Class Attire

Why we wear proper dance attire

It enables dancers to achieve the full range of movement and motion which allows instructors to observe proper technique, body movements, muscle use and alignment. It also creates a uniformed look, which lessens any visual distractions for the instructor and/or choreographer and builds a team atmosphere to reduce competition between dancers within a class.

What's not accepted in class

No jeans, loose fitting t-shirts, bulky sweaters or baggy pants. No watches or jewelry (small stud earrings are acceptable for class only, not for performances.)

Food, Gum and Candy are not allowed during class time.

*Water bottles are highly encouraged, with plain water. Please no juice or milk. Please label all water bottles and attire.*


DANCE DUET CLASSES


  • Dance wear is not mandatory but may be worn if desired for children participating in Pre-Dance classes. Form fitted clothing is recommended for young dancers and comfortable, easy to move in clothing for participating parents or caregivers. Bare feet, gymnastics or ballet slippers are all suitable. .


BALLET CLASSES

  • Pink Ballet Slippers. Canvas slippers beginning at Junior level
  • Ballet Pink Convertible tights – Mondor Ballet Pink - Style #319 for Performances and Competitions
  • Plain Bodysuit (any colour)– strap style or tank style. No cut mid-drift outs. Black is required for ballet exams.
  • No shorts, ballet skirts or tutus as they limit the visibility of the alignment of the hips.
  • Hair must be in a BUN
  • Fitted dance sweaters or wraps are acceptable to begin class until the body is warm.

JAZZ CLASSES

  • Beige Elastic Bloch Jazz Shoes
  • *Boys – Black Elastic Bloch Jazz Shoes
  • Beige Convertible tights - Mondor Light Tan – Style#319 for Performances and Competitions
  • Plain Bodysuit (any colour) – strap style, or tank style. No cut mid-drift outs. Black is required for jazz exams.
  • Black Dance Shorts (optional)
  • Hair must be in a Ponytail, Bun, or Braided
  • Fitted dance sweaters or wraps are acceptable to begin class until the body is warm.

TAP CLASSES

  • Black Bloch Oxford Tap Shoes ~ Competitive dancers much have *Techno Taps*
  • Beige Convertible tights - Mondor Light Tan – Style#319 for Performances and Competitions
  • Plain Bodysuit (any colour) – strap style, or tank style. No cut mid-drift outs. Black is required for tap exams.
  • Black Dance Shorts (optional)
  • Hair must be in a Ponytail, Bun, or Braided
  • Fitted dance sweaters or wraps are acceptable to begin class until the body is warm.

HIP HOP CLASSES

  • White Running shoes - Clean and supportive
  • Plain Bodysuit or Tank Top (any colour) – strap style or tank style. No midrift cut outs.
  • Black Dance Shorts or Capris
  • No Street Clothes permitted for class
  • Hair must be in a Ponytail or Braided

LYRICAL CLASSES

  • Beige Elastic Bloch Jazz Shoes
  • Beige Convertible tights - Mondor Light Tan – Style#319 for Performances and Competitions
  • Plain Bodysuit (any colour) – strap style or tank style. No cut mid drift outs
  • Black Dance Shorts (optional)
  • Hair must be in a Ponytail, Bun or Braided
  • Fitted dance sweaters or wraps are acceptable to begin class until the body is warm.

MODERN CLASSES

  • Bare feet
  • Beige Cropped tights - Mondor Light Tan – Style#318 for Performances and Competitions
  • Plain Bodysuit (any colour) – strap style or tank style. No midrift cut outs.
  • Black Dance Shorts (optional)
  • Hair must be in a low Ponytail, or Braids
  • Fitted dance sweaters or wraps are acceptable to begin class until the body is warm. .

ACRO CLASSES

  • Bare feet
  • Plain Bodysuit (any colour) – strap style or tank style. No mid drift cut outs. Black is required for acro exams.
  • Black Dance Shorts
  • No bulky or baggy clothing permitted as it impedes the instructors ability to spot skills
  • Hair must be in a low ponytail or braided. Loose hair can affect safety of skills and spotting

JUMP ROPE CLASSES

  • Properly fitting, highly supportive running shoes or cross training shoes. (No skater shoes, crocs, sandals, flip-flops, boots or bare feet.) Students will NOT be able to participate without proper footwear.
  • Socks must be worn
  • Connectivity Skipper Competitive Uniforms, Training Shirts and Grey CDL Shirts are available at the studio
  • Long hair must be in Braids. Loose hair or ponytails can impede the rope and affect the safety of skills
  • Starter ropes are provided to first time jumpers
  • Advanced Freestyle and Speed ropes are available for purchase once skippers have achieved the required skills. Advancing to a higher level rope too quickly may result in frustration for athletes. Please speak with coaches prior to purchasing new ropes.

ADULT CLASSES


Dance wear is not mandatory. Comfortable form fitted clothing is recommended. For shoe recommendation, please follow the genre descriptions above. If you already own shoes please do not feel obligated to purchase new ones until speaking with your instructor regarding performance potential.

All shoes listed are required for Performances & Competitions. Your child may start the season off with shoes that are a different brand/colour, but they must have the proper footwear listed by their first performance date.