Dress Code

The following describes the required attire for classes at Maple Ridge Dance Circle. Uniforms must be worn to every class. Hair must be worn in the manner stated. Good grooming is required. Boys and girls with very short hair may discuss hairstyle with their teacher. Parents are responsible for providing the proper attire and keeping it in good repair. For safety as well as aesthetic reasons jewelry must not be worn to class. Stud earrings are permitted.

Please be sure to label all dance clothes and shoes with your child’s name.

Accessories

Hair bands – Black, white or pastel pink – plain stretch cloth or plastic.

Sweaters

Proper ballet wrap sweater in black, white or pastel pink.

Leg warmers

Woolies ankle length or thigh length in black or pastel pink

These are the only warm-up clothes permitted. They may be worn, with the teacher’s permission, for warm-up purposes only and must be removed when the teacher requests it. During very hot weather, students may dance in bare legs, or, ballet students may wear ballet tights shortened neatly to the knee; jazz, tap and acro students may wear plain black spandex shorts.

Acrobatics – Hair in a French braid or bun.

Girls

  • Navy tank-style body suit, No pinch pleats
  • Plain black cotton-lycra spandex pants, tight –fitting and footless (not flares or capris)
  • Skin-tone footless tights

Boys

  • Navy blue cotton tank top
  • Black cotton-lycra spandex pants or plain black stretch shorts

ShoesGrade 1 through Grade 4 – no shoes required

  • Medal level – white acro shoes

Ballet – Hair in a bun

Preliminary Badge, Primary and Primary Enrichment

  • Pastel pink tank-style body suit
  • Ballet pink tights
  • Shoes: Pink ballet slippers with elastics

Grade 1 through 3 Girls

  • Black tank – style body suit, no pinch pleats
  • Ballet pink tights

Grade 4 through 6 Girls

  • Black tank –style custom ordered through the Dance Circle
  • Ballet pink tights

Shoes:

  • Gr. 1 – 3, Pink ballet slippers with elastics
  • Gr. 4 – 6, Pink split sole ballet slippers, with elastics
  • Gr. 4 – 6, pointe shoes, at teacher’s discretion

Majors

  • Choice of solid-coloured, plain ballet body suit in neutral to dark colours
  • NO SPAGHETTI STRAPS
  • Ballet pink tights, footless or convertible for pointe work (no seams)
  • Shoes: Pink split sole ballet slippers and pointe shoes as approved by the teacher.

Boys

  • Plain white or black stretch tight fitting T-shirt, black stretch pants or plain black bicycle shorts, white or black ankle socks
  • Shoes: Black ballet slippers

Please note: Ribbons for girls’ ballet slippers should be purchased at the same time as the slippers.

Creative Movement – Hair in a pony tail

  • Any comfortable clothing that allows the children to move without restriction.
  • Shoes: Black gymnastic slippers (J.J.’s)

Flamenco

  • Ankle length, full skirt.
  • Shoes: Black, block-heeled pumps or tap shoes without taps.
  • Advanced dancers will require a proper flamenco practice skirt (pattern available), castanets, and Spanish shoes.

Jazz – Hair in a French braid or pony tail

  • Navy tank-style body suit, no pinch pleats
  • Plain black cotton-lycra spandex pants (footless)
  • Skin-tone coloured tights

Boys

  • Navy blue cotton tank top
  • Black cotton-lycra spandex pants or plain black stretch shorts

Shoes

  • Gr. 1 – 3: black jazz Oxfords
  • Gr. 4 through medals: split-sole black jazz Oxfords

Street Dance – Hair in a pony tail

* New for Fall of 2009 – Dance Circle Sweat pants and shirts ordered through Maple Ridge Dance Circle

Girls

  • Any body suit as required in other classes
  • Plain black spandex pants or shorts

Boys

  • Plain T-shirt or tank top
  • Plain black sweat pants or shorts

Shoes

  • Black running shoes. These must not be worn outside the studio. Jazz sneakers (available only in dance shops) are not permitted.

Tap – Hair in a French braid or pony tail

Girls – Preliminary Tap & Jazz

  • Pastel blue tank-style body suit, no pinch pleats
  • Plain white tights
  • Shoes: Preliminary: Black Girl’s Tap shoes. *Also– black gymnastic slippers (JJ’s)

Boys – Preliminary and Primary Tap & Jazz

  • Preliminary -Light blue T-shirt/ Primary – Navy T-shirt
  • Black cotton-lycra spandex pants (footless)
  • Shoes: Black oxford tap shoes *Also – black gymnastic slippers (JJ’s)

Primary Tap and Jazz

  • Navy blue tank-style body suit
  • Skin tone coloured tights
  • Shoes: Preliminary: Starter Tap shoes. *Also– black gymnastic slippers (JJ’s)

Girls –Primary through Grade 2

  • Navy blue tank-style body suit, no pinch pleats
  • Skin-tone tights tights
  • Black cotton-lycra spandex pants (footless)
  • Shoes: Black girls’ tap shoes with single-lace ties. Taps must be purchased separately and applied properly.

Boys – Primary 1 through Grade 4

  • Navy blue T-shirt
  • Black cotton-lycra pants (footless)
  • Shoes: Black oxford tap shoes

Girls – Grade 3 and 4

  • Navy blue tank-style body suit, no pinch pleats
  • Skin-tone tights
  • Black cotton-lycra spandex pants (footless)
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes with character heel

Girls – Medal Levels

  • Navy tank-style body suit, no pinch pleats
  • Plain black cotton-lycra spandex pants (footless)
  • Skin-tone coloured tights
  • Shoes: Black Tap oxfords (not hard shoes)