Female Dress Code

Dance Saskatoon

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CHILD SIZE BODYSUITS
Ballet Rosa “Valerie” leotard in BLACK. Available in child sizes 4 – 12.
This bodysuit is recommended for our Pre-Junior, Junior 1-3, and Pre-Intermediate 1 classes, but is NOT mandatory. We will use this bodysuit for our ADAPT Tap and Jazz exams this season. You can purchase this bodysuit at Dance Street.

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ADULT SIZE BODYSUITS
Capezio BraTek MC110 for children sized XS-XL.
This bodysuit is recommended for our Pre-Intermediate 2 and up classes, but is NOT mandatory. We will use this bodysuit for our ADAPT Tap and Jazz exams this season. You can purchase this bodysuit at Dance Street.
The Capezio BraTek comes with an adjustable bra built in to the bodysuit, so students do not need to wear their own bra underneath.

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SHORTS
Shorts are optional for students participating in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Acro classes. These shorts may be worn overtop of your child’s tights and bodysuit. Ballet students may NOT wear shorts, as per our ballet attire requirements. Shorts must be dance shorts specifically, very short in length and made of lycra/spandex material. Jean shorts, sweat shorts, or gym shorts are not permitted. Dance Street has many dance short styles to choose from. Black is preferred.

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CREATIVE DANCE (Ages 3-4)
Black or Pink Bodysuit
• Sleeveless, scoop neck-line with thick straps or spaghetti straps
Dance Tights
• Mondor Brand Ballerina Pink (purchase at Dance Street)
Dance Shoes
• Pink leather ballet slippers
Hair pulled off the face.

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TOEJAMMER TAP (Ages 3-4)
Black or Pink Bodysuit
• Sleeveless, scoop neck-line with thick straps or spaghetti straps
Dance Tights
• Mondor Brand Ballerina Pink (purchase at Dance Street)
Dance Shoes
• Black patent tap shoes
Hair pulled off the face.

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FEMALE AGES 5 AND UP
Ballet Class
Black Bodysuit (Studio bodysuit or another)
• Sleeveless, scoop neck-line with spaghetti straps, modest neck-line please. Optional black ballet wrap chiffon skirt. No shorts.
Dance Tights
• Mondor Brand Ballerina Pink for all levels
Ballet Shoes
• Pre-Primary, Primary, Grade 1 Intro, Grade 1 Adv, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 Intro, Junior Foundation ~ Bloch Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Slippers
Shoes for Grade 4 Adv, Teen Foundation, Intermediate and Senior ~ Students will have a choice for this competitive season. Dance Street carries both of these shoes, so please have your daughter try both styles and pick the more comfortable & better looking shoe for their own foot.
• Bloch #284 “Performa” Canvas Ballet Slipper in peach
• Angelo Luzio #246 totalStretch Canvas Ballet Slipper in peach
Hair must be in a classical ballet bun.

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FEMALE AGES 5 AND UP
Jazz & Musical Theatre
Black Bodysuit (Studio Bodysuit or another)
• Sleeveless, scoop neck-line with spaghetti straps, modest neck-line please
Black Short Dance Shorts (Studio Shorts or another)
• Spandex/nylon/cotton blend dance shorts are acceptable over bodysuits
• Emphasis here is fitted dance shorts; sweat shorts, gym shorts or Husky shorts are not acceptable
Dance Tights
• Mondor Brand Ballerina Pink tights for Pre-Junior and Junior 1 classes.
• Mondor Brand Light Tan tights for all other levels.
Jazz Shoes
• Pre-Junior 1 – Pre-Intermediate 3 & Foundation Jazz ~ BLOCH #499 Tan split sole, slip on jazz shoe. No laces.
• Intermediate – Advanced ~ BLOCH #499 Black split sole, slip on jazz shoe. No laces.
Hair in ponytail.

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FEMALE AGES 5 AND UP
Lyrical & Contemporary Classes
Same attire as Jazz & Musical Theatre classes.
Footwear
• Bloch Spin II Nude turning shoes

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FEMALE AGES 5 AND UP
Acro Dance
Bodysuit and footless/convertible tights.
Optional fitted tank tops/tshirts or shorts/capris.
As students dress for class, please remember they will at many points in the class be upside down! No loose clothing, please.
Dancers must be barefoot for their safety!

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FEMALE AGES 5 AND UP
Tap Class
Black Bodysuit
• Sleeveless, scoop neck-line with spaghetti straps – modest neck-line please
Black Short Dance Shorts (Optional)
• (Spandex/nylon/cotton blend) are acceptable over bodysuits
• Emphasis here is fitted dance shorts; sweat shorts, gym shorts or Husky shorts are not acceptable
Dance Tights
• Mondor Brand Ballerina Pink tights for Pre-Junior and Junior 1 classes.
• Mondor Brand Light Tan tights
Tap Shoes
• Pre-Junior 1 – Junior 3 & Foundation Tap ~ Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes in Caramel.
• Pre-Intermediate 1 & up ~ Bloch Lace Up Tap Shoe in Black
Hair in ponytail.

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FEMALE AGES 5 AND UP
Hip Hop Class
T-shirt or Tank Top Loose Fitting Pants or Shorts (non-restrictive)
Shoes ~TBA
Outdoor shoes are strictly prohibited from being worn in the studio. No blue jean or denim of any kind.
Hair in ponytail.

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EQUIPMENT LIST FOR PBT (PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE)
JUNIOR/SENIOR/ADVANCED LEVELS:
• A fit/Swiss ball for the required size for your height (see below for sizing details)
• Small hand ball – OTP or Balanced Body Pink Ball is recommended, may also use a handball/racquetball. Approximately 8″ in circumference/2.5″ in diameter.
• Medium Fusion ball – known as a Soft Stability Ball or Pilates Soft Ball, must be 20-23 cm in diameter or have a circumference of approximately 54 cm (22″). Soft Toy Balls may be used.
• Resistance band – Medium strength, MUST be 9 feet in length and 6 inches wide across. Resistance bands will be required later in the season. Miss Christina is looking into an option to pass out to the class and will update the class when in the season this will be required.
• Pilates or Yoga mat
• Senior/Advanced Students ONLY – Later this season, you will need a Mini Resistance Loop Band, minimum Medium strength. Advanced students should use Advanced strength. Found at exercise shops or suppliers of Pilates equipment. Miss Christina will update the class when in the season this will be required.

 

Using your height to size up your ball: When you stand next to an exercise ball, it should be even or slightly above your knee level. The best way to size up your ball is by sitting on it. When you sit on the ball, your knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor. Find your height and see which ball size you should try first. The following chart shows a slight variation of recommended heights for the different ball sizes you can choose from:

Height Ball Size
Under 4’8″ (142cm) 45cm
4’8″ to 5’3″ (142 to 160cm) 55cm
5’4″ to 5’10” (160 to 178cm) 65cm
5’11” to 6’4″ (178 to 193cm) 75cm

Dance Supplies can be purchased at Dance Street: 1020 Louise Ave. 955-2808