As you may have guessed from the movies, there are specific dress codes for the different types of dance. The dress codes are traditional, but are also for instructional and safety purposes. The proper attire and hair allow the instructor to see exactly what the dancer is doing so they can provide appropriate feedback and to ensure that the dancer is not doing something that will lead to injury. Dance is a very active pursuit and we want to ensure your complete safety both in the short term and long run. You can find the complete dress code on our web site, or you can ask Stacey to email you a copy of the document.

Ballet (Girls):

Hair must be worn in a ballet bun securely fastened to stay put for entire class. If hair is too short for a bun it must be worn tied back and off the face.

Twinkle Toes & Three Year Old Ballet – Primary Ballet (6 Years) Girls:

Pink short sleeved, scoop neck leotard with matching waistband. Pink tights and pink ballet slippers with elastics across the instep.

Three Year Old to Primary Ballet (6 Years) Boys:

White form fitting T-shirt or white short-sleeved leotard with navy shorts. White ballet slippers, either canvas or leather with white elastic and white ankle socks.

Grade 1, 2, 3 Ballet (Girls):

**Bodysuit color changing for September 2017

V-Strap Royal Blue (Style 2603 Motion Wear, comes in kids and adult sizes).  Pink tights and pink ballet slippers with elastics across the instep. Black character skirt and character shoes. Please see character requirements.

Grades 1-2 Ballet (Boys):

White form fitting T-shirt, white short sleeved or white sleeveless leotard with navy stirrup tights. White ballet slippers, canvas or leather with white elastic and white ankle socks. Character shoes.

Grades 4 & 5 Ballet (Girls): 

**Bodysuit color changing for September 2017

V-tank pinch front Maroon (2176 Motion Wear).  Pink tights and pink leather OR canvas ballet slippers with elastic across the instep. Black character skirt and character shoes. Please see character requirements.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Ballet (Girls):

Black spaghetti strap leotard (Bra-Tech Capezio) with matching waistband.  Black chiffon skirt (calf length) to be purchased and black silk scarf to be borrowed from studio.  In addition, students will need pink leather or canvas ballet slippers, black character skirt and black character shoes. Please see character requirements.

Character Requirements (Girls):

Black full or circular skirt made of heavy gabardine or polyester / cotton blend with three rows of red ribbon trim. Skirt hem is approximately three inches below the knee. Grade 1 and 2 ballet students need a low heel character shoe with pink elastic across the instep. Grade 3-8 ballet students need a 1.25 inch Cuban heel character shoe with pink elastic across the instep. Please refer to www.radcanada.org under Graded, Recommended Uniform.

RAD Vocational Levels:

Black sleeveless leotard (Bra-Tech Capezio), pink tights, hard and soft point shoes. See www.radcanada.org for more details.

Pointe and Non-Syllabus Classes:

Optional coloured leotard and pink leather or canvas ballet slippers and Pointe shoes. Instructor may request a black character skirt and character shoes for non-syllabus ballet.

Modern and Contemporary (All Levels – Girls):

Students may wear optional coloured leotard and tights, jazz pants, or capri pants. Bare feet or foot undeez, at the discretion of the teacher.

Modern and Contemporary (All Levels – Boys):

Optional coloured T-Shirt and black dance pants. No footwear.

Non-Syllabus Ballet Classes:

Girls – Optional coloured leotard and pink leather or canvas ballet slippers. Hair must be worn in a ballet bun securely fastened to stay put for entire class. If hair is too short for a bun it must be worn tied back and off the face. Boys – White or black form fitting T-shirt with black dance pants. Black ballet slippers.

Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Modern Stage:

All levels: Any solid coloured leotard with black stretch jazz pants, capri pants or dance shorts. Black oxford split sole jazz shoes either slip on or tie up. Hair must be secured in a ponytail off the face. Younger students may wear ballet attire to these classes.

Lyrical Jazz (All levels):

Any solid coloured leotard with stretch jazz pants, capri pants, tights, or dance shorts and beige canvas jazz shoes. Hair must be secured in a ponytail off the face.

Tap (All levels):

Any solid coloured leotard with black stretch jazz pants, capri pants, or dance shorts. Hair must be secured in a ponytail off the face. 3-7 years old, black patent tap shoes. 8 years and up, black oxford tap shoes.  **All competitive and Exam students must have oxford tap shoes.

Hip-Hop (All levels):

Comfortable pants, T-shirt, and clean white running shoes (not to be worn outside). No jeans. Hair must be secured off the face.  **For competition/year-end show the students will require a new pair of runners as part of their costume.

Acro (All levels):

Bodysuit, capris, convertible tights or shorts and bare feet. Hair must be secured in a ponytail or bun off the face.

Adult Classes:

T-shirt and stretch jazz pants or capri pants. Appropriate footwear for the class being taken. Hair secured off the face.

There is no jewellery or watches to be worn to class. Small earrings are acceptable.