Male Dress Code

Dance Saskatoon

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BALLET CLASS
Attire
• Black Dance Shorts or Boys Tights
• White Fitted Short Sleeve T-shirt or tank top
Dance Shoes
• Bloch Black Ballet Slippers (full sole is required)

Male ballet dancers in the graded ballet program:
Black tights, a dance belt, white very fitted tank top or t-shirt and Bloch brand black ballet shoes.


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HIP HOP CLASS
Attire
• T-shirt or Tank Top
• Loose Fitting Pants or Shorts (non-restrictive)
Dance Shoes
• Nike Tanjun (black shoe, white sole, white check)
These shoes can be purchased from Nike.com. This shoe is mandatory for all KDF hip hop classes and will be used as part of their costume for the year end show. If you have a clean pair of last year’s shoe (the Nike Roshe), those will be acceptable for this year as we transition into the new shoe. The transition is happening because the Nike Roshe from last year has been discontinued. The Nike Roshe and Tanjun are very similar looking shoes.

Outdoor shoes are strictly prohibited from being worn in the studio. No blue jean or denim of any kind.


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CREATIVE DANCE, JAZZ, LYRICAL, MUSICAL THEATRE & CONTEMPORARY
Attire
• Black Jazz Pants or Black Dance Shorts
• White or Black Fitted Short Sleeve T-shirt
Dance Shoes
• Jazz/Lyrical/Musical Theatre – Black leather Split-sole Jazz Shoes for Junior, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate & Advanced dancers. No laces.
• Creative Dance – Black Ballet Slipper or Black canvas gym slipper
• Contemporary – Bare Feet

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ACRO DANCE
• Shorts
• Fitted shirt
• Bare feet

Please keep in mind that they will spend quite a bit of time upside down and their clothes must be fitted enough for these activities.


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TAP CLASS
Attire
• Black Jazz Pants or Black dance shorts
• White or Black Fitted Short Sleeve T-shirt
Dance Shoes
• Black Leather Tap Shoe
• Laces or no laces is acceptable until the Pre-Intermediate 2 level. Pre-Intermediate 3 and up ~ laces on the black tap shoes will be required.

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EQUIPMENT LIST FOR PBT (PROGRESSIVE BALLET TECHNIQUE
• A fit/Swiss ball for the required size for your height (see below for sizing details)
• Small hand ball (pink ball, tennis ball, or a soft massage ball)
• Medium ball (Soft ball 22”or 54cm in diameter. Try Walmart kids toys!)
• Resistance band, Medium strength, 9 feet in length. (This is a lot longer than the off the shelf bands. I will look into providing an economical solution for the students. We won’t use them for a few weeks.)
• Pilates or Yoga mat

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