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2015 - 2016 Class Schedule


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       2014 - 2015 FOLKLORAMA
       2014 - 2015 COMPETITIVE SUMMER
       2015 - 2016 GENERAL DIVISION 
       2015 - 2016 PERFORMANCE DIVISION
       2015 - 2016 COMPETITIVE DIVISION
       2015 - 2016 BRANDON DIVISION


    DANCE SHOES
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STUDENTS WISHING TO PERFORM WITH MCCONNELL SCHOOL OF DANCE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A SCHOOL COSTUME FOR THEIR CURRENT LEVEL.

SECOND HAND COSTUMES & SHOES
Second hand costumes and shoes may be listed on the bulletin board at the studio.

McConnell School of Dance's Annual Shoe Swap -  Sept / Oct each season
MSDSA - McConnell School of Dance Student's Association hosts an annual costume swap to assist dancers who wish to sell or purchase Irish dance shoes, costumes, and accessories.
A large selection of 2nd hand costumes, shoes, and dance supplies are available for sale.

COSTUME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are costume fees due? 
Costume fees are due prior to pick up of costumes.  No exceptions

Can I rent a school costume if I do not wish to purchase? 
A limited number of rental costumes are available.  Sizing is limited so please contact us early in the season to reserve.

If a dancer advances levels, do they require a new class costume? 
Yes, dancers who progress to higher levels will need a new class costume for their new level. 

How long will a class costume be used? 
Class costumes are changed every 3- 7 years to keep the designs current.  Most dancers grow out of their class costumes and are able to sell their old dress to up & coming students to help offset the cost of a new costume.



GENERAL DIVISION COSTUMES
General Division School costumes range in price from $125 - $350, depending on the dancers level and age.
Additional items such as poodle socks and/or tights  as well as Irish dance shoes are necessary.  Irish dance wigs are optional

Beginner
Females
Black Skirt, Green Vest, White Blouse, White Poodle Socks, Spankies / Dance Briefs
Required Shoes - Irish Soft Shoes or Black Ballet Slippers
1) Black Skirt - $30 Seamstress,  $15 Materials
2) Green Velvet Vest
- $45 Seamstress, $20 Materials
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card)
3) Long Sleeve White Blouse - Purchased by the parent from Old Navy http://www.oldnavy.ca/products/girls-uniform-shirts.jsp
4) White Poodle Socks - Available at the studio $12 each, order on line from Irish dance supply stores, or pick up at Unique Ireland on Pembina Hwy.
5) Black Spankies
/ Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the parent from dance supply or retail outlet.

Males
Black Dress Pants (preferably without pockets)
- Purchased by the parent.  Please make sure pants are hemmed to the correct length for dancing
Black Dress Socks
- Purchased by the parent
White Dress Shirt - Purchased by the parent
Green Vest -
Ordered from School Seamstress $45 Dressmaking, $20 Materials
Green Tie -
Ordered from School Seamstress $15 Seamstress


Novice
Females
New Black & Green Dress, Poodle Socks, Black Spankies
/Dance Briefs.
Required shoes - Black soft shoes and Hard Shoes
1) Black & Green Dress  -
$150 Seamstress & $40 Materials
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card.
2) White Poodle Socks - Available at the studio $12 each, order on line from Irish dance supply stores, or pick up at Unique Ireland on Pembina Hwy.
3) Black Spankies
/ Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the parent from dance supply or retail outlet.

Males
Black Dress Pants (preferably without pockets)
- Purchased by the parent.  Please make sure pants are hemmed to the correct length for dancing
Black Dress Socks
- Purchased by the parent
White Dress Shirt - Purchased by the parent
Black Vest -
Ordered from School Seamstress $45 Dressmaking, $20 Materials
Tie -
Ordered from School Seamstress $15 Seamstress

Preliminary / Intermediate / Advanced
Females
Black Sleeveless Dress, Poodle Socks, Black Spankies
/Dance Briefs.
Dancers who wish to participate in Folklorama will also require a cummerbund and cuffs.
Advanced level dancers also have the option to purchase a solo dress.  All solo dresses must be approved by your teacher, prior to purchase or order.
Required shoes - Black soft shoes and Hard Shoes
1) Black Sleeveless Dress  -
$200 Seamstress & $40 Materials
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card.
2) White Poodle Socks - Available at the studio $12 each, order on line from Irish dance supply stores, or pick up at Unique Ireland on Pembina Hwy.
3) Black Spankies
/ Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the dancer from dance supply or retail outlet.

Males
Black Dress Pants (preferably without pockets)
- Purchased by the dancer.  Please make sure pants are hemmed to the correct length for dancing
Black Dress Socks
- Purchased by the dancer
Black Dress Shirt -
Purchased by the dancer

Adult Levels
Females
Black Sleeveless Dress,  Black Tights, Black Spankies
/Dance Briefs
                                                        OR
Black Skirt, Black T-Shirt, Black Tights, Black Spankies / Dance Briefs
Advanced level dancers also have the option to purchase a solo dress.  All solo dresses must be approved by your teacher, prior to purchase or order.
Required shoes - Black soft shoes and Hard Shoes
1) Black Sleevesless Dress  -
$200 Seamstress & $40 Materials
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card.
2) Black Tights- Mondor brand, available at dance stores
3) Black Spankies / Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the parent from dance supply or retail outlet.

Males
Black Dress Pants (preferably without pockets)
- Purchased by the dancer.  Please make sure pants are hemmed to the correct length for dancing
Black Dress Socks
- Purchased by the dancer
Black Dress Shirt
- Purchased by the dancer



Brandon Division Costumes
Brandon Division School costumes range in price from $125 - $350, depending on the dancers level and age.
Additional items such as poodle socks and Irish dance shoes are necessary.  Irish dance wigs are optional.
Beginner
Females
Black Skirt, Green Vest, White Blouse, White Poodle Socks, Spankies / Dance Briefs
Required Shoes - Irish Soft Shoes or Black Ballet Slippers
1) Black Skirt - $30 Seamstress,  $15 Materials
2) Green Velvet Vest
- $45 Seamstress, $20 Materials
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card)
3) Long Sleeve White Blouse - Purchased by the parent from Old Navy http://www.oldnavy.ca/products/girls-uniform-shirts.jsp
4) White Poodle Socks - Available at the studio $12 each, order on line from Irish dance supply stores, or pick up at Unique Ireland on Pembina Hwy.
5) Black Spankies
/ Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the parent from dance supply or retail outlet.

Males
Black Dress Pants (preferably without pockets)
- Purchased by the parent.  Please make sure pants are hemmed to the correct length for dancing
Black Dress Socks
- Purchased by the parent
White Dress Shirt - Purchased by the parent
Green Vest -
Ordered from School Seamstress $45 Dressmaking, $20 Materials
Green Tie -
Ordered from School Seamstress $15 Seamstress


Novice / Preliminary
Females
Green & Orange Dress, Poodle Socks, Black Spankies
/Dance Briefs.
Required shoes - Black soft shoes and Hard Shoes
1) Black & Green Dress  -
$150 Seamstress & $40 Materials
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card.
2) White Poodle Socks - Available at the studio $12 each, order on line from Irish dance supply stores, or pick up at Unique Ireland on Pembina Hwy.
3) Black Spankies
/ Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the parent from dance supply or retail outlet.

Males
Black Dress Pants (preferably without pockets)
- Purchased by the parent.  Please make sure pants are hemmed to the correct length for dancing
Black Dress Socks
- Purchased by the parent
White Dress Shirt - Purchased by the parent
Green Vest -
Ordered from School Seamstress $45 Dressmaking, $20 Materials
Green Tie -
Ordered from School Seamstress $15 Seamstress

Intermediate & Adult Levels
Females
Green & Gold Dress, Black Tights, Black Spankies / Dance Briefs
Advanced level dancers also have the option to purchase a solo dress.  All solo dresses must be approved by your teacher, prior to purchase or order.
Required shoes - Black soft shoes and Hard Shoes
1) Black Sleeveless Dress  -
$200 Seamstress & $40 Materials
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card.
2) Black Tights- Mondor brand, available at dance stores
3) Black Spankies / Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the parent from dance supply or retail outlet.

Males
Black Dress Pants (preferably without pockets)
- Purchased by the dancer.  Please make sure pants are hemmed to the correct length for dancing
Black Dress Socks
- Purchased by the dancer
Black Dress Shirt
- Purchased by the dancer




Performance Division Costumes
Performance Division dancers require a class costume ranging in price from $350 - $600, a solo costume, and may required additional show costumes.
Additional items such as poodle socks, tights, Irish dance shoes, school attire, and wigs are also necessary.
2017 School Costume
.1) Black Sleevesless Dress with cummerbund & cuffs  - $200 Dressmaking, Cummerbund $65, Cuffs $55, $40 Materials.
  • Payment for seamstress should be given directly to Jocelyn Grant.  (cash or cheque)
  • Payment for material  to McConnell School of Dance (cash, cheque, credit card.
2) Black Tights- Mondor brand, available at dance stores
3) Black Spankies / Dance Briefs - A necessary item for all dancers.  Purchase by the parent from dance supply or retail outlet.

Solo Dress
All performance division dancers are required to have solo costumes.  Solo Costumes must be approved by instructors prior to purchase or order.


Competitive Division Costumes
Competitive students require a school costume for Bungrad & Ullmhuchan levels. Dancers may also wear a skirt and blouse for solo competitions. Solo costumes are permitted in Meangrad and higher levels.  Dancers who participate in team competitions will require a competitive team costume.
2017 - 2018 Season Competitive Costume Information
Team costumes are dependant on age and level and include the Black School Costume used for Performance & Intermediate - Advanced General Division.
Additional items such as poodle socks, Irish dance shoes are also necessary.  Irish dance wigs are optional for solo competitions and required for team competitions.



Irish Dance Wigs
Irish dance wigs are optional for all General Division & Competitive Division Students.  Many of our dancers prefer to wear Irish dance wigs for the convenience and to keep with the current styles
Wigs are available in many different styles and shades.  We recommend dancers choose a shade as close to their own as possible.
Wig Options - Pony Tail, Bun Wig, 3/4 Cap, and Full Wigs
Dancers in our General & Competitive Divisions may choose any style of wig which suits them best or they are fine to wear their natural hair secured or tied back away from their face for performance
WIGS ARE NOT REQUIRED USED FOR FOLKLORAMA PERFORMANCES
McConnell School of Dance recommends the following Wig vendors
Celtic Curls   http://www.celticcurls.com/
Irish Wigs    https://irishwigs.com/


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