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Style Info & Dress Code

Learn more about each style of dance to help choose the best option for your dancer!

Wearing the proper attire to dance class is imperative to ensure the best learning environment. A uniform and clean look helps dancers focus on the lesson, not on their clothing. The correct attire ensures each dancer can fully express the range of motion necessary for each style of dance, and improves confidence. Dress for success with the following guide!

 

 


Parent & Tot 

Our programs for young children introduce them to multiple styles of dance, in an environment that supports and encourages creativity of expression and fosters a passion for music, motion, and dance.

Adult assistance required.

Age Groups Offered:

18 months to 4 years

Parent & Tot Dress Code

Activewear ensures toddlers can move freely in this class!

  ATTIRE SHOES HAIR
GIRLS

Pink or purple bodysuit with pink or white tights

Matching skirt optional

or

Comfortable athletic attire

Pink ballet shoes

or

Bare feet

Neatly styled
BOYS

Comfortable athletic attire

Black ballet shoes

or

Bare feet

Neatly styled
PARENT ASSISTANTS

Comfortable clothing

CLEAN indoor shoes

Any style

Creative Dance (Ages 3-5)

Our programs for young children introduce them to multiple styles of dance, in an environment that supports and encourages creativity of expression and fosters a passion for music, motion, and dance. 

Age Groups Offered:

Ages 3-5

Creative Dance Dress Code

Dance-specific attire is introduced so children can prepare for stricter uniforms in future.

  ATTIRE SHOES HAIR
GIRLS

Pink or purple bodysuit with pink or white tights

Matching skirt optional

Pink ballet shoes

or

Bare feet

Neatly styled
BOYS

Any colour fitted t-shirt with black shorts

Black ballet shoes

or

Bare feet

Neatly styled

 

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation upon which almost every style of dance (and even gymnastics!) is built. It is timeless and iconic, a dance style that builds strength, flexibility, musicality and grace. Our ballet dancers gain poise, posture, and confidence as they learn impeccable fundamentals from expert teachers. Our ballet classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.

Age Groups Offered:

Mini (Ages 4-6)

Junior (Ages 7-9)

Intermediate (Ages 10-12)

Senior (Ages 13+)

Ballet Dress Code

A classic, clean, elegant, and timeless look is the goal! Hair must be style in a polished manner.

GIRLS ATTIRE SHOES HAIR

Mini (4-6)

Pink bodysuit

Pink or white tights optional

Matching skirt optional

Pink ballet shoes (any brand) Neatly styled in a bun or braid

Junior (7-9)

Pink or black bodysuit with pink or white tights

Matching skirt optional

Pink full sole leather ballet slipper Neatly styled in a bun or braid

Intermediate (10-12)

Senior (13+)

Pink or black bodysuit with pink or white tights

Matching skirt optional

Pink canvas split sole ballet slipper Neatly styled in a bun or braid

 

BOYS ATTIRE SHOES HAIR
Mini (4-6) 

White or black fitted t-shirt with black shorts

Black ballet shoes (any brand) Neatly styled
Junior (7-9) 

White or black fitted t-shirt with black shorts

Black or white full sole leather ballet slipper Neatly styled

Intermediate (10-12)

&

Senior (13+)

White or black fitted t-shirt with black shorts or fitted black pants

Black or white canvas split sole ballet slipper Neatly styled

Jazz

Jazz dance is a unique style originating alongside the creation of jazz music in New Orleans. It is a versatile style, which lays a foundation for many other styles of dance. This class follows the ADAPT teaching method, developing our dancers' technique while also encouraging creativity and expression.

Age Groups Offered:

Mini (Ages 4-6)

Junior (Ages 7-9)

Intermediate (Ages 10-12)

Senior (Ages 13+)

Adult (18+)

Jazz Dress Code

Beige shoes preferred to elongate the leg; fitted attire helps instructors to assess body lines and make corrections as needed.

  ATTIRE SHOES HAIR

GIRLS

(All ages)

Bodysuit with beige or white tights

or

Fitted tank top with black leggings or biker shorts

Beige Bloch Jazz Elastabooties

Neatly styled in a bun or braid

BOYS

(All ages)

Any colour fitted t-shirt with black shorts or fitted black pants

Beige Bloch Jazz Elastabooties

Neatly styled

 

Tap

Our tappers are "musicians first, and dancers second!" There is nothing quite like this dance style, which creates music as much as it accompanies music. This class follows the ADAPT teaching method, building strong technique in our dancers while also encouraging each individual's personal development.

Age Groups Offered:

Mini (Ages 4-6)

Junior (Ages 7-9)

Intermediate (Ages 10-12)

Senior (Ages 13+)

Adult (18+)

Tap Dress Code

Teachers must be able to see the feet/lower legs, as footwork is #1 in this class! A higher-quality shoe will produce a better sound.

GIRLS ATTIRE SHOES HAIR

Mini (4-6)

&

Junior (7-9)

Bodysuit with beige or white tights

or

Fitted tank top with black leggings or biker shorts

Black Mary Jane style Bloch Tap Ons

Neatly styled in a bun or braid

Intermediate (10-12)

Senior (13+)

Bodysuit with beige or white tights

or

Fitted tank top with black leggings or biker shorts

Black Jazz Tap Full Sole

Neatly styled in a bun or braid

Adult (18+)

Comfortable clothing

Any style tap shoes

Any style

 

BOYS ATTIRE SHOES HAIR

All ages

Any colour fitted t-shirt with black shorts or fitted black pants

Black Jazz Tap Full Sole

Neatly styled 

Hip Hop

This class is an introduction to hip hop, an energetic and fun dance that has become one of the most popular styles. It will help establish the basic movement patterns of popping, locking, and breaking, while improving rhythm and coordination.

Age Groups Offered:

Mini (Ages 4-6)

Junior (Ages 7-9)

Intermediate (Ages 10-12)

Senior (Ages 13+)

Adult (18+)

Hip Hop Dress Code

Loose clothing and freedom of expression through clothing is a part of this style.

  ATTIRE SHOES HAIR

GIRLS

(All ages)

Comfortable t-shirt or tank top with sweatpants, leggings, or shorts

Clean indoor running shoes

or

High tops

Any style

BOYS

(All ages)

Comfortable t-shirt with sweatpants or shorts

Clean indoor running shoes

or

High tops

Any style

Contemporary

Contemporary Dance, developed in the mid-20th century, combines the technique of classical ballet and jazz with free movement, self-expression and floorwork and is often performed in bare feet. Our Contemporary classes are based on the technique of some of the pioneers of Contemporary (Modern) Dance, such as Martha Graham and Jose Limone.

Age Groups Offered:

Junior (Ages 7-9)

Intermediate (Ages 10-12)

Senior (Ages 13+)

Contemporary Dress Code

Elegant, fitted attire that allows instructors to see body lines is essential for this class.

  ATTIRE SHOES HAIR

GIRLS

(All ages)

Bodysuit with beige or white tights

or

Fitted tank top with black leggings or biker shorts

Beige Capezio FootUndeez

or

Bare feet

Seniors (13+): Capezio Canvas Pirouette II optional

Neatly styled in a bun or braid

BOYS

(All ages)

Any colour fitted t-shirt with black shorts or fitted black pants

Beige Capezio FootUndeez

or

Bare feet

Seniors (13+): Capezio Canvas Pirouette II optional

Neatly styled

 

Musical Theatre 

For those who dream of Broadway! Musical Theatre is heavily influenced by Jazz and other "classic" styles, but with an emphasis on showmanship and telling a story through movement and expression. Dancers will learn strong fundamentals and build their confidence for the stage!

Age Groups Offered:

Junior (Ages 7-9)

Intermediate (Ages 10-12)

Senior (Ages 13+)

Musical Theatre Dress Code

Learning to embody a character or emotion through body expression is easier in fitted attire.

  ATTIRE SHOES HAIR

GIRLS

(All ages)

Bodysuit with beige or white tights

or

Fitted tank top with black leggings or biker shorts

Beige Bloch Jazz Elastabooties

or

Character shoes

Neatly styled in a bun or braid

BOYS

(All ages)

Any colour fitted t-shirt with black shorts or fitted black pants

Beige Bloch Jazz Elastabooties

or

Character shoes

Neatly styled

 

Zumba

Take the dance intensity up a notch! Zumba is an interval workout that combines dance moves of differing intensities with upbeat music for a fun spin on fitness. Many of the Zumba dance moves are based on the high energy Latin rhythms, such as salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton and soca. A fantastic cardio workout in a no-judgement and energetic environment.

Age Groups Offered:

Adult (18+)

Zumba Dress Code

You will sweat, guaranteed, so dress accordingly!

  ATTIRE SHOES HAIR
EVERYONE

Comfortable workout attire

Clean indoor running shoes

Long hair tied up

 

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