Look like a dancer, feel like a dancer!

Why is dress code important?

We enforce a dress code for our dancers because:

  1. It allows the instructor to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning.
  2. Baggy clothes can hide bad habits and mistakes. An instructor needs to be able to see a dancer’s form in order to properly correct them.
  3. It teaches students discipline, helping with focus and energy.
  4. It creates unity among the dancers, much like a school uniform. This unified look helps to minimize distractions.
  5. “Dressing the part” helps dancers to feel like dancers.

Do’s & Don’ts of Dance Class Wear

Celtic Ceilidh Dress Code

 

Highland

Black tank (sleeveless) bodysuit with knee high socks and regulation Highland ghillies. Jig shoes will be required upon the teacher’s recommendation.
Hair will be in a ponytail or a bun.  Shorter hair must be off the face.

 

Irish

Black tank (sleeveless) bodysuit with either black microfibre tights or poodle socks and black Irish pumps.  Hard shoes will be required upon the teacher’s recommendation.
Hair will be in a ponytail or a bun.  Shorter hair must be off the face.

 

Tap & Jazz

Black tank (sleeveless) bodysuit, caramel microfiber tights.  Black lycra shorts are permitted.

  • Bloch Jazz shoes.
  • Jr. Dancers – Bloch tan “tap-on” tap shoes.  Can be purchased at On Stage.

  • Sr. Dancers – Block black “jazz” tap shoes.  Can be purchased at On Stage.

Hair will be in a ponytail or a bun.  Shorter hair must be off the face.

 

Stretch

Flexible dance and/or yoga wear. All soft soled dance footwear is permissible. No socks.
Hair will be in a ponytail or a bun.  Shorter hair must be off the face.

 

Ballet

All require pink leather regulation ballet shoes. Bodysuit and tights are as follows:

  • Preschool -”Ballet Pink” tank (sleeveless) bodysuit with matching tights.
  • Primary – Purple tank (sleeveless) bodysuit with Ballet pink tights.
  • Grades 1 and up – Black tank (sleeveless) bodysuit with Ballet pink tights.

Character shoes and pointe shoes will be required upon the teacher’s recommendation for higher grades.
Hair in a bun.  Shorter hair must be off the face.

 

Lyrical

As for Ballet.

 

K-pop

Black or white plain solid colour t-shirt and black shorts or leggings.  Dance sneakers or choreography sneakers as chosen by the instructor.  NO outdoor footwear.
Hair must be tied back.

 

Musical Theatre

Any of the above listed dance wear is appropriate.

 

Boys

Plain white t-shirt (no graphics or logos), black shorts and the required shoes as per the dance discipline.

 

Adult

Work out/yoga wear: sleeveless tank, shorts or capris (no long pants) and the required shoes as per the dance discipline.