After years of training, performing, and competing, Allie Hartlein, 20, will be attending her first CRN Irish dance teacher training workshop in Wichita, Kansas this weekend as she begins her journey to become a certified Irish dance teacher with CRN.

Allie started Irish dance at age 7 and became a Champion level dancer at age 15, competing at the World Championships twice and receiving medals in both team and solo competition.

Allie will be a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently teaching Irish dance at Twist and Shout Dance and Cheer in Mahomet, IL. Her Irish dance program is called “Scoil Rince Comhluadar” which means Community Irish Dance School. She will be offering four different class options this fall to children ages 5 and up.

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