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Posted on Jan 25, 2012 in Coyle SEPA News (Eileen)

Eileen’s News January Updates

January Newsletter Updates


St Patrick’s Day Parades – we participate in two St Patrick’s Day Parades.

Saturday, March 10 – Montgomery co AOH Division #1, Conshohocken

Sunday, March 11 – Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade,Philadelphia

We participate in both parades and the dancers are expected to participate in both not just one.  If your child is interested in participating in the parades they need to attend parade practice


Parade practice will be held on Saturday, March 3 at the PDT Studio in Mt Airy.  If your child wants to participate in the parades attendance at practice is required.  Practice time will be posted shortly.

 Parade attire 

~Female beginner students can wear the Coyle beginner skirt with black tights.  The beginner skirt can be ordered through the link on the home page of our website.  ORDER THEM NOW if you are going to have your child participate.  ~Older dancers can wear theCoyleSchool royal blue school costume with black tights.

~Boys are to wear an Irish sweater and black pants.  All students are to wear black shoes.

~Fathers walking with the dancing school must have an Irish sweater and black pants.  We ask that everyone else proceed to the reviewing stands and watch the parade.  ONLY dancers, teachers and fathers walk along the parade route.

Clothing Orders – We are selling some Coyle clothing items until February 11, 2012.  This is not mandatory, but it is nice for the dancers to have at least the royal blue Coyle shirt.  There is a link on the home page too.

Summer Camps – Both weeks are held at the PDT studio in Mt Airy.  Class times and other camp information to follow.

Day camp – week of July 9

Night camp – week of July 16

IMPORTANT:  If you have a child interested in participating in teams at the 2012 Oireachtas, he/she MUST attend one week of camp this year.


Website Updates: to the right on the home page of the website.

1)  “Eileen’s Class Calendar” – updated until July 2012.

2)  “General News” Page – there is useful information for you the parents including a practice guide.

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 and email by 8:15am, (2) post a message on my Newsletter page and calendar, (3) post something 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 it is getting colder, 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 sweatpants.  Also, please make sure that everyone has the correct shoes and a pair of socks on.  They need to have the correct equipment when coming to Irish Dance class – just like they would for soccer, field hockey, or any other sport.

Summer Bus TripLast year we went toNiagraFalls on a bus trip.  It was a great weekend and everyone had a good time.  This year we are looking to possibly go toBoston.  It would be a 6 hour bus ride and it is on the weekend of August 11, 2012.   I will send more information later.  But wanted to get an idea as to who would be interested in a bus trip toBoston . . . the Worlds are being held inBoston in 2013 so it might be a nice trip up there.


The following feis’ are open for registration:

Feis na Nollag

Sunday 2/19/12


Registration:  eFeis

About 1 ½ hour drive


Broesler Feis

Saturday, 2/25/2012


Registration:  Feisweb

About 1 ½ hour drive


Inishfree Feis

Sunday, 2/26Massapequa, NY

Registration:  Feisweb

Almost 3 hour drive


Garden State Feis – Everone should try this feis

Sunday, 3/4/2012


Registration:  Feisweb

About 1 ½ hour drive


Cummings School Feis – Everyone should try this feis

WildwoodConvention Center

Saturday,  April 21st

Registration:  Feisweb

Doesn’t start until 10 am so it could be a long day (1200 dancer cap)