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Welcome to the Dillon-Gavin School of Irish Dance 
Come experience World Class Irish Dance instruction under the direction of Bernadette Dillon-Gavin, ADCRG; Maureen Dillon-Yawger, TCRG; and Rachel Dailey, TCRG.


We offer expert Irish dance instruction for all levels with small class sizes that allow each dancer personal attention. The Dillon-Gavin studio is in Des Plaines, a northwest Chicago suburb. Our studio features a state-of-the-art sprung dance floor for optimal dancer safety.

Dancers can begin as early as age four, but it is never to late to begin, we accept beginners of any age from child to adult. Dancers can choose to compete, potentially working to the National and World level, or to dance recreationally for fitness, performances, and of course general enjoyment. 

General Class information for 2016/17: 
We offer dance lessons in three sessions from September through June.

Session 1 begins September 3 - Class times

To enroll in a class, see the tabs on the left or below that best fit you or your child's needs.


For more information & instructions on how to sign up for classes:
Beginners click on Irish Dance Beginner info
Adults click on Adult Irish dance
Transfer dancers click on How to enroll in classes



OIreachtas 2015
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Oireachtas 2015

Congratulations to our dancers who represented Dillon-Gavin at the Oireachtas held in Minneapolis in November of 2015.  Well done to all the dancers!

Ian Diez - 2nd place 

Gabrielle Kaprak - 3rd place
Kevin Forman - 7th place

Lindsey Kelly - 11th place
Claudia Morrison - 29th place

Kayle Griffin - 33rd place

Maeve Sexton - 40th place

Mixed Ceili Under 10 - 5th place

Ireland Purcell - 18th place

Caitlyn Claussen - 23rd place
Ashlyn Pomis - 32nd place