||Personal Care & Dress Code
PERSONAL CARE AND DRESS CODE
The Dancer’s body is the instrument by which they express the beauty of their art. Of equal importance to the actual physical training, is the care and respect that dancers must practice in order to maintain and enhance this beautiful yet fragile instrument. When a dancer, be they student or practicing artist, is properly groomed and dressed appropriately for class or rehearsal, they are also prepared to focus and invest in their work productively.
Hair: Medium to long hair must be secured away from the face and off the neck.
Hair long enough for pony tails must be put in a secure bun.
Dance wear: Must fit properly, always clean, fresh and in good condition. Parents of students entering puberty must provide instruction about controlling body oder.
SCHOOL DRESS CODE
Junior Dance All Levels (ages 3 - 6 yrs.)
Girls; Pink leotard (body suit) Mondor style #1645 (Academy)Pink tights, Pink gymnastic slippers (not leather)
Pink skirt ‘Body Wrappers #129, Toronto Dancewear TD19 or DK 3318
Boys; Black cotton lycra shorts (biker style), white T shirt (snug fit), white ankle socks, Black gymnastic slippers
Girls; Black leotard, (tank style) Pink full foot or convertible tights for Ballet
Beige full foot or convertible tights for Jazz and Tap
Beige footless or convertible tights for Acro
Boys; Black biker style shorts (snug fit), White T shirt (snug fit), tank style preferred.
Bare feet for Acro. White socks for Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap.
Intermediate, Advanced and Adult levels
Girls; Black tank style or long sleeve leotard (body suit). Pink footed or convertible tights for Ballet
Beige or Black convertible tights for Jazz, Tap and Acro.
Boys; Black Dance Pants, Biker Shorts, Tights or Unitard, White or Black T-shirt, white or black socks, dance belt (dance belts must be worn by all male students who are entering into, are in or beyond puberty)
PROHIBITED IN ALL CLASSES
(a) Jewellery of any kind, including watches and friendship bracelets
(b)Unsuitable clothing not designed for dance and restricting freedom of movement (this includes boxer shorts sweat shirts, pants, extra t-shirts and leg warmers)
(Leg warmers are for preventing rapid cool down after class and between classes)
FOOT WEAR FOR ALL CLASSES
Shoes are included in the above dress code listed under Junior Dancers.
Ballet: (for all levels Elementary and up) Leather or canvas split sole ballet slippers, pink for girls and black or white for boys. (gymnastic slippers are not acceptable.)
Jazz: Black jazz shoes, split sole (slip on preferred) must be a firm snug fit.
Tap: Tap shoes, black, JD III - Capezio 3800 (Mary Jane). Elementary I and up, Angelo Luzio 925 (taps, Capezio Teletone, sold separately). For Intermediate and advanced dancers, hard sole oxfords (Bloch or SoDanca)
Acro and Modern Bare feet or Toe Thongs.
Hip Hop - clean indoor use only sneakers.
For all dance shoes, there should be no more than a thumb nail of space at the toe of the tap shoe. If you can fit your fingers in the heel of the shoe, it is too big. A loose fitting tap shoe and pointe shoe will be painful causing blisters and other problems.
Proper fit, always bring your new dance shoes to your dance teacher before wearing. Improperly fitted shoes are of no use and students will not be permitted to wear them. It will not be possible to return shoes that show any signs of wear or have become soiled in any way.
NOTE: Shoes that parents purchase allowing for growing room will not be accepted even if previously worn.