Uniform

2016/2017 Uniform Requirements

 

General Information

  • Street shoes are not permitted in the studio at any time.  Only the appropriate dance shoes with soft soles will be permitted. Students should arrive a few minutes early and use the facilities to change into their dance attire, including their footwear.
  • Students will be permitted to bring a water bottle into the studio, while all dance bags and outerwear should be left in the change room.
  • Please Note: Expressions Dance Centre Inc. is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles. Please leave your valuables at home.
  • Please label the inside of all of your dance equipment with your first initial and surname.
  • No Leg Warmers or socks in the studio at any time. This is for safety reasons and we ask that all students leave them at home.
  • Sweatshirts and tops are not allowed in the studio.  Please leave your street clothes at home, or in your dance bag. Students may wear an approved, fitted wrap sweater or body layer top, for the colder months of the year.
  • Jewellery, watches and prescription eyewear is prohibited in the studio. This is for your own personal safety, as well as your fellow classmates.  Please speak to us if you have questions or concerns.

 

Students are required to wear the appropriate uniform to all classes. Parents are responsible for changing their children in and out of all dance uniforms before, after or in between classes.

 

At Expressions Dance Centre Inc. we believe it is essential to implement a regulation uniform, in order to assess and evaluate students accordingly, as well as to prevent potential injuries due to incorrect alignment and misuse of the body. By enforcing a regulated uniform, teachers can see the lines of the body while in motion to be sure that each student is dancing safely.  It is therefore the policy of the School to continue to administer the rules regarding the wearing of regulation uniforms and correct grooming.

The fit of the dancewear is important! All bodywear including leotards, tights and shoes should be tightly fitted to the body.  Dancewear is made from a variety of fabrics, which will also vary by brand therefore it is important for students to try on the required uniform at the time of purchase to avoid having to return the merchandise, since most dance supply shops will not refund or exchange bodywear.

The leotard/bodysuit should fit without any folds that interfere with the outline of the body. Tights should always be purchased one size larger.  Footwear should be snug fitting; shoes that are left with “room to grow” can be hazardous to students and damage the arches of the foot due to incorrect usage of the foot.  Most stores will spend the time with you while trying on your shoes, rather than leaving you to try them on yourself however, do not purchase shoes at any shop that does not provide a proper fitting session at the time of purchase.

Students are required to wear their hair in a secured bun for all Ballet, Jazz and Acro classes (with bangs off the face).  For all other disciplines, students are required to wear their hair pulled up off the neck with the bangs off the face.  Jewellery (including earrings, rings, necklaces) and/or prescription glasses are prohibited as a safety precaution.  Please speak to your teacher if you have any concerns in regards to this matter.

 

Pre-Dance I & II and Creative Movement

  • One-piece Light Pink Dance Dress
  • OR Plain Pale Pink Tank/Cami Bodysuit with Pink pull-on Circle Skirt only, no tutus or wraps
  • Seamless Tights in Ballerina Pink
  • Capezio Full Sole Ballet Slipper –Pink w elastics

Kinder Combo

  • One-piece Dance Dress (Black)
  • OR Plain Tank/Cami Bodysuit (Black) with pull-on Circle Skirt only, no tutus or wraps
  • Seamless Convertible Tights in Ballerina Pink
  • Capezio Full Sole Ballet Slipper  – Pink w elastic
  • Black Patton Beginner Tap Shoe (with ties)

Primary Ballet

  • Navy Blue Tank/Cami Bodysuit
  • Seamless Tights in Ballerina Pink
  • Capezio Full Sole Ballet Slipper  – Pink

Junior/Intermediate Ballet

  • Navy Blue Tank/Cami Bodysuit
  • Seamless Tights in Ballerina Pink
  • Capezio Full Sole Ballet Slipper  – Pink

Advanced Ballet

  • Black Tank / Cami Bodysuit
  • Seamless Tights in Ballerina Pink
  • Capezio Full Sole Ballet Slipper – Pink

Pointe/Demi-Pointe

  • Black Tank / Cami Bodysuit
  • Seamless Tights in Ballerina Pink
  • Soft Shoe for Demi-Pointe
  • Pointe Shoe (when advised by teacher)

Contemporary

  • Plain Black Camisole  Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts
  • Capezio Suntan/Beige Footless Tights
  • Barefoot or Beige Foot Undeez, paws etc.

Beginner/Intermediate Tap

  • Plain Black Tank / Cami Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts
  • Capezio Suntan/Beige, Non-Shimmer Tights
  • Black Shoes w Ankle Strap & Cuban Heel

Advanced Tap

  • Any Plain Black Camisole Bodysuit
  • Black Jazz Shorts
  • Capezio Suntan/Beige, Non-Shimmer Tights
  • Black Pull-on Tap Shoe (Bloch)

Lyrical

  • Plain Black Camisole Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts
  • Capezio Suntan/Beige Footless Tights
  • Barefoot or Beige Foot Undeez, paws etc.

Advanced Jazz Technique

  • Plain Black Camisole Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts
  • Capezio Suntan/Beige Footless Tights
  • Black Jazz Shoes ( No Lace Up)

Hip Hop

  • Black fitted, T-shirt Tank or Bodysuit
  • Any plain black dance pants//stretch pants (no low-rise pants, no jeans)
  • Plain white non-marking, indoor running shoes (outdoor shoes will not be permitted in studio)

Acro (Mini/Beg./Int)

  • Black Tank Style Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts
  • Any Beige, Non-Shimmer Footless Tights
  • Barefoot

Advanced Acro

  • Black Tank or Camisole Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts
  • Any, Beige, Non-Shimmer Footless Tights
  • Barefoot

Conditioning/ Kicks, Jumps, Turns

  • Black Tank or Camisole Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts/ Dance Pants
  • Bare feet

Musical Theatre

  • Plain Black Tank or Camisole Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Dance Pants (full length)
  • Black Tights or Black Fitted Socks
  • Black Jazz Shoes ( No Lace Up)

Boys Uniform

  • Plain, Black Fitted T-Shirt
  • Plain, Black, Fitted Legging or Shorts
  • Black Shoe for each discipline

Company Technique

  • Plain Black Bodysuit
  • Plain Black Jazz Shorts
  • Capezio Suntan/Beige Convertible Tight
  • Corresponding shoes for classes & competitive/company routines.

Adult Classes
Adults may select their own dance uniform for classes. Footwear should compliment the dance discipline, bare foot for Yoga classes, indoor non-marking running shoe for Zumba fitness classes.

Upcoming Important Dates

Mini Dance Intensive • August 8 - 11, 2017
Junior Dance Intensive • August 14 - 18, 2017
Intermediate/Senior Dance Intensive • August 21 - 25, 2017
Classes Start • September 11, 2017