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History 

Spokane’s longest running Irish Dance school, The Haran Irish Dance Academy was founded in Kettle Falls by Deirdre Abeid, and is run to this day by her daughters Caitlin Trusler and Claire Worley.  

Community

The teachers, dancers and families of The Haran School of Irish Dance are pleased and proud to be a part of the community of Irish dancing in the Pacific Northwest and the Western US Region. 

Each and every dancer at Haran is valued for the contribution they make to the school through their participation, and our small class sizes and attentive Instructors encourage dancers personal growth, while fostering lifelong friendships and a love of dance. 

Music

The Haran Dancers are blessed in having a long history with Spokane area Celtic Bands, including "Floating Crowbar", "Broken Whistle" and “An Dochas”, which is led by our founders son, Mellad Abeid. This gives us the unique opportunity to collaborate with these musicians to create one-of-a-kind choreographies and dynamic performances.  

Performances

The Haran Irish Dancers love to perform! With annual recitals, parades, community performances, and touring opportunities, the Haran Dancers are exposed to a world of dancing not found anywhere else in the region!  If you are hosting a public or private event and would like our dancers to perform, contact us to let us know of your needs. 

Competition

The Haran School of Irish Dance is a Certified Irish Dance School and has a unique and beautiful style that has led our dancers to excel in Regional, National and World Competitions.

Our Instructors are excellent coaches for all dancers interested in competing and working their way up to the highest levels of Competitive Irish Dancing.