Uniform

Uniform information for 2020-21 has been updated below:

Girls Attire

Ballet
Musical Theatre/Jazz/Lyrical
Tap
Hip Hop
Move & Groove
Modern

Boys Attire

Ballet
Jazz/Tap

General Uniform Notes

GIRLS  ATTIRE

BALLET
  • Girls hair must be worn in a ballet bun
Storybook ballet, Preschool and Kinder Ballet

  • Short sleeve pink leotard (Mondor brand – True Pink 1635)
  • Seamless ballet pink tights and full sole leather ballet slipper
  • Mondor pink skirt for Storybook Ballet ages 3 and 4.  (Mondor brand – True Pink)  Ages 5 and up skirt is not required.

R.A.D. Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet

  • Wear Moi Ballet Leotard (Galate-Lilac)
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom)
  • Full sole leather ballet slipper
R.A.D. Grade One and Two

  • Wear Moi Ballet Leotard (Galate-Pacific Blue)
  • Seamless ballet pink tights, (convertible with hole in bottom)
  • Full sole leather ballet slipper
  • Character shoe, low heel
  • Character skirt (available late September from the studio – see below)
R.A.D. Three,  Four,  Five and Open Preteen Classes (Ballet J and S)

  • Wear Moi Ballet Leotard (Galate-Prune)
  • Seamless ballet pink tights, (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Full sole leather ballet slipper
  • Character shoe, high heel (not required for Ballet Q1/Grd 4, Ballet J and S)
  • Character skirt (available late September from the studio – see below)
R.A.D. Intermediate Foundation and Open Intermediate Teen :

  • Wear Moi Ballet Leotard (Galate-Black)
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Full sole leather ballet slippers (Bloch)
  • Pointe Shoes (not required for Open Teen class)

R.A.D. Intermediate to Advanced 2:

  • Wear Moi Ballet Leotard (Galate-Black)
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Broken down pointe shoes, pointe shoes
  • Exam candidates require a chiffon skirt/tutu (to be organized closer to exams)
R.A.D. Royal Academy of Dance Higher Grades 6-8

  • Wear Moi Ballet Leotard (Galate-Black) Please make sure bra straps are hidden.  For exam candidates, a second leotard to be purchased closer to exam time
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Canvas split sole slippers
  • Character shoe (high heel)
  • Long chiffon skirt and character skirt (available late September from the studio – see below)
BALLET UNIFORM NOTES

Ballet Intensive and Ballet students taking three or more classes

For students taking three plus ballet classes a week, a second body suit will be needed.  This may be the students own color choice. It may be tank or spaghetti strap but please keep it a simple design, preferably a solid colour, plain straps only. The teachers will advise when they can wear the 2nd leotard. Students may either wear split sole canvas slippers or leather slippers for class.

Grade One upwards ballet girls

Consider your leotard like a bathing suit.  You do not need to wear anything but your tights underneath.  Please make sure bra straps are hidden.  Bras are meant to be under garments.  Please make sure bodysuits are fitted snuggly to avoid shoulder straps slipping during class.  Motionwear leotards are very stretchy and have comfortable straps.

Character skirts

Character skirts will be fitted in class in September.   The studio rents character skirts for a one time fee of $20 – as the students grows we will exchange their skirt for the next size.   Please note the character skirts are specific to our studio.  Please do not buy elsewhere.  The character skirts remain at the studio.

Pointe shoe fitting and ribbon sewing information


MUSICAL THEATRE/JAZZ/LYRICAL
  • Girls hair must be worn in a ballet bun or slicked back neat pony tail
Junior and Intermediate

  • Bottoms: Either a black bike length unitard (as shown in the drawing) or plain black bike short or black capri leggings.
  • Top for Jazz and Lyrical: plain leotard or yoga top in any solid color.  Please no patterns, stripes or writing.
  • Top for Musical Theatre: Black D.I.D. Musical Theatre t-shirt or plain leotard. Sizing and ordering of t-shirts will take place the first week of class
  • Tan jazz shoes elasta bootie pull on
Teen / Advanced

  • Bottoms: Plain black jazz pant OR plain black jazz capris
  • Tops – Plain leotard or fitted yoga top in any solid color. Please no patterns stripes or writing.
  • Jazz and Musical Theatre Shoes: Tan jazz shoes elasta bootie pull on
  • Lyrical Jazz: General program classes will be in bare feet.  We will notify competitive lyrical classes in the fall if turners are required.
TAP
  • Girls hair must be worn in a ballet bun or slicked back neat pony tail
Junior Tap

  • Either a black bike length unitard or black bike shorts and leotard from ballet class (same as Junior Jazz drawing above)
  • Black tap shoes black Oxfords (recommendations include Capezio or Bloch Maryjane come with non slip rubber sole and the taps already on)
  • Black socks
Intermediate/ Advanced Tap

  • Plain black jazz pant or black capris or black shorts – absolutely no stripes or writing
  • Plain solid color lyrca leotard/fitted lycra top              
  • Black Oxford tap shoe (recommendations Capezio CG19)

HIP HOP
  • Girls hair must be slicked back in a neat pony tail
  • Bottoms: Black shorts, black leggings or black athletic pants
  • Tops: White, Black or Bold-Coloured Tshirt (no graphics, logos or writing please).

Shoes: Pastry “Cassatta” shoes required for all hip hop classes.  Shoes will be available from Buttercups in Ladner.

  • Low Top: Classes E, F, G, J, K, L, S, T
  • High Top: Classes M, N, O, Q, U, V

Note regarding Hip Hop Shoes: Indoor use only - Please change in to hip hop shoes once enter the studio.   Thank you for keeping our dance floors clean!

MOVE & GROOVE
  • Hair must be off dancer’s face.  Long hair must be slicked back in neat pony tail or bun.
  • Plain fitted t-shirt: white, black or bold coloured.  Please make sure the t-shirt is plain with no graphics or writing.
  • Plain white runners, non marking soles dedicated for use only at the studio (outdoor shoes are not permitted)
  • Black dance shorts.

MODERN
  • Hair ballet bun
Junior Modern

  • Ballet leotard or yoga top in any solid colour
  • Black bike shorts or black fitted capris or black over tights
  • Bare feet
Intermediate and Senior Modern

  • Black leotard or yoga top in any solid colour
  • Black bike shorts  or black fitted capris or black over tights
  • Bare feet

BOYS  ATTIRE

BALLET
TOP: White fitted top
BOTTOM:
  • Black dance short for junior boys
  • Navy or black tights for inter/senior boys

SHOES: Long white socks and white split sole canvas ballet shoes

Please contact us with any questions

JAZZ/TAP/MUSICAL THEATRE
  • White or black fitted short sleeve t-shirt
  • Black dance shorts (or black athletic short or pant for boys aged 10 and up)
  • Black tap Shoes  / Tan Jazz Bootie for jazz and Musical Theatre.
  • HIP HOP please see the girls’ requirements.
General Uniform Notes
For Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Modern we ask that your garments are plain dancewear without distracting writing or stripes.   We often use basic garments such as jazz pants, shorts or unitards as a base for costumes in the year end show so please make sure your garment is classroom and stage worthy.
Dancewear is available at the following locations:

Buttercups (buttercups.ca) Dance wear and shoes 5066 – 48th Avenue, Ladner 604.946.3997
Limbers Dance Discount (dancediscount.ca) 5620 152 St #150, Surrey 604-575-8725
The Dance Shop (danceshop.ca) Broadway near Oak Street, Vancouver 604.733.6116
Duck Feet 1079 Marine Drive,North Vancouver 604-770-1466
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