WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Non-Competitive Irish Dancing for All Ages

Our History

 

OIDA was founded by sisters Christina and Victoria White. Born and raised in Portland, Christina and Victoria fell in love with Irish dancing after seeing Riverdance as young girls. They grew up performing with world-renowned Irish musicians and competing internationally, both earning world rankings! They discovered a passion for teaching non-competitive Irish dancing, and after a combined 18 years of teaching Irish dancing in various locations across Oregon, in 2017 Christina and Victoria officially put all of their classes under one name, Oregon Irish Dance Academy.

Our History

THE Place for Irish Dancing

 

At OIDA, we love Irish dancing, and it shows! Our program is fully non-competitive. We offer weekly Irish dancing classes for ages three to adult in multiple locations. We hold uniquely awesome day camps from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm during Spring, Winter, and Summer Breaks that you definitely won't want to miss out on! We create opportunities for our dancers to perform, whether it's marching in St. Patrick's Day parades, training on one of our Performance Teams, or dancing in our annual Recitals. Your dancer gets everything in one happy place! 

THE Place for Irish Dancing
Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

 

We believe in building self-esteem and confidence and helping our students feel successful. We set attainable goals, provide level- and age-appropriate challenges, and promote a positive learning mindset. We inspire through example, showing our students how to see the good in each experience, to value that there is always room for improvement, and to enjoy the journey and the hard work that get them somewhere. We encourage our students to be creative, ask questions, and be the best that they can be!

What Makes Us Different

What Makes Us Different

 

Our program is the only fully non-competitive program in Oregon. We are passionate about creating a community where as many people as possible can enjoy Irish dancing as a part of their lives. We strive to be leaders in our industry and are committed to being the best that we can be with punctuality, prompt communication, and organization in everything we do. Our instructors are exceptional people whose innovation and dedication are unparallelled. We love Irish dancing -- join our OIDA family today!

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE

At Oregon Irish Dance Academy, we welcome students of all races, genders, religions, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, backgrounds, and abilities. OIDA is a safe place for all to learn and enjoy Irish dancing. We believe that Irish dancing is universal and has something to offer everyone, and we strive in all we do to make OIDA a positive, joy-filled experience for each person we encounter.

JOIN OUR OIDA FAMILY

Come dance with us on Zoom! New students get half off their first month's tuition!