Bio

Katie Noonan, T.C.R.G. is a certified Irish Dance instructor by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (Dublin, Ireland). As a champion dancer, she was fortunate to have trained under the very best in competitive and performance Irish Dance throughout her extensive career. Katie is also a special education teacher in Chicago.

"Irish Dance has always been my passion. My mom enrolled me in classes just to learn the jig and a little about my heritage, but by Spring I was begging her to sign me up for more classes and practicing all over town. Irish Dancing gave me so many gifts that have made me who I am today. I hope to bring the same valuable friends, experiences, and life skills to my students."


What does Tooromeen mean?

The name Tooromeen (spelled Tuar Omin in Gaelic) is lovingly borrowed from the townland in the parish of Bohola, Co Mayo. It is a small village that bore families with great talents and aspirations. In fact, when some left to pursue their dreams, it was said that "the cream had left." But the current residents of this place would disagree. Their history of small beginnings, hard work, and dedication led to rewards at home and across the globe. The residents and descendants of Tooromeen have accomplished everything from successful music careers to healthy businesses, and dance medals of course! We respectfully borrow the spirit of Tooromeen as dancers pursue their goals, whether it is landing a perfect leap or earning titles.

Driving Directions

Classes are held at the Pleasant Dale Park District Recreation Center and Evergreen Racquet & Fitness:

Pleasant Dale Park District Recreation Center
7425 S Wolf Road
Burr Ridge, IL

FROM CHICAGO:
I-55 South to LaGrange Road
LaGrange Road North to Joliet Road
Joliet Road West to Wolf Road
Wolf Road South to Recreation Center

FROM NORTH & NORTHWEST SUBURBS:
I-294 South to I-55
Exit after you pay the toll look for the Joliet Road Exit (which is about 100 yards)
Joliet Road to the first stoplight
Turn South to Recreation Center

FROM WEST:
I-55 North to the Joliet Road Exit (it will be a left exit)
Joliet Road east to Wolf Road
Wolf Road South to the Recreation Center

Evergreen Racquet & Fitness
2700 W. 91st Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

FROM NORTH:
I-90 East / I-94 South
Merge onto I-57 South toward Memphis
Merge onto South Lafayette Avenue
Turn right on West 95th Street
Turn right on South California
Turn right on West 91st

FROM WEST:
I-294 toward Indiana
Exit onto West 95th Street
Turn left at South California
Turn right at West 91st

Tooromeen School of Irish Dance Burr Ridge, IL Evergreen Park, IL (773) 429-8947 info@tooromeen.com