Yeates Academy of Irish Dance

Oregon's longest running Irish dance school

The Yeates Academy of Irish Dance and Molly Malone Irish Dancers were established in Portland, Oregon in 1985. Instructors Sinead Yeates, TCRG, Meaghan Feeback, TCRG, Meghan Bjerke, TCRG, and Studio Directors Molly Malone and Breda Yeates bring a wealth of knowledge in Irish dance plus over 40 years of teaching and performance experience. Read more >>

Yeates Feiseanna



We are thrilled to be hosting both the Oregon State Championship Feis and the Fleadh Rince Na Gaelacha Feis in June 2021.

Registration is capped each day due to Covid-19 Safety policies & restrictions. Covid-19 safety policies and guidelines for the feis will also be posted on feiswork in addition to the syllabus. All registrants will be required to submit a waiver prior to check in at the feis.

Please register for the feiseanna via Feiswork.


Registration for our week-long, half-day Jigs for Kids summer camp is open! Children ages 5 and up will learn about Irish culture and dance, see champion dancers perform and at the end of the week campers will participate in a recital. All registered campers will get a Yeates Academy summer camp t-shirt. For more information and to register, click here.

COVID-19 UPATES (03/14/21)

The Portland studio is offering weekly classes both in person and online. Online/in person classes are held simultaneously unless otherwise noted on the class schedule.  All in person classes are limited to 8 students. Currently all students are required to wear masks at all times while at the studio. Physical distancing, sanitization protocols and respiratory & hygiene etiquette have been established and will be enforced in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control.

Yeates Academy 2020 World and North American Qualifiers

2020 World Qualifiers
Aoife Brogan || Finn Bawden || Katlin Nims-Fournier

2020 North American Qualifiers
Aoife Brogan || Finn Bawden || Raegan Gritzmacher || Taliya Hunter || Katlin Nims-Fournier || Molly Shannon || Olive Paternoster || Molly Kate Young