Tim O'Hare Tim O’Hare began his dance career at the age of five with the Dineen School of Irish Dance in Detroit, Michigan. He began competing at the national level at age ten, and won his first national title that year.  He went on to be the national champion six times and regional champion twice.  In 1975, Tim placed third in the All-World competition and won the junior title in 1976.  He won the Senior Men’s World Championship in 1977.  Other highlights of Tim’s career include his 1996 tour with the Chieftains, and his appearance in the Disney feature film Mafia.  Released in 1998, he was joined there by some of his exceptional students.

  Tim started the O’Hare School of Irish Dance in 1979 in Plymouth Michigan. In 1984, he opened two new schools in Cleveland and Akron. In the fall of 1996 he further expanded the school to Chicago. Currently he has over 600 students enrolled in the Plymouth, Chicago and Akron schools. Tim’s students have won Midwest, National, All-Ireland and World Championships. Their achievements earned them a visit to the White House on St. Patrick’s Day 1999.  Some of Tim’s students have appeared for the stage show Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Tim O’Hare has dedicated himself to the growth and development of young Irish dancers for over 27 years. His teaching success has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Tim is honored to have been chosen to adjudicate the 2008 World Championships in Belfast. He has numerous achievements of which to be proud.  His dedication and commitment to excellence in teaching Irish Dance makes the O’Hare School the success that it is today.



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