Classwear guide

SoHum Dancing Dancewear Guide

Pre ballet 1
Pink ballet dress from Threadbare Dancewear, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Pre ballet 2
Pink ballet dress from Threadbare Dancewear, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Intro to ballet
Pink ballet dress from Threadbare Dancewear, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Pre primary
Light blue cap sleeve leotard, matching crossover elastic waist skirt, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Primary
Orchid cap sleeve leotard, matching crossover elastic waist skirt, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Grade 1
Royal blue cap sleeve leotard, matching elastic waist belt, pink full sole ballet slippers with satin ballet ribbons, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for class, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only, character shoes and character skirt
Grade 2
Burgundy cap sleeve leotard, matching elastic waist belt, pink full sole ballet slippers with satin ballet ribbons, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for class, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only, character shoes and character skirt
Boys
White ballet tee shirt, black ballet leggings, black tights, black full sole ballet slippers with elastics
Grades 3, 4, and up
2 Mirella cap sleeve leotards, (1 black, 1 other color) matching elastic waist belt, pink full sole ballet slippers with satin ballet ribbons, pre pointe or pointe shoes, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for class, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only, character shoes and character skirt

All students may use basic pink or black ballet warm ups as necessitated by the weather/studio conditions, for warming up and the first exercise and for cooling down. Sparkle sweaters are NOT permitted!

Female students in grades 1 and up may purchase a ballet skirt in matching tones to their leotard for use during certain situations such as Observation Days or a designated “skirt day.” The studio also has some skirts available.

All students must wear appropriate undergarments as needed based on age/ gender/ development. It is highly recommended that all female students purchase an “undertard” (my name) to wear under costumes which might be itchy. All bras and undies must be in a nude/ skin tone and not visible outside of leotards. Male students and their parents may consult with Kevin of Threadbare Dancewear regarding appropriate under garments.

All character shoes and skirts are provided by the studio.

Decisions about RAD exam wear will be made mid-year when decisions are being made about students’ participation. This may require extra purchases.

Please let your dancer’s teacher know if purchase expenses are out of your budget and we will do our best to make needed items available. We have a small selection of laundered “hand me downs” available and encourage the sharing of dance wear that your child may have outgrown.

Grooming
Please be sure that you/ your dancer is groomed appropriately for ballet class.

Females: long hair must be neatly pulled back from the face, pre-primary levels and above must have hair in a bun, or short hair well clipped back, bangs off of forehead. Do not use a plastic headband as they fall off. Buns must be properly secured with hairpins and hairnet, NOT with a hair tie or scrunchy!

Males: Hair must be neatly groomed off of the face, use gel if needed

Jewelry is not permitted for class or performances. The exception is small stud earrings for class if desired.

Appropriate make up will be needed for performances, depending on age and role being danced, (such as lipstick for the youngest dancers, and light general make up for older dancers). Make up is discouraged for class.

Storage drawers
Storage drawers are available for dancers from the pre-primary level and up. They may be used for slippers, character shoes, hair things, warm ups, and an extra set of clean dancewear. All worn dancewear and school clothes must be taken home after each class in order to keep the dressing room from smelling like a gym locker! These drawers are not to be used for private items as teachers may periodically check the drawers in case character shoes need to be shared or missing costume items located.

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