Dance is an aesthetic art form. Proper grooming is a necessary aspect of the discipline of dance. Absolutely no street wear is to be worn in class. As well, jewellery must be removed to prevent injuries. The Ballet School’s Dress Code is strictly adhered to and it is as follows…
Ballet Attire: Ballerina Pink tights. Theatrical Peach/Pink kid leather ballet slippers with sewn elastics, which we will order and fit for you. Black bodysuit (any style) and hair neatly fastened in a bun. Of Special Note. Split soles may be worn at the Intermediate level (12 & up). Younger students need the arch support of a full sole.
Jazzy Jammers, Tippity Bippity Pre-Tap * & Ballet, Wee Piggies, Combo Dancers: Any colour matching bodysuit and tights. ‘Daisy’ theatrical Peach/Pink ballet slippers or gymnastic shoes by Body Wrappers. *Black Junior Tyettes for the Tap portion of the class.
Jazz Attire: Capris or full length stretch leggings, tights, jazz pants or dance shorts. Any colour tank top, half top or bodysuit. Hair must be neatly styled off the face-no exceptions! A pony tail is the easiest and elastics are provided in the powder room. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothes. We need to see the dancer underneath!
In an effort to participate in Eco-Friendly Fitness, we have a new water cooler, which was a gift from our Senior Dancers, set up in the waiting area. Students are also asked to bring stainless steel water bottles instead of plastic ones and use the blue boxes provided.
Hip Hop: ONLY Hip Hoppers are encouraged to wear baggy track pants & T-shirts, as it allows the dancer to get into the “Feel” of the genre. NO HATS, BANDANAS or JEANS in any classes!
Sweet Feet, Jr./El./Int. Jazz: Black slip on Jazz oxfords
Sr. Jazz, Int./Sr. Lyrical & Contemporary: Beige Foot Undeez
Street Jazz : Any colour (bright) High Top Converse
Heels: Black character or ballroom shoes (1 1/2 – 2 1/2 ” inch heels)
Elementary Hip Hop: bright colour high top Converse style sneaker..
Int./Sr. Hip Hop: Black High-top Converse with white laces
Int./Sr. Tap: Black Full Sole Tap Oxfords
Character & Boy’s Ballet: Black Ballet Slippers
Modern & Acro: Bare Feet and a smile
Pointework: Miss E has personally fitted her students for over 30 years. If necessary our dancers are recommended to Pointe shoe specialists in Toronto.
David Walker is a Toronto based photographer specializing in performance photography. He also cottages in Muskoka and called us out of the blue one day looking for dancers to shoot. Since then we have formed a great relationship and he has photographed many of our students and instructors. The Ballet School is fortunate indeed to have David as a friend.
For more amazing photography visit www.walkerview.com.