Dress Code

The importance of following the dress code.

A large part of dance training is the discipline that students learn in class and then carry with them throughout their lives. This discipline begins by arriving in class on time with the proper attire and hairstyle. By arriving in this manner students are better mentally prepared to focus on the task at hand and in return receive the maximum benefit from their dance classes. Also as an instructor it is much easier to assess and correct a student’s technique and physicality (i.e. their posture and placement) in a bodysuit and tights. When working on choreography it is much easier to clean the small details of a dance when students are all wearing the same attire and students and instructors are not being distracted by fly-away hairs or jewellery.


General Requirements

Hair is to be pulled off the face for ALL dance classes, no exceptions. For all ballet, classes, hair should be in a ballet bun, with long bangs clipped back. Bangs that fall above the eyebrows may be left down in class but must be pulled back for exams, workshops and performances.

Pre-Primary:

  • Tank leotard in pink
  • Short pink chiffon skirt
  • Pink socks (for exams only)
  • Ballet pink tights

Primary:

  • Tank leotard in violet
  • Short violet chiffon skirt
  • Pink socks (for exams only)
  • Ballet pink tights

Grades 1-3

  • Navy blue pinch front tank style bodysuit
  • Ballet pink tights
  • Character skirt – (hem 3 inches below the knee)

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Character skirt ribbons must be studio colours. Ribbons can be purchased at the front desk.

Grades 4-8

  • Purple pinch front tank style bodysuit
  • Ballet pink tights
  • Character skirt – (hem 3 inches below the knee)

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Addition Item for Grade 6-8:

  • Soft, flimsy skirt in matching colour to bodysuit, (such as chiffon or georgette) mid-calf length.

Ballet Shoes

Ages 3 – Ballet Grade 2
Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes

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Ballet Grade 3 and up
Split Sole of Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes
(full soles may also be worn as above)

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Grade 1 -8
Character Shoes

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Pre Primary – Grade 2 :

  • Tight fitting tank top or t-shirt in solid color preferably white, black or navy
  • Shorts in solid color back or navy (shorts should be hemmed above the knee)

For exams only:

  • White t-shirt
  • Navy shorts
  • White socks
  • White leather ballet shoes

Grade 3-8 :

  • Tight fitting tank top or t-shirt in solid color preferably white, black or navy
  • Shorts in solid color back or navy (shorts should be hemmed above the knee)

For exams only:

  • White, short-sleeved leotard; or a well-fitting white T-shirt
  • Navy stirrup tights
  • White socks and white leather ballet shoes

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Please note: The Royal Academy of Dance prefers that boys wear leotards, as they provide a better bodyline. However, if candidates hold strong opinions about this matter, a well-fitting white T-shirt is acceptable.

Basic Requirements

  • Black bodysuit
  • Bra tops may be worn under bodysuit for ages 12+ (please try to hide undergarmets), preferably skin toned
  • Black jazz shorts (optional) (if choosing to wear shorts to class must be black)
  • Black sports bras (for ages 12+) may be worn with black leggings or black dance shorts (if choosing to wear leggings they must be active wear material that do not bunch up or become baggy)
  • Beige Tights

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Shoe Requirements

Jazz & Musical Theatre Shoe
Beige Jazz Sandal

Lyrical shoe
Beige Jazz Sandal

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Jr. Tap Shoe
Mary Jane Tap BLACK

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Sr. Full Sole Tap Shoe
Size 4 Adult and up BLACK

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Hip Hop shoe
Indoor solid Black Runners

Contemporary
Bare feet  – No shoes required

Basic Requirements

  • Black bodysuit
  • Bra tops may be worn under bodysuit for ages 12+ (please hide undergarmets) preferably skin toned
  • Black sports bras (for ages 12+) may be worn with black leggings or black dance shorts (if choosing to wear leggings they must be active wear material that do not bunch up or become baggy)
  • Black dance shorts (if choosing to wear shorts to class must be black)
  • No tights please

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Shoes

Bare Feet – No shoes required

 

 

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