For competitions and performances, students will need a specific costume.

Boys and men need black slacks and a long-sleeved collarless white or black shirt.

Beginner 1 girls can wear a black velveteen skirt and a white long-sleeved blouse with a collar, and a red ribbon tied in a bow. The girls' hair is curled or an Irish dancing wig is worn.

Levels Beginner 2 and up need to plan on making, buying, or renting a McTeggart dress for performances and competitions. Performances and competitions go on throughout the year and are important parts of an Irish dancer's schedule along with learning steps in class and practicing at home.

When girls and women reach more advanced stages, they can get a solo dress. Each solo dress is different and highly individual. You can design and sew your own, buy them from places that specialize in Irish dresses, or buy a used one locally, on eBay, or from other sites around the web.                                     

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McTeggart School Dress 
The McTeggart school dress has a center pleat and two side pleats in the front and two side pleats in the back. The dress is made of black velveteen and the skirt is lined in black satin, except for the center pleat which is red satin on the front and on the inside of the skirt. It helps to line the bodice of the dress with a black cotton to help make the dress more comfortable for your dancer.
Dresses - Tammy Webber (Houston, TX)                            
Embroidered Panels for School Dress
You can embroider the panels yourself, they are done in a chain stitch on white satin, or you can order machine embroidered panels.

There are five (5) embroidered panels on each dress; two (2) right hand dogs, two (2) left hand dogs, and the heart motif that goes on the bodice. The panels are sized depending on the dress size you're making:
Extra Large   15-1/2” x 10-1/2”
Large            13-1/2” x 9-1/2”
Medium         12-1/2” x 8-1/2”
Small            10-1/2” x 7-1/4”

Machine Embroidered Panels:
It's Knotwork to Me (Molly Bennett)
12199 E. Arizona Dr
Aurora CO 80012

Crocheted Collar:
The dress collar is a 2" or 2 1/4"  wide white Traditional pattern.
You want it to be as long as your dress neckline is around. If you can't find someone local to make one you can try this website:

Youngblood Haircutters, Inc.
111 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Fays Shoes
Fays Dancing Shoes
P.O. Box 69
Yonkers, NY 10704      

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