CHICAGO (CBS) — Adults and children around Chicago are dancing in different ways for St. Patrick’s Day.
CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
The Trinity Irish Dancers treat the holiday like a World Series game, knee slapping and toe taping to an Irish beat. The ages of the young performers range from three to 16 years old.
One girl described the group’s performance as “sprinting while jumping as high as possible.”READ MORE: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
Some adults in the area are celebrating college basketball’s big dance with Irish drinks instead of moving to holiday sounds. Tom Gimbel, CEO of the staffing and recruiting firm the LaSalle Network, has thrown a party for the last seven years around the holiday for the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.
He acknowledged that workers will find a way to watch games at work with streaming services and smart phones.
“So let’s go ahead and embrace it and build a party around it,” he said.
Gimbel said his organization invites their clients and that the party plays a role in recruiting business.MORE NEWS: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
“Over seven years our revenues have grown by over 200 percent overall,” he said.