Links for Flying Irish Dancers
Read the information on the rest of this site, including the Parents' Handbook, to determine which items you need for classes, shows and competitions.
Dance basics for all dancers: shoes, socks, practice music, class attire.
Girls Reel Shoes (leather sole for beginners only; Intermediate/Combo dancers & up any other shoe)
Jig Shoes (Sound Blaster Tips required for Prizewinner - Champion dancers)
Poodle socks (ankle height for shows/competitions), sock glue, music CDs, accessories
Buy shoes from a dedicated Irish Dance shoe merchant (such as Rutherford) ONLY or you may be sold shoes that do not fit properly (and which will have to be replaced with ones that fit prior to performances & competitions).
Flying Irish logo merchandise/class uniforms:
Flying Irish Team Costumes
Competitive costumes are made in-house and ordered at our Sell & Swap night in September. Recital-only costumes are ordered by a dancer's family, directly through the vendors listed, but must be ordered in early fall to ensure the items are available.
Irish Wigs Tessa (color swatches in studio)
Required for shows; optional for competitors under at 12.
Mehron stage makeup
Celebre HD Cream Foundation (201), Optional Barrier Spray (145), Mehron Lip Rouge (103N) in Velvet Rose*, lip liner (206N) in Raisin, Mehron Powder Blusher (202) in RW (rosewood)
Stage foundation will not bleach out a person's skin under stage lights. Stage makeup stays on longer and when a dancer sweats. *On some people Velvet Rose is pink, not berry (go for a berry shade).
Non-stage makeup options: foundation; black or onyx waterproof masacara; black eyeliner (upper & lower lids); Maybelline eyeshadow duo #40 Lasting Lilac; Revlon Lipstain Laquer Balm in 115 Whimiscal (blot it to take down the sheen a bit) or Melted Lip Gloss in Berry by Too Faced (availabe at Sephora); lipliner to match lip color; blush.
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