Tara Academy of Irish Dance

Tara Academy of Irish Dance

A Seattle-based, competitive Irish Dance school with over 40 years of history in the Pacific Northwest. www.taraacademy.com

The Tara Academy of Irish Dance is the creation of the Raney family. Founded in 1994 by Julie and Sara Raney, family involvement in the Tara Academy has grown to include sisters Erin, Mary, Colleen, and Brigid, and parents Patrick and Barbara.

From their first steps with one of Seattle's original Irish dancing teachers, Jetta Commins, and on through their studies with Marie Gavaghan and Maureen Keane, ADCRG, the Raneys have always felt the highlight of Irish dancing to be family and community.

In 2003 Tara Academy together with the Baile Glas Irish Dancers cofounded the Emerald City Feis, held every year in April.

The teachers, dancers and families of the Tara Academy are pleased to be a part of the community of Irish dancing in the Pacific Northwest.

Teaching Staff:
Sara Raney Williams, TCRG
Julie Raney
Erin Raney, TCRG

Congratulations Carmen, Katie, Tristan, and Christophe for your fabulous dancing at Worlds in Dublin this week. And congrats to Christophe - 8th place and WMH!

It was a great Seattle Center show yesterday! The Tara dancers were fantastic.

Here we go! Have a great St. Patrick's Day week everyone!


Riverdance dress rehearsal today - the fabulous Julia Gats dancing lead on the fabulous Anna Livia.

And now the girls with Anna Livia (Live footage from our dress rehearsal in Fort Myers, USA)
For more information on this tour visit: www.riverdance.com/tours/USA

With Rowan, Haydn, Cadence and many more Tara Academy dancers joining in!

So cute! Thanks Charlize for making our day.

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Fall semester starts September 10th - classes available for all levels. Looking forward to a great year!

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8551 Greenwood Ave N, Ste 4
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 9pm
Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
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