Blackbirds Irish Dance

Student Activities

Lowry Center

1189 Beall Ave.

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2062


The Blackbirds is an Irish dance group created and run by students. The Blackbirds explore all types of Irish dance including hardshoe dances, traditional Ceili dances, and contemporary dances choreographed by the students. Most of the dancers learned Irish dance at Wooster and have not had formal training, but several experienced dancers teach and lead the others. The Blackbirds' sister group, the Baby Birds, is a beginner group for incoming dancers. The Baby Birds learn the basics of Irish dance and join the Blackbirds the following year. The group was created in 2004, has grown in size and reputation, and is always seeking new dancers!

Contact information

President: Lucy Wickham

Co-Vice President: Katie Shelmidine

Co-Vice President: Maud Bulman

Advisor: Kim Tritt