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Dress Code

Ballet Etobicoke Uniform Requirements

Uniform Store Locations:

We recommend our close by neighbors, Footloose Dancewear located at 2892 Bloor St W.

            *they have our uniforms on file

 

Hair requirements (for all classes):

Please ensure hair is pulled back neatly into a classical bun, see the linked video here for a demonstration

Must Haves: hair elastics, hair net and “U” shape pins

*(bloch bun kit available for purchase at Footloose Dancewear)

Please see your child’s class uniforms below. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our staff!

 

2- & 3-Year-Old Music and Movement

Dancewear: Solid ANY Coloured bodysuit & ballet tights or ankle socks (Solid Coloured skirt optional)

Shoes: bare feet or pink leather ballet slippers

OR Solid coloured and tight fitting top, shorts or leggings, black or pink ballet slippers 

 

Pre-Primary

Dancewear: pink capped, long sleeve, or sleeveless bodysuit, pink skirt, ballet tights or ankle socks

*wrap around sweater optional for colder months

Shoes: pink leather ballet slippers

OR White tight fitting top & black shorts or leggings & black or pink ballet shoes

 

Primary

Dancewear: light blue capped or sleeveless bodysuit, blue skirt & ballet tights or ankle socks

*wrap around sweater optional for colder months 

Shoes: pink leather ballet slippers

OR White tight fitting top & black shorts or leggings & black or pink ballet shoes

 

Grade 1

Dancewear: lilac capped or sleeveless bodysuit, BLACK skirt, ballet tights or ankle socks

*wrap around sweater optional for colder months

Shoes: pink leather ballet slippers & black low heel character shoes (canvas or leather)

OR White tight fitting top & black shorts or leggings & black or pink ballet shoes & black low heel character shoes (canvas or leather)

 

Grade 2

Dancewear: burgundy sleeveless bodysuit, black skirt & ballet tights

*wrap around sweater optional for colder months

Shoes: pink leather ballet slippers & black low heel character shoes (canvas or leather)

OR White tight fitting top & black shorts or leggings & black or pink ballet shoes & black low heel character shoes (canvas or leather)

 

 

Why is the Dress Code Important?

It’s a common question to hear from dance parents and students alike: What purpose does the dress code actually serve? I’m glad you asked! The dress code was established for a few very important reasons:

  • Safety

The number one factor in establishing a dress code is for all students’ safety in class. A basic leotard/tight T-shirt and tights/shorts/leggings, along with hair pulled back and the appropriate shoes, ensures that there are no extraneous clothes or jewelry that can become hazardous. The dress code also helps teachers see that students are using the right muscles and alignment in order to learn the correct movements in class.

  • Comfortability

We want every student to feel good about trying their best in class. Following the dress code helps us make sure that everyone is appropriately covered … but not so covered that their movement is restricted! We know that children can sometimes feel self-conscious, and we want to encourage their confidence by helping them feel comfortable with what they wear in the studio.

  • Respect

A dress code is one way students show respect for their peers and their teachers. It demonstrates an understanding of how a dance class operates, with minimal distractions and the ability to move easily for any combination of steps or choreography. It shows that the students are prepared to learn, respecting tradition and are willing to save their fashion statements for outside of class.

  • Practicality

Because leotards and tights also often serve as a versatile base layer for costuming, it makes sense that students become accustomed to them during class time. Just as swimmers wear swimsuits and basketball players wear jerseys, dancers wear leotards and tights to have the freedom of movement required to practice correctly and efficiently.

 

Everyone benefits with the dress code in place: dancers can learn comfortably and instructors can teach efficiently! We take pride in our dress code and are happy to help you with any questions you may have.