What to Wear

EK Dance Attire

EK Dance Academy attire is available at any time throughout the year. The garments which are displayed in the studio reception area include dance pants, leggings, crop tops, jacketstank tops, t-shirts, shorts, hip hop jackets, ballet crossovers, leotards and 3/4 pants and full length dance pants.

We also supply accessories such as snuggle booties, dance bags, make up bags, knee pads, foot undies, jazz shoes, tap shoes, ballet shoes, bun nets, bun clips and much much more!

Please ask reception if you would like to make a purchase, or alternatively visit our online Dance Shop.

Please note, whilst we are happy to recycle dance shoes in our 2nd hand shoe boxes, we are not able to recycle EK Dance wear. Please do not place your used EK Dancewear in the 2nd hand boxes. All money received on the purchase of 2nd hand shoes, is remitted to the parent of the student who placed the shoes in the box.

 

What to Wear

Looking the part in dance is vital. You are more likely to dance in that style and feel that style if you are dressed for that style of dance.

What NOT to wear

  • No jewellery – we don’t want anything to break or anyone to get injured.
  • No fringe in face – wiping hair from face will be a distraction and can be a bad habit.

Ballet

Pre – Primary and Primary

Ballet – Uniform and Hair Requirement (Compulsory)

Introduction to Ballet, Pre-Primary and Primary:

  • Pink Leotard with Cap Sleeve
  • Pink Ballet Socks
  • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (full sole) with Elastic
  • Pink Wrap Ballet Skirt (may be worn to class but not in class)
  • Pink Long-Sleeved Crossover or EK Dance Crossover (optional)
  • Hair in a Bun

 

Grade 1 - Grade 2
  • Jacaranda Wide Strap Camisole Leotard
  • Convertible Pink Ballet Tights
  • Leather Ballet Shoes (full sole) with Elastics
  • Black Character Skirt with Purple Ribbons
  • Canvas Character Shoe Low Heel with Pink Elastic
  • Jacaranda Wrap Ballet Skirt (may be worn to class but not in class)
  • Jacaranda Long-Sleeved Crossover or EK Dance Crossover (optional)
  • Hair in a bun
  • Ballet Hair Kit: Hair nets (slumber nets are best for week-to-week classes as they do not hole as often) or bun ‘covers’, hair clips, hair ties, sewing needles, pink cotton, small pair of scissors, small hair brush, note book and pen.
Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Deep Purple Wide Strap Camisole Leotard
  • Convertible Pink Ballet Tights
  • Leather Ballet Shoes (full sole) with Elastics (ribbons for assessments)
  • Black Character Skirt with Purple Ribbons
  • Canvas Character Shoe Low Heel with Pink Elastic (Cuban heel Grade 4 upwards)
  • Deep Purple Wrap Ballet Skirt (may be worn to class but not in class)
  • Jacaranda Ballet Full Circle Long Skirt (compulsory for exam)
  • Black Long-Sleeved Crossover or EK Dance Crossover (optional)
  • Pointe shoes (as required)
  • Hair in a bun
  • Ballet Hair Kit: Hair nets (slumber nets are best for week-to-week classes as they do not hole as often) or bun ’covers’, hair clips, hair ties, sewing needles, pink cotton, small pair of scissors, small hair brush, note book and pen.
Intermediate Foundation and above: Exams
  • Black plain leotard (preferably low backed and thin strapped to show completely the upper back but can be higher if bra is necessary, no lace trims)
  • Pink Convertible Ballet Tights
  • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (full sole) with Elastics and ribbons
  • Demi-Pointe/Soft Pointe Shoes with Ribbons (compulsory exam students)
  • Pointe Shoes (compulsory exam students)
  • Wrap Ballet Skirt (may be worn to class but not for class)
  • Hair in a Bun
  • Ballet Hair Kit: Hair nets (slumber nets are best for week-to-week classes as they do not hole as often) or bun ’covers’, hair clips, hair ties, sewing needles, pink cotton, small pair of scissors, small hair brush, note book and pen.

(Intermediate and above students may wear other leotards and skirts to class as there are so many beautiful ones available. Above is the exam requirement.)

Ballet Kit: (at least for Grade 4 and above)
  • Hair nets (slumber nets are best for week-to-week classes as they do not hole as often) or bun ’covers’,
  • hair clips
  • hair ties
  • sewing needles
  • pink cotton
  • small pair of scissors
  • small hair brush
  • note book and pen.

Other Styles

Contemporary / Lyrical

• EK Dance Tank Top or EK Dance Leotard
• EK Dance Shorts or EK Dance ¾ length pants
• Tan Convertible Tights
• Knee Pads
• Foot Undies
• Hair in a Bun

Jazz

•EK Dance tank top, or leotard
• EK Dance Shorts, EK Dance ¾ or full length dance pants
• Tan Convertible Tights
• Tan Jazz Shoes
• Hair tied back

Tap

•EK Dance tank top or leotard
• EK Dance Shorts, EK Dance ¾ or full length dance pants
• Tan Convertible Tights
• Black Tap Shoes
• Hair tied back

Hip Hop

• EK Dance Shorts or EK Dance ¾ pants
• EK Dance crop top, EK Dance tank top or EK
• Dance Hip Hop Jacket
• Black Volleys
• Hair tied back

Creative Dance
  • Leotard and skirt or tutu
  • Pink Ballet Shoes with elastics
  • Black Tap Shoes or Party Shoes
Acrobatics

•EK Dance crop top or EK Dance tank top
• EK Dance Shorts or EK Dance ¾ leggings
• Bare feet
• Hair tied back

Males

•Comfortable shirt and bottoms
• Shoes appropriate to the genre of dance

Silver Swans
  • Own comfortable fitness clothes
  • Pink Ballet shoes with elastics

 

Musical Theatre
  • Tight fitting top half (EK Dance crop top, EK Dance tank top, singlet)
  • 3⁄4 leggings of shorts
  • Jazz shoes
  • Hair tied back

 

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