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 and 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.

Hip Hop – 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.

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