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!

Our dance attire may be purchased through our online Dance Shop or please speak with Erin or Sue if you would like to make a purchase.

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
  • Pink Leotard with Cap Sleeve
  • Pink Ballet Socks
  • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (full sole) with Elastic
  • Pink Wrap Ballet Skirt (may be worn for class but not for assessments)
  • 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 (Ribbons Grade 4 upwards)
  • Black Character Skirt with Purple Ribbons
  • Canvas Character Shoe Low Heel with Pink Elastic (Grade 4 upwards Cuban Heel)
  • Jacaranda Ballet Full Circle Long Skirt (compulsory for exam)
  • Jacaranda Long-Sleeved Crossover or EK Dance Crossover (optional)
  • Pointe shoes (as required)
  • Hair in a Bun
  • Ballet Kit in dancing bag (Grade 4 upwards, see note below)
Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Deep Purple Wide Strap Camisole Leotard
  • Convertible Pink Ballet Tights
  • Leather Ballet Shoes (full sole) with Elastics (Ribbons Grade 4 upwards)
  • Black Character Skirt with Purple Ribbons
  • Canvas Character Shoe Low Heel with Pink Elastic (Grade 4 upwards Cuban Heel)
  • Jacaranda Ballet Full Circle Long Skirt (compulsory for exam)
  • Jacaranda Long-Sleeved Crossover or EK Dance Crossover (optional)
  • Pointe shoes (as required)
  • Hair in a Bun
  • Ballet Kit in dancing bag (Grade 4 upwards, see note below)
Intermediate Foundation and above: Exams
  • Black plain leotard (preferably low backed 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 (split sole) with Elastics and ribbons
  • Demi-Pointe/Soft Pointe Shoes (split sole) with Ribbons (compulsory exam students)
  • Pointe Shoes (compulsory exam students)
  • Wrap Ballet Skirt (may be worn for class but not for assessments)
  • Hair in a Bun
  • Ballet Kit in dancing bag (Grade 4 upwards, see note below)

(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
Progressing Ballet Technique

Normal ballet attire to be worn, with bare feet.

Please download the equipment list for further requirements.

Other Styles

Contemporary / Lyrical
  • Leotard
  • Tan Convertible Tights
  • Knee Pads
  • Foot Undies
  • Hair in a Bun
Jazz
  • Tight fitting top half (leotard, EK Dance tank top, singlet)
  • 3/4 or full length dance pants or tights
  • Tan Jazz Shoes
  • Hair tied back
Tap
  • Tight fitting top half (leotard, EK Dance tank top, singlet)
  • 3/4 or full length dance pants, tights or dance shorts
  • Black Tap Shoes
  • Hair tied back
Hip Hop
  • 3/4 or full length pants or dance shorts
  • Singlet top or t-shirt
  • Black Volleys
  • Hair tied back
Creative Dance
  • Leotard and skirt or tutu
  • Pink Ballet Shoes with elastics
  • Black Tap Shoes or Party Shoes
Acrobatics
  • Tight fitting top half (EK Dance crop top, EK Dance tank top, singlet)
  • 3⁄4 leggings or shorts
  • Bare feet
  • Hair tied back
Dance to Your Tune
  • Leotard and skirt or tutu
  • Pink Ballet Shoes with elastics
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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