What to Wear ~ Dance Attire


Stage Dance Class Dancers;  Dressing in the same colour - is important. When you go to purchase new dance attire we request you follow these guidelines.  Sloppy clothing, hair not tied up and improper dance footwear means that you are not welcome to take class.  Being dressed accordingly is part of dance discipline.  


RAD Ballet Exam Dancers;  please follow the Royal Academy Dance  Ballet Exam class dress requirements exactly.(click here please)


PRIMARY DANCE CLASSES - 6 YEARS AND UNDER
Tap/Ballet Combo
Girls:  Bodysuit (pink please), ballet pink (Mondor tights) or socks,  black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes (fitted from the dance store.  Generic shoes from big chain retailers are not suitable.)  Hair in a pony tail back off the face. Skirts or Tutu's are welcome.
Boys : white t-Shirt, black shorts, black tap shoes, and black ballet shoes.

 

Tap
Girls:  Bodysuit (pink please), ballet pink (Mondor tights) or socks,  black tap shoes, hair back off the face. Skirts or Tutu's are welcome.
Boys : white t-Shirt, black shorts, black tap shoes.

 

Ballet
Girls:  Bodysuit (pink please), ballet pink (Mondor tights) or socks,  pink ballet shoes (fitted from the dance store.  Generic shoes from big chain retailers are not suitable.) Hair back off the face in a bun. Skirts or Tutu's are welcome.
Boys : white t-Shirt, black shorts, and black ballet shoes.

 

Tap/Jazz/Hop Hop Combination Class (ages 6/7 years)

Girls : Bodysuit, (pink/black), black leggings or black capris length pants.  

Black tap shoes and (#S0499) Nude jazz shoes, hair back off the Face. 

Dancer will do hip hop in their jazz shoes. 
Boys:  White t-Shirt, black shorts, black jazz shoes.

 

Tap & Jazz Combination Class

Girls : Bodysuit, (pink/black), black leggings or black capris length pants.  

black tap shoes, (#S0499) Nude jazz shoes, hair back off the Face. 
Boys:  White t-Shirt, black shorts, black jazz shoes.

 

Hip Hop
Girls and Boys: Loose fitting baggy clothing.  Hair in a ponytail. 
Shoes: Black Runners - that will be used for Hip 2 Hop only.  NO street shoes.

2's in Tutus:
Girls:  Bodysuit, pink in colour.  A skirt or tutu is welcome. Pink ballet shoes.  If a dancer has a certain outfit they wish to wear - that's fine with us. Ballet shoes are recommended, but if you prefer a gym slipper - that's ok too.  No runners or hard sole shoes. 
Boys:  Shorts and a t-shirt. Black ballet shoes or bare feel.  No runners or hard sole shoes. 

 

 

 


DANCE CLASSES - 7 YEARS AND OVER

Black is where it's at!

Tap
Girls: Black flares, black tight top, black top, black shorts, shoes with high quality tap. Hair in a ponytail.
Boys:  White t-shirt, black shorts, black tap shoes with tele-tone taps.

Jazz/Hip Hop 

Girls:    Black flairs or black leggings, or black capris length pants, or black shorts, black tight top, Block (#S0499) Nude jazz shoes. Hair in a ponytail. 

Boys:   White t-shirt, black shorts, black jazz shoes.
 

Hip Hop Classes, ages 7-10
Shoes: Black Runners - that will be used for Hip 2 Hop only.  NO street shoes.  As soon as Dances fit a size 3 please get the Hip Hop Class Shoes from Baggins shoes. Info below. 

Girls and Boys: Loose fitting baggy clothing.  Hair in a ponytail.

 

Hip Hop Classes, ages 10+

Shoes:  Dancers require Converse shoes - photo to the right.  They start at size 3.  They are available from Baggins Shoes, 580 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M3, Phone number(250) 388-7022.  Shoes are $104.00 plus tax.   Once shoes are purchased Baggins will print them with the KCDS logo.  Shoes are printed to order.  There is  a 7-10 business day turnaround for printing.  Baggins Shoes will contact you once your shoes are ready for pick-up. 

Girls and Boys: Loose fitting baggy clothing.  Hair in a ponytail.

 

Hip Hop CREWS:

Shoes: All CREW Dancers require Converse shoes - photo to the right.   They are available from Baggins Shoes, 580 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M3, Phone number(250) 388-7022.  Shoes are $94.00 plus tax. (Once shoes are  purchased Baggins will print them with the KCDS logo.  Shoes are printed to order.  There is  a 7-10 business day turnaround for printing.  Baggins Shoes will contact you once your shoes are ready for pick-up.

Clothing: dress comfortable

Acro/Jazz

Girls: Acro requires a body suit (black or pink) no attached skirt, as our dancer spend time upside down. Dancer may choose to wear black leggings or black dance shorts, over their body suit if they wish. 

Jazz shoes are: Block (#S0499) Nude jazz shoes

Acro is done in bare feet.  Hair in a ponytail. 

Boys: t-shirt, short, bare feet for acro and black jazz shoes

Ellswear Dance & Activewear Ltd

3180 Harriet Road

Victoria, BC

V9A 1T8

250-721-5356

Places to Purchase Dance Wear

 

 

Toes 'n' Taps Dance Shoppe

 

1733 Cook Street (at North Park Street), 

Victoria, BC

V8T 3P4

250-480-0017

Karen Clark Dance Studio On-Line Store

YES you may purchase KCDS Logo printed items through our on-line store 

KCDS's On-Line Store is closed.  Please watch this space for opening date. 

ACRO:

Girls: bodysuit (black ) and bare feet.   T-shirts are not welcome as ACRO Dancers spent a considerable time upside down and t-shirts don't stay put.  Over their bodysuits Dancers are welcome to wear black shorts or black leggings.  Bare feet please and no jewelry.    Hair in a low pony tail. 

Boys: t-shirt, shorts and bare feet

 

Contemporary, Lyrical

Girls:  black flairs, black leggings, or black capris length pants. Black tight top, lyrical shoes - called 'foot undies - in beige.'  Bare feet are sometime welcome in Contemporary class.  Hair in a Ponytail.

Boys:  White T-shirt and black shorts, black jazz shoes.

 

ADULTS DANCERS

Tap:   comfortable clothing, black tap shoes with a good quality tap

Ballet/Jazz:    comfortable clothing, Block (#S0499) Nude jazz shoes

KAREN CLARK DANCE STUDIO INC. 

4499 Viewmont Avenue  (@ West Saanich Road)
Victoria, BC, V8Z 5K8 
250-658-0445 | www.karenclarkdancestudio.com

karenclarkdancestudio@hotmail.com

 

 

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