Dress Codes

 

Dress codes are mandatory for all classes to ensure safety and to encourage proper technique.  All students are required to wear appropriate, specified dance attire at all times. Class attire is not included in registration, dance or costume fees.

Twirl Dance 1, 2 & 3

Girls:

  • Pale Pink Short-Sleeved Leotard (body suit)

  • Pink or White Ankle Socks

  • Pink full-sole leather ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in (no gym slippers)

  • Pink chiffon skirt (optional) No Tutus!

  • Hair in a pony tail, braids or a bun. If hair is short it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair

Boys:

  • Plain White fitted “T” shirt

  • Navy or Black dance shorts

  • White full-sole leather ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • White ankle socks

  • Hair well groomed

RAD Grade 1 & 2 Ballet

Girls:

  • Marine Blue Pinched front Royal Academy of Dance Leotard tank style (body suit) (#3546 RAD Marine Blue [PR] Mondor Brand / Tactel/Lycra) ~ with matching marine blue waist elastic/belt. (This is replacing the light blue colour leotard)

  • Pink Ankle Socks (RAD) – available from a dance supply store. (White is fine for everyday class)

  • Pink full-sole leather or canvas ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • Black character skirt (circle skirt 3” below the knee) with any colour ribbons

  • Black low heel character shoes with pink elastic

  • Hair in a bun (using an elastic, hair pins and a hair net or bun cover); if hair is short it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair (no pony tails)

  • No undergarments and no jewelry other than small earrings

Boys:

  • Plain White fitted “T” shirt,  Navy or Black dance shorts (No soccer shorts, knees must be visible)

  • White full-sole leather ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • White ankle socks

  • Black character (hard heeled) shoes

  • Hair well groomed

RAD Grade 5 Ballet

Girls:

  • Navy (03) Sleeveless Pinched Front Leotard (#1633/11633) with a Navy 2 cm/¾ ” waist elastic

  • Ballet Pink tights

  • Pink full-sole or split sole leather ballet shoes with elastics, strings tied and tucked in or pink canvas split sole ballet shoes

  • Black character skirt (circle skirt 3” below the knee) with ribbons

  • Black High heel character shoes with pink elastic

  • Hair in a bun (using an elastic, hair pins and a hair net or bun cover); if hair is short  it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair

  • No undergarments and no jewelry other than small earrings.

Boys:

  • Plain White fitted “T” shirt or dance leotard

  • Navy dance shorts or navy or black men’s tights

  • White full-sole leather ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • White ankle socks

  • Black character (hard heeled) shoes

  • Hair well groomed

Tap

Girls:

  • Solid Coloured Dance Leotard (bodysuit) or sports bra ~ worn with dance shorts or chiffon skirt.

  • Tights, leggings or bare legs can be worn with above      

  • *Knees must be visible at all times.

  • Proper tap shoes reflecting level must be worn. (see below)

  • Hair in a pony tail, braids or a bun, if hair is short it must be well groomed & a headband must be worn to secure the hair.
             

Shoes (girls):

Pre-Star:

  • Black patent or flat leather (Mary Jane style)

Red Star, Blue Star & Yellow Star:  

  • *Black patent leather or flat leather

  • *Capezio Mary Jane 3800C or Bloch tap-on S0302L

  • *Taps MUST be screwed-in (No nailed in Taps)

Bronze Lower and up:

  • *Black Oxford tap shoes (lace-up) ~ Bloch, Capezio & Leo Brand (3 screw)  (One Screw will also be accepted)

Recreational/Beginner tap   

  • Any black tap shoes
     

Boys:

  • Fitted ‘T’ shirts or tanks – Any Solid colour with shorts that fall above the knee.

  • Hair well groomed           

Shoes (boys):  

  • All levels - Black Oxford Tap Shoes

Acrobatics

Girls:

  • Dance Leotard (bodysuit) of any colour with dance shorts or Biketard.  Barefeet.  Hair in a low pony tail or low bun; french braids preferred.

  • No hoop or dangling earrings.  

Boys:

  • Fitted 'T' shirts or tanks - any solid colour with shorts that fall above the knee

All Dancers: 

  • Please do not wear jewelry to class. i.e. rings, watches, etc.

Contemporary
 

Girls:

  • Dance leotard (bodysuit) of any colour with dance shorts or biketard

  • Barefoot or socks

  • Hair pulled back, out of the face in a bun, french braid or ponytail

Boys:

  • Fitted 'T' shirts or tanks - any solid colour with shorts that fall above the knee

All Dancers: 

  • Please do not wear jewelry to class. i.e. rings, watches, etc.

RAD Primary & Pre Primary Ballet

Girls:

  • Lilac (LP) Short-Sleeved Leotard (Mondor #1635 / 11635) with Lilac (LP) Regulation wrap-skirt (Mondor#16100)

  • PInk (E6) Ankle Socks (RAD) Mondor #167– available from a dance supply store. (White is fine for everyday class)

  • Pink full-sole leather ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • Hair in a bun (using an elastic, hair pins and a hair net or bun cover); if hair is short it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair (no Pony Tails)

  • No Undergarments.

Boys:

  • Plain White fitted “T” shirt

  • Navy or Black dance shorts (No soccer shorts, knees must be visible)

  • White full-sole leather ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • White ankle socks

  • Hair well groomed

RAD Grade 3 & 4 Ballet

Girls:

  • Burgundy Pinched front Royal Academy of Dance Leotard tank style (body suit) (#3546 RAD Burgundy [RR] Mondor Brand - Tactel/Lycra) ~ with matching burgundy waist elastic/belt.  (This is replacing the Mulberry colour leotard) 

  • Pink Ballet Tights

  • Pink full-sole or split sole leather or canvas ballet shoes with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • Black character circle skirt with ribbons. The hem of the skirt should be approximately 3" below the knee.

  • Black High heel character shoes with pink elastic

  • Hair in a bun (using an elastic, hair pins and a hair net or bun cover); if hair is short it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair

  • No undergarments and no jewelry other than small earrings.

Boys:

  • Plain White fitted “T” shirt or dance leotard

  • Navy dance shorts or navy or black men’s tights

  • White full-sole leather ballet slippers with elastics, strings tied and tucked in

  • White ankle socks

  • Black character (hard heeled) shoes

  • Hair well groomed

Pointe

Girls:

  • Any Solid Coloured Leotard

  • Ballet Pink tights

  • Pointe shoes with ribbons

  • (must be fitted by teacher or have shoes approved by teacher before sewing on ribbons)

  • Hair in a classical bun (high, no bangs, using an elastic, hair pins and a hair net);

  • if hair is short it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair

  • Optional wrap skirt in Pointe & Repertoire.

  • No jewelry other than small earrings.

Beginner, Junior & Intermediate  Recreational Ballet 

Girls:

  • Black Leotard (body suit)

  • Ballet Pink tights

  • Pink full-sole or split sole leather ballet shoes with elastics, strings tied and tucked in or pink canvas split sole ballet shoes

  • Hair in a classical bun (high, no bangs, using an elastic, hair pins and a hair net); if hair is short it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair. (no pony tails)

  • No undergarments and no jewelry other than small earrings.

Jazz/Lyrical/
Musical Theatre

Girls:

  • Dance Leotard (body suit) of any colour, or sports bra with jazz pants or dance shorts (no zippers or ties) or Biketard

  • Black Split Sole Jazz Shoes - Slip-on Style Only(Competitive/Pro-Training Dancers may also need Tan Slip-on Jazz shoes and/or Foot Undies).

  • Hair in a pony tail, braids or a bun, if hair is short it must be well groomed & a headband must be worn to secure the hair

  • Absolutely no sweat pants, tank tops or T-shirts allowed! Jazz Pants cannot touch the floor.

  • No hoop or dangling earrings. Please do not wear jewelry to class. i.e. rings, watches, etc.

Boys:

  • Plain white fitted or solid colour “T” shirt or tank ~ (Not baggy or loose)

  • Dance shorts or black jazz pants (no long soccer shorts)

  • Black Split Sole Jazz Shoes - Slip-on Style Only (Laces permitted only in Recreational Classes).

  • White ankle socks, Hair well groomed 

Hip Hop

Girls & Boys:

  • Gym Clothes i.e.  Loose Sweatpants & loose T-Shirts ~  attire that allows for free movement (no jeans)

  • Clean non-marking sneakers (no street shoes). 

  • Please NOTE:  Competitive classes will be informed what shoes to purchase.

  • Girls - No hoop or dangling earrings.   All Dancers:  Please do not wear jewelry to class. i.e. rings, watches, etc.

RAD Vocational Ballet

Girls:

  • Any Dark, Solid Coloured Leotard

  • Ballet Pink tights

  • Pink ballet slippers or soft pointe shoes

  • Hair in a classical bun (high, no bangs, using an elastic, hair pins and a hair net); if hair is short it must be well groomed and a headband must be worn to secure the hair.   No jewelry other than small earrings.

Boys:

  • As in Grade 3, 4 & 5

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