Uniform

Dance schools all around the world wear a dance uniform, to help students and teachers alike make the most out of class.   Hair should be in a ballet bun for ballet or tied back neatly for class.  

For your first class, don’t worry if you don’t have the uniform yet, just wear something comfortable to move in, and bare feet.

 

PRESCHOOL CLASSES (AGES 2-5)

Little Dance, Little Ballet, Ballet Preps:

  • Pink Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Pink Pull On Skirt or “Angelina” Pink Tutu Skirt
  • Ballet shoes & matching socks in pink, bronze or brown.
  • OR:  Black lycra t-shirt, Black Studio Lycra Shorts, Black ballet or jazz shoes with black socks

Jazz Preps:

  • Pink Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Black Studio Lycra Shorts
  • Black Jazz Socks
  • Black Jazz Shoes
  • OR:  Black lycra t-shirt, Black Studio Lycra Shorts, Black ballet or jazz shoes with black socks

 

BALLET

Ballet Pre-Primary, Ballet Primary

  • Lavender Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Lavender Pull-On Skirt
  • Ballet shoes & matching socks in pink, bronze or brown.
  • OR:  White short-sleeved leotard, black leggings, white socks and white ballet shoes

Ballet Grade 1, Ballet Grade 2

  • Lavender Pinched Front Leotard
  • Ballet shoes & matching tights in pink, bronze or brown.
  • Character Shoes (Low Heel)
  • Black Studio Character Skirt
  • OR:  White short-sleeved leotard, black leggings, white socks and white ballet shoes

Ballet Grade 3, Ballet Grade 4, Ballet Grade 5

  • Lavender Wide Strap Leotard
  • Ballet shoes & matching tights in pink, bronze or brown.
  • Character Shoes (Low Heel or Cuban Heel) Grade 3
  • Character Shoes (Cuban Heel) Grade 4 and 5
  • Studio Character Skirt (Grade 3 – purple ribbons, Grade 4 & 5 – gold ribbon)
  • Optional:  Lavender Wrap Skirt
  • OR:  White short-sleeved leotard, black leggings, white socks and white ballet shoes

Ballet Grade 6 & 7

  • Purple Camisole Leotard (recommended to also have a spare black camisole leotard)
  • Purple long chiffon skirt 
  • Ballet shoes & matching tights in pink, bronze or brown.
  • Character shoes (Cuban Heel)
  • Studio character skirt (gold ribbon)

Ballet Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate

  • Purple camisole leotard plus black camisole leotard 
  • Ballet shoes & matching tights in pink, bronze or brown.  NB:  Ballet shoes are flat for Intermediate Foundation, demi-pointe from Intermediate onwards.
  • Pointe shoes in pink, bronze or brown.

NB:  As syllabus work is learned, students will need either a lycra circle skirt or half tutu for their exam variation.  Please wait for your teacher to advise which you will need.

Ballet Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 & 2

  • Black camisole leotard plus Purple camisole leotard
  • Ballet demi-pointe and pointe shoes & matching tights in pink, bronze or brown.  

JAZZ

Jazz Pre-Primary, Jazz Primary

  • Lavender Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Black Studio Lycra Shorts
  • Black Jazz Socks
  • Black Slip On or Lace-Up Jazz Shoes
  • OR:  Black lycra t-shirt or singlet, black leggings, black socks and black jazz shoes

Jazz 1, Jazz Grade 2

  • Lavender Pinched Front Leotard.
  • Black Studio Lycra Shorts
  • Black Jazz Shoes
  • Optional:  Black Studio Hoodie
  • Optional:  Jazz Shimmer Tights
  • OR:  Black lycra t-shirt or singlet, black leggings, black socks and black jazz shoes

Jazz Grade 3, Jazz Grade 4, Jazz Grade 5

  • Lavender Wide Strap Leotard
  • Black & Lavender Studio Jazz Shorts
  • Tan Jazz Shoes
  • OR:  Black lycra t-shirt or singlet, black leggings, black socks and black jazz shoes

Jazz Pre-Elementary – Jazz Advanced

  • Purple Camisole Leotard
  • Black & Purple Studio Jazz Shorts
  • Tan Jazz Shoes

 

CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL, ACRO

  • Same as jazz uniform – see above  

TAP  

  • As for jazz
  • Tan Tap Shoes

HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATRE

  • Dance-dedicated sneakers (no street shoes on studio floor as they bring in dirt/dust – which makes the floor slippery) 
  • Black Pants, Leggings or Shorts
  • Black Top, T-Shirt or Singlet
  • Black Studio Hoodie

Where to Buy Dance Uniform

Please note that due to the huge range of sizes and seasonal nature of dancewear, suppliers usually size and order your leotards and shoes for you rather than carrying stock.  When planning to buy new dancewear please allow time for the ordering process.

Dancers Dance

To order: 

  “Dancers Dance” Back To Dance Uniform Pop-Up Shops Pop up sizing and ordering events held from time to time our Thorndon studio, please email contact.dancersdance@gmail.com for dates.