NEED SHOES OR SOCKS?
The Bernadette Short School of Irish Dance has an extensive collection of second hand shoes. If you would like to buy second hand, please ask one of your teachers at your class.
Brand new shoes and appropriate socks can be purchased from our local supplier:
LOOKING TO RENT, BUY OR SELL A DRESS?
Dancers from the Bernadette Short School of Irish dance must compete in a Celtic costume. Beginners, Advanced Beginners and Novice dancers will be assigned a class costume which can be rented annually. Get rental form here.
Prizewinner, Preliminary Championships and Championship dancers are recommended to purchase a solo dress. When purchasing a solo dress, it is recommended that you consult with a teacher from the school. Check out the following links:
SECOND HAND DRESSES:
LET`S GO FEISING!
A feis (pronounced fesh) is an Irish dancing competition!
Feis Calculator Its hard to know exactly when your dancer will dance at a feis, as most feis' don't post times, this application can help you to calculate an estimate time.(***Please do not rely solely on this calculator, make sure to be nice and early for the competition***)
Find a Feis (Closest regions to feis in: Eastern Canada, Mid Atlantic and New England)
Dancers should advise their teacher when they will be attending a feis so the teacher can make sure they are well prepared. Dancers should also let their teacher know how they did upon return from a feis so their teacher can stay involved in the dancers' progress. Dancers are encouraged to email photos and results to their teacher."