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Class Uniforms

All Mi-Cher Dancers

(Ages 3-18)

Whether it be a tight hair bun helping the dancers turn better or the correct skirt helping them learn how to shape their arms, having your dancer in the proper uniform for class will enable them to concentrate on their dance practice and set them up for success. 

General Notes: All ballet attire must be clean and mended if holes or runs appear.
 
Hair: Must be done in an appropriate style.  Students with shorter hair must have hair pulled back off their face. ALL other students must have ballet buns. Click here for a great YouTube video on making a ballet bun.

Jewelry: For safety reasons, no jewelry will be permitted to be worn in class, except for small stud earrings.
If you have cultural or religious jewelry that must be worn at all times, please discuss this with the class instructor.

Shoes: Students must dance in proper dance shoes or bare feet, as wearing only socks or tights is a slipping hazard.

Perfume: We ask that you please do not wear perfumes, body sprays, or body oils at the studio, as some people have allergies and/or asthma.  Dancers, please still wear your normal deodorant/antiperspirant.

Sweaters: Sweaters must be fully fitted to show form and posture. They are not a required part of the uniform, but if your dancer gets cold we recommend the Carmen Wrap Sweater by Wear Moi or something identical. The goal is for it to be skin tight so that we can see their bodies. Please get the sweater in black, pink or grey as shown. Dancers will be asked to remove any loose fitting sweaters.



















NOTE: Dance uniforms should be purchased from Limbers Dancewear, The Dance Shop, Dance Box, another dance store, or sometimes Amazon has some items. 
 
Limbers Dancewear, located at #150 - 5620 152 Street, specifically stocks our Cobalt Motionwear Grades 1-5 uniform leotard.
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Mi-Cher Minis, RAD Pre-Primary & RAD Primary Ballet

(Ages 3-6)

GIRLS
Leotard:

Skirt:

Socks:

  • Pink socks that come up the ankle.

  • Ballet tights can be worn in the winter, but do make it harder for the dancers to use the bathroom if needed.

Ballet Slippers:

  • Full sole pink leather ballet slippers with elastics. Please purchase a proper brand of ballet slippers, such as Bloch or Capezio.

  • PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE BALLET SLIPPERS TOO BIG.

BOYS
T-shirt:
  • White, well fitted, short sleeved t-shirt

Shorts:

  • Navy shorts that they can easily move in

Socks:

  • White socks that come up the ankle

Ballet Slippers:

  • Full sole white leather soft ballet shoes, with white elastics. Please purchase a proper brand of ballet slippers, such as Bloch or Capezio. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE BALLET SLIPPERS TOO BIG.

Pre Primary Photo by David Tett; courtesy of RAD.JPG

Photo: David Tett

RAD Graded Ballet (Grades 1-5)

(Ages 7+)

GIRLS
Leotard:

Tights:

  • Pink tights convertible/transition. (Some good brands are: Body Wrappers, Bloch, Capezio, Mondor, or Motionwear). PLEASE DO NOT BUY LOW RISE TIGHTS.

Ballet Slippers:

  • Full sole pink leather ballet slippers with elastics. Please purchase a proper brand of ballet slippers, such as Bloch or Capezio. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE BALLET SLIPPERS TOO BIG.

Character Shoes:

  • Bloch black canvas character shoes. Lower heel height for Grades 1 - 2. Higher Cuban heel for Grades 3 and 5.  We will use these right from the beginning of the dance year.  For those in Grade 4, please check with the studio to see if your child will be doing the character dance with or without character shoes. 

Character Skirts:

  • To be provided for use if your child participates in an examination.

BOYS
T-shirt:
  • White, well fitted, short sleeved t-shirt

Shorts:

  • Navy shorts that they can easily move in​​​​

Socks:

  • White socks that come up the ankle

Ballet Slippers:

  • Full sole white leather soft ballet shoes, with white elastics. Please purchase a proper brand of ballet slippers, such as Bloch or Capezio. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE BALLET SLIPPERS TOO BIG.

G1-3 boy Photo by Elliott Franks; courtesy of RAD.jpg

Photo: Elliott Franks

RAD Vocational Ballet

(Ages 11+)

  • Intermediate Foundation

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced Foundation

  • Advanced 1

  • Advanced 2

LADIES

Leotard & skirt:

  • Any modest solid colour leotard (and when needed, a co-coordinating wrap skirt) may be worn. PLEASE NO CUT-OUTS IN THE LEOTARDS.

Tights:

  • Pink tights (convertible are best). (Some good brands are: Body Wrappers, Bloch, Capezio, Mondor, or Motionwear).

Shoes:

  • For Intermediate Foundation, full sole leather ballet slippers.

  • For Intermediate and up, broken down pointe shoes OR soft block demi pointe shoes.

  • Pointe shoes are needed for these levels (if your child has never had a pair of pointe shoes before, please talk to a teacher about setting up a proper fitting BEFORE PURCHASING.)

Genee 2015 coaching Photo by Elliott Franks; courtesy of RAD.jpg

Photo: Elliott Franks

MEN

Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate:

  • White leotard or well fitted short sleeved t-shirt worn tucked into tights

  • Grey, navy, or black stirrup tights

  • White socks worn over the tights

  • White or black canvas or leather soft ballet shoes with white elastic (split sole shoes are permitted)

 

Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, & Advanced 2:

  • White, black, or navy leotard

  • Grey, navy or black stirrup tights

  • Short white socks (with grey or navy tights) or black socks (with black tights)

  • White or black canvas or leather soft ballet shoes with elastic. (If black shoes are worn, then socks should be black) (split sole shoes are permitted)

IF+I Photo by Elliott Franks; courtesy of RAD.jpg

Photo: Elliott Franks

Lyrical/Contemporary Ballet

(Ages 6+)

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Girls:

  • Leotard

    • In the winter, a long-sleeved, form-fitting top is acceptable.
    • NO CROP TOPS PLEASE
  • Form fitting, black shorts, capris, or leggings

  • Bare feet or ballet slippers (PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ONLY SOCKS AS IT IS A SLIPPING HAZARD)

Boys:

  • Form-fitting clothing
  • Bare feet or ballet slippers (PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ONLY SOCKS AS IT IS A SLIPPING HAZARD)

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