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Studio Policies

2023/2024

  • Consistent attendance is important. Students with inconsistent attendance slow not only their own progress but the progress of the entire class.

  • Arriving on time is crucial. Arriving late is disruptive to the class. Please make sure dancers arrive 5 minutes before the class start time to prepare for class so the class can start as a group. 

  • In order to provide a safe, respectful environment for ALL dancers we are asking parents, dancers, siblings to wait calmly and quietly. No screaming, yelling or loud voices. Quiet, calm behaviour is expected at all times. The studio is a place of business - no foul language or obnoxious behaviour. Destructive and disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. Please respect the dance studio and its property.

  • There is NO EATING or DRINKING permitted in the studio dance space. Water only in the dance space.

  • Clean dance shoes only in the dance studio. Please do not use outdoor shoes for taking class.

  • Costumes Policy: Costumes require an additional $65 per class. This allows us to order your costume for year end performance. Any balances over the initial deposit amount will be payable when the costume arrives.

  • Withdrawals will be accepted up to December 1, 2023 with one month advanced (1st of month) written notice. No refunds or payment plan cancellations will be issued after this time.

  • All student placements are subject to teacher evaluation. Class ages and levels are dependent upon maturity and experience. Instructors have ultimate discretion on placement of students. The decision is based on what benefits the student’s progression and the class as a whole.

  • We appreciate your business and encourage your questions and comments.

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Dress Code

2023/2024

All Classes
Long HAIR MUST BE UP out of the face in ponytail or bun. Headband or clips for bangs or layered hair.
No costume jewelry. No necklaces, bracelets, watches or dangling earrings.
No jeans, dresses or street clothes.
Inclusivity for all classes - the studio welcomes all shades of tights and nudesuits that best match skin tone or student’s preference.
NO outdoor shoes permitted in the studio. All hip hop dancers must have indoor only shoes.

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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet Classes

For ALL RAD ballet classes, Hair must be in a bun & correct ballet uniform must be worn. *Please refer to photos*

Pre-Primary & Primary

Pink short-sleeve leotard (NO cap-sleeve)

Optional pink semi sheer skirt

Pink ballet tights

Pink leather ballet shoes - must be full sole

Ballet Bun * See photo *

Grade 1, 2 and 3 

Lilac Mondor pinch-front tank bodysuit

Waist Elastic - Matching lilac to be worn in class and for exams.

Ballet pink footed tights

Character skirt

Pink full-sole leather ballet shoes

Black canvas character shoes - Grade 1 & 2 low heel, Grade 3 Cuban (high) heel.

Hair must be in a proper ballet bun *see photo.

Grade 4 and 5

Navy Mondor nylon-lycra pinch-front tank bodysuit.

Matching Navy waste elastic

Optional navy chiffon wrap ballet skirt.

Character skirt

Ballet pink tights

Pink full-sole leather baller shoes

Black Cuban (high) heel canvas character shoes

Hair must be in a proper ballet bun *See photo

Intermediate and Advanced 

Any plain black bodysuit - simple with no embellishments

Optional black chiffon wrap-skirt

Ballet pink tights

Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes

Pointe Shoes

Boys

White fitted t-shirt OR short sleeve bodysuit

Black fitted bike shorts AND white ankle socks. Grades 1 and up may wear black footless or stirrup tights.

White leather full-sole ballet shoes

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PERFORMANCE COMPANY

Requirements and Uniform

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Black leotard, black dance shorts, skin colour tights, and Jazz shoes


Company jackets will be purchased through the studio at a later date.

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Dance Attire

PLEASE NOTE:
 Long hair must be up out of the face in a ponytail or bun for all classes.
Headband or clips for bangs or layered hair.
 Inclusivity for all classes – the studio welcomes all shades of tights and
nudesuits that best match individual skin tone or student’s preference, including
for all performances, competitions, as well as classes
 NO jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, watches or dangling earrings
 Rental shoes – the studio rents used some jazz shoes and tap shoes, as well as
a limited supply of character shoes and character skirts.

TODDLER DANCE (20 months – 3 years)
GIRLS & BOYS
Bodysuit, Legs, Skirt, Tutu, Dress – “dancer’s favourite dancewear” (NO street clothes)
Shoes – any colour nylon gym slippers or leather ballet slippers OR bare feet
Hair – must be up in a ponytail or bun, with headband or clips for bangs or layered hair

RECREATIONAL BALLET
GIRLS
BABY BALLET (ages 10 months – 2 years; parent participation required)
TINY TOES DANCE (ages 2 – 4)
CREATIVE DANCE (ages 3 – 5)
BEGINNER BALLET (ages 5 – 8)
Bodysuit, Legs, Skirt, Tutu, Dress – “dancer’s favourite dancewear” (NO streetwear)
Shoes – pink leather ballet slipper with elastic strap OR pink nylon gym slipper with elastic
strap (NO bare feet please)
Hair – must be up in a bun or ponytail with headband or clips for bangs or layered hair (any
type of hair accessories are fine – no specific ones required)
BALLET/JAZZ 1 COMBO (Ages 5 – 6)
BALLET/JAZZ 2 COMBO (Ages 7 – 9)
Bodysuit – any colour or style (NO tank tops or t-shirts worn with bodysuit or alone)
Legs – ballet pink tights
Shoes – full-sole leather ballet slippers (prefer NO split-sole canvas or gym slippers)

RECREATIONAL BALLET cont’d
BOYS
Top – white t-shirt
Legs – black pants or leggings
Shoes – full-sole leather ballet slippers (prefer white per RAD recommendations
but boys may wear pink if prefer, however NO black please. Prefer NO split-sole or
gym slippers.)

R.A.D. BALLET (Age 6+)
GIRLS
PRE-PRIMARY (ages 5 – 7)
PRE-PRIMARY 2 (ages 5 – 7)
PRIMARY (min age 7 or completed 1 year of Primary)
Bodysuit – any light pink short-sleeve bodysuit (NO cap-sleeve)
Skirt – pale pink semi-sheer skirt
Legs – ballet pink tights (NO socks please)
Shoes – full-sole pink leather ballet slippers
Hair – in a bun with hairnets & pins if long enough. Bangs must be off face and hair off neck
with headbands (to match hair colour or bodysuit colour) or metal clips.
NO knitted bunwarmers.
GRADE 1 (age by experience)
GRADE 2 (no Grade 2 in 2023/2024)
GRADE 3 (age by experience)
Bodysuit – lilac Mondor 3546 pinch-front tank (NO bras or underwear allowed to show)
Waist Elastic – matching lilac to be worn in class and for exams
Legs – ballet pink footed or convertible tights (convertible recommended for Pre-Pointe)
Skirt – character skirt required for class and exams (available through studio)
Shoes – must have both:
 pink full-sole leather ballet slippers (NO split-soles)
 black canvas character shoes:
o Grade 1 & 2 – low heel
o Grade 3+ – Cuban (high) heel

Hair – in a bun with hairnets & pins if long enough. Bangs must be off face and hair off neck
with headbands (to match hair colour or bodysuit colour) or metal clips.
NO knitted bunwarmers.

BALLET cont’d
GRADE 4 (age by experience)
GRADE 5 (no Grade 5 class in 2023/2024)
Bodysuit – navy Mondor 3546 nylon-lycra pinch-front tank (NO bras allowed to show)
Waist Elastic – matching navy waist elastic to be worn in class and for exams
Ballet Skirt (optional) – navy chiffon wrap-skirt (shorter than knee length)
Character Skirt – required for class and exams (available through studio)
Legs – ballet pink tights (convertible recommended for Pre-Pointe/PBT)
Shoes – must have both:
 pink full-sole pink leather ballet slippers (NO split-soles)
 black Cuban (high) heel canvas character shoes:
Hair – in a bun with hairnets & pins if long enough. Bangs must be off face and hair off neck
with headbands (to match hair colour or bodysuit colour) or metal clips.
NO knitted bunwarmers.

VOCATIONAL LEVELS
INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION
ADVANCED FOUNDATION
Bodysuit – any plain black bodysuit (simple with no embellishments; NO bras to show)
Skirt (optional) – black chiffon wrap-skirt (shorter than knee length)
Legs – ballet pink tights (convertible required for Pre-Pointe/PBT; NO shorts)
Shoes – pink canvas split-sole ballet slippers (NO ribbons)
Pointe Shoes – first pair purchased at teacher’s discretion ONLY
Ribbons for Soft Blocks & Pointe Shoes – must be SATIN RIBBON ONLY – may
choose ribbons to match pointe shoes or pale shade to match tights
*NO pointe shoe elastics please*
Hair – in a bun with hairnets & pins, with bangs off face and hair off neck. Headbands (to
match hair colour or bodysuit colour). Metal clips are fine for class only, but not for exams or
performances. NO knitted bunwarmers.

BOYS
Top – white fitted t-shirt OR short-sleeve bodysuit
Dance Belt – recommended for age 10+ or whenever needed
Legs – black fitted bike shorts AND white ankle socks (Grade 1 & up may wear black
footless or stirrup tights)
Shoes – must have both:
 white leather full-sole ballet slippers (canvas and/or split-sole permitted for
Grade 6/Intermediate Foundation & Up ONLY)
 Grade 1- 8 – black character shoes (not needed for Intermediate Foundation
& Up). NO jazz shoes permitted as teacher finds shoes not hard enough and
can hurt the heel. Boys may use dress shoes or tap shoe oxfords (i.e. hard sole
character shoes) with no taps.

JAZZ
GIRLS & BOYS
Clothing:
 Mini Jazz (Ages 5 – 7), Junior Jazz (Ages 8 - 10) – black bodysuit or fitted top AND
black leggings or black dance shorts (NO jeans or loose, baggy clothing)
 Intermediate (Ages 11+) & Advanced (by experience) – any dancewear
Shoes – beige leather slip-on jazz shoes (NO black or lace-up shoes for any students)
Hair – must be secured in a ponytail or bun with headband or clips for bangs or layers

LYRICAL
GIRLS & BOYS
Junior (ages 8 – 10)
Intermediate (ages 11+)
Advanced (by experience)
Bodysuit – any colour or style bodysuit or t-shirt
Legs – footless nude tights only, tight fitting shorts or leggings overtop if they prefer
Shoes – bare feet OR nude Footundeez, nude compression dance socks with traction,
or nude half-soles for class. For performances, students will most likely need nude
Footundeez or bare feet.
Hair – must be up in either bun or ponytail with clips for bangs or layers

CONTEMPORARY
GIRLS & BOYS
Intermediate/Advanced (ages 11+)
Clothing – any dancewear
Shoes – compression dance socks with traction or plain cotton socks OR bare feet (NO
Footundeez or other shoes)
Hair – must be up in either bun or ponytail or clips for bangs or layers

TAP
TODDLER TAP (ages 2 - 4)
Clothing – “dancer’s favourite dancewear” (NO street clothes please)
Shoes – any style or brand beginner tap shoes
Hair – up off the face in a ponytail

GIRLS
TAP 1 – 4
Top (ALL LEVELS) – any colour tank, short sleeve, or cap-sleeve bodysuit OR
any colour tank top or fitted t-shirt (NO spaghetti straps)
Legs (ALL LEVELS) – any colour or length dance tights, leggings or pants (NO
jeans or skirts)
Shoes:
“Proper tap shoes will allow your child to experience the class more fully and get more
enjoyment out of it. Buying second-hand shoes for beginner is fine. Please find a pair of
shoes with a solid, hard sole not a pliable, soft sole.”
 Tap 1 (ages 5 – 7) – Capezio 356 patent shoe, or Capezio 3800 matte
leather Mary Jane if more comfortable for wider/taller feet.
 Tap 2 (ages 7 – 10) – Capezio 3800 matte leather Mary Jane (may wear
old shoes until outgrown but if buying new please buy 3800)
 Tap 3 (by experience) – Capezio or Bloch brand jazz tap when purchasing new.
Prefer CG19 ‘Cadence’ or Bloch 301 for weight of sole and material of upper, but
may purchase CG17 ‘Fluid’. May wear Capezio 3800 Mary Jane until outgrown but
please purchase jazz taps when needing new shoes.
 Tap 4 (by experience) – Capezio or Bloch brand jazz tap. Prefer CG19 ‘Cadence’
or Bloch 301 for weight of sole and material of upper, but may wear CG17 ‘Fluid’.
Students may also purchase more advanced shoes such as the Capezio 960
‘Roxy’ or TP360, or the Bloch ‘Jason Samuel Smith’ 313 if wish. (NO split-sole
shoes)
Hair – must be up in a ponytail or bun with headband or clips for bangs or layers

BOYS
Clothing:
Tap 1-3 – any colour t-shirt or tank top AND dance shorts or fitted pants
Tap 4 – any t-shirt or loose fitting dancewear
Shoes:
Tap 1 – beginner shoe such as Capezio 443 or any brand jazz tap style listed under
Tap 2
Tap 2+ – Capezio or Bloch brand jazz tap. Prefer CG19 ‘Cadence’ or Bloch 301 for
weight of sole and material of upper, but may wear CG17 ‘Fluid’. Students may also
purchase more advanced shoes such as the Capezio 960 ‘Roxy’ or TP360, or the Bloch
‘Jason Samuel Smith’ 313 if wish. (NO split soles)

HIP HOP
GIRLS & BOYS
KIDS HOP (ages 5 – 7)
Clothing – any comfortable clothing
Shoes – clean, indoor-only runners
Hair – up off the face in a ponytail
HIP HOP 1 (ages 6 – 8)
HIP HOP 2 (ages 9 – 12)
HIP HOP 3 (ages 12 - 14)
BOYS HIP HOP (ages 8+; this is its own class)
HIP HOP CREW (ages 12+)
ADVANCED HIP HOP (by experience)
Clothing – loose baggy clothes (sweatpants preferred; NO jeans)
Shoes – flexible runners or hip hop shoes (NO dancesneakers; indoor shoes only, NO
outside shoes or dirty shoes permitted)
Hair – must be up out of face with headband or clips for bangs or layers
HIP HOP CREW – crew jacket available through the studio

MUSICAL THEATRE (Ages 7+)
GIRLS & BOYS
Clothing – fitted clothing (leggings, tank top or t-shirt) or any colour bodysuit
Shoes – beige leather slip-on jazz shoes (NO black or lace-up shoes for any students)
Hair – must be up out of face with headband or clips for bangs or layers

ACRO
GIRLS & BOYS
ACRO 1 (ages 8 – 11)
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (ages 12+)
Clothing – fitted dancewear, bodysuit or sports bras allowed (NO jeans, dresses or
streetwear)
Shoes – bare feet
Hair – must be up in a ponytail

PERFORMANCE COMPANIES
MINI COMPANY (these dancers are in Pre-Primary or Primary Ballet)
JUNIOR COMPANY (these dancers are in Grades 1 – 3 Ballet)
INTEMEDIATE COMPANY
ADVANCED COMPANY
Bodysuit – black tank bodysuit (NO bras showing)
Legs – each student needs all the items below:
 all-black dance shorts
 all-black ankle-length leggings (NO logos and NO pants)
 beige convertible tights (*please see note Page 1*)
 company jacket (available through studio)
Shoes – beige leather slip-on jazz shoes (some jazz shoes available for rent
through the studio)
Hair – must be up in a ponytail or bun with headband or clips for bangs or layers

ADULT DANCE

Lyrical (Beginner; both year-long & 3 month programs offered)
Clothing – comfortable exercise wear
Shoes – barefoot or any dance shoe appropriate for the dance style
Hair – up off the face
Hip Hop (Beginner; both year-long & 3 month programs offered)
Clothing – comfortable exercise wear
Shoes – clean, indoor-only runner
Hair – up off the face

Other Adult Classes:
Potential Addition of Adult Beginner Tap & Adult Beginner Contemporary
(5 week sessions)
Clothing – any comfortable clothing
Shoes:
 Tap – any style or brand tap shoes
 Contemporary – compression dance socks with traction or plain cotton socks OR
bare feet
Hair – up off the face

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