From beginner to championship level, solo dancing to ceili (team) dancing, the Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dancing has inspired appreciation for the art of Irish Dance for more than 30 years. Because our focus is quality, not quantity, our class sizes allow for focused, individualized instruction by our staff of six instructors, of which five are certified by An commission.  Ann Lavin Cassidy, TCRG, ADCRG, Laura Stack Finn, TCRG, ADCRG, Emma Jane Jordan TCRG,  Dolores Taaffe, TCRG, ADCRG, Caoimhe Cassidy, TCRG , Stephanie Ryan and Megan Cody.


The Lavin-Cassidy studio, in Worth, Illinois, is a state-of-the-art facility that features floating dance floors like those used by professional dance companies. Additional classes are offered in Countryside, IL.

Lavin-Cassidy holds numerous first place titles in Solo and Team in Midwest Regional, National Championships and also at the pinnacle of Irish dancing the All Ireland and World Championships.  Most recently, in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 our senior Girl’s Under 19 Ceili,Girls Under 16 Ceili, and our junior Girls Under 13 placed First at the All Ireland and World Championships.  In addition, Tadgh Spillane placed first twice and second twice in solos at the World Championships.  We are so proud of all of our World Medal holders and all of our hardworking dancers.

Lavin Cassidy offers competitive solo and team dancing but we also offer our students the opportunity to participate in a variety of show performances throughout the Chicago area.