Going to dance class for young children can be as much about the outfit as it is about moving to music. For this reason, there is no mandatory uniform for our Creative Movement, Mighty Movers, or Tiny Tappers classes.
Preschool children should wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing or dancewear that allows them to move freely. Leggings or shorts with a form-fitting tank top or t-shirt are acceptable and appropriate. Dancers may also wear a bodysuit (with or without tights).
Our school sells one-piece tunics that have a capped sleeve and attached skirt specifically for girls enrolled in our Creative Movement and Tiny Tappers classes if that is preferable. Elaborate costume pieces and oversized tutus/capes should be saved for designated “dress-up” days.
Creative Movement students may choose between bare feet and ballet slippers for class, but please NO SOCKS. Mighty Movers may choose between clean indoor running shoes and bare feet. And Tiny Tappers will require tap shoes.
Ballet – Black sleeveless leotard | Pink footed tights | Pink ballet slippers
Jazz – Black sleeveless leotard | Choice of bare legs or beige convertible tights | Black dance shorts (Seniors may opt for black leggings) | Black jazz shoes
Tap – Black sleeveless leotard | Beige footed tights | Black skirt or black dance shorts | Black leather tap shoes
Hip Hop – Fitted T-shirt or tank | Jogging pants, shorts, or leggings (no jeans) | Clean indoor running shoes. Dancers may need to purchase white running shoes for competitions, so if purchasing new shoes please buy plain white.
Lyrical – Black sleeveless leotard | Beige footless tights (may wear black dance shorts over tights) | Bare feet or “Dance Paws” if turning in bare feet hurts. Dancers may wait until after the year has started to invest in these. We will be able to supply them and will order as needed.
Acro – Shorts unitard or a leotard of any colour with black dance shorts | Bare legs | Bare feet
Conditioning – Any form-fitting clothing that is stretchy. No baggy tracksuits or T-shirts. The instructors will need to see a clear outline of each dancer’s body to ensure proper placement in stretch and strengthening exercises.
Any Technique Classes – Black sleeveless leotard | Pink or beige tights | Pink ballet slippers (Ballet), Black jazz shoes (Jazz), or bare feet/Dance Paws (Lyrical)
It is recommended that each dancer have at least 2 black sleeveless leotards, given how many hours most of the competitive dancers will be training each week.
Please note that Intermediate and Senior Classical Competitive dancers should wear convertible tights.
These are recommendations, there are no uniform requirements for Creative Movement classes.
(Beige footed tights (Girls) may be needed for year-end performances)
These are recommendations, there are no uniform requirements for Tiny Tappers classes, aside from tap shoes.