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We like children to have the correct dance uniform and dance shoes after a month’s lessons. Until the correct dance-wear is acquired, please ensure your child brings clean shoes to change into and wears loose, comfortable clothing for all classes in the Academy. Please tie all long hair back away from the face and leave jewellery at home. Please note that chewing gum is banned completely in the whole building and mobile phones must remained switched off and in bags if brought to class.  We cannot accept responsibility for lost belongings.

 

Tap/Jazz

 

Infants (Up to 8 yrs old):-

 

Exams: Pale pink leotard with attached skirt. Plain white ankle socks/white or pink dance tights. Tap shoes for Tap exams (please check with teacher before adding heel taps/teletone taps as we prefer beginners to learn only with toe taps). Ballet or Jazz Shoes for Stage exams (we prefer ballet shoes for U/6’s) No jewellery/makeup. Hair in bun away from face.

 

Boys : White leotard and black dance shorts with white ballet socks and black leather ballet shoes/any colour tap shoes(Please ask teacher for more advice)

 

Classes: As Exam-wear though cardigans and Zazz T-shirts can be worn over the top. No jewellery/watches.

 

Juniors (8 yrs & above):-

 

Exams: Cerise pink leotard with white socks or shimmer tights. Black Tap shoes for Tap; Black jazz shoes for jazz. (Please check with teacher before adding heel taps/teletone taps).

 

Boys: White leotard and black dance shorts/Black Jazz Pans with white ballet socks and black jazz shoes/ black tap shoes. (Please ask teacher for more advice)

 

Classes: As exam wear. Jazz pants/leggings, Cardigans and Zazz T-shirts may be worn over leotards. No jewellery/watches.

 

 

 

Ballet

 

Infants:-

 

Exams: Pale pink leotard with attached skirt. Plain white ankle socks/white dance tights. Pink ballet shoes (Leather,satin or sparkle) with elastic sewn on. No jewellery/makeup. Hair must be in a bun at back of head. No fringes. (Infants Statuettes require Character Skirt and Character Shoes).

 

Boys: White leotard and black dance shorts with white ballet socks and black leather ballet shoes. (Please ask teacher for more advice)

 

Classes: As exam wear however ballet cardigans and warmups/Skirts may be worn for class

 

Juniors:-

 

Exams & Classes: Black sleeveless leotard with white ballet tights. (Please make sure Bra straps are hidden/skin coloured in exams!) Pink ballet shoes with Pink ballet ribbon sewn on. No jewellery/makeup. Hair must be in bun at back of head; no fringes.  Short black ballet chiffon wrap skirt/black shorts/ballet cardigan may be worn for class.

 

Boys: White leotard and black dance shorts with white ballet socks and black leather ballet shoes. (Please ask teacher for more advice)

 

Grade 2 & Above: Any Coloured Ballet Leotard can be worn for class (Some of our girls find this more fun and exciting to have coloured leotards for class!)  ballet cardigans and warmups/Skirts may be also worn for class

and also Black character shoes and a character skirt will be required (black full circle skirt with ribbons around the bottom. These may be made individually or ordered from our dancewear shop.)

 

Boys: White leotard and black dance shorts with white ballet socks and black leather ballet shoes. (Please ask teacher for more advice). Black Ballet Leggings or Jazz Pants can be worn for class.

 

Advanced: Pointe shoes at teachers’ discretion.

 

Show-work—white Romantic tutu (please ask Teacher)

 

 

 

Ballroom

 

All Ages:-

 

Exams: Girls:  Ballroom Dress or Leotard/Blouse/Full Circular Skirt & Short skirt for Latin. You may wear sequins/makeup. Any style Ballroom Shoe (U/12’s must have no higher heel than a cuban heel).

 

Boys:  Shirt/Tie/Bowtie/Trousers/Ballroom Shoes.  (Please see teacher for more advice)

 

Classes: Girls: A full circular skirt.  Shorter skirt for Latin. Ballroom Shoes.

 

 Boys: Trousers/Shirt/Ballroom shoes.

 

 

 

 

Disco/Street/Freestyle

 

All Classes:-

 

Freestyle Exams: Disco costume or leotard. You may wear sequins and makeup. Any style jazz shoe. Dance trainers may not be worn. Advanced pupils to seek advice from teacher. Hair should be tied away from face.

 

No jewellery/watches

 

Freestyle Classes: Any style leotard/crop top/jazz pants. Lycra dance skirts must be no longer than mid-thigh length if worn. Any style jazz shoe. Dance trainers may not be worn. Advanced pupils to seek advice from teacher. Hair should be tied away from face. No jewellery/watches.

 

 

Cheerleading

 

Cheer Exams: Zazz Cheerleader vest top , black leggings/hotpants and skin coloured tights, Black Jazz shoes and pompoms. A Zazz  Cheerleader bow may also be worn (Available from our Shop).

 

Cheer Classes: As Freestyle and also pompoms. Dance trainers may be worn for Juniors—please check with teacher if unsure.

 

 

Irish Dancing

 

Irish Soft Shoes, Irish Hard Shoes or Tap Shoes, Leotard or Irish Dress

 

 

 

 

 

Stage School/Drama/Singing

 

Any colour ZAZZ T-shirt, Black Jazz Pants/Leggings, Jazz Shoes. Intermediate/Advanced Classes may require extra dance shoes. Dance Trainers are not suitable for most drama/performing arts work due to their inflexibility when doing character/acting work . Please remember to change for singing classes too as outdoor shoes are treacherous to the dance floors.