Welcome to the Academy of Irish Dance and Music

About Us

The Academy of Irish Dance and Music, formerly Irish dance at the Studio of Dance Arts, has offered instruction in Irish Dance since 1999, teaching traditional solo and set dances to students ranging from 5 years old to adults. Classes are offered in both hard and soft shoes. Ceili and figure dancing are also taught.
Shelley Fugate, Irish dance instructor, and her dance students receive instruction form Sinead Yeates of Yeates Academy, Portland, Oregon.



The Irish Company Dancers are the Studio’s performance troupe. Ranging from beginner to preliminary champion, the dancers have performed at fairs, schools, church functions, care facilities, restaurants and clubs, wedding and parties and numerous community events including: the Blue Lake Folk Festival, the Morris Graves Museum of Arts, and the Westhaven Center for the Arts