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Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Coyle SEPA News (Eileen), General News

November News

November News

REMINDERS: Class tonight (Monday, November 21) at Holy Martyrs Class Tuesday, November 22 – PDT Studio  Traditional Sets 6:30pm – 7:30pm  Solos 7:30pm – 9pm  NO CLASS Wednesday, November 23.   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!   Mid-Atlantic Regional Oireacthas at the Downtown Marriott Philadelphia – Friday November 25; Saturday, November 26; and Sunday November 27.  We have dancers dancing the whole weekend! Entry is free, anyone can come and watch.  You will see some of the best dancing at this competition.     NO CLASS Monday, November 28   NO CLASS on Tuesdays for the month of December   LAST CLASSES IN DECEMBER –  Monday, December 19 Thursday, December 15 Saturday, December 17 . . . will be modified schedule   Adult Class – I have 5 definite YES’s for the adult class, I need at least 8 people in order to hold the class.  Class will be on Thursday evenings beginning the middle of January at St Dominic’s on Frankford Avenue. The time would be 7:30pm – 8:30pm.  I would do it as a 6/8 week...

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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 in Coyle SEPA News (Eileen), General News

2013 Coyle School Summer Camp (SE PA)

2014 Coyle School Summer Camp (SE PA) Download Camp Packet Please note:  Night camp is before Day camp this year Week 1 –July 7 (NIGHT CAMP)  This week is open to all students enrolled in the Coyle School – beginner to championship.  Camp is held at the PDT Studio.  Fee for this week of camp will be $110.  The dancers/campers will receive a Coyle Camp T-Shirt. Please indicate shirt size on the registration form – Late orders will not be accepted.   Camp Schedule: 1st year Beginners 6:00pm – 7:15pm Beginner/Advance Beginner 6:30pm – 8:30pm Group/Team Dancing* 7:30pm – 8:30pm Novice/PrizeWinner 7:30pm  – 9:30pm *All students are welcome to participate in this session – your child will not be required to compete in the team dancing if he/she/they stay for this session.  Please read the attached Oireachtas Team Guidelines. Week 2 – July 14 (DAY CAMP)  Camp is open to all students currently enrolled in the Coyle School – beginner on up.  And once again we are opening this...

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Posted on Dec 7, 2012 in General News

2012 Oireachtas Winners!

Mid-Atlantic Region Oireacthtas Coyle Results: We had a GREAT Oireachtas weekend!! Thank you, to all the parents for bringing your children to the extra Sunday practices and extra Traditional Set classes. Their hard work (and your sacrifices) really pays off over the three days of dancing. We are extremely proud of all our dancers! WORLD QUALIFIERS: We had 5 dancers qualify to represent the Coyle School at the 2013 World Championships being held in Boston, MA over Easter week. Moira Cahill, 2th place Ciara Burke, 6th place Kayla McMennamin, 9th place Liam Kenney, 3rd place Ronan Swope, 2nd place CONGRATULATIONS LADIES and GENTLEMEN!!! Other winners! Meagan Blount Mary Lafferty Elizabeth Buhager Kiera Kelly Monica Higgins Sinead McCafferty Jamie Ehnow – 7th place under 8 Jake Anstock – 5th place, Boys under 9 We had many Traditional Set winners too!! We had many placers in the top 10!! Which is awesome in competitions that had over 50 dancers. If I missed someone please let me know – Abby DeBlasio Aidan...

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Posted on May 7, 2012 in General News

Oireachtas Facts

Mid-Atlantic Regional Oireachtas Here is a fact sheet on the Oireachtas and what would be required of you if you decide to compete in teams. What is the Mid-Atlantic Regional (MAR) Oireachtas? The regional championships to qualify dancers to compete in the World Championships. When and where is the MAR Oireachtas? The Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. If your child is in one team you will only need to be there one day. If you are in multiple teams then you may be there for more then one day. What would my child do in the Oireachtas? If you child is interested in dancing in the Oireachtas, he or she would compete in team or ceili dancing. Most likely dancing in an 8-hand or a 4-hand competition. Dancers compete in the team dancing according to their age and are placed in the team by the teachers during camp. Only dancers competing in feisianna at the preliminary or open championship level will dance...

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Posted on May 7, 2012 in General News

First Feis FAQ

What is a FEIS? A feis (pronounced fesh) is an Irish Dance competition with dancers from local school and regional school. Dancers compete in individual dances as well as in team dances. There are different levels ranging from beginner to open championship. What would my child dance? First time dancers all start at the BEGINNER Level, in their respective age group. Age is based on the age your child was as of Jan. 1, of that year. For first year dancers who started in September, and have never done a feis, some of your dancers could do the “first feis” or “Tir Na Nog” competitions. Just ask your teacher whether Beginner or “first feis” is right for your dancer. The difference is that in Beginner dancers needs to execute 2 steps per dance: light jig/ reel/ slip jig and in the first feis category dancers need to just do one step. What should my child wear for shoes? The dancers must have the proper shoes, soft shoes (or ghillies)...

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Posted on Oct 13, 2011 in General News

Practice Guide

Practice Guide Below I have listed some of the crucial elements of Irish step dancing that parents can look for while practicing with their children. The children learn the required steps at class each week, but all is useless if the students do not reinforce what was learned at home through practice. Each student should be practicing at least 15-30 minutes at night. Of course, this time depends on the age and level of the student. For some, it may be longer. Parental involvement is needed! 1. POSTURE: Arms comfortably at side, shoulders back, hands in fists, chin proudly up. 2. FOOT PLACEMENT: Toes should be out, ankles crossed in front of each other, feet close behind each other. 3. Dancers should always be on their toes (the balls of their feet) – “BARBIE Toes“. Dancers should also point their toes (arch their feet) at all times. This should always be done especially during ups, overs, and jumps. 4. Dancers should look in a confident, upward position – not...

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