A dancer who wishes to perform or enter competition must wear a school costume. Beginner female dancers will wear a simple and inexpensive purple velvet skirt & shawl or purple velvet dress and shawl. Novice level dancers are required to purchase the pre-championship school costume. Once a female dancer reaches championship level she is required to wear a solo costume. Male dancers will wear black pants; dress shirt; black tie; black socks.
Beginner Levels: Snug fitting leggings, shorts or bicycle-shorts, t-shirts, tasteful tank-tops, leotards, loose knee-length or short skirts. White cotton socks or poodle socks. Novice to Championship Levels: Yeates Academy black shorts and black t-shirts, or plain black shorts with black t-shirts. White cotton socks or poodle socks. Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back away from face.
Not allowed: Long "jazz-style" pants and denim jeans, or denim skirts as they are too restrictive. Dancers must be able to move freely. A dancer who comes to class in jeans or denim will be asked to change into shorts.
All dancers must wear ghillies for soft shoe dances and hard shoes for the hard shoe step dances. Boys and girls shoes are available at the studio.
We will be closed on all major Holidays as follows: New Year's Day, Memorial Day weekend (includes Saturday), July 4th, Labor Day weekend (includes Saturday) October 31st (Halloween), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will always be closed on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.
Snow & Inclement Weather
Monday through Friday we will follow the school closures for the Portland Public Schools. If community events in the Portland metro area are canceled, we will not hold classes. We will make this decision by 8:30 am on Saturday morning. Please listen to the weather report and if you are unsure, please call Breda or Sinead. Telephone numbers are printed in the Monthly Newsletter.