At Glencastle, we strive to give each dancer that enters into our studio the chance to have the Irish dance experience that he or she desires. Students are given the opportunity to compete at local, regional, national, and world competitions both individually and on teams. Students can also choose to perform at events throughout the year to share their talents with the community. Regardless of the direction you choose, the ultimate goal of Glencastle is to provide a learning atmosphere that is both healthy and fun and allows each student to strive to be the best they can be.
How We Got Started
Glencastle Irish Dancers, Inc. has been providing Irish dance lessons in the Milwaukee area for seventeen years. We opened our doors in Milwaukee on February 23, 2000. Our children's classes began at the College Park School in Greendale, Wisconsin and our adult classes began at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Center. Our school opened with 26 students and has grown to over 150 students. In 2006, we relocated to a space in West Allis and remained there for eleven years. In the summer of 2017, we transitioned to a beautiful space in Franklin, WI.
This February, we will celebrate our 20th anniversary as a school; we are so excited to celebrate 20 amazing years of Irish dance in Milwaukee with all of our friends, supporters, and dancers!
"I danced with Glencastle because it felt like one big family. With them I learned the value of being respectful to my fellow classmates and competitors, that results only come with hard work and determination, and the importance of supporting one another as we worked to achieve our goals."
Becky Reese, Former Dancer
Glencastle is an amazing dance school. My daughter is not only learning Irish Dance, but she is also growing more confident and independent. As a parent juggling many extracurricular activities for my children I appreciate the staff's clear and consistent communication. The response is always quick and professional. Joey is truly a GID kid and couldn't be happier!
Gesa Hegeman, Mother of Dancer
"Bridget and the instructors were incredibly supportive and caring of all of their students, and they continue to be so to this day. I've seen students transform from shy, quiet kids to confident, poised, and ambitious young adults through their Glencastle experiences."
Lauren Tank, Former Dancer