Uniform

Dance schools all around the world wear a dance uniform, to help students and teachers alike make the most out of class.   Hair should be in a ballet bun for ballet or tied back neatly for class.  

For your first class, don’t worry if you don’t have the uniform yet, just wear something comfortable to move in, and bare feet.

PRESCHOOL CLASSES (AGES 2-5)

Little Dance, Little Ballet, Ballet Preps:

  • Pink Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Pink Pull On Skirt or “Angelina” Pink Tutu Skirt
  • Pink Ballet Socks
  • Pink Ballet Shoes

Little Stars & Jazz Preps:

  • Pink Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Black Studio Lycra Shorts
  • Black Jazz Socks
  • Black Jazz Shoes

Preschool Boys:

  • Black lycra singlet or t-shirt
  • Black Studio Lycra Shorts
  • Black ballet or jazz shoes with black socks

BALLET

Ballet Pre-Primary, Ballet Primary

  • Lavender Short Sleeved Leotard

  • Lavender Pull-On Skirt
  • Pink Ballet Socks
  • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
  • Boys:  White short-sleeved boys leotard, black leggings, white socks and white ballet shoes

Ballet Grade 1, Ballet Grade 2

  • Lavender Pinched Front Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights
  • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
  • Character Shoes (Low Heel)
  • Black Studio Character Skirt
  • Boys:  White short-sleeved boys leotard, black leggings, white socks and white ballet shoes

Ballet Grade 3, Ballet Grade 4, Ballet Grade 5

  • Lavender Wide Strap Leotard
  • Leather Split-Sole Ballet Shoes.
  • Ballet Tights
  • Character Shoes (Low Heel or Cuban Heel) Grade 3
  • Character Shoes (Cuban Heel) Grade 4 and 5
  • Studio Character Skirt (Grade 3 – purple ribbons, Grade 4 & 5 – gold ribbon)
  • Optional:  Lavender Wrap Skirt
  • Boys:  White short-sleeved boys leotard, black leggings, white socks and white ballet shoes

Ballet Grade 6 & 7

  • Purple Camisole Leotard (recommended to also have a spare black camisole leotard)

  • Purple long chiffon skirt 
  • Ballet tights
  • Ballet shoes
  • Character Shoes (Cuban Heel)
  • Studio Character Skirt (gold ribbon)

Ballet Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation

  • Purple Camisole Leotard (recommended to also have a spare black camisole leotard)
  • Ballet Tights
  • Ballet Shoes
  • Pointe Shoes

NB:  As syllabus work is learned, students will need either a lycra circle skirt or half tutu for their exam variation.  Please wait for your teacher to advise which you will need.

Ballet Advanced 1 & 2

  • Black camisole leotard
  • Ballet Tights
  • Ballet Shoes
  • Pointe Shoes

JAZZ

Jazz Pre-Primary, Jazz Primary

  • Lavender Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Black Studio Lycra Shorts
  • Black Jazz Socks
  • Black Slip On or Lace-Up Jazz Shoes
  • Boys:  Black lycra t-shirt or singlet, black leggings, black socks and black jazz shoes

Jazz Pre Grade 1, Jazz Grade 2

  • Lavender Pinched Front Leotard.

  • Black Studio Lycra Shorts
  • Black Jazz Shoes
  • Optional:  Black Studio Hoodie
  • Optional:  Jazz Shimmer Tights
  • Boys:  Black lycra t-shirt or singlet, black leggings, black socks and black jazz shoes

Jazz Grade 3, Jazz Grade 4, Jazz Grade 5

  • Lavender Wide Strap Leotard
  • Black & Lavender Studio Jazz Shorts
  • Black Jazz Shoes
  • Boys:  Black lycra t-shirt or singlet, black leggings, black socks and black jazz shoes

Jazz Pre-Elementary – Jazz Advanced

  • Purple Camisole Leotard

  • Black & Purple Studio Jazz Shorts
  • Jazz Shoes

CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL, STRETCH LEAP & SPIN, ACRO

  • As for jazz.  

TAP  

  • As for jazz
  • Tan-Coloured Tap Shoes

HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATRE

  • Black Leggings, Shorts Or Pants
  • Clean Sneakers Or Jazz Shoes
  • Black Singlet
  • Black Studio Hoodie
ClassDressShoes
Time For DancingPink sleeveless leotard Pink chiffon wrap skirt Crossover cardigan, fairy dress-ups also welcome! Pink ballet shoes with pink ballet socks
Angelina BallerinaPink sleeveless leotard Angelina Ballerina tutu skirt with rose Angelina Ballerina mouse ears (optional)Pink ballet shoes with pink ballet socks
Ballet Beginners & Pre-Grades. Pink sleeveless leotard Pink chiffon wrap skirt Optional: Pink crossover cardigan Pink ballet shoes with pink ballet socks
Ballet Grades 1-3Sleeveless leotard - Pink Optional: Pink crossover cardigan Black character skirt (available from Gubbs), with one gold ribbon sewn on (contact studio office)Pink ballet shoes with pink ballet tights Black character shoes (low heel)
Ballet Grades 4-5Sleeveless leotard - Black Optional: Black crossover cardigan Black character skirt (available from Gubbs), with one gold ribbon sewn on (contact studio office)Pink ballet shoes with pink ballet tights Black character shoes (low heel)
Ballet Senior (Vocational) GradesBlack camisole leotard Pink ballet shoes with pink ballet tights Pointe shoes when advised by your teacher.
Jazz Preps, Pre-Primary & Primary Jazz GradesPink or Black sleeveless leotard Black or pink lycra shorts, black ¾ leggings, or black lycra bootleg pants. Notes: If you take ballet and jazz, you can keep on your ballet leotard and just add a pair of black shorts or leggings and jazz shoes (we recommend the pull-on shoes without laces). Pink can be worn for classes but a black leotard may be required for performances, exams and certificate presentations.Black jazz shoes Notes: If you take ballet and jazz, you can keep on your ballet leotard and just add a pair of black shorts or leggings and jazz shoes (we recommend the pull-on shoes without laces). Pink can be worn for classes but a black leotard may be required for performances, exams and certificate presentations.
SingingIdeally... black top or t-shirt Black pants (no jeans)Sneakers, dance sneakers or jazz shoes
BoysFor Preschool, Ballet & Jazz: Black singlet & black dance pants. For Singing & Acting – as above. Black jazz or ballet shoes with black socks
Contemporary, Acro & Stretch, Leap SpinBlack leotard Black shorts or 3/4 leggingsBare feet

Where to Buy Dance Uniform

Please note that due to the huge range of sizes and seasonal nature of dancewear, suppliers usually size and order your leotards and shoes for you rather than carrying stock.  When planning to buy new dancewear please allow time for the ordering process.

Dancers Dance

To order: 

  “Dancers Dance” Back To Dance Uniform Pop-Up Shops Pop up sizing and ordering events held from time to time our Thorndon studio, please email contact.dancersdance@gmail.com for dates.