2021 Uniform

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The information below is your uniform guide for 2021. The correct uniform is expected by week two of term. All students must present to class in a tidy and well-groomed manner with hair tied back neatly off the face. We recommend dancewear by Energetiks.

Please visit our friends at Energetiks in Essendon or Dancewear Nation in Williamstown. They know all of our uniform requirements and will happily get you fitted and looking fab, ready to Love the Way you Move!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Preschool

  • A specific uniform is not required for our Preschool Classes, but we do ask that students present to class in a tidy manner with hair tied back neatly off the face.
  • Move with Me (2-year-old) students might like to dress up in costume (e.g. Emma Wiggle).
  • Students should be able to move comfortably in their chosen outfit with no distractions (e.g. jewellery).
  • Acro students must wear leggings or shorts with a leotard, singlet or tee shirt. Dresses and skirts are not appropriate for acro.
  • Ballet or jazz shoes are best for Move with Me, Fairies & Princes and Intro to Dance classes, however, students are welcome to wear bare feet if preferred. Hip Hop students should wear runners and Acro is a bare foot class. Costume shoes and jiffies are not permitted in any lessons.
  • Please note that ballet shoes will be required for all students participating in our August concert.

Dance Fundamentals (Prep)

  • Dance Fundamentals students are welcome to wear whatever colour they like for classes, however, appropriate dance attire is a must.  A leotard and tights or singlet and leggings is required. Dresses and skirts are not appropriate for dance lessons.
  • All Dance Fundamentals students must wear tan-coloured jazz shoes (note this has been our new colour since 2019). Please have your child fitted for jazz shoes by a dancewear specialist. Ill-fitting shoes can damage a dancer’s feet and cause postural and other body-related issues. Jazz shoes should fit like a glove. Ordering online is not recommended.
  • Please ensure clothing allows full range of movement with no distractions (e.g. no costumes or jewellery).
  • All students must present to class in a tidy, well-groomed manner with hair tied back neatly off the face.

Ballet 

  • Please have your child fitted for Ballet shoes by a dancewear specialist. Ill-fitting shoes can damage a dancer’s feet and cause postural and other body-related issues. Ballet shoes should fit like a glove. Ordering online is not recommended.
  • Ballet buns are required for all ballet classes.
  • Children may select the uniform option they feel most comfortable in (within their grade level)

Preps & Grades 1-2 Ballet (Ballet Pink)

Girls

  • Leotard of choice in Ballet Pink
  • Dance Sock in Salmon Pink – CBS05 or Classic Dance Tight in Salmon Pink  – CT27
  • Full Circle Skirt in Ballet Pink – CS17
  • Pink Ballet shoes with elastic
  • Cross Over in Ballet Pink – CX01 (optional for winter)

Boys:

  • Scoop Neck Leotard of choice in White
  • Hot Shorts in Black – CT03
  • Dance Sock in White
  • White Ballet shoes

Grades 3-4 Ballet (Mulberry)

Girls:

  • Leotard of choice in Mulberry, no skirts
  • Classic Dance Tight in Salmon Pink  – CT27
  • Pink Ballet shoes with elastics
  • Cross Over in Mulberry – CX01 (optional for winter)

Boys:

  • Scoop Neck Leotard of choice in White
  • Bike Shorts in Black – CT04
  • Dance Sock in White
  • White Ballet shoes

Grades 5-6 and Silver Ballet Years 7-9 (Deep Purple)

Girls:

  • Leotard of choice in Deep Purple, no skirts
  • Classic Dance Tight in Salmon Pink  – CT27
  • Optional Boy Leg Short
    Example: Energetiks Anna Boy Leg – CT69
  • Pink Ballet shoes with ribbons
  • Cross Over in Deep Purple – CX01 (optional for winter)

Boys:

  • Scoop Neck Leotard of choice in White
  • Boys Ballet Tight in Black – CT05
  • Dance Sock in White
  • White Ballet shoes

High School Ballet – Wednesday class (Black)

Girls:

  • Leotard of choice in Black, no skirts
  • Classic Dance Tight in Salmon Pink  – CT27
  • Optional Boy Leg Short
    Example: Energetiks Anna Boy Leg – CT69
  • Pink Ballet shoes with ribbons

Boys:

  • Scoop Neck Leotard of choice in White
  • Boys Ballet Tight in Black – CT05
  • Dance Sock in White
  • White Ballet shoes

Jazz 

  • Please have your child fitted for Jazz shoes by a dancewear specialist. Ill-fitting shoes can damage a dancer’s feet and cause postural and other body-related issues. Jazz shoes should fit like a glove. Ordering online is not recommended.
  • Students must present to class in a tidy, well-groomed manner with hair tied back neatly off the face.
  • Long hair should be pulled back in a bun or alternative hairstyle to avoid hair flicking in the face when turning.
  • Children may select the uniform option they feel most comfortable in (within their grade level)

Grades 1-6

Girls:

  • Red fitted singlet of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Roxy Singlet – CC13
  • Black fitted hot shorts of your choice (Grade 1-2)
    Example: Energetiks Christina Debut Short – DCT09
  • Black 3/4 or 7/8 fitted leggings of your choice (Grade 3-6)
    Example: Energetiks Madison 7/8 Legging – CT76
  • Tan Jazz shoes: lace up or slip on (note that this was a new colour requirement from 2020)
  • Socks are not required inside Jazz shoes but students may choose to wear low cut footlets if desired (thin material is best).

Boys:

  • Red or Black fitted singlet of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Caleb Tank – CC20
  • Black dance shorts or fitted pants of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Matthew Short – CAS24
  • Tan Jazz shoes: lace up or slip on
  • Socks are not required inside Jazz shoes but students may choose to wear low cut footlets if desired (thin material is best).

High School

Girls:

  • Black fitted singlet of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Roxy Singlet – CC13
  • Black 3/4 or full length fitted leggings of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Madison 7/8 Legging – CT76
  • Tan Jazz shoes: lace up or slip on (note that this is a new colour requirement in 2021)
  • Socks are not required inside Jazz shoes but students may choose to wear low cut footlets if desired (thin material is best).

Boys:

  • Red or Black fitted singlet of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Mens Tank in red – AC20
  • Black 3/4 or full length leggings or jazz pants of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Unisex Dance Pants – AP08
  • Black Jazz shoes: lace up or slip on
  • Socks are not required inside Jazz shoes but students may choose to wear low cut footlets if desired (thin material is best).

Hip Hop

  • There is no specific uniform for Hip Hop classes.
  • Students are invited to wear casual clothing they feel comfy in!
  • Runners are best for Hip Hop, but avoid anything with too much grip and please make sure shoes are clean!
  • Jeans school uniforms and school shoes are not appropriate dance wear and therefore not permitted.
  • Students must present to class in a tidy, well-groomed manner with hair tied back neatly off the face.

Contemporary 

  • There is no specific uniform for contemporary classes.
  • Students are invited to wear reasonably fitted clothing that they are comfortable (and can move) in. Due to the amount of floor work, shorts are not recommended – pants or leggings are best.
  • Contemporary is a bare foot class but students should also bring socks as they are used from time-to-time.
  • Knee pads are highly recommended for students in High School Contemporary classes.
  • Jeans and school uniforms are not appropriate dance wear and therefore not permitted.
  • We ask that Contemporary students wear all black for Medal Tests.
  • Students must present to class in a tidy, well-groomed manner with hair tied back neatly off the face.

Tap 

  • Please have your child fitted for Tap shoes by a dancewear specialist. Ill-fitting shoes can damage a dancer’s feet and cause postural and other body-related issues. Ordering online is not recommended.
  • Students must present to class in a tidy, well-groomed manner with hair tied back neatly off the face.
  • Long hair should be pulled back in a bun or alternative hairstyle to avoid hair flicking in the face when turning.
  • Children may select the uniform option they feel most comfortable in.

All levels/ages

Girls:

  • Red fitted singlet of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Roxy Singlet – CC13
  • Black fitted hot shorts of your choice (Grade 1-2)
    Example: Energetiks Christina Debut Short – DCT09
  • Black 3/4 or 7/8 fitted leggings of your choice (Grade 3-6 & High School)
    Example: Energetiks Madison 7/8 Legging – CT76
  • Bloch Tap Shoes in black

Boys:

  • Red or Black fitted singlet of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Caleb Tank – CC20
  • Black dance shorts or fitted pants of your choice
    Example: Energetiks Matthew Short – CAS24
  • Bloch Tap shoes in black

AcroDance

All levels/ages

  • Jazz uniform (please refer above).
  • This is a bare foot class.
  • School uniforms are not appropriate dance wear and therefore not permitted.
  • For safety, students must ensure long hair is tied up, off the face and secured in a bun or similar hair style. Long pony tails are not permitted in AcroDance.

Performance Groups

All levels/ages

  • Fitted Black leotard or singlet with fitted black leggings.
  • Tan Jazz shoes: lace up or slip on
  • Socks are not required inside Jazz shoes but students may choose to wear low cut footlets if desired (thin material is best).
  • Students with long hair must wear it in a secure bun off the face. Other hairstyles that ensure long hair does not flick students in the eyes when turning is also acceptable.

Lyrical

Grade 3-4

  • As per Jazz uniform above, but bare feet.

Grade 5-6 & High School

  • As per Contemporary uniform above.