Uniform

Uniform information for 2020-21 will be updated shortly. Please do not purchase dancewear until this has been updated.

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
Story book ballet, Pre-Primary and Primary

  • 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. Grade One and Two, Saturday Ballet H

  • Motionwear Style 2643 Royal Blue – Please purchase close fitting and not baggy - the straps are very stretchy.
  • Seamless ballet pink tights, (convertible with hole in bottom)
  • Full sole leather ballet slipper
  • Character shoe, low heel (not required for Ballet H)
  • Character skirt (available late September from the studio – see below)
R.A.D. Three,  Four,  Five, Six

  • Motionwear Style 2643  (Grd 3 -4  Perfect Plum) (Grd 5-6 Black)
  • Seamless ballet pink tights, (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Full sole leather ballet slipper
  • Character shoe, high heel
  • Character skirt (available late September from the studio – see below)
R.A.D. Intermediate Foundation and Open Teen :

  • Motionwear 2643 Plain Black Leo
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Full sole leather ballet slippers (Bloch)

R.A.D. Intermediate:

  • Motionwear 2643 Plain Black Leo
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Broken down pointe shoes and pointe shoes

R.A.D. Advanced Foundation to Advanced 2:

  • Motionwear 2524 Black Leotard Spag. Strap
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Broken down pointe shoes, pointe shoes
R.A.D. Royal Academy of Dance Higher Grades 7-8

  • For class a black leotard with plain straps. May be tank or spaghetti strap but please keep it a simple design, not a criss cross or extra straps.  Please make sure bra straps are hidden.  For exam students will need to purchase a CONCORD colored leotard from Limbers.
  • Seamless ballet pink tights (convertible with hole in bottom of foot)
  • Leather full sole or split sole for grade 7-8.
  • Character shoe (high heel)
  • 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.  Students may wear a leotard color.  This may be the students own color choice. It may be tank or spaghetti strap but please keep it a simple design, plain straps only. The teachers will advise when they can wear the 2nd leotard.

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: DID Musical Theatre shirt.  Sizing and ordering will take place first week of classes.
  • Shoes: UPDATED 2019/20 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: UPDATED 2019/20 – TAN JAZZ SHOES ELASTA BOOTIE
  • Lyrical Jazz: Please do not purchase new shoes at this time.  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
  • Comfortable athletic wear.  Bottoms: Athletic shorts or pants    Tops: Plain Colored Tshirt or Tank (no graphics or writing please).

Shoes: Pastry “Cassatta” shoes required for all hip hop classes.  The studio will do one group order at beginning of September of the Cassatta Shoes.  Please come and have your student sized the first week of classes.  There will often be some used hip hop shoes for sale the first week as well.

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 colored.  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

  • Black bike shorts and ballet leotard
  • Bare feet
Intermediate and Senior Modern

  • Black leotard.
  • Either black bike shorts  or black fitted capris or black knee length tights
  • Bare feet

BOYS  ATTIRE

BALLET
  • White fitted short sleeve t-shirt
  • White ballet shoes (canvas or leather) and white thin ankle socks.
  • Black dance shorts or black leggings
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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