UNIFORM

 

Pre-School Dance (Sparrows and Swallows)

Girls
Blue Leotard short sleeves (available at classes)
Blue ballet crossover (available at classes)
Blue wrap over Skirt (available at classes)
Bare feet/Pink leather ballet shoes with elastic
Boys
White leotard
Navy Leggings
Ballet socks
Bare feet/ Black/ white leather ballet shoes with elastic

CLASSICAL BALLET

 

Pre-Primary & Primary (Sparrows and Swallows)

Girls
Blue Leotard short sleeves (available at classes)
Blue ballet crossover (available at classes)
Blue wrap over Skirt (available at classes)
Bare feet/Pink leather ballet shoes with elastic
Boys
White leotard
Navy Leggings
Ballet socks
Bare feet/ Black/ white leather ballet shoes with elastic

Grades 1 & 2 (Swifts)

Girls
Lilac Leotard sleeveless (available at classes)
Lilac ballet crossover (available at classes)
Pink leather/satin ballet shoes with elastic or ribbons for exams
Character Skirt
Low heel Character Shoes
Boys
White leotard
Navy Leggings
Ballet socks
Bare feet/ Black/ white leather ballet shoes with elastic

Grades 3 -8 | Masterclass & Pointe

Girls
A plain black leotard
Pink tights
Pink ballet shoes
Pink pointe shoes
Boys
White leotard
Navy Leggings
Ballet socks
Bare feet/ Black/ white leather ballet shoes with elastic/ a dance belt may be required depending on grade and age

TAP, MODERN & JAZZ

 

Pre-Primary to Grade 3 – Modern Dance

Girls
Blue cat suit (available from class)
Good fitted black or tan Jazz shoe
Boys
Black leotard and or T-shirt
Black leggings
Black Jazz shoe

Grade 4 – Advanced – Modern/Jazz Dance

Girls
A plain Black leotard (own choice of style but must cover bra)
Black convertible tights by Capezio
Black short Bloch or Capezio shorts as an extra option
Boys
Black leotard and or T-shirt
Black leggings
Black Jazz shoe

Tap Dance – (Please see below for more information on shoes)

Girls
Leotard
Black convertible tights by Capezio
Black short Bloch or Capezio Shorts
Black tap shoes
Boys
Black T-shirt
Black leggings
Black tap shoes

Tap Shoes

 

Buying tap shoes can be confusing as there are many different styles of shoe and ‘tap’. Below is information that may help.

Primary Tap Shoes

 

Standard aluminium taps will suffice. A low heel is essential.

Tap shoes for higher Grades and Vocational Exams

 

As dancers progress the quality of the taps will make a difference to the sound when dancing. If possible, invest in shoes that come with very good taps affixed. ‘Bloch’ and ‘Capezio’ both make good quality, strong shoes. A low, broad heel is best. Do not buy shoes with ‘cuban’ heels.

Please Note!

 

Please do not buy “Jingle Taps”. These are not allowed in ISTD dance exams.

Please check tap shoes regularly as taps with loose or ill-fitting screws can damage the floor.

 

Buying Shoes Online

 

While there are many online retailers, please bear in mind that it can be especially complicated buying shoes online as sizes from different manufacturers will vary. You may find it easier to buy shoes from a local dance store.