Shilleena's Dance Academy

CLASS INFORMATION

UNIFORM INFORMATION

Correct dress is an essential part of the discipline of learning to to dance. It is particularly important that dance students are dressed in appropriate dance attire so teachers are able to monitor body placement & extension. Students are required to wear the school uniform and appropriate grooming to all classes. These are as listed below. If you have different styles of dance on the same day (e.g. ballet followed by jazz), it is not necessary to change clothing, only shoes.

Creative Movement and Preparatory Dress

GIRLS
  • Any style and colour leotard
  • Dance skirt if desired
  • Pink ballet socks or pink seamless ballet tights
  • Pink full sole ballet shoes with elastic (NO JIFFIES)
  • Hair secured away from face
BOYS
  • Any style singlet or fitted t-shirt
  • Fitted shorts Any colour socks
  • Black ballet shoes with elastic or black jazz shoes

Ballet Dress – Girls

Grade 1 - 2:
  • Jacaranda wide strap camisole cotton lycra leotard
  • Lilac full circle short georgette skirt
  • Pink seamless ballet tights (ballet socks are fine for class in summer)
  • Pink full sole leather ballet shoes with ribbons (elastic is fine for class)
  • Black low heel canvas character shoes (grade 2 second semester only)
  • Hair must be worn in a bun
Grade 3 - 7:
  • Jacaranda wide strap camisole cotton lycra leotard
  • Pink seamless ballet tights (ballet socks are fine for class in summer)
  • Pink full sole leather ballet shoes with ribbons (elastic is fine for class)
  • Black low heel canvas character shoes (grade 3-4 second semester only)
  • Black high heel canvas character shoes (grades 5-6 second semester only)
  • Hair must be worn in a bun
Major Grades
  • Deep purple velvet thin strap (AL17) leotard (any type of leotard is fine for class)
  • Pink seamless ballet tights
  • Pink split sole canvas shoes ballet shoes with elastic
  • Pink pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Hair must be worn in a bun

Progressive Ballet Technique Dress

  • Comfortable, non-restrictive dancewear (no denim)
  • Bare feet, no shoes

Preparatory Tap & Jazz Dress – Girls

  • Black gathered-front cotton lycra sleeveless leotard
  • Black hipster shorts (any dance clothing acceptable for class but NO denim)
  • Black elasticised jazz shoes (any brand best suited to the foot)
  • Black low heel (Tap-On) tap shoes
  • Skin-tone matt tights (socks are fine for class in summer)
  • Hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail

Jazz Dress – Girls

Grade 1 - 4:
  • Black gathered-front cotton lycra sleeveless leotard
  • Black hipster shorts (class only) (any dance clothing acceptable for class but NO denim)
  • Skin-tone matt tights (socks are fine for class in summer)
  • Black elasticised jazz shoes (any brand best suited to the foot)
  • Hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail
Grades 5 & above:
  • Black wide strap camisole cotton lycra leotard
  • Black tactel hot shorts (any dance clothing acceptable for class but NO denim)
  • Skin-tone matt tights (socks are fine for class in summer)
  • Black elasticised jazz shoes (any brand best suited to the foot)
  • Hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail

Tap Dress – Girls

Grade 1 - 4:
  • Black gathered-front cotton lycra sleeveless leotard
  • Black hipster shorts (class only) (any dance clothing acceptable for class but NO denim)
  • Skin-tone fishnet tights (exam only) (socks are fine for class in summer)
  • Black low heel (Tap-On) tap shoes
  • Hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail
Grade 5 & above:
  • Black wide strap camisole cotton lycra leotard
  • Black tactel hot shorts (any dance clothing acceptable for class but NO denim)
  • Skin-tone fishnet tights (exam only) (socks are fine for class in summer)
  • Hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail

Grade 5 & 6:  Black high heel (Show-tapper) tap shoes
Grade 7 & above: Black boy’s style tap shoes

    Boys – Ballet, Tap and Jazz Dress

    • White sleeveless cotton lycra leotard with
    • Black cotton lycra tights for exams (Any dance clothing acceptable for jazz/tap class but NO denim)
    • White socks folded down

    Ballet: Black ballet shoes with black elastic
    Jazz: Black elasticised jazz shoes (any brand best suited to the foot)
    Tap: Black lace-up (Jazz Tap) boy’s tap shoes

    Contemporary Dress

    • Comfortable, non-restrictive dancewear (no denim).
    • Foot thongs/undies, socks or bare feet to be worn.

    Irish Dancing Dress

    • Comfortable, non-restrictive dancewear (no denim).
    • Soft Irish shoes & hard Irish shoes with socks

    Junior Open Jazz/Hip Hop Dress

    • Any style dancewear (no denim) with jazz sneakers or non-marking sneakers to be worn.

    Acrobatics Dress

    • Fitted, non-restrictive dancewear (no denim).
    • Soft jazz shoes or bare feet to be worn.

    Musical Theatre Dress

    • Comfortable, non-restrictive dancewear (no denim).
    • Soft jazz or ballet shoes to be worn.

    Adult Classes Dress

    • Any comfortable dance or exercise wear.
    • Shoes appropriate to dance style.

    Grooming

    As well as correct dance attire and shoes, grooming is very important in dance training.

    • Hair should be worn in a bun with NO hair in face for ballet.
    • Secure pony tail with NO hair in face for all other classes.
    • In cooler weather only crossovers (a tight dance “cardigan”) can be worn over leotards.
    • Legwarmers are permitted.
    • NO baggy jumpers or tracksuit pants are allowed.
    • For the safety of all students, watches and jewellery must not be worn to class (small studs or sleepers permitted).

    Shoe Care

    Don’t forget dance shoes should only be worn in the dance studio to make sure they are kept in the best condition. Change into your shoes just before your class starts and take them off before you leave the studio.

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