FALL 2016-17 Dress Code

Note to Parents

All dancewear must be approved by their instructor. This includes all leotards, ballet skirts, ballet shoes, character skirts, character shoes, jazz shoes and sweaters. Soiled shoes and leotards cannot be returned if the fit is unsuitable.

Ballet classes only, no leg warmers or “booty shorts”, only form-fitting ballet sweaters are allowed. No baggy sweaters, sweat shirts, or leg warmers please.  Injuries not withstanding, and by approval.

Please donate any items no longer needed.  We have a great need for a full borrow bin. Or we are happy to put any items in our “Gently Used for Sale” box.  Please bring your freshly laundered items in a zip-locked bag with your name, mailing address, phone number and amount of item to be re-sold.  We do this at no extra charge for parents.

NO JEWELRY ALLOWED

  • No earrings, necklaces, watches, or bracelets allowed. Please leave valuables at home to minimize loss.
  • Students wearing these items are not allowed to take class.
  • Please honor this important safety issue.

HAIR CARE

  • Pre-Ballet students may have ponytails.
  • Non-ballet students may wear their hair loose or as instructor dictates
  • Ballet students are expected to have their hair properly secured in a bun.
  • Supplies needed: Sturdy hair pins, hair net in hair color, (Not Pink, blue, etc), hair spray, hair gel, sturdy pony tail holders, hair brush and container to put it all.
  • Hair kits are available for order.

HIP-HOP/JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, BALLET WORKOUT

  • Leotard of any color or style, tights, ABC logo jazz shorts, shoes appropriate to dance style.  Please no black rubber soles, as they mar our dance floor. “Footies” for barefooted dancing is acceptable.

BALLET CLASSES

Girls

Shoes:  Pink leather, full-soled ballet shoes, pink ballet socks for Grades 1 and under, pink tights for Grade 2 and up. Grade 3 & up add pointe shoes ribbons in pink. Vocational levels – demi-pointe and pointe shoes with matching ribbons.

Hair pulled into tidy bun, or pony tails for younger students with shorter hair.  A generous use of gel and hairspray will keeps stray hairs in place.  Parents may order our Hair Kit with all the supplies necessary for making a nice ballet bun.

Boys

White nylon socks and white full-soled leather ballet shoes.  Primary and lower boys wear Navy ballet shorts, white fitted t-shirt or white boys leotard.

COME DANCE WITH ME & BORN TO DANCE

Bloch-Brand short-sleeved skirted leotard in pink.  Pink ballet socks and leather full-soled ballet shoes.  Hair in classic ballet bun, or pulled back off face into ponytails.

FANTASY BALLET

Short-sleeved skirted ballet dress in yellow, full-soled leather ballet shoes in pink, pink ballet socks.  Please do pull long hair back into bun.  Short hair may be pulled into pony tailed.

PLAYDANCE (Early Childhood Dance)

Any leotard and tights of any color, ballet shoes in pink or tan.
Please do pull long hair back into bun.

PRE-PRIMARY

 RAD Regulation short-sleeved leotard in lilac with matching skirt, see above for footwear and hair requirements.

PRIMARY

RAD Regulation  short-sleeved leotard in marine blue with matching skirt, see above for footwear and hair requirements.

PRIMARY/BEGINNING GRADE 1 (non-RAD curriculum)

Light blue tank leotard with matching belt, see above for footwear and hair requirements.

GRADE 1 in Dance

RAD Regulation tank leotard in pink with matching elastic belt, camisole in nude color, pink ballet socks, pink full-soled leather ballet shoes, black circular character skirt and black character shoes.

GRADE 2 in Dance

RAD Regulation Lavender tank leotard with matching belt, camisole leotard in nude color, pink tights, pink full-soled leather ballet shoes, black circular character skirt and black character shoes.

GRADE 3 in Dance

RAD Regulation tank leotard in mulberry with matching belt, pink tights, pink full-soled leather ballet slippers with matching ribbons, black circular character skirt and black character shoes.  Nude color camisole is recommended as well.

GRADE 4 in Dance

RAD Regulation tank leotard in Teal with matching belt, pink tights, pink full-soled leather ballet shoes with matching ribbons, black circular character skirt and black character shoes.

GRADE 5 in Dance

RAD Regulation tank leotard in Red with matching belt, pink tights, pink full-soled leather ballet shoes with matching ribbons, black circular character skirt and black character shoes.

UPPER GRADES 6 – 8 AWARD

Each group is assigned style and color of leotard and mid-calf length chiffon skirt (according to RAD specifications).  Character skirt and heeled character shoes.

VOCATIONAL (PRE-PROFESSIONAL) BALLET & POINTE

Hair must always been worn in a tidy bun, warmups such as ballet sweater as allowed.  Shorts not allowed in class.  Warmup attire only allowed during pre-class warmup only.

INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION

Navy camisole leotard with matching belt, pink tights, pink full-soled leather ballet shoes with matching ribbons, pink pointe shoes (Fit must be approved by director, Ms. Valerie)

INTERMEDIATE

RAD Regulation camisole leotard in blac with matching belt, pink tights, pink full-soled leather ballet slippers with matching ribbons, pink soft-pointe (demi-pointe) and pointe shoes (fit must be approved by director, Ms. Valerie)

ADVANCED FOUNDATION

  • RAD regulation camisole leotard in black with matching belt, pink tights, pink soft-pointe (demi-pointe) and pointe shoes (fit must be approved by director, Ms. Valerie)
  • Narrow velvet hair ribbon to match leotard
  • Classic tutu or neo-classical skirt for variation in black

ADVANCED 1 & 2

  • A1 – Sleeveless Plum leotard / A2 Purple Sleeveless leotard.
  • Matching classical tutu, or short circular skirt, pink tights, demi-pointe and pointe shoes with matching ribbons.
  • Narrow (1/8″) velvet hair ribbon to match leotard
  • Classic tutu or neo-classical skirt for variation in matching Plum

SOLO SEAL

Invitation by Royal Academy of Dance to all Advanced 2 examination candidates with a mark of Distinction following Advanced 2 examination.

GIRLS UNIFORM REQUIREMENT

PORT DE BRAS

Any color sleeveless leotard with: Soft chiffon circular (mid-calf length) skirt in matching or toning color to the leotard, soft chiffon wrap around (mid-calf length) skirt in similar matching or toning color to the leotard.

21ST CENTURY VARIATION

Any color sleeveless leotard with: soft short chiffon wrap around skirt in matching or toning colour to the leotard.

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE VARIATION

Any color sleeveless leotard with: tutu skirt in matching or toning color to the leotard. Pink tights should be worn for all variations Pointe shoes should be worn for all variations.

MALE UNIFORM REQUIREMENT

LARGO & CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE VARIATION

  • Any color leotard or short sleeved t–shirt worn inside tights
  • Any color tights and socks
  • Any color unitard
  • Black or white ballet shoes

21ST CENTURY VARIATION

  • Any color leotard or short sleeved t-shirt
  • Any color 3⁄4 or full length tights
  • Any color unitard
  • Black, white or flesh color ballet shoes