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O'Neill-James School of Irish Dance


Founded in the fall of 1969 the O'Neill-James School is the longest established Irish dancing school in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and cherishes its reputation for excellence.

Our dancers have performed at "The White House" and "The Capitol" and have appeared on several TV shows and in many celebrity events in the area. They performed with the Chieftains at the Kennedy Center.

Hillary Clinton featured a picture of some dancers in her book "An Invitation to the White House". Our dancers have performed twice for President G.W. Bush in the Capitol and were proud to be a part of the 2009 Inaugural Festivities, with the "Council for American Ireland Relations".

In 1987 we established the now world famous "All-American Championships" &"Nation's Capital Feis" (pronounced fesh i.e. festival/competition) with over 1,000 participants from all corners of the United States, Canada and abroad.

After celebrating our "Silver Jubilee Feis" we took off to Orlando, Florida where we performed at the American Celtic Irish Dance Festival and also had the honor of participating in the Walt Disney Parade.
O'Neill-James School of Irish Dance