Antonio Pacelli have over 40 years experience in producing Irish dance shoes, pumps, socks and accessories.
Our jig shoes and Irish dancing pumps are worn the world over by dancers of all levels, from World Champions to eager beginners. Whether you need the best in tip and heel technology or a good value pair of hard shoes you will find the perfect pair in our large online shop.
Our online selection incudes Antonio Pacelli, Hullachan, Fays and Rutherfords.
Sore feet or looking for wide shoes then why not try the founder of Antonio Pacelli's wide fitting shoe site for a comfy pair of shoes!
For dancers participating in intense practice sessions we recommend that you check out the popular Apolla Shocks sock. A high percentage of dance injuries are from inflammation caused by overuse and repetitive strain. Apolla Shocks help combat the problem by providing targeted support with high-quality compression. This allows a dancer to move freely, while still feeling the floor, building strength and accentuating the feet better than ever. Essential for injury prevention and recovery.
Beat is a subscription-based app which provides users with Irish dance music which has been designed to suit all dancing organisations. The music library contains music for Grades, Championships, Set Dances and Ceili Dances.
* Stream thousands of Irish dancing tracks from our constantly expanding library.
* Download tracks and access them offline.
* Access our set dances library which encompasses all set dances at the required speeds for all dancing organisations.
* Create and personalise playlists for class, practice, or for whichever mood you are in.
* Play any track, at any time, on your phone or tablet.
* Search for your favourite Irish dance tunes.
* Powerful media player with repeat and shuffle functions.
Buy with confidence. Bluestreak Crystals® is an Authorised Swarovski® Wholesaler located in the UK, offering the Largest Range of Swarovski® Crystals on-line globally to both retail & wholesale customers. Competitive prices, same day dispatch & unbeatable customer service.
CRC is a weeklong camp that focuses on Irish dance fundamentals and basic skills. We assist campers in enhancing technique and achieving their personal goals. Come and see why we are rated #1 in Fun and Learning!
At Camp Rince Nua, our mission is to present the vibrant Irish culture in a progressive environment. We believe that atmosphere is everything. Throughout our lives, we all love to return to the experiences that have been joyful, positive and fun. Our goal is to give each camper a beautiful cultural experience and a life-long love of Irish Dance, its fun and its joy. The atmosphere is intentionally kept light and informal, but with enough structure to deliver a solid grounding in the fundamentals of footwork and timing, of body position and stage presence, while building confidence and friendships that last a lifetime.
For over 18 years the Irish Dance division of Cheer Factor –The Warm-up Co., located in Eagan, MN a suburb of Minneapolis has been the “go to” apparel firm that has “pioneered” the most distinctive Irish Dance apparel across the globe. They now are introducing the latest technology the ALL New SubDi II warm-ups using a complete “Full Body Sublimation”design process, setting a new standard, which allows the director/academy owner total creative freedom.
The design process begins with the dance school working with Cheer Factor’s fashion designers to create a one-of-a-kind look that reflects the dance school’s image and brand.
Dance Again has been proudly serving Irish Dancers and their families since February 2001. With over 12,000 dresses sold to date, buyers are guaranteed to see your dress. Browse over 2,000 dresses currently for sale. Lots of boys costumes available as well!
We offer a full service website; send in your dress details and we will put together a great looking ad for you. We can edit your text and crop/edit photos for you, nothing is too much trouble. Your dress will be listed on the website and also featured on our Facebook and Instagram, giving maximum exposure for your dress.
We also feature dressmakers and designers, dance supplies, message boards and more!
At Dance City we stock the full range items needed for any irish dance event including; Irish dancing shoes soft shoes and hard shoes, irish dancing music, irish dancing wigs and irish dancing jewellery.
Brands we stock are - Hullachan, Fays, Hallmore, iconic, Antonio Pacelli, Danka, Rutherford, Capezio, Iconics, Boynewalk, Inishfree, Rochvalley.
Doire Dress Designs was founded in 2006 by Shauna Shiels. Shauna having been involved in Irish Dancing for many years with her daughters Tomasina and Codie had been creating dress designs for her girls as a hobby. Shauna like many other Derry mothers was extremely skilled in apparel creations having worked in Derry’s vas clothing industry since the age of 16. Her passion for Irish Dancing and dress making however started at an early age spending time with her mother Eilish Young who is an experienced dress maker. Shauna believes her skills, drive and passion for dress making and particularly Irish Dance Costumes have been inherited from her mother.
Our aim is to offer a world class quality service whilst ensuring that we maintain an appreciation of the expense of having an Irish Dancer in the family. We believe our prices are a fair reflection of the quality of service and product produced.
Dance camp, pre-competition warm-ups and practising at home are made easy with the dot2dance portable dance floor. The sound quality of dot2dance is so crisp and clear that you won't miss hearing a beat. Dancers love having a personal dance studio floor right at home or even poolside! Don't practise on a poor-quality floor when you can use dot2dance.
The floor can be personalised with your name and emblem of choice in three different colours! Four sizes available.
Shop Dreamtime Creations for the largest selection of rhinestones, beads, and trims for your dance costume. Choose from our four distinct brands–Swarovski, Alora, Preciosa, and Spark–to match your vision, style, and budget. Over 30,000 products in stock and ready to ship!
Eire Designs was established by Gavin Doherty in 1999. Gavin brings his own flair and originality to every dress designed. At Eire Designs we aim to provide an original and stylish dress for every dancer.
Eucatape for Dancin' is a eucalyptus infused foot wrap tape for dancers. Eucatape protects your feet and toes from blisters, helps to heal due t its natural anti-inflammatory and has a refreshing spa fragrance. Blisters are a huge problem for Irish Dancers and Eucatape is a helpful option. Grab a roll of this easy-to-use tape and protect and soothe your feet!
Official CLRG Southern Region Qualifiers, Midlands Qualifiers, Scottish Nationals, Great Britains, All Irelands, All Scotlands and Worlds photographers.
Does somebody you know organize a feis? Let them know about us!
Feisphotos is the: — Official photographer of the CLRG All Irelands, All Scotlands and Worlds! — Hi-quality photos: forget about blurry dark pictures and strange action shots! — Really low prices. How about just $20-$25 for 50 pics from all dances? — Forgot to pre-order your photos? Don't worry, we take pictures of everybody anyway, you can always look through your photos later at the website and order them either by email or printed. — We do sort them! Though there can be up to 10000-15000 photos taken during some average feis, we always sort them by numbers and you can easily find your photo pack just by entering your last name at the search box on our website!! — Staged photography? We have that also. For a small additional price you'll get professional photo session. — Live streaming and commentary? Yes, we do that too!
Inishfree Irish Dancing shoes manufacture Hard and Soft Irish dancing shoes in Ireland for the past 25 years!!
Our shoes are sold all over the world to shoe retailers, dance shops and dance schools. We are very proud that our Amazing soft AOIFE pomp and our PROFLEX heavy shoe is worn by the cast of both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.
So Trust the professionals at INISHFREE and be guaranteed a perfect step every time you dance.
Hair Pieces Especially Designed for Irish Step Dancers--
Terry Kelley, a licensed hairstylist, has been working behind the chair since 1979, specializing in haircuts and hair color on men and women in Downtown Phoenix. She did the hair on location for the Knight Rider TV show as well as many other commercials and films. Just a few of the famous people Terry has had in her chair, Barbara Bush, Norman Vincent Peale and Danny Ainge, all repeat clients. She has owned Youngblood Haircutters since 1990. Terry started the www.irishwigs.com business since 1995 when she got tired of curling her two daughters’ hair for Irish dance.
Jump’n Jig is designed to help preschoolers develop coordination, self-esteem & social skills through dance, music and play.
The program is divided into three levels to ensure classes can be modified for children of different ages and gross motor skills development.
All Jump'n Jig licensed studios are run by qualified Irish Dance teachers that have current working with children and police checks, to ensure your child is in good hands.
No matter the age a dancer starts learning their first steps, it’s never easy! Often there is near chaos teaching a new beginners’ class - with kids of various ages, all learning at different rates.
Many dancers start as young as two or three, so how does one develop a structured approach to teaching dance to the new generation?
Enter Fiona Holmes ADCRG. It’s 2010, and a little two-year-old enters her Melbourne classroom. “It became apparent to me, that there are not many toddlers in the world that could learn the over two threes and beginner reel.”
Armed with her Bachelors’ degree in Education, Fiona set out about formulating this structure and has launched it as an exciting and dynamic preschool program called Jump’n Jig.
“I was looking to grow the school, so I accepted her enrolment and begun the very first preschool class. Through years of trial and error and countless little dancers, I wrote the program down and now teachers across the world are jumping onboard to teach Jump’n Jig in their own schools... Whilst it may appear to be an overnight success, Jump’n Jig has been eight years in the making.”
During those eight years, Fiona utilised her knowledge of Irish Dance and paired it with her study of the core principles and techniques of early childhood development and education. “The program is developed around the key developmental milestsones of 2, 3 and 4-year olds, with an emphasis on movement and music. My goal is to engage children in Irish Dancing from as young as possible.”
And the feedback so far? “The most rewarding thing for me are the emails I receive from teachers that have started teaching the program. They LOVE the program and have found a renewed passion for teaching. The children are engaged in every class, and the parents are all delighted with the progress their children are making.”
The program has taken Australia by storm in the seven weeks since its launch, with international expansion well within Fiona’s sights. “We have 23 schools onboard and a further 5 applications from teachers worldwide. My goal was 20 schools in the first 12 months - Jump’n Jig has exceeded my expectations in every way!”
“My plan is to share Irish Dancing with the pre-schoolers of the world. I want every parent looking for an activity for their child, to find a Jump’n Jig class near them. I want every class to be “unreel fun’ and for these pre-schoolers to fall in love with Irish Dancing like we all have.”
Kerry Houston TCRG is no stranger to the world of Irish Dancing. From her successful competitive career, touring with Riverdance – The Show and teaching at Houston Academy of Irish Dance.
Kerry’s love of dance is equally matched with her love of costumes. With such well versed history and experience in the dance scene, it’s only natural that Kerry has entered into the world of dressmaking.
Starting as an “Off The Rack” business creating one of a kind ready to wear costumes, Kerry Designs has quickly gained popularity and is now accepting orders around the globe!
“My daughters announced in the late 1990’s that they did not want to read my old Nancy Drew books because they were “boring,” explains author Brenna Briggs. Brenna was beyond disappointed her daughters didn’t relate to the beloved sleuth, Nancy Drew. “Nancy’s exciting life had been my entire reason for living when I was their age. In fact, after the two of us had been introduced, I began to look at everything differently. Was my home room teacher really a nun? Or was she only pretending to be a nun for some nefarious purpose that I would have to uncover? Was the school librarian really a librarian? And so on….”
It was her daughter’s rejection of Nancy Drew that inspired Brenna to create a new heroine. As a gifted writer, Brenna felt Irish Dancers would relate to someone just like them and soon Liffey Rivers: The Irish Dancer/detective was born!
The Liffey Rivers books have enabled Brenna to blend the world of crime and intrigue with the exciting world of Irish Dancing. Some of the books have been best sellers on Amazon and they are part of the Archives of the Traditional Music and Dance Archives- Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann (ITMA).
THE LIFFEY RIVERS IRISH DANCER MYSTERIES are available on Amazon, The Book Depository, Barnes and Noble, and most online bookstores all over the world. For customers who order direct through Brenna’s website, the author autographs books and sends customers free charms related to each of the books. Learn more at www.brennabriggs.blogspot.com.
“As an Irish Dancer, I know how important it is to have confidence and, for myself, I know looking my absolute best on competition days always gives me that confidence boost to go on stage and give it my all,” explains makeup artist Roisin Redmond.
From a young age, Rosin expressed an interest in makeup, honing and developing her skills along the way. As someone with an exceptional eye, Rosin studied textiles and Graphic Design at the university level. This budding entrepreneur also has a qualification in Business studies. Though it all, Rosin kept her eye on the idea of working toward launching her own make-up service for dancers. The idea is not unusual as there has been a plethora of new entries in the Irish Dancing makeup space. In fact, demand for talented makeup artists is high on Irish Dancing’s competition circuit.
Roisin’s entry into the makeup world has been seamless. She initially worked through her family’s well know feis vendor business, Redmond Rose. Based in the UK, Redmond Rose is an authorized seller of Camelia Rose’s product line and it was here Roisin launched her career as a makeup artist.
“I am grateful for the support and opportunities I have been given from both Camelia Rose and Redmond Rose on my journey, including the opportunity to be one of the makeup artists at the Camelia Rose photo shoot and to work alongside the company at the 2019 Worlds.”
While still working for Redmond Rose, Roisin also has her own standalone Instagram page @makeupbyroisinr. “It is my goal to work in this kind of industry being a full-time makeup artist in either media or theatre and I am embarking further training in September to support this.” Visit @makeupbyroisinr on Instagram or Redmond Rose on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming event schedules and appointment availability.
Thousands of dancers all over the world have learned Irish dancing from Olive Hurley's instructional videos! If you are a complete beginner, or wish to improve your current steps, perhaps learn new more advanced steps and techniques, or preparing to become a teacher – you will find everything you need on these terrific informative DVDs & Video.
Run by mother and daughter team, Paula O'Donnell and Shannon Doherty, Paula's Wigs and Bling is based in Glasgow, Scotland, and supplies and ships worldwide Irish wigs (full length, bob, double bun wigs, single bun wigs, loose curled wigs) and accessories (shoes, sock glue, tiaras, buckles, poodle socks, diamond socks, hair accessories, number clips, Irish dancing wig conditioning spray etc).
We also provide a wig fitting service and full make up packages.
ReFeis That Dress is a consignment sales that accept and sell Irish dance costumes all over the world. Helen & Amanda take the time with each client & find them their “Say Yes to ReFeis That Dress!”. For the dancers in a pinch – they offer costume rentals! Their website allows buyers to narrow choices quickly so they are not searching through unwanted dresses.
Rince & Repeat Photography (pronouned Rin-Ka) is the premiere modern Irish dance photographer in the Northeast USA.
Hello! My name is Silpa Sadhujan. I'm a professional portrait and dance photographer based in New York City. As a Irish dance photographer I serve the Mid-Atlantic Region and New England Region, as well as national and international clients!
I have combined my years of Irish dance experiences and passion for photography I danced and competed in the US New England region through my youth, teens, and college years. My photography business is unique in the sense that I bring my years of experience working as a professional visual artist and my technical and artistic knowledge of dance and movement to create captivating dance portraits.
My goal is to make every dancer feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera no matter their background, experience, or age because I believe every dancer deserves to have beautiful portraits to showcase their passion for dance!
I photograph dancers of all levels to bring out the champion in every dancer! I use my technical expertise to help every dancer, no matter her age or level, shine. This is your opportunity to showcase and celebrate your passion and love for dance.
Dancers aged 12 and older with at least 5 years dancing experience are invited to apply.
(No application fees. Registration fees are required upon acceptance of place.)
* Taught by the Riverdance professionals * Learn the iconic show choreography * VIP visit to Riverdance and meet the cast backstage * Dance in a staged performance of extracts from the show * Train in all aspects of professional dance and prepare for life as a performer * Selection will be invited to join the Riverdance troupe on stage for a group number in the show * Opportunity to audition for Riverdance (18 & over)
Rutherford Products is the leading producer of Irish Dance Shoes, Irish Dancing Shoes, Irish Dance Wear, and Irish Dance Accessories worldwide. We are the makers of the now famous Sound-blaster/Sandglass tips, and HyTech heels...the loudest heels and tips anywhere. They come standard on all on Rutherford Jig Shoes, and are the overwhelming "Choice of Champions". We are the inventor and leading maker of the popular Black Suede Super Flexi Jig Shoe...the most flexible jig shoe anywhere...and a phenomenal shoe for toe-walking. We sell only the finest quality products. We also are the leading N. American distributor of Hullachan Reel Shoes, and offer an outstanding collection of Ghillies including the Hullachan Reel Shoe, and Rutherford Black Suede Sole Ghillie.
Ryan & O’Donnell are a division of AE Struthers which is a family owned business that was founded in 1984. We have always been in shoes, successfully manufacturing and selling Highland Dance pumps, Gents shoes and Ghillie Brogues under our brand Thistle Shoes.
Several years ago we were presented with a challenge, to innovate Irish Dance shoes. We have created a new hard shoe that is much lighter and more durable. Our tips and heels are constructed using a honeycomb technique that offers both greater durability and lightness. All our shoes feature a class 1 medical shock dispersing insole. You combine this with fine Italian leathers and we have a shoe that is the lightest and loudest in the market place.
Ryan & O’Donnell are about creating excellence in footwear which is ‘designed for purpose’, offering supreme comfort, the correct support, unsurpassed sound definition, out the box flexibility and the ultimate shock dispersing system to help maintain healthy feet in such a rigorous sport as Irish Dancing.
Book the ShamrockRs for your next party or special event!
The ShamrockRs, a Virginia family of three champion-level Irish dancers, offer uniquely choreographed performances year-round for festivals, weddings, parties, St. Patrick's Day events, birthdays, and much more! Their amazing audiences react with thunderous applause, handshakes, high-fives, laughter, and joyous shouts! Their shows feature original dance choreography, drama, music, props, musical genre twists, colorful costumes, personally-engineered stages, sound systems, and more! Each individual show differs from the next. They customize each show to best fit your great audience.
The ShamrockRs have performed their show with internationally renowned bands (Gaelic Storm, We Banjo 3, The American Rogues, etc.) and local bands/soloists (Dublin 5, The ShamRogues, Aine O'Doherty, and more). They have entertained many audiences from schools to Irish parades to charitable events and cultural Celtic festivals to the DC Shamrock Fest to the stage of the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center and to various Irish pubs in America and Ireland. The ShamrockRs would enjoy performing for you too! Yes, the ShamrockRs will travel!
SKIN SHIELDS by Rhythm Nation are dual layer anti-blister training socks, designed specifically for Irish dancers to absorb friction and protect the feet during training.
The dual layer construction absorbs the friction between the foot and shoe while the inner sock features Meryl® Skinlife; a patented polyamide fibre with antimicrobial agents to keep the skin cool & dry. The outer cotton sock draws moisture away from the feet, keeping the skin dry and minimising skin breakage. An arch grip, soft-touch reinforced heel and toe along with a flat seamless toe provides additional comfort and protection. Train for longer and in comfort in Skin Shields - €19.95. Check out our product page for product details and customer reviews!
Taylor dresses Belfast was established by Geraldine Taylor to design and produce bespoke Irish Dance dresses suited to every dancer. Geraldine and her daughters work hard to produce a high standard costume with originality and style.
As owner of the successful Irish dancing business, Embroidery Girl, Siubhan Clark has been creating unique items for the Irish Dance Community for over 10 years. Her latest product The Perfect Point combines her University degree in Sports Medicine, her crafting abilities and her role as an Irish Dance Mom. When her daughter, Maiti, two time W.I.D.A. World Champion, wanted to improve her arch strength, the research began.
Ballet dancers have had the advantage of similar products for decades. The Perfect Point stretches the muscles on the top of the foot while strengthening those in the arch. In just minutes a day, a dancer can achieve stronger, more flexible foot musculature ultimately improving arch and point work. Interest in the Perfect Point has spread worldwide.
Siubhan is excited to introduce Sharon Doherty of Dance Dreams in Northern Ireland as the distributor for The Perfect Point in the UK, Ireland and Europe at www.dancedreamgifts.org.uk, or 'DanceDreams Gifts' on Facebook for more information.
One of the most common problems notated from adjudicators and dance teachers is poor turnout. Turn Out Socks were designed by a dance teacher to assist with improving turnout. Turn Out Socks make practising easy and fun; just look for the design in the mirror and correct your turnout!
Irish Dancing Magazine (IDM) is the essential resource, both in print and online, for all Irish Dancers, teachers, and industry professionals. IDM is the BEST and ONLY print magazine for the industry; continuously published for over 20 years!
Irish Dancing & Culture Magazine ( Irish Dancing Magazine) is the world's leading magazine and website dedicated to Irish Dancing & Culture.
Published monthly, IDM contains the latest results, news, and photos. Meet dancers from all over the globe. Dancers and adjudicators share advice PLUS learn about the latest trends. Don't miss a single issue!