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Posted on Jan 18, 2016 in Coyle SEPA News (Eileen)

January News

January News

Now that classes are back into full swing . . . some items for the new year.


MONDAY CLASS – We will be having class at Holy Martyrs tonight Monday, January 18.

Tuesday Class – PDT Studio – for the remainder of January, Tuesday night class will be for those dancers in the Championship level.  Class time will be 7:15pm – 9pm

Coyle School Apparel – I am working on getting some items of Coyle clothing together for an order.  We should hopefully have it together within the next week or two.  Be on the look out!!

January Payment – The final payment is now due.  Please bring to class or mail directly to me – 1617 Dogwood Road, Flourtown, PA  19031.

Interested in attending a feis?  There is a link on our Website Home page for all of the feis that are sanctioned by CLRG (the commission that we are affiliated)  North American Feis Commission

Parade Practice information:

Saturday, March 5 – 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 in 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:

Saturday, March 12 – Montgomery Co AOH division #1 Parade, Conshohocken

Sunday, March 13Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade, Philadelphia

For those PARENTS new to the school:  We ask that only the dads of our dancers march with us. Dads are to wear the same as our boy dancers: black slacks, dark turtle neck and a traditional Irish sweater. Our dads are in charge of security, bathrooms runs and coat removal.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Siblings not involved in the school are not permitted to walk along with us.

As always, email your teacher with questions. We look forward to a great practice and a fun time at the parades!!!

Coyle School Costume:  If your daughter needs a costume for the parades, please check our Facebook page designated just for selling school dresses.  If you are not a member of this page, please contact me via email and I will send you an invitation to join.  It is too late to have a new dress made but if you need a jumper you will need to let the dressmaker know by January 29.

Dressmaker’s name and email:  Maria Aspite –

St Patrick’s Day performances:  If you know anyone that is hosting/having a St. Patrick’s Day party/function and would like to have dancers, please pass my contact information onto them.  You are my best advertisement.  Thank you!

Philadelphia Soul Performance Opportunity!  Let me know if you are interested . . . the more the merrier!!  The dancers will be dancing at half time on the field at the Wells Fargo Center. I have heard back from some of you – thank you.  The date is Monday, May 9th.  The tickets are $15 per person – children under 2 are free.

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.

Copybooks and homework:  I would like all dancers to bring a copybook to class again – especially the older dancers.  The children need to remember their steps and things that I tell them in class.  For the younger dancers, you are more than welcome to video the class – as long as it is used for practice purposes and nothing other.  Your children are doing nicely, but in order to progress they really should practice a little over the week.  I am not trying to drive anyone crazy, but when they dancers know their steps, it really makes everyone’s learning experience fun.