Please take note of our dress codes! What looks great on stage starts in the classroom. Extra clothing obscures alignment, muscle tone, and faulty technical habits and can be a safety hazard. Failure to dress appropriately for class can result in a student observing, not participating in, that class (no make-ups).
Face masks will be required in class during times of enhanced social distancing and for students who live with, or are in regular close contact with, someone who is infectious. Masks must be fitted to the face (i.e. no material hanging loose).
All: Flying Irish team pants or shorts, tees, sports bras & jackets from Optimum Sport* OR black logo shorts (cheer or soccer style), green logo tee-shirt (from NEPA, (link below)
Girls: poodle socks, ghillies, jig shoes if needed
Boys: white sports socks, jazz or reel shoes, jig shoes if needed
Adults: same as girls but may wear black leggings instead of FI shorts
*Optimum Sport ordering deadlines are Sept 15, Jan 15 & April 15. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery (to studio). Shipping fees will be assessed on orders at the time of shipping.
Hair must be pulled off the face & neck; hair accessories must be secured on the head.
Only minimal, secured jewelry.
Cover class attire with appropriate outerwear when outside.
Children ages 9 & up should use deodorant.
Poodle socks & Flying Irish face masks may be purchased at the studio. Used shoes & class attire may be for sale at the studio.
Mini-Session & Ceili Club Class Attire:
Wear athletic clothing and soft soled shoes/dance shoes. Street shoes are not allowed on the studio floor.
Clothes: Black leggings or shorts, tee-shirt or comfortable long-sleeved shirt (preferably kelly green). Please choose clothing that does not have attachments that might distract or get in the way of movement.
Dance shoes: Irish ghillies or black (or pink if you already have them) leather ballet slippers, jazz shoes.
Hair pulled back off the face & neck; hair accessories must be secured on the head.
Only minimal, secured jewelry.
Girls Reel Shoes (leather sole for beginners only)
Boys Reel Shoes (jazz shoes for beginners--may be purchased at any dance supply store)
Jig Shoes (Sound Blaster Tips required for Novice - Champion)
Sundries: blister booties, sock glue, practice pads
**All shoes must be fitted (the end of the shoe hugging the toes). Leather shoes stretch over time and will need to be replaced. Buy shoes from a dedicated Irish Dance shoe merchant ONLY to ensure proper fit.
Dance or other class footwear must be clean and worn in the dance areas only. Dance/class shoes being worn outside of dance areas must be covered with outside footwear.
Music can be found on the Beat app, organized by RTN's levels.
NEPA will send an email when you order is ready. If you have not heard from NEPA about an order, try calling them. If you do not get an answer, let Mary-Sarah know.
The Flying Irish name & logo (winged gillie) are trademarked; the winged gillie, hard shoe & double hard shoes (from website & tee shirts) are all copyrighted and may not be used or copied without permission.