What to Wear

 

IDTA Dancewear for General Classes

Tots, Pre-younger Juniors and Younger Juniors

Girls

  • Black sleeveless leotard (vest style top)
  • Short black circular skirt
  • White socks
  • Black leather ballet shoes with black elastic
  • White wrap-over cardigan (School sweatshirts may be worn for warm-up only)
  • Hair tidy (white cotton headband if necessary)

Boys

  • Black Lycra shorts
  • White t-shirt
  • Black leather ballet shoes with elastic
  • Black tap shoes (lace up oxford style)
  • White socks
  • Hair tidy

Older Juniors, Seniors and Students

Girls

  • Black sleeveless vest style leotard
  • Students in the 10 AM class may wear an alternative style black leotard
  • Black Lycra tights
  • Black leather ballet shoes with elastic
  • White tap shoes or sliver tap shoes (if purchased for exam classes)
  • Hair tidy with white cotton headband if necessary
  • School t-shirts may be worn (school sweatshirts may be worn for warm-up only)

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

 

IDTA Dancewear for Exam Classes

Ballet up to grade 1

Girls

  • Black sleeveless leotard (vest style top)
  • Short black circular skirt
  • White ballet ankle socks
  • Pink satin ballet shoes with pink elastic (white satin shoes purchased for the show may be worn until they are too small)
  • White wrap-over cardigan (optional)
  • Hair tidy and tied back (white cotton headband if necessary)

Boys

  • Black lycra shorts
  • White t-shirt or white sleeveless leotard
  • Black leather ballet shoes with elastic
  • White socks
  • Hair tidy

Grade 2 and over

Girls

  • Black sleeveless vest style leotard
  • Narrow black elastic belt
  • Pink seamless ballet tights
  • Pink satin ballet shoes with pink elastic (white ballet shoes purchased for the show may be worn until too small)
  • Pink satin pointe shoes with pink ribbons (if attending a pointe class)
  • Hair tidy and tied back (white cotton headband if necessary)

Modern

  • As exam dress

Tap

  • As exam dress (laces can be worn rather than ribbons)

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

 

IDTA Exam Dress for Graded Examinations

Ballet

Girls

Preparatory, Primary and Grade 1

  • Short black circular skirt
  • Black sleeveless vest-style leotard
  • Pink satin ballet shoes with pink elastic
  • Hair dressed in a classical bun (shorter hair should be tidy and secure). White headband if necessary.
  • Plain white ankle socks

 

Grade 2 and over

  • Pink satin ballet shoes with pink elastics
  • Black sleeveless vest-style leotard
  • ½ inch black elastic belt
  • Pink seamless ballet tights
  • Hair dressed in a classical bun (shorter hair should be tidy and secure). White headband if necessary.

Boys

  • Black lycra shorts
  • White t-shirt or white sleeveless leotard
  • Black leather ballet shoes with elastic
  • White socks
  • Hair tidy

Modern Jazz

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 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

IDTA Exam Dress for Graded Examinations

 

What to wear  BBO TAP

TAP – Female Dress Code

Pre-Syllabus Assessment
Pre-Primary and Primary 

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

Grades 1 – 3

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

Grades 4 – 5 

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

Grade 6 – 8 & Vocational

  • BBO Black leotard rouched-front (thick straps) or low rouched-back style, tan tights or jazz pants, white tap shoes with white ribbons and laces.
  • Silver tap shoes with silver ribbons from Gr 7/Intermediate

TAP – Male Dress Code

Primary – Grade 8/Advanced 2

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

TAP – Adults 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 heel with toe and heel plates and ribbons/laces should be co-ordinated with the shoes/leotards.

The use of Teletone taps and Cuban heels is not recommended for younger candidates below Grade 6.

 

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