(for feiseanna & performances)
Flying Irish team costumes, unique to our school, identify the wearer as a member of the Flying Irish Dancers. See the Forum for more information on purchasing and caring for costume & accessories.
*Prime Dress Designs (email the studio for ordering dates & information)
Little Leprechauns: parade uniform (see below)--for Tir na nOg competitions & shows; if in Beginner wear Prime outfit
Beginner & Intermediate: elastic-back 14" skirt & embroidered leotard, crown; Intermediates wear embroidered cuffs as well
Intermediate ages 13 & up, Novice, Prizewinner & Champion: full dresses, crowns
Boys: vest, tie, green shirt & black trousers
Adults: sleeveless dress (no crown); embroidered cuffs
Recreational dancers: parade attire & dance shoes for our yearly Hooley
(also to be worn to all events when not arriving in costume)
Track Jackets: order from Optimum Sport. See the "news and announcements" in your family portal for ordering dates.
FI track pants from Optimum Sport or Black pants (neat with no visible logos, can be joggers, yoga pants, jeans, dress slacks, chinos)
Poodle socks for girls, black dress socks for adults & gents
Black street sneakers or shoes preferred, white is 2nd choice, but any walking shoes will do that can also be danced in
Cold weather parades - solid-colored black, purple, gold, white or green gloves; ice skater tights for girls; multiple layers of thermal shirts for under the jackets
Summer parades - team jackets, crowns & hair pieces (girls), Flying Irish black shorts (class attire), same shoes & socks as above; bring water
Girls - ankle length (short) poodle socks--bright white (new or bleached), sock glue; make up (ages 7 & up)
Boys - black dress trousers, black socks, green or black button down shirt, tie to match shirt or vest (same as other team members--ask instructor for correct shirt & tie colors)
Flying Irish face masks -- to be worn during times of enhanced social distancing (purple with winged ghillie)
*Face masks & poodle socks are available at the Flying Irish Studio
Prime Costume Bag
Tupperware for hairpieces
See the Forum for packing & storage tips
(no substitutions are permitted)
Team dancers (doing shows) - Alliyah
Solo costumes - Robyn or Alliyah
See the Forum for wig care tips. Hairpieces will last 1 to 2 years when cared for properly.
Tip: use sports hair elastics; use extra elastics for thick hair, making a few ponytails and braid them together.
Natural Hair for Adults or Dancers without Prime costumes
Short Hair -- leave down if it's not in dancer's eyes
Medium or long hair -- pull back in a top ponytail with a bump (top 1/4 of hair secured, but poof up the hair before securing it & the rest hanging down)
Very long or heavy hair -- french braid with top bump
Required for shows (ages 7 & up); required for feiseanna for ages 12 & up
HD Foundation; black or onyx waterproof masacara; black eyeliner (upper & lower lids); purple eyeshadow duo; lipcolor in berry/rose; lipliner to match lip color; blush. Check with Tatiana to match colors.
When wearing face masks, foundation & lip colors are not needed.
Solo costumes (one-of-a-kind dresses for females or vests/jackets for males) may be worn by Prizewinner & Champion competitive dancers, in those level dances only. These costumes MUST be pre-approved prior to purchase by the instructor and cannot be worn in performance or competition without approval. Prizewinner and Champion dancers may only purchase a solo if they also have a team dress. See the Forum for buying tips.
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.