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!

Summer Mini Camps!



Learn some steps, enjoy some Irish themed crafts, and cap off the week with a pizza party and performance!      


- July 31st- August 4th    Intro to Irish Dance (Ages 4-7)      9:00-1:00 pm


- August 7th- August 11th    Intro to Irish Dance (Ages 7 and up)    9:00-1:00 pm


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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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