Attire Information

ABSOLUTE DANCE 2017/2018 ATTIRE INFORMATION

Proper dance attire is expected in all classes. This includes proper dress and hair tied securely away from the face in a slick back bun. Jewellery is not permitted. It is important to dress properly for every class in order for the teacher to assess posture and technique.

GROWING GROOVERS

Parent & child should wear comfortable clothing that enables movement. A clean indoor shoe is required (running shoes for adults). Gymnastic slippers, pink ballet shoes or sneakers are recommended. A bare foot is also acceptable (socks are not permitted).

PRESCHOOL JAZZ / HIP HOP

Girls & Boys Attire:

  • Sweat pants or dance/yoga pants (no jeans allowed)
  • T-shirt (hoodies are acceptable for hip hop but not overly baggy)

Girls & Boys Footwear:

  • Beige slip-on jazz shoes
  • Non-marking indoor runners

JAZZ, SONG & DANCE, ACRO, LYRICAL / CONTEMPORAR7 & TAP

Girls Attire:

  • Black tank bodysuit
  • Balera beige light suntan convertible tights (without seams)
  • Optional: Black dance shorts over top of their attire

Girls Footwear:

  • Jazz & Song & Dance only: Beige slip-on jazz shoes
  • Acro only: Bare feet (no shoes required)
  • Lyrical/Contemp only: Beige foot-undies
  • Tap only: Black slip-on tap shoes

Boys Attire:

  • Black dance pants or shorts and white t-shirt

Boys Footwear:

  • Jazz and Song & Dance only: Black slip-on jazz shoes
  • Acro only: Bare feet (no shoes required)
  • Lyrical/Contemp only: Beige foot-undies optional
  • Tap only: Black slip-on tap shoes

HIP HOP:

Boys & Girls Attire:

  • Sweat pants or dance/yoga pants (no jeans allowed)
  • T-shirt (hoodies are acceptable, but not overly baggy)
  • Non-marking indoor runners

RISING STARS, KINDERDANCE & PRE-PRIMARY BALLET

Girls Attire:

  • Pink tank bodysuit
  • Balera ballerina pink convertible tights (without seams)
  • Optional: Ballet skirts and tutus

Girls Footwear:

  • Pink ballet slippers

Boys Attire:

  • Shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt

Boys Footwear:

  • Black ballet slippers

YOUTH & TEEN BALLET

Girls Attire:

  • Black tank bodysuit
  • Baler ballerina pink convertible tights (without seams)

Girls Footwear:

  • Pink leather full sole ballet shoes

JUNIOR BALLET & GRADE 1, 2, 3 BALLET

Girls Attire:

  • Lilac tank bodysuit (Grade 1 dancers are allowed to wear pink until they out-grow their body suit)
  • Balera ballerina pink convertible tights (without seams)
  • Black character skirt

Girls Footwear:

  • Pink leather full sole ballet shoes
  • Black canvas character shoes:
    • Grade 1 & 2: with low heel
    • Grade 3: with Cuban heel

GRADE 4 & 5 BALLET

Girls Attire:

  • Navy tank bodysuit
  • Balera ballerina pink convertible tights (without seams)
  • Black character skirt

Girls Footwear:

  • Pink leather full sole ballet shoes
  • Black canvas Cuban heel character shoes

BOYS BALLET – ALL LEVELS

Boys Attire:

  • Navy Blue or black shorts (they must be snug)
  • Fitting white t-shirt (must be snug)

Boys Footwear:

  • Black ballet slippers and white socks

INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED FOUNDATION, ADVANCED 1 & ADVANCED 2 BALLET

Girls Attire:

  • Black cotton/lycra spaghetti strap bodysuit
  • Balera ballerina pink convertible tights (without seams)

Girls Footwear:

  • Inter Foundation: Pink leather ballet shoes
  • Intermediate & Advanced: Pink split sole ballet shoes
  • All levels: Soft blocks

*Pointe shoes are required for the exam syllabus. Dancers who are ready will be recommended to be assessed by a podiatrist

   

DANCEWEAR LOCATIONS:

Absolute Dance – we carry the above recommended bodysuits & tights however, we do not carry footwear.

Muge Performance Wear – 202 3132 26 St NE, (403) 263-9500 www.mugewear.com

Classique Dancewear – #16, 6624 Centre Street SE, (403) 263-4828 / 5720 Silver Springs Blvd NW, (403) 294-1090 www.classiquedancewear.ca

Body Things – 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. SE, (403) 278-5440 / 5308 – 17th Ave. SW, (403) 686-7726 www.bodythings.com

The Masque – #5, 9250 MacLeod Trail SE, (403) 230-3306 www.themasque.ca