readers around the world.

Summer 2019 – HERE WE GO! Check out all your camp and show program options. Be sure to enroll early as many of the programs featured in our guide sell out quickly!

Each year there is a growing number of options for those interested in Irish Dancing to develop and hone their skills by attending a summer Irish Dance Camp or Show Program. So, which program is right for you?

The starting point for planning which program to attend this summer should center on what are you trying to accomplish. Are you training to be a professional show dancer? How old are you and what are you looking for in camp? Are you curious about what it is like to dance in a professional show or are you seeking ways to improve your technique and overall dancing? What type of activities do you like on your “off time” – are you an outdoor person or are you more interested in arts and crafts or music?

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