irish dance for fun, fitness and friendship

Dance with us

 
 
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Portland's Leading Irish Dance School Since 1996

Recreational and Competitive Classes for All Ages

Since 1996, the Murray School of Irish Dance has helped hundreds of students become outstanding Irish dancers. At the Murray School, we believe in supporting students by enhancing their self-esteem and confidence. We encourage our students to work hard and strive for excellence.

Fully accredited by An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (the Irish Dancing Commission), and taught by a lifelong traditional Irish musician, our students develop an appreciation for authentic Irish music, dance and culture, as well as skills that will last a lifetime. Whether dancers want to compete, perform, or just dance for fun, we appreciate and support all of our students and want them to grow to love Irish music, dance and culture as much as we do. Learn more about us > 

NOW ENROLLING

WE WELCOME BEGINNERS AGES 3 TO ADULTS - NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

REGISTER NOW FOR A FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS.

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book a performance

We bring the magic

Portland's top Irish dance performing troupe is available for your event! Our dancers and live Irish music are a unique, high-energy addition to weddings, festivals and more. Learn more and book a performance > 

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Our Locations

Beaverton (Main) Studio

9575 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Suite 10B (Lower Level)
Beaverton, OR 97005

Note: entrance is on SW 96th Ave.

 

Southeast Studio

Academy of Kung Fu
3228 SE 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97202

 

Beaverton (Main) Studio

 

Southeast Studio

 
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What's New

 
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Our gofundme

On January 21, 2018, Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a call at 4620 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.  When crews arrived, they reported heavy black smoke coming from the center section of the building – home to the Murray School of Irish Dance for over two decades. The damage to the building, studio and the school's costumes and supplies were significant.  This is a crushing blow to Geraldine, her students, and the Irish dance community.  Any financial help you may provide could help the school reopen in a new location and will go to support the continuing education of elementary, middle school, and high school students as they strive to learn more about Irish culture and dance.

 

St. patrick's day - the show must go on!

Despite January's devastating fire, the Murray Dancers were back in form by St. Patrick's Day, performing dozens of shows at schools, restaurants and pubs, public events, senior living centers and more! Watch this story from KATU to see our dancers preparing for their big weekend in our new studio space.

 

Listen now: The murray school on opb

Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Think Out Loud" interviewed Geraldine Murray and then-17-year-old dancer Abby Cosart for a story just before the World Championships in 2017. Listen to Abby and Geraldine tell the story of the studio, Abby's career in dance, and the tradition of Irish dance.