Dance Etiquette and Requirements for Class

There are many reasons why having a uniform is ideal for children’s dance classes; from ensuring they are able to dance comfortably with no restrictions or risks, to having a sense of belonging as part of a group.

We are very flexible with when you start implementing the uniform, particularly for our younger dancers. So if your tiny tot has a favourite pink tutu they want to wear to class, go for it! We do encourage you to make children aware that they still need to dress appropriately for class and most children love wearing their special dance clothes; which was one of the main reasons we put together a uniform and was suggested by parents themselves. 

Each class has their own uniform and they have been chosen to ensure children are wearing age appropriate clothing. As they progress through classes the uniform changes slightly and to make life easier the same leotard is used for Prep and Primary Ballet, with just a change of skirt. We work with local dance suppliers to ensure we can get you affordable, good quality dance wear and also stock some items at class.

One requirement for ALL children is to have properly fitting dance shoes. We recommend full sole leather shoes as a preference and split soles for our older dancers. No socks are permitted in classes due to slipping, bare feet are fine until shoes are purchased.

Please ensure your child’s hair is off their face, ideally in a Ballet bun or ponytail. If your child’s hair is too short for either then please use a headband / clips to keep hair off their face.

Ballet tights are recommended and are required in performances, however if your child prefers to wear ballet socks during the warmer months this is fine.

Orders can be made at any time during the year by emailing [email protected] or by visiting Set the Stage @ 4/8 Davallia Road, Duncraig where they will assist you with getting your uniform.

Tiny Tots

You have the choice of 2 outfits in this class, an all-in-one or separate leotard and skirt. The all-in-one is generally more suited to tiny dancers and for ease. 

  • Pink all in one leotard and skirt (recommended for our 2-3yro tiny tots) OR
  • Pink thick strap leotard and pink full circle skirt (recommended for our older tiny tots)
  • Salmon Pink footed tights / Pink socks in summer
  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Hair must be off the face in a Ballet bun or ponytail

Prep Ballet

This class has the same leotard that will also be used in the following class (Primary Ballet)

  • Pink thick strap leotard
  • Pink full circle skirt 
  • Salmon Pink footed tights / Pink socks in summer
  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Hair must be off the face in a Ballet bun or ponytail

Primary Ballet

  • Pink thick strap leotard
  • Black wrap skirt
  • Salmon Pink footed tights/ Pink socks in summer
  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Hair must be off the face in a Ballet bun or ponytail

Junior Ballet

  • Princess strap mulberry leotard
  • Black wrap skirt
  • Salmon Pink footed or convertible tights / Pink socks in summer
  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Hair must be off the face in a Ballet bun or ponytail

Jazz & Tap

  • Kelly’s Dance Academy T-Shirt or T-Shirt of choice
  • Black Dance Shorts
  • Jazz = Black Jazz shoes
  • Tap = Tan tap shoes
  • Short ankle socks can be worn with tap shoes
  • Hair must be off the face in a Ballet bun or ponytail

Boys Dancewear

  • White singlet or t-shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Black or White long sleeved top in winter
  • Black ankle socks
  • Black Ballet Shoes

Accessories

  • Kelly’s Dance Academy Small Tote Bag
  • Colour: Beige with logo
  • Size: 36cm x 34cm
  • Cost: $20