Dress code

Youth Programme:

Students must be in their dance uniform to participate in class. We have a dress code for our youth classes for several reasons: it allows teachers to see the dancer’s body (it’s hard to tell if a dancer is going to hurt their knees if we can’t see their legs), it gives the dancers a sense of professionalism and team spirit, and it is required for dance exams. The detailed uniform for each class is listed below. Please keep your dancer’s hair out of their face. Hair doesn’t have to be in a bun, but it should be pulled back – it’s far more comfortable, and a lot easier to dance in. Upon registration, students will receive either one bodysuit and pair of tights (colour according to dress code below) or one dance tee-shirt. Extra tights, bodysuits, or tee-shirts can be purchased (see office for more details). Costs for dance shoes are supplemental. There is a small selection of used dance shoes on sale at the studio and we would be happy to take your outgrown shoes on consignment.

GIRLS REQUIRED DANCEWEAR:

Infant, Starlite, & Pre-Primary Ballet: pink tights & pink bodysuit, pink leather ballet shoes (OPTIONAL: pink ballet skirt)

Grade 1 to 4 Ballet: pink tights & peacock blue bodysuit, pink leather ballet shoes (OPTIONAL: pink or black ballet skirt)

Highland: beige tights & peacock blue bodysuit, black highland ghillies – Primary Highland may wear black ballet shoes instead (OPTIONAL: black dance shorts)

Jazz: beige tights & peacock blue bodysuit, black jazz shoes – Primary Jazz may wear black ballet shoes instead (OPTIONAL: black dance shorts)

Modern: footless beige tights & peacock blue bodysuit (OPTIONAL: beige sole shields or half soled shoes, black dance shorts)

Tap: beige tights & peacock blue bodysuit, black tap shoes

 If your dancer prefers to be in a more gender-neutral uniform for highland, jazz, or tap, they can wear the studio’s uniform tee-shirt & black leggings to class but they will still need the bodysuit and tights for their exam.

BOYS REQUIRED DANCEWEAR:

Ballet: white t-shirt & black leggings or dance tights, black leather ballet shoes

Highland: black leggings & peacock blue tee-shirt, black highland ghillies – Primary Highland may wear black ballet shoes instead

Jazz: black leggings & peacock blue tee-shirt, black jazz shoes – Primary Jazz may wear black ballet shoes instead

Modern: black leggings & peacock blue tee-shirt (OPTIONAL: beige sole shields or half soled shoes)

Tap: black leggings & peacock blue tee-shirt, black tap shoes

At the teachers’ discretion, appropriate warm-up wear can be worn for the beginning of class when it is needed.

Adult Programme

Any comfortable dance or exercise wear is suitable. Please keep in mind that it is important for teachers to be able to see your body – it’s hard to tell if a dancer is going to hurt their knees if we can’t see their legs! NO JEANS PLEASE! Hair should be tied back off the face for all dance classes.

Suggestion for dance shoes (no outdoor shoes are permitted in the studio):
Ballet: pink ballet shoes
Highland: highland ghillies or black ballet shoes
Jazz: black jazz shoes or black ballet shoes
Modern: bare feet or sole shields
Tap: black tap shoes