Family Friendly: Dancers will do a little jig during showcase
Updated: February 28, 2013 11:08AM
Fifty colorfully-costumed students from the Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance will showcase their skills, 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview.
“We’re so thrilled to be dancing there,” Sheila Tully Driscoll said.
The dancers, ages 5-18, will perform in a variety of Irish dance styles, including jigs, reels and hornpipes. They will do both soft-shoe and hard-shoe dances. “Soft-shoe is done in a ballet type shoe. Hard-shoe is danced in a type of shoe similar to a tap shoe but we don’t have taps on our shoes. We have a fiberglass tip,” Driscoll explained. “Children love the music because it’s not all traditional music anymore.”
Driscoll said the dancers even perform to rock music.
“At the end of the show, I have all the children in the audience come up and try to learn a step of Irish step dancing. I think that’s really fun,” Driscoll said.
Registration is required at www.theglentowncenter.com.
For details, call (847) 729-7500.
FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Kids and parents are invited to dress as their favorite characters for an Evening of Oz, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. There will be contests and dancing with the Radio Disney Road Crew from 7 to 8 p.m. and a kid-friendly Oz-inspired dinner. Tickets are $12 for members, $18 for nonmembers.
For details, call (847) 832-6600 or go to www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
Start the weekend by working on a creative project with your kids at Art Smart, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. The drop-in family program is presented by the North Suburban YMCA Art Academy.
For details, call (847) 272-6224 or go to www.northbrook.info.
You’ll journey to Candy Land with ede2, the second company of the Evanston Dance Ensemble, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The dancers will slide through ice cream slopes, journey along a rainbow path and wind up in the castle of King Kandy in a dance inspired by the popular children’s game.
For details, call (847) 448-8600 or go to www.epl.org.
WITH A TWIST
A half hour of hilarity is promised at Fractured Fairy Tale Theatre, 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Northfield Branch Library, 1785 Orchard Lane. Registration is required for this program of short, silly scenes.
For details, call (847) 446-5990 or go to www.winnetkalibrary.org.