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Dress Attire

Attire and Appearance

Dress requirements reinforce discipline, as well as decrease distractions in class. We appreciate your cooperation with following our dress requirements.

Dancers must have correct attire, footwear, and hair for each class. Dancers are expected to be clean and neat in appearance, including:

  • Ballet bun is expected in every ballet class
  • Regularly washing dance attire
  • Taking off ALL jewellery, except for small earrings 
  • For older dancers, wear deodorant and use good personal hygiene 

The Ballet Bun

A ballet bun is an important part of a female dancer’s uniform. A bun demonstration can be given if you having some trouble. Please visit the office or ask your instructor for some advice and tips.

We welcome you to add bows, flowers, or scrunchies to you bun (no headbands allowed).

The Ballet Bun

Female Ballet Uniform

Dress Attire Uniforms

Where to Buy

For your confidence, some items are available for purchase in our office such as:

  • Entire female ballet uniform
  • Full sole ballet shoes
  • Jazz shoes & foot undies
  • Tights
  • Ribbons/hairnets/hairpins
  • RAD bodysuits 

Please feel free to visit the recommended dance stores below, which may carry some of the items you need:

  • Limbers Dancewear – 5620 152 Street  Surrey, BC, V3S 3K2
  • Dancebox – #114-20226 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC, V3A 4G1
  • Beetles Dance Wear – 9100 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3X9

Dress Requirements

Ballet

Female Male
Uniform LEOTARDS FOR RAD CLASSES:
Pre-School & Pre-Primary: RAD Approved Pink bodysuit with attached skirt
Primary-Open & Primary: RAD Approved Liliac bodysuit with attached skirt
BALLET 1 & 2: Mulberry Sleeveless
BALLET 3: Teal sleeveless ruche front
BALLET 4 & 5: Navy sleeveless ruche front
INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION & UP: any colour or style except halter top

For all other ballet classes: any colour or style leotard, with the exception of halter top style

Pink tights or plain white socks for Junior Program

Ballet 1-5: Character skirt is rented from Academy for a one time rental fee and used for the duration of the time at the Academy
Black (or dark) tights/leggings or athletic shorts

White, tight fitting t-shirt, tank top, or bodysuit
Footwear Leather full-sole shoes for Pre-School to Intermediate Foundation. Ribbons applied in Ballet 5 & Intermediate Foundation. (Ribbons applied in Ballet 5 & Intermediate Foundation)

Ballet 1-5: Character shoes are rented from Academy for a one time rental fee & used for the duration of the time at the Academy

Intermediate and up: Soft blocks with elastic ribbons for RAD, Split sole leather or canvas shoes required in open technique and choreography classes

Intermediate Foundation and up: pointe shoes, sewn with elastics and ribbons are required (For 1st pair, please wait for instructor to tell you when to buy)

Pink Topaz, Sapphire, & Emerald Companies: Capezio Hanami Split Sole Canvas ballet shoes are required for performances
Black canvas or leather split sole ballet shoes
Hair Neat, tidy, and secure bun

Modern & Contemporary

Female Male
Uniform Tank top or leotard
Leggings or tight shorts
No baggy t-shirts or pants allowed
Tank top, leotard, or tighter fitting t-shirt
Loose athletic pants or shorts
Footwear Socks and/or bare feet Socks
Hair Neat, tidy, and secure ponytail or braid

Jazz, Lyrical, & Stage

Female Male
Uniform Tank top or leotard
Leggings or tight shorts
No baggy t-shirts or pants allowed
Tank top, leotard, or tighter fitting t-shirt
Loose athletic pants or shorts
Footwear Black jazz shoes for Ballet 1 – 4
Half sole “turners” for Emerald, Ruby, & Diamond Companies
Black jazz shoes for Ballet 1 – 4
Half sole “turners” for Emerald, Ruby, & Diamond Companies
Hair Neat & secure bun for Ballet 1- 3
Neat & secure ponytail for Ballet 4 & up

Hip Hop

Female Male
Uniform Tank top or t-shirt
Leggings or loose fitting pants/shorts
Tank top or t-shirt
Loose fitting pants/shorts
Footwear Runners used ONLY for class
Black high top converse will be used for competition classes
Runners used ONLY for class
Black high top converse will be used for competition classes
Hair Neat and secure ponytail or braid