CLASS ATTIRE

2017/2018 Dance Season Requirements

Look your best, feel your best, Dance your best

The dress code and hair requirement is an extremely important tool for the correct development of technique and assists in preventing injuries. When the teacher can view the dancer’s body clearly, they are able to make subtle adjustments that may eliminate future problems and help avoid injuries.

Hair

For all ages and all dance disciplines, except Hip-Hop and Acro, students must have their hair pinned back off their face and well-secured in a bun. Please see handout on “How to Make a Perfect Bun”. If you do not have enough hair for a bun please speak to your teacher as to their suggestion for your hair. For Acro and Hip Hop, all students must have their hair secured off their face in a ponytail, braid or bun.

Shoes

·      Pink (females) or black (males) leather ballet slippers that fit like a glove, for all grades or levels (Bloch or Capezio brands ONLY. These can be purchased at Dance Essentials or another dancewear store. Ballet shoes purchased at Payless, Walmart and Superstore are not acceptable.) Intermediate Foundation & above may have snug fitting canvas slippers.

·      Black Character Shoes for Grades 2 through 7. (Bloch brand)

·      Pointe shoes for Intermediate Foundation and above: only at teacher’s discretion.

Clothing

  • Preschool Dance Level 1 & 2 and Pre-Primary classes – Females: Pink body suit, short sleeve or tank strap. Pink ballet skirt is optional. Males: black shorts, black tight-fitting tank top.
  • Primary & Grade 1 – Mondor Style: 01633 Royal Academy of Dance Sleeveless leotard; Color: Lilac
  • Grade 2 & 3 – Mondor Style: 3546  Tactel/Lycra blend pinched front Royal Academy of Dance Leotard; Color Paradise (PR)
  • Grade 4 & 5 – Mondor Style: 3546  Tactel/Lycra blend pinched front Royal Academy of Dance Leotard; Color Renaissa  (RR)
  • Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced –Mondor # 3505 Matrix Wide Strap; Color: Aubergine (4E)  Dancers may  wear  the  matching  skirts  for  the  more contemporary variation or a tutu for the classical variation.

Character Skirts are required for R.A.D. exams in Grades 2-5

Pink Ballet tights required for all Ballet classes

Shoes: Black oxford type shoe for adults and teens, children should wear black low heeled shoe (1” or less)

Clothing: Black body suit with black leggings, shorts or jazz pants. May wear a tank top over body suit – any solid color. (R.A.D required bodysuit may be worn with a solid black tank top overtop)

Shoes:   Beige Jazz shoes (soft) – split sole is preferred (jazz runners are not allowed).

Clothing: Black body suit with Black jazz pants, leggings or shorts. May wear tank top over body suit – any color (no t-shirts) (R.A.D required bodysuit may be worn with a solid black tank top overtop)

Shoes:   Bare Feet

Clothing: Black body suit with Black jazz pants, leggings or shorts. May wear tank top over body suit – any color (no t-shirts) (R.A.D required bodysuit may be worn with a solid black tank top overtop)

Bare feet

·      Black Body suit, ¾ length black dance pant, may wear tank top over body suit – any solid color (no t-shirts) (R.A.D required bodysuit may be worn with a solid black tank top overtop)

Shoes: White, non-marking shoes only (no street shoes).

Clothing:

·      Short sleeved, baggy t-shirt or tank (nothing tight)

·      Sweat pants or shorts (if baggy shorts, mid-thigh spandex shorts must be worn underneath)

·      Black body suit

ShoesWhite, non-marking shoes only (no street shoes).

Clothing:

·      Girls: Black bodysuit with shorts or leggings

·      Boys: Black tight-fitting tank top with shorts

·      Bare feet (thin socks or convertible tights recommended for practicing splits)

·      Black body suit, black leggings or spandex shorts, may wear tank top over body suit – any solid color (no t-shirts)

·      Thin socks or ballet slippers

·      Any colored body suit, black leggings, or black spandex shorts. May wear tank top over body suit – any solid color (no t-shirts)

·      Yoga Mat may be required for teen class. Please check with your instructor.