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

NEW 2018/19 SEASON!

We are excited to launch our new ballet dress requirements. You will be able to purchase the bodysuit with an attached skirt in our office. During our transition period, previous ballet uniform is absolutely fine to wear in class. Please do not feel that you have to purchase a new uniform if the current one still fits. When it is time to buy a new uniform, please purchase the Ballet Uniform as detailed below.

 

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
  • Dancecraft – 13630 72 Ave, Surrey, BC, V3W 2P3
  • 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 Division

- Ballet 1-5, character skirt (skirt will be 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 (Bloche brand) full-sole for Pre-School to Intermediate Foundation (Ribbons applied in Ballet 5 & Intermediate Foundation)

- Ballet 1-5, character shoes (character shoes will be rented from Academy for a one time rental fee and 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)

- Ballet Company 1-3: Capezio Hanami Split Sole Canvas ballet shoes are required for performances (can be purchased at limbers)
- Black canvas or leather split sole ballet shoes
Hair - Neat, tidy, and secure bun

Modern & Contemporary

Female Male
Uniform - Tank top, leotard, or tight t-shirt
- 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 and/or bare feet
Hair - Neat, tidy, and secure ponytail or braid

Jazz, Lyrical, & Stage

Female Male
Uniform - Tank top, leotard, or tight t-shirt
- 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 no lace jazz shoes for Ballet 1 – 3
- Foot undies for Ballet 4 & 5
- Foot undies of your choice of style for IF & up (closer to competition, a style will be chosen that works for everyone)
- Black no lace jazz shoes for Ballet 1 – 3
- Foot undies for Ballet 4 & 5
- Foot undies of your choice of style for IF & up (closer to competition, a style will be chosen that works for everyone)
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

ACRO

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

2019/20 Registration Now Open