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Posted on Dec 7, 2012 in Coyle SEPA News (Eileen)

Eileen’s News – December

Christmas Donation:  In year’s past we have asked that instead of giving a teacher gift, that a small monetary donation be given instead, we are asking for that this year too.  In previous years, we have sent donations to a priest friend of ours in Berma to help set up a computer lab; another priest friend in Panama doing missionary work, and USO packages to soldiers overseas.  This year we would like to “ADOPT” an Irish dancing family that has been displaced due to Hurricane Sandy.  I’m sure that everyone has donated something to some type of Hurricane Sandy relief fund, but there are families in the Irish dancing world that have lost everything . . . cars, houses, belongings, as well as their Irish dance shoes and costumes.  Please put you donation in a sealed envelope marked Christmas Donation.  This is totally voluntary, not mandatory.  Thank you in advance.


Please check my “Eileen’s” Class Calendar.  It is pretty much filled out till June. 


The next payment is due in January for those that selected the “Two Payment” Option.  Payment is $200 for everyone.  


**Modified Class Schedule:

Saturday, December 8

9am class come at 9:45am

1:30pm class come at 12:15pm


Last Class Dates before Christmas:

Thursday, December 13 – modified schedule TBA

Saturday, December 15 – modified schedule TBA

Monday, December 17


NO CLASSES – Monday, December 10



Thursday, January 3

Saturday, January 5

Monday, January 7

Tuesday, January 8


St Patrick’s Day Parades – 

Sunday, March 10 – Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade,Philadelphia

Saturday, March 16 – Montgomery Co AOH Division #1 Parade, Conshohocken


We participate in both parades and the dancers are expected to participate in both not just one.  If you child is interested in participating in the parades they need to attend parade practice.  Practice day and time will be announced in January.


Inclement Weather – for weekday classes, if schools are closed or have early dismissal, there will be no classes held that night.  For Saturday classes, I will (1) send an email by 8:15am, (2) post a message on the Coyle School of Irish Dance – PA & NJ’s Facebook page.  Please Note:  I will not make phone calls.  Please check the website or Facebook page for any updated information regarding weather related cancellations.


Class Attire – I know that is is going to be getting colder out, but please make sure that the dancers have shorts, leggings, skirt, or skort.  I need to see their legs and feet.  They can bring them in their bag and change into them in the bathroom or wear them under their sweat pants.

Shoes:  Please make sure that everyone has the correct shoes.  The girls need to have the little ballet shoes with the elastic across the arch, the little slipper things do not work.  They can not point their toes in them correctly.  They would have to have the correct equipment if they were playing soccer, football, or feildhockey . . . so pleas have them wear the correct equipment for Irish dance.

Below are local feis’ that our boys and girls should be attending:  

Cara Feis – our dancers should be attending this feis.  Same venue as our Feis.
Sportsplex, Feasterville, PA
Registration:  Feisweb
Pender-Keady Feis
New Canaan, Ct.
Registration:  Mail in
This is a nice feis, with another feis close by the next day.  If you want to spend a weekend feising, this is a good  combination.  Lots of fun!

Feis Na Blain Nua (Kelly Oster School)
Sunday 1/20/2013
Tarrytown, NY
Registration:  Efeis
This is less than an hour from Pender-Keady Feis.  Makes for a fun weekend!

Horgan Winter Academy Feis
Saturday-Sunday  1/26-1/27
Registration:  Mail in
Southbury, CT
This is a small feis, but about a 3 1/2 hour ride from Philadelphia

O’Rourke Feis
Saturday, 2/2/13
Registration:  Feisweb
Purchase, NY
About 2 1/2 hour