Blackbird Academy has been instructing students in the art of Irish dance in the south suburbs of Chicago since 1995.
Our mission is to provide instruction in a fun and competitive environment to both boys and girls and to promote the art of Irish tradition in performances and competition.
Blackbird Academy is under the direction of Eileen O'Neill TCRG, Mary McQuillan, and Stephanie (Hughes) Gallagher, as well as special guest instructor, former World Champion, Michael Holland TCRG.
Produces an annual School Recital
Performs at Gaelic Park's Ireland on Parade in March and Irish Fest on Memorial Day weekend.
Marches in the annual Tinley Park St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Participates in numerous local competitions (feiseanna) as well as the Mid-America Oireachtas, North American Championships, All Ireland Championships, and World Championships and have won many trophies and medals throughout the course of these competitions.
The Blackbird Academy show group performs at various functions including weddings, retirement parties, birthdays, anniversary dinners etc.