Welcome to the O'Connor School of Irish Dance
Under the direction of Bella Yerina since 1978, our school is registered with An Coimisiun Le Rince Gaelacha, Dublin Ireland, The Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America, and The Western U.S. Irish Dance Teachers Association.
The school is based in Thousand Oaks, California and offers classes in Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Northridge, Encino and Westlake Village.
The O'Connor School has been operating in the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Conejo Valley and Santa Clarita Valley since 1978 under the direction of Bella O'Connor Yerina, T.C.R.G. Bella came to the United States in 1960 from Waterford, Ireland where she danced with the Troy School of Irish Dance. Presently, she is treasurer of the Western U.S. Region of the Irish Dance Teachers' Association of North America. Bella is married and has three children and seven grandsons. The O'Connor School of Irish Dance hosts the Feis Rinnce Conejo Valley which takes place in late February or early March each year.
Feel free to contact us via:
email - Bella Yerina
phone - (805) 495-8562
email - Joell Poppen
phone - (805) 402-9157
2013 Feis Rinnce Conejo Valley Program
Ad space is available in our 35th Anniversary program! Full Page Ads are $75; half page ads are $40.
Ads must be in a camera ready format (JPG or PDF) and must be received with payment by February 3rd to appear in the program.
These are on a first come, first serve basis as ad space is limited.
We very often sell out of programs by Saturday, so this year we will be taking pre-orders for them!
Please email Tina Benton at
with any questions.
2013 Syllabus is available for download here 2013 Schedule is available for download here