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Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Coyle SEPA News (Eileen)

February News

Modified class schedule for Saturday, February 17

All classes – 10:30am – Noon

No Class 

Monday, February 19


Parade Practice​ Information:  ​

Saturday, March 3 – regular Saturday classes will not be held

Parade Practice will be held at Riley and Sons moving facility; which is located at 9800 Ashton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114 –same location as last year’s practice. Practice Time will be announced the last week of February.

**If your dancer is participating, it has to be in both parades. We only create one routine for both parades. You cannot choose one parade over the other. We understand if your child has a religious commitment the day of parade practice.  Just remind us and we will try to keep a spot open for him/her. 

***We do allow our young/beginner dancers to do only one parade if you feel it would be too much for your dancer.

Parade Dates
Montgomery Co AOH St Patrick’s Day Parade – Conshohocken,  Saturday, March 10

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

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***Siblings that are NOT involved with the dancing school are NOT allowed to walk in the line of march with us – ONLY THE DADS AND DANCERS.  They can wait at the reviewing stand or follow along the sidewalk, not with us – thank you for your cooperation.   

Parade Dress Code:  

Dads are to wear the same as our boy dancers: black slacks, dark turtle neck and a traditional Irish sweater.

We are asking that there are NO GREEN SWEATERS with “IRELAND” or shamrocks across the front.  ​We look very uniform and professional as we walk along the parade route.  We get many compliments on how awesome our fathers look.  So please abide by our dress code.

​Why dads?  ​

Our dads are in charge of security, bathroom runs and coat removal.  It is not mandatory for each dancer to have a parent march.  We always have a very large group of dads.  Do not worry if your “dad” is unable to attend. 


All participants in the parade must wear the following:

  1. Coyle School Costume with black tights and black shoes, dance sneakers or other all black shoes. (Rubber soles shoes best. No leggings)


  1. Coyle School skirt and cape, all white turtleneck and either a sweater or sweatshirt. Must be all white. Black tights and black shoes.

​  If anyone has an old beginner shirt/cape, please bring them to parade practice.  We may have a few that need to borrow/purchase.​

  1. Boys: black pants, dark turtle neck and an Irish Sweater. Black shoes.

If it is cold, dancers will be allowed to wear their coats/ gloves till the last minute!

HAIR: Dancers must have their hair curled, in ringlets or dancers may choose to wear the Coyle School wig NO BUNS, BANANA CLIPS. Dancers should have on the Coyle School headband with the school dress or a royal blue ribbon or royal blue headband if you are in the skirt and cape (No tiaras).

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, and (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 your email or Facebook page for any updated information regarding weather related cancellations.

Cold weather – Please make sure that each student has the proper clothing for dance class.  Jeans are not acceptable for class.  Please have them wear leggings or shorts under their sweatpants.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Scheduled Days off – all of the 2018 dates are posted (all the way out to June) on my calendar on our website.  ​

M​onday, February 19

Saturday, March 17 – Happy St Patrick’s Day

Monday, March 26

Thursday, March 29

Saturday, March 31Thursday, May 24

Saturday, May 26

Monday, May 28

Last classes for 2018

Thursday, June 7

Saturday, June 9

Monday, June 11​