Yeates Academy of Irish Dance

Oregon's longest running Irish dance school

The Yeates Academy of Irish Dance was established in Portland, Oregon in 1985 and is the longest running Irish dance school in Oregon. Directors and studio owners Sinéad Yeates (TCRG) and Breda Yeates, along with Meaghan Feeback (TCRG) and Meghan Bjerke (TCRG) bring a wealth of experience in Irish dance and performances. The school is recognized for maintaining the highest standards in Irish dance. Read more >>


Saturday, June 11, 2022 The Oregon State Championship Feis
Sunday June 12, 2022: Fleadh Rince na Gaelacha

@ Sheraton Airport Hotel -  8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220

REGISTER NOW at feisworx!

Book Room Rate ($109) @ Sheraton


Jigs for Kids™ for those new to Yeates Academy and Irish dance*
Camp Week #1: Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 9:30-12:30
Camp Week #2: Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 9:30-12:30
*Current Yeates students who have not yet started in hard shoes may also register for Jigs for Kids™

Yeates Summer Dance Camp B1 & B2 for existing Yeates Academy dancers
Monday, July 18- Friday, July 22, 2022, 9:30-12:30

For more information or to register for one of these camps, click here.


Montreal, Canada || July 1-5, 2022

Jillian Boyle || Natalie Davies || Regan Gritzmacher || Taliya Hunter || Katlin Nims-Fournier ||Caitlin Kruell || Lili Myles || Molly Kate Young


Yeates Academy is pleased to offer Irish weekly dance classes year round to students ranging in age from 5 through adult. Class levels start at beginner and continue up to champion levels for our competitive dancers. We offer classes in Portland, Lake Oswego, Salem and Vancouver. 

COVID UPDATES (05/11/22)

We are currently offering in person classes at all of our studio locations. Masks are encouraged for all students attending in person classes. We will continue to update our policies based on guidance provided by the Oregon Health Authority. The health and safety of our dancers remains our biggest priority.


Sinéad Yeates was the recipient of the 2021 Irish Dance Magazine Excellence in Teaching Global Award. This award honors only 23 teachers worldwide and recognizes excellence in teaching by these extraordinary Irish dance instructors. We are incredibly proud of Sinéad and thrilled to see her hard work recognized.