Uniform

Within class, we discuss the importance of uniform, hair and attire. A dress code ensures teachers can see the dancer’s alignment and teach discipline, helping with overall focus and energy.

Wearing a uniform gives the students a sense of belonging and equality. It will help to minimise distractions and gives the class a unified look.

All our dance uniform and logo items (t-shirts, hoodies, bags etc) are available from The Dance Emporium (see address details at the bottom of this page). The shop will take phone orders if you are unable to get there, however, we do advise going to the shop to ensure correct fitting of all dancewear.

Crop tops are not a set uniform for any class but may be worn in Jazz, Contemporary and Street Dance or under t-shirts for musical theatre.

Hair must be neatly groomed and off the face with no jewellery to be worn during any lesson.

BALLET

Hairstyle for all Ballet classes: Slick ballet bun secured with hairnet and hair pins. No doughnuts, cotton hair nets or other accessories.

Pre-School Ballet & Tap

Girls

  • Two-piece tutu (Lilac) – ONLY available from The Dance Emporium, Kinson.
  • Pink Ballet shoes (Satin)
  • 1st Position Self-Fastening Tap shoes (White)

Boys

  • Ballet T-shirt (White)
  • Ballet shorts (Black)
  • Leather Ballet shoes (White)

Pre-Primary / Primary Ballet & Tap

Girls

  • Leotard with attached skirt (Lilac)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (Pink)  
  • Bloch Merry Jane tap shoes (Black, low heel) 

Boys

  • 1st Position Boys Short Sleeved Leotard (White)
  • 1st Position Boys Ballet Shorts (Matt)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (White)

Grades 1-2 Ballet

Girls

  • 1st Position Laura Grades 1-5 Leotard (Mulberry)
  • Elastic Belt (White)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (Pink)

Boys

  • 1st Position Boys Short Sleeved Leotard (White)
  • 1st Position Boys Ballet Shorts (Matt)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (White)

Grades 3-4 Ballet

Girls

  • 1st Position Susan Camisole Leotard (Navy Blue)
  • Elastic Belt (Navy Blue)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (Pink)
  • Capezio Adult Hold & Stretch Footed Tights (Ballet Pink)

Boys

  • 1st Position Boys Short Sleeved Leotard (White)
  • 1st Position Stirrup Tights Cotton (Black)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (White)

Grades 5 and above Ballet

Girls

  • 1st Position Melanie Camisole Leotard Cotton (Black)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (Pink)
  • 1st Position Leather Split Sole Ballet Shoes (Pink )
  • Capezio Adult Hold & Stretch Footed Tights (Ballet Pink)

Boys

  • 1st Position Boys Short Sleeved Leotard (White)
  • 1st Position Leather Ballet Shoes (White)
  • Capezio Pro Canvas Ballet Shoe (White)
  • 1st Position Stirrup Tights Cotton (Black)

Modern

Hairstyle for Modern classes: Primary to Grade 4 - two plaits across the top of the head (no cotton hair nets or accessories). Grade 5+ 2 plaits into a low bun (no cotton hair nets or accessories).

Primary - Grade 2 Modern

Girls

  • Roch Valley Sheree Sleeveless Ruched Leotard (Purple)
  • Roch Valley Nylon Lycra Stirrup Tights (Purple)

Boys

  • 1st Position Basic Biketard (Matt Nylon, Black)

Grade 3-6 Modern

Girls

  • 1st Position Rachel Double Strap Cross Back Leotard (Black)
  • Capezio Adults Hold & Stretch Footless Tights (Black)

Boys

  • Roch Valley Nylon Sleevelss Stirrup Catsuit (no ruche, black)

Intermediate & Advanced

  • Any leotard of students’ choice
  • Black footless tight

Tap

Hairstyle for Tap classes: 2 plaits across the top of the head (no cotton hair nets or accessories).

Grade 1-2 Tap

Girls

  • Roch Valley Sheree Sleeveless Ruched Leotard (Purple)
  • Roch Valley Nylon Lycra Stirrup Tights (Purple)
  • Bloch Mary Jane Tap Shoes (Black)

Boys

  • Biketard with Jazz pants (black)
  • Bloch Student Jazz Tap Shoes (Black)

Grade 3-5 Tap

Girls

  • Black Leotard
  • Black Tights
  • Bloch Jazz Tap Shoes (Black)

Boys

  • Biketard with Jazz pants (black)
  • Bloch Student Jazz Tap Shoes (Black)

Adult Tap

  • Any comfortable clothing
  • Bloch Jazz Tap Shoes (Black)

Acrobatics

Hairstyle for all Acro classes: Low bun (no cotton hair nets or accessories).

Pre-school to Pre-senior Acro

Girls

  • 1st Position Laura Leotard (Black)
  • Silky Footless Ballet Tights (Tan)
  • Warm Up Shorts (optional)

Boys

  • 1st Position Basic Biketard (Matt Nylon, Black)

Senior Acro

Girls

  • Any leotard of students’ choice
  • Black footless tights

Boys

  • Any leotard of students’ choice (black)
  • Black shorts/tracksuit pants

Musical Theatre

Hairstyle for Musical Theatre classes: Neatly tied up off the face (no accessories).

Junior, MIDS, Pre-Senior & Senior

  • JLDA Black T-shirt
  • JLDA Jog Pants (optional)
  • JLDA Hoodie (optional)
  • 1st Position Leather Jazz Shoes (Black) (optional)

Jazz

Hairstyle for Jazz classes: Neatly tied up off the face (no accessories).

Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Jazz

Girls

  • Any leotard of students’ choice
  • Black footless tights

 

Boys

  • Any leotard of students’ choice
  • Black shorts/tracksuit pants

Contemporary

Hairstyle for Jazz classes: Neatly tied up off the face (no accessories).

Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Contemporary

Girls

  • Any leotard of students’ choice
  • Black footless tights

Boys

  • Any leotard of students’ choice
  • Black shorts/tracksuit pants

Street Dance

Hairstyle: Neatly tied up off the face (no accessories)

Girls & Boys

  • Any comfortable clothes of students’ choice (must be able to move around freely)
  • Clean soled trainers/jazz shoes must be worn for Street Dance and changed into on arrival in our reception area. They must not be outdoor shoes. Outdoor shoes are not permitted within the dance studios.

The Dance Emporium, 1629 Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth BH11 9AA

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