The Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America

Your source for Irish dancing in North America.


Welcome to IDTANA

The Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America, Inc., is a not for profit membership organization representing over 1,000 certified and vetted Irish Dance teachers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is the mission of the IDTANA to promote Irish Dance, culture and music throughout North America.

Our experienced, accredited, and diverse membership actively engages in the promotion of Irish Dance on the local level while collectively exploring and instituting procedures for safe, fair, and ethical rules and guidelines for best practices in teaching and competition.

Find a School

Find your perfect fit from hundreds of accredited dance schools across North America.

Find a Feis

Over 200 local Irish Dance competitions (Feiseanna) are offered annually in North America.

Find a Grade Exam

Measure your progress in Irish Dance and receive personalized feedback.

Your NAIDC Hub

Click to view full event information including detailed results for the Nashville 2023 North American Irish Dance Championships.


The Latest from IDTANA


4 Benefits of Irish Dance

An incredible workout, a beautiful art form, a lifetime of community, and a world of performance opportunity – no matter what you are looking for,

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About Irish Dance

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be Irish?
Definitely not! Irish dancers come from all races and cultural backgrounds, and come to Irish dance simply because…
What age can I start?
Irish dance has no age limit. Some Irish dancers start as young as 3, others well into adulthood. We offer performance…
What opportunities are there?

Whether you want to perform, compete, or simply dance for fun or fitness, Irish dance offers an opportunity for…


Benefits of Irish Dance

The benefits of Irish Dance are endless. Regardless of your goals – whether you or your child are looking for fitness, a thriving social scene, performance opportunity, a creative outlet, life skills, or simply to expand your horizons, Irish dance offers virtually unlimited opportunity.

Getting Started

Finding a School

Start your Irish dance journey today! Use our simple interactive map and click on your area, or use our easily searchable directory below, to find a local, professional, certified, and vetted teacher in your neighborhood.

Finding a Feis

With over 200 local Irish Dance competitions (feiseanna) in North America annually, you can participate in an exciting competition circuit year-round. Use our Feis Directory to find one near you.