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Irish dancing is for everyone, and Portland has so much to offer!

Options for Everyone!

We are so lucky that the Portland area has so much to offer when it comes to Irish culture and in particular, Irish dancing!

Below is some helpful information we have compiled about local options for adult Irish dancing - there are so many classes, social events, and styles to choose from.


OIDA does not currently have adult classes on our schedule - if you would like to be emailed if/when we add an adult class to our schedule, join our email list!


Adult Step Dancing

Solo and/or group style classes!

Looking for beginner adult Irish dancing classes? Looking to get back into dancing after years away? Portland has quite a few options for adults looking for step dancing classes. When choosing a step dancing class, we recommend checking out the websites, social media, and public reviews to get a feel for the way they do things, and then reach out to ask questions and, if possible, watch or try out a class.


The local step dancing schools that may currently offer adult lessons are: An Daire Academy of Irish Dance, Brimhall Academy of Irish Dance, Murray School of Irish Dancing, and Yeates Academy of Irish Dance.

Local Ceili & More

Weekly & MonthlyTualatin & Salem

Ceili is pronounced ‘kay-lee’ and is the Gaelic word referring to an evening gathering of friends sharing and enjoying traditional Irish music, song, dance, and fun! Ceili classes and events focus entirely on group style Irish dancing (similar to square dancing -- less footwork, more formations). It's a low-impact workout and a great social activity! The classes are drop-in style, and every dance is taught and explained before it's danced. These classes and events are for teens and adults -- no partner or experience is necessary! Tualatin and Salem both offer a bustling scene of ceili dancing, check out their info below!


Adult Sean-nós & More

Taught by Maldon Meehan

 Sean-nós, Set, and More! Maldon Meehan is local to Portland and offers multiple courses - check out her website for more info!

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Adult Set and More

Hosted by MOD & CCE

The Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Branch of Oregon of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann offers set dancing classes, events, and so much more in Portland! Learn more on their website.

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