What to Wear

 

Dancewear for IDTA Ballet Classes & Exams

Girls

       Preparatory – Primary

  • Black sleeveless leotard (vest style top)
  • Short black circular skirt
  • White ballet ankle socks
  • Pink satin ballet shoes with pink elastic
  • White wrap-over cardigan (optional)
  • Hair tidy and tied back securely, white cotton headband if necessary (bun for exams)

NB. Socks/tights and shoes may be appropriate to the pupils skin tone

       Grade 1 and above

  • Black sleeveless vest style leotard
  • Narrow black elastic belt
  • Pink seamless ballet tights
  • Pink satin ballet shoes with pink elastic (pink canvas / split soles from Gr 4 upwards if preferred)
  • Pink satin pointe shoes with pink ribbons (if attending pointe class)
  • Hair tidy and tied back securely (bun required for exams)

NB. Socks/tights and shoes may be appropriate to the pupils skin tone

Boys

  • Black Lycra shorts with white vest/leotard or all-in-one, white socks and and black ballet shoes with elastic

This is the uniform required for classes and exams.The correct dress encourages correct posture and care in the classical work. It also allows the teacher and examiner to see more easily that the correct technique is being used.

No jewellery may be worn – this is for safety in class . If earrings cannot be removed they must be covered with tape.

 

Dancewear for BBO Tap Classes & Exams

TAP – Female Dress Code

      Pre-Syllabus Assessment

      Pre-primary & Primary

  • BBO Sky Blue leotard with T-shirt sleeves, and attached blue skirt and white ankle socks, white tap shoes with 1″white ribbons and laces

Grades 1 – 3

  • BBO Mulberry tank leotard (thick straps), tan tights or white socks, white tap shoes with 1″white ribbons and laces

Grades 4 – 5

  • BBO Purple rouched-front tank leotard (thick straps), tan tights or white socks, white tap shoes with 1″white ribbons and laces

Grades 6 – 8 & up to Advanced 2  +  Vocational

  • BBO Black leotard rouched-front (thick straps), or low rouched-back style, tan tights or jazz pants, white tap shoes with 1″white ribbons and laces
  • Silver tap shoes with 1″ silver ribbons from Intermediate may be worn

TAP – Male Dress Code

       Primary- Grade 8 / Advanced 2

  • Black trousers, white shirt, black socks, black tap shoes/black laces

TAP – Adult Dress Code

       Primary- Grade 8 / Advanced 2

  • Uniform as above or Black BBO leotard or White T-shirt/sweatshirt, tan tights or jazz pants

Tap shoes should have a low heal with toe and heal plates and ribbons/laces should be co-ordinated with the shoes/ leotards

The use of Teletone taps and Cuban heals is not recommended for younger candidates below Gr 6

No jewellery may be worn – this is for safety in class. If earrings cannot be removed they must be covered with tape.

Dancewear for IDTA Contemporary Modern Jazz Classes & Exams

Girls

  • Bare feet (foot thongs/dance paws optional)
  • Hair in a tidy style – bun or French plait
  • Own choice of dancewear in any colour e.g.:
    • Leotard and footless tights
    • Catsuit
    • Leotard and lycra shorts
    • Crop top (mid length) and tights or shorts
  • Foil and hologram lycra may be worn but dance wear should have no additional trim, embellishments or sequins
  • If you are unsure if your outfit is suitable please ask in advance of the examination day

No jewellery may be worn – this is for safety in class. If earrings cannot be removed they must be covered with tape.

Dancewear for IDTA Theatre Classes & Exams

Girls

        Prep and Primary

  • Black Leotard (vest type top)
  • Black circular skirt
  • Black ballet shoes and white socks

       Gr 1-3

  • Black Leotard (vest type top)
  • Black lycra leggins
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Tan character shoes

       Gr 4 & 5

  • Any style Black Leotard
  • Matt tan tights (with feet)
  • Tan split-soled jazz shoes
  • Tan character shoes

No jewellery may be worn – this is for safety in class. If earrings cannot be removed they must be covered with tape.

Dancewear for ‘Feestyle Fun’  Classes

  • Leggins (any colour)
  • T-shirt (own choice or Sylvaine)
  • Bare feet
  • Suitable hair style

 No jewellery may be worn – this is for safety in class. If earrings cannot be removed they must be covered with tape.

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