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 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 >>


Covid-19 Updates

Yeates Academy studios are currently closed for all in person classes. Regular classes for all locations are being hosted online by instructors. For more information on classes, please contact the studio.

We are closely following the phased reopening plans for Oregon and Washington. We are optimistic that we will be able to open the Portland studio this summer for both classes and camps, with enforced social distancing requirements in place. With that in mind registration is open for all summer camps. Please register for summer camp now. In the event of cancellation due to Covid-19, summer camp registration fees will be refunded.


Summer Camps 2020

Learn about Irish dance and culture at one of our week-long, half-day Jigs for Kids summer camps. Camps are open to all children ages 5-12. For more information and/or to register, click here.


Studio Workshops Summer 2020

Yeates Dancers - Sign up for one of the summer workshops for B1 and Advanced Beginners/New Novices August 3-7, 2020. For more information and/or to register, click here.


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


Yeates 2020 Feiseanna have been cancelled.

June 13 Oregon State Championship Feis
June 14 Fleadh Rince Na Gaelacha Feis
For current information on all North American feiseanna, check out Feisworx.