Hair & Dresscode Guidelines

Where to buy your dance supplies


RSDA’s office sells dance tights. All other dance items can be purchased at any of the following stores
 
Medicine Hat
Applause Dance & Active Wear 403-526-4921
2202 15 Ave SE, Medicine Hat

Lethbridge
Classique Dance & Skatewear (403) 329-8778
322 7 St S, Lethbridge
 
Calgary
The Masque Costumes (403) 230-3306: www.themasque.ca
5 9250 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary
 
Classique Dancewear (403) 263-4828:  www.classiquedancewear.ca  
6624 Centre Street South, Calgary

Bodythings (403) 278-5440,(403) 686-7726, www.bodythings.com  
441-12445 Lake Fraser Drive Southeast, Calgary
and 10 5308 - 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary
 
Lasyds Dancewear (403) 288-3060
106-5403 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

Hair & Dresscode Guidelines

Tiny Toes

Girls
• pink bodysuit
• pink tights
• pink leather ballet slippers - please attach elastics and cut string into a small sized bow
• no skirts please


Exploring Dance & Kindercombo

Girls
• pink bodysuit (please no attached skirts)
• pink tights
• pink chiffon pull on circle skirt- The skirt should be finger tip length.
• pink leather ballet slippers - please attach elastics and tie string into a small bow and cut off excess string
• Bloch or Capezio black buckle strap or Velcro tap shoes (Mary Jane recommended) or black Capezio patent tap shoes with elastic (no ribbons please) *dancers find the Mary Jane style more comfortable then the patent tap shoe
• a bag to keep dance shoes in, which will be carried into the classroom

Creative Ballet & Pre-Primary Ballet & Recreational 1

Girls
• pink bodysuit (please no attached skirts)
• mondor ballerina colored tights
• pink leather ballet slippers - please attach elastics and tie string into a small bow and cut off excess string
• pink chiffon pull on circle skirt (proper length is important) The skirt must be finger tip length. With one hand on each side using straight arms, hold the skirt near the bottom pulling it out to form an inverted V shape.

Ballet - Recreational 2/Teen

Girls
• navy, black, or pink sleeveless bodysuit
• mondor ballerina colored tights
• soft pink leather ballet slippers- please attach elastics and tie string into a small bow and cut off excess string
• optional chiffon skirt, or dance shorts
• please remember to wear deodorant

Jazz/Tap - Pre Primary & Recreational 1

Girls
• pink bodysuit
• mondor ballerina colored tights
• Bloch or Capezio black jazz shoes (slip on style strongly recommended)
• Bloch or Capezio black buckle strap or velcro tap shoes (Mary Jane style recommended).
**Please no patent tap shoes. At this level the patent shoe does not allow the foot to bend properly
• Pre-primary need a bag to keep dance shoes in, which will be carried into the classroom, Rec 1 dancers are asked to keep their dance bag in the change room, where they can go in-between classes to switch shoes.

Jazz & Tap - Recreational 2/ Teen

Girls
• navy, black or pink sleeveless bodysuit
• light tan or pink tights (wear pink tights if enrolled in Ballet)
• Optional black tight fitting and short lycra/spandex dance shorts over body suit and tights
• Bloch or Capezio black jazz shoe, slip-on style preferred (No jazz runners!)
• Bloch or Capezio black mary jane style or slip-on style
**Please no patent tap shoes. Your child will not learn how to properly dance in them.
• please remember to wear deodorant

Hippity Hop & Hip Hop

• Girls wear a fitted t-shirt or tank top, over any color bodysuit
• Boys wear a comfortable t-shirt they can move in (not too large)
• any color of jazz or capri pants or sweat pants, NO JEANS ALLOWED!!
• Clean indoor white running shoes.
• No street shoes!
• hair must be worn pulled back in a ponytail

Musical Theatre

• any color bodysuit
• any color of dance pants or shorts (if wearing shorts please wear tights)
• Bloch or Capezio black jazz shoes (slip-on preferred)
• hair must be worn pulled back in a ponytail

Boys Dance Attire

• Ballet - plain white tee shirt, dark shorts, white socks, black leather ballet shoes with elastics attached
• Jazz - plain white tee shirt, dark shorts, black socks, Bloch or Capezio black jazz shoe (No jazz runners!)
• Tap - plain white tee shirt, dark shorts, black socks, Bloch or Capezio black tap shoes

Competitive Dress Code

Ballet- Level 1

• Pink Mondor sleeveless bodysuit with pinch in front
• Mondor ballerina tights (light pink)
• soft pink leather full sole ballet slippers with elastics attached and string tied in a small bow with ends cut
• pink Mondor chiffon pull on circle skirt (proper length is important) The skirt must be finger tip length. With one hand on each side using straight arms, hold the skirt near the bottom pulling it out to form an inverted V shape.

Jazz/Tap- Level 1

• Pink Mondor sleeveless bodysuit with pinch in front
• Mondor ballerina tights (light pink)
• BLACK Block or Capezio Slip-On Black Jazz Shoe
• BLACK Block or Capezio Mary Jane style (Capezio #3800 reccomended)

Ballet – Level 2

• Navy Mondor sleeveless bodysuit with pinch in front (will be needed for exams)
• Mondor ballerina tights (light pink), no dance shorts or skirts
• soft pink leather full sole ballet slippers with elastics attached and string tied in a small bow and cut

Jazz/Tap– Level 2

• Navy Mondor sleeveless bodysuit with pinch in front (will be needed for exams)
• Mondor ballerina tights (light pink), no dance shorts or skirts
• BLACK Block or Capezio Slip-On Black Jazz Shoe
• BLACK Block or Capezio Mary Jane style (Capezio #3800 reccomended

Ballet - Level 3

• Navy Mondor sleeveless bodysuit with pinch in front (will be needed for exams)
• Mondor ballerina tights (light pink), no dance shorts or skirts
• soft pink leather full sole ballet slippers with elastics attached and string tied in a small bow and cut
 

Jazz/Tap– Level 3

• Navy Mondor sleeveless bodysuit with pinch in front (will be needed for exams)
• Mondor ballerina tights footed or convertible (light pink), no dance shorts or skirts
• BLACK Block or Capezio Slip-on Jazz Shoes (Block Elasta Bootie Recommended)
• BLACK Block or Capezio LACE UP Tap Shoes (Block Tapflex recommended)
If you have slip on shoes from previous years they are perfectly acceptable, but if you are buying new shoes we ask that you buy lace up ones. We have found that the slip-on shoes stretch too much, and become too loose to tap in. Tap shoes must fit like a glove (do not buy bigger sizes), please remember that the leather stretches

Ballet - Level 4 & 5 & 6

• Black So Danca (D7000) Bodysuit (will be needed for exams) other black or navy bodysuits allowed for class
• Mondor ballerina tights footed or convertible (light pink), no dance shorts or skirts
• CANVAS ballet slippers with crossed elastics (will be worn onstage) (leather shoes may also be worn to class)
• please remember to wear deodorant to class

Jazz/Tap– Level 4 & 5 & 6

• Black So Danca (D7000) Bodysuit (will be needed for exams) other black or navy bodysuits allowed for class
• Mondor ballerina tights footed or convertible (light pink), tight fitting and short stretchy black dance shorts allowed
• BLACK Block or Capezio Slip-on Jazz Shoes (Block Elasta Bootie Recommended)
• BLACK Block or Capezio LACE UP Tap Shoes (Block Tapflex recommended)
If you have slip on shoes from previous years they are perfectly acceptable, but if you are buying new shoes we ask that you buy lace up ones. We have found that the slip-on shoes stretch too much, and become too loose to tap in

Modern/Contemporary

• navy or black bodysuit • pink convertible tights or light tan footless tights
• bare feet (no foot undies for class)

Musical Theatre

• navy or black bodysuit • any color dance pants or shorts
• Bloch or capezio slip-on jazz shoes

Hip Hop

• navy or black bodysuit underneath a t-shirt or tank top
• dance pants, or loose fitting pants or sweat pants, NO JEANS ALLOWED!
***Hip hop shoes will be determined in the fall

Male Dancers

• Fitted white athletic t-shirt, dark coloured shorts (must not be past the knee), white or black Socks
• Black or white leather full sole ballet slippers with elastics attached
• Block or capezio black slip on jazz shoes • Block or Capezio black tap shoes
• Male dancers 12 years and older must be wearing a dance belt to all classes and performances