Founded in 2008 by Beth Anne McFadden, TCRG, the McFadden Academy is the ONLY Irish Dance school in Vermont certified and accredited by An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (the Irish Dancing Commission)!
This means that those students who wish to are able to participate and compete in local, regional, national and international competitions (though competing is not required).

We offer a wide variety of classes at our two locations in Colchester, Vermont and Middlebury, Vermont designed for students from ages 4 to Adult.

Our students learn a great deal at the Academy and the benefits go far beyond just learning traditional Irish Dance steps. Our students also learn and develop:

  • Confidence                                                                                                                                             
  • Integrity
  • Poise
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Fitness (lots of Cardio!)
  • Teamwork
  • Cognitive Development
  • Self-Discipline
  • A sense of Community

Perhaps most importantly our students, parents and instructors enjoy a wonderful camaraderie and sense of community. We truly are one big family!

Fun, fast-paced, exciting, challenging, and technical, Irish Dance is for Everyone – 
you don’t have to be Irish!

No Classes Memorial Day

No Classes will be held on Memorial Day: Monday, May 30th!

Last Week of Regular Classes

Our Regular Class Schedule ends:
Monday June 6th - Thursday June 9th.

Summer Mini Camps!

Learn to Irish Dance this Summer at The McFadden Academy Mini-Camps!

July 11th-July 15th       Ages 4-7

July 18th-July 22nd     Ages 7 and up

July 25th-July 29th      Ages 5 and up

Call or e-mail for more information!


Classes & Tuition

We offer a wide variety of Irish Dance classes at our two locations in Colchester and Middlebury, for students ages 4 - Adult.

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Mailing Address

PO Box 4184
Burlington, VT 05406
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Colchester Studio

47 Commerce Street
PO Box 4184
Colchester, VT 05446
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Middlebury Studio

81 Exchange St.
@ Vermont Sun & Fitness Center
Middlebury, VT 05753
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