It is important that you ensure your daughters attend class with their hair neatly tied back, neat grooming is an important discipline in dancing, it is also nice when I can see their faces! Please also make sure that all uniform and shoes are clearly named for class. It is becoming increasingly difficult to return clothing and shoes to their correct owners when found.
We follow the RAD uniform requirements, these are for both classes and any exams, these are outlined below and shown in the photos.
- Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet – lilac capped sleeved leotard with a matching lilac wrap-over skirt, cardigans are optional.
- Grade 1 – pale blue leotards, capped or sleeveless, with waist elastic (no skirts). Also require Character shoes and character skirts in addition to ballet shoes.
- Grades 2 and above – navy blue capped or sleeveless leotards with waist elastic. Also require Character shoes and character skirts in addition to ballet shoes.
- Intermediate Ballet – may wear black or navy strappy leotards. All pupils may wear pink ballet socks or ballet tights and ballet x-over cardigans that match the leotard colour are optional throughout.
Photos shown above: Pre-primary to senior ballet, including character uniform.
Modern and Tap Uniform
There is a choice of 2 styles of leotards in 4 different colours (to be worn for grades Primary through Grade 3) with an option of matching dance shorts. Seniors are required to wear any style plain black leotard (Grade 4 and above). Leg wear, if required, may be small black dance shorts that can be worn over the leotards or black leggings. Please remember that ballet uniform may be worn for ANY style of dance class. Leotards are designed and made by Clo Perry and can be ordered through me. Prices range from £18.00 – £21.00. Please see the photo below for the 2 different design options and 4 different colours.
Photos shown above: Modern and tap leotards with matching shorts, senior modern and tap uniform
New uniform is sold by Sue Haycock, who runs a dance wear shop in Aston Clinton on the London Road. Stages Dance & Gym Wear is open during term time on Wednesday 10am – 1pm, Thursday & Friday 6.00 – 7.30pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm, Telephone (01296) 630296. Appointments are available outside of these times and during school holidays, please phone to make an appointment.
For pupils at the Eaton Bray classes, I am happy to collect dance wear items from Stages for you, please request this from the front desk.
Second Hand Uniform
We have a very kind volunteer, Hannah, who runs the second hand uniform. You can contact Hannah on 07887 772241 if you would like any details on the second hand clothing and shoes.