Irish dancers show Arlington Heights students how it's done

 
 
  • Moira Newell, 5, of Rolling Meadows, tries to follow her older dancing partners during one of the dances as the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights on St. Patrick's Day.

    Moira Newell, 5, of Rolling Meadows, tries to follow her older dancing partners during one of the dances as the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights on St. Patrick's Day. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Colette O' Grady, 8, of Arlington Heights lines up with the other dancers to get their picture taken before the dance started as the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights.

    Colette O' Grady, 8, of Arlington Heights lines up with the other dancers to get their picture taken before the dance started as the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mia Melchior, 5, of Chicago, right, is tickled by her friend Mira Kucala, 5, also of Chicago, before the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights.

    Mia Melchior, 5, of Chicago, right, is tickled by her friend Mira Kucala, 5, also of Chicago, before the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Margaret Nalley, 6, of Palatine keeps an eye on her older dancing partners.

    Margaret Nalley, 6, of Palatine keeps an eye on her older dancing partners. "It's a fun day for us," said Alan Musial, the school's principal. "We learn about St. Patrick in our religion classes and really get into the spirit." Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Published: 3/17/2009 12:55 PM

Trinity Irish Dancers showed some Arlington Heights students a traditional way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - by dancing.

The dancers along with members of the Glengael Pipe Band performed for the entire Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School student body Tuesday, said Alan Musial, the school's principal.

"It's a fun day for us," said Musial. "We learn about St. Patrick in our religion classes and really get into the spirit."

About 20 Wayside students are also members of the dance group. Members of the Irish dance group have been performing at the school on St. Patrick's Day for about 10 years.