Our dress code policy applies to all students...

ALL classes:

  • Long HAIR MUST BE UP out of the face. Headband or clips for bangs or layered hair.
  • No costume jewelry. No necklaces, bracelets, watches or dangling earrings


Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet classes:


For ALL classes, Hair must be in a bun & correct ballet uniform must be worn.

Preparatory, Pre-Primary & Primary: Girls

  • pink short-sleeve leotard (NO cap-sleeve)
  • pink semi sheer skirt
  • pink short socks or pink tights (socks recommended - last longer)
  • well fitting pink leather ballet shoes - must be full sole.


Preparatory, Pre-Primary, Primary Boys:

  • white close-fitting T shirt or leotard
  • black shorts (bike shorts/close fit)
  • white short socks & white ballet shoes


Grade 1 & 2: Girls

  • Mulberry tank style leotard: pinch front tank with matching elastic belt. (NO bras allowed to show)
  • pink tights
  • pink leather ballet shoes - no split soles!
  • character shoes - low heel
  • Character skirt - (available through studio.)


Grade 1 & up Boys:

  • As previous grades except boys stirrup tights may be worn
  • Katz Oxfords


Grade 3-5: Girls

  • Mulberry tank style leotard: pinch front tank with matching elastic belt. (NO bras allowed to show)
  • pink tights
  • pink leather ballet shoes - no split soles!
  • Character shoes – black canvas, Cuban heel
  • Character skirt - (available through studio.)


Intermediate Foundation: Girls

  • black body suit
  • soft CANVAS ballet shoes with ribbons attached


Advanced Foundation: Girls

  • black body suit
  • soft pointe shoes


Toddler: dancer’s favorite dancewear, soft dance shoe or barefoot.


Dance Medley: dance leotards and tights OR form fitting comfortable clothes, ballet shoes, gymnastics slippers or bare feet.


Recreational Ballet: Creative Ballet/Ballet 1: dancer's favorite dancewear, soft ballet slipper (pink preferred). No street clothes.



  • Tap 1 - Tap 3 – Clothing: Girls: Any colour tank, short, short or cap sleeve bodysuit OR any colour tank top or fitted t-shirt. Dance tights, pant or capri. NO jeans. Boys: Short sleeve t-shirt or tank top any colour. Dance shorts or fitted pants. NO jeans.
  • Shoes: Proper tap shoes will allow your child to experience the class more fully and get the most enjoyment out of it. Buying second hand shoes for beginners is fine (Please find a pair of shoes with a solid, hard sole (not a pliable, soft sole). Ellswear (616 Hillside Avenue). For NEW shoes we recommend (available at Ellswear, 3180 Harriet Rd,or Toes & Taps, 1733 Cook Street).
  • Girls: Tap 1 – Capezio 625 patent shoe or Capezio 3800 matte leather Mary Jane (for wider/taller foot).
  • Tap 2 – Capezio 3800 matte leather Mary Jane (may wear old shoes until outgrown but if buying new please buy 3800.)
  • Boys: Capezio 442 Tapster or Capezio CG17 Fluid or Capezio CG2100 Hoof. (No Capezio 442 for Tap 2).
  • Tap 4 and up – T-shirt or loose-fitting dancewear. Shoes: Capezio brand jazz taps; prefer Capezio CG100 Hoof Master for weight of sole and material of upper, but may wear Capezio CG17 Fluid with manmade upper. No split soles.


Jazz: Jazz shoe and dancewear or fitted athletic wear. No jeans. NO LOOSE OR BAGGY CLOTHING. Hair secured out of face by ponytail or bun. BEIGE SLIP ON Jazz shoes required for performance. Broadway Jazz: Junior heel black character shoes required.


Hip Hop: Loose baggy clothes, sweat pants preferred. No jeans! Flexible runners or hip hop shoes (no jazz sneakers). NO outside or dirty shoes permitted. CREW: Uniform ordered through the studio. Contemporay/Acro: barefoot or dance sock (nude color for stage), dance pant, Capri or shorts No baggy clothes including hoodies or pants with pockets.


Lyrical: Black bodysuit, Footless nude tights, tight fitting shorts or leggings on top of tights if needed, nude foot undies, hair pony/bun


Musical Theatre: Clean, indoor runners and athletic wear. Hair pulled back into ponytail.


Adult dance: comfortable exercise wear, barefoot or soft dance shoe.


Performance Company: Required – black tank body suit available through studio (no bras showing), beige (flesh) tights with convertible foot available through studio, black capri (mid calf) dance pant, black dance shorts, BEIGE SLIP ON jazz shoe, company jacket (order through Carole). Body suit, tights, jazz shoes should be ordered through the studio.



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