BEGLAN ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE was founded in 2007 by former Riverdance lead dance, Sean Beglan, TCRG, and his wife, former Riverdance troupe member, Jillian (Winke) Beglan. Both world medalists who chose to set up their school in the Midwest where Jillian grew up. Beglan Academy has gained a reputation for being a tight knit school with a family-like atmosphere, all while still achieving regional and international success in the competitive world. 

​In 2007 the school opened with a humble dance studio in a historic downtown Milwaukee warehouse. More than 10 years later Beglan Academy's studio now boosts 3 full size dance studios and a space for music lessons in conjunction with the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music. 

Beglan Academy is about more than just Irish dance. We hope to provide a place where every student can thrive and reach their highest potential. We challenge, encourage and nurture each individual student. Being a part of our dance family means we teach each student to work hard and cheer on their friends and competitors.



Beglan Academy offers a 4-day introduction to Irish dance. Students will learn foot placement, posture, music timing and the basics of the traditional Irish jig in a fun and friendly environment.  On the final day of our camp, parents will be invited to watch their children perform and receive a certificate of completion. 

For girls and boys ages 4 and up. No experience is necessary. Take the leap and join the fun!