Irish dancers need the correct shoes and socks to be successful in class and on stage. :)
Girls- "Poodle Socks" are the traditional Irish Dance Socks that our Girl dancers wear. We recommend Ankle Length Poodle Socks- Click Here to Order Please do not purchase taller socks. Short socks are the "Irish" look! :)
***IF YOU ARE ON AN OIREACHTAS TEAM, please see "THE LOOK" on the Student Only Page for link to purchase correct socks.***
Boys- need black dress socks for performances. White gym socks for class.
SOFT SHOES- Dancers of all levels also need soft shoes. Girls soft shoes are also called "ghillies", and boys soft shoes are also called "boys reel shoes".
HARD SHOES - Dancers in Levels 3 & up also need hard shoes.
1. Buy NEW. (boys & girls hard shoes are the SAME)
- Fay's Shoes (Click Here) Purchase the "Ultra Lights" or Ultra Flexi".
2. Buy USED:
Check out our Used Shoe Bin at the Studio! Note: the used shoe bin is provided as a service for our families- pricing is set by individual parents and payments are made directly to the parent contact on the shoe bag.
Note: ALL SHOES MUST BE TEACHER APPROVED FOR FIT! **Remember these are UK sizes-- check the sizing guides!
HOW DO YOU TIE YOUR GHILLIES?
Double Check your SKILLS here! Are your Ghillies laced up correctly & tied properly? Hint: Laces should NOT go UP the ankle!! :)