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Dress Code

Dress Code

RECREATIONAL DRESS CODE

All participants in all programs offered by Turning Pointe Academy require proper dancewear and dance shoes. Students who do not choose to adhere to the dress code will not be permitted to participate during their class but instead asked to observe.  Students are permitted to wear extra body wear during winter months during warm-up. These extra garments can include sweaters, leg warmers, wraps and warm-up pants.  Students are expected to have all appropriate dancewear by October 1st of the current dance year.

 (*These Dress Code descriptions apply to our RECREATIONAL programs. For the Competitive Dress Code, see COMPETITIVE HANDBOOK.)


JUNIOR RECREATIONAL (Kinderdance – Junior 1/Grade 1)

* JUNIOR RECREATIONAL BALLET *:

KINDERDANCE (3 YEARS)

  • Pink Bodysuit (Motionwear), Pink Circle Skirt (Motionwear), Pink Tights (Mondor), Pink Ballet Slippers (Bloch 225).

TINY TOES (4 YEARS)

  • Purple Bodysuit (Motionwear), Purple Circle Skirt (Motionwear), Pink Tights (Mondor), Pink Ballet Slippers (Bloch 225).

PRE-BALLET (5 YEARS)

  • Pink Tank Bodysuit (Mondor 1645), Pink Tights (Mondor), Wrap Skirt (Mondor), Pink Ballet Slippers Full Sole (Bloch 205).

PRE-PRIMARY & PRIMARY BALLET (6/7 YEARS)

  • Pink Short-Sleeved Bodysuit (Mondor 1635), Pink Tights (Mondor), Wrap Skirt (Mondor), Pink Ballet Slippers Full Sole (Bloch 205).

GRADE 1 (7/8 YEARS)

  • Light Blue Mondor Tank Bodysuit (Mondor 1645) *Belt is required, Pink Footed Tights (Mondor Microfiber 310), Full Sole Leather Bloch Ballet Slipper (205), Bloch Canvas Character (315) *low heel.

MALE DANCERS (JUNIOR BALLET) 

  • Plain White Fitted T-shirt
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Black Leather or Canvas Ballet Slippers

* JUNIOR RECREATIONAL JAZZ *:

PRE-JUNIOR COMBOS: 

  • Bodysuit - sleeve length and colour of choice
  • Tights - Beige (Convertible for PRE-JUNIOR JAZZ/ACRO COMBO CLASSES)
  • Black Slippers: Big Star for PRE-JUNIOR COMBO CLASSES
  • Options: Jazz Pants (must be fitted at knee and hemmed to see foot; zippers not permitted), Dance Shorts or Capri Pants (must be cotton/lycra blend and fitted).

PRE-JUNIOR 2 & JUNIOR 1:

  • Bodysuit - sleeve length and colour of choice
  • Tights – Beige (Footed or Convertible)
  • Black Bloch Jazz Shoes (Gore Boot 499)
  • Options: Jazz Pants (must be fitted at knee and hemmed to see foot; zippers not permitted), Dance Shorts or Capri Pants (must be cotton/lycra blend and fitted).

MALE DANCERS (JUNIOR JAZZ) 

  • Plain White or Dark Coloured Fitted T-shirt (no logos/images)
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Black Bloch Jazz Shoes (Gore Boot 499)

* JUNIOR RECREATIONAL TAP *:

PRE-JUNIOR COMBO, PRE-JUNIOR 2 & JUNIOR 1:

  • Bodysuit - sleeve length and colour of choice
  • Tights - Beige 
  • Black Patent Tap Shoe (Capezio 625)
  • Options: Same as Jazz noted above.

MALE DANCERS (JUNIOR TAP) 

  • Plain White or Dark Coloured Fitted T-shirt (no logos/images)
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Black Oxford Tap Shoes (style 443)

 

* JUNIOR RECREATIONAL ACRO & CONTEMPORARY *:

PRE-JUNIOR COMBO, PRE-JUNIOR 2 & JUNIOR 1:

  • Bodysuit/Bikertard - sleeve length and colour of choice
  • Tights - Beige:  Footless (Mondor 312) or Convertible (Mondor 314, for COMBO classes).
  • Options: Dance Shorts (Shoes not required - bare feet).

MALE DANCERS (JUNIOR ACRO/CONTEMPORARY) 

  • Plain White or Dark Coloured Fitted T-shirt (no logos/images)
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Barefeet

 

* JUNIOR RECREATIONAL HIP HOP *:

MINI HOP & JUNIOR 1:

  • Hip Hop requires comfortable clothing that dancers can move in (No jeans permitted). 
  • At this time, students are welcome to wear CLEAN dark coloured indoor non-marking soled running shoes. 

 

* SHINING STARS PROGRAM *

SHINING STARS:

  • Bodysuit - sleeve length and colour of choice
  • Tights - Beige (Footed or Convertible)
  • Female Jazz Shoes - Beige Bloch Jazz Shoes (Gore Boot 499)
  • Male Jazz Shoes - Black Bloch Jazz Shoes (Gore Boot 499)
  • Female Tap Shoes – Caramel Capezio Maryjane style
  • Male Tap Shoes - Black Oxford Tap Shoes (style 443)
  • Female Ballet Shoes - Pink Ballet Slippers Full Sole (Bloch 205)
  • Male Ballet Shoes - Black Leather or Canvas Ballet Slippers
  • Hip Hop Shoes - CLEAN dark-coloured indoor non-marking soled running shoes
  • **Please note: Students are required to have shoes for the two disciplines they are participating in, they do not need all four shoes. (For example, Shining Stars Jazz/Ballet require ballet shoes and jazz shoes and Shining Stars Tap/Hip Hop require tap shoes and hip hop shoes)

 

SENIOR RECREATIONAL (Junior 2/Grade 2/Beginner and higher)

* SENIOR RECREATIONAL JAZZ *:

JUNIOR 2 & 3, PRE-INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE, TEEN & BEGINNER:

  • Bodysuit - sleeve length and colour of choice
  • Tights - Beige
  • Shoes - Black Bloch Jazz Shoes (Gore Boot 499)
  • Options: Jazz Pants (must be fitted at knee and hemmed to see foot; zippers not permitted), Dance Shorts or Capri Pants (must be cotton/lycra blend and fitted).

MALE DANCERS (SENIOR JAZZ) 

  • Plain White or Dark Coloured Fitted T-shirt (no logos/images)
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Black Bloch Jazz Shoes (Gore Boot 499)

 

* SENIOR RECREATIONAL TAP *:

JUNIOR 2 & 3, PRE-INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE & BEGINNER: 

  • Bodysuit - sleeve length and colour of choice
  • Tights - Beige
  • Shoes:
    • JUNIOR 2 & 3 & BEGINNER levels – Black Capezio Maryjane style.
    • PRE-INTERMEDIATE levels – Black Tap-On.
    • INTERMEDIATE levels – Black Capezio CG19
  • Options: Jazz Pants (must be fitted at knee and hemmed to see foot; zippers not permitted), Dance Shorts or Capri Pants (must be cotton/lycra blend and fitted).

MALE DANCERS (SENIOR TAP) 

  • Plain White or Dark Coloured Fitted T-shirt (no logos/images)
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Black Tap Shoes

 

* SENIOR RECREATIONAL CONTEMPORARY & ACRO *:

JUNIOR 2 & 3, PRE-INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE, SENIOR, ADVANCED, TEEN & BEGINNER:

  • Bodysuit - style and colour of choice; 
  • Tights - Beige Footless OR Convertible (Mondor 312 OR 314).
    • Junior 2 & 3 - Tights are MANDATORY
    • Pre-inter. Levels and Higher - Tights are OPTIONAL
    • ***Please note that students may be asked to purchase tights in the Spring for Recital

MALE DANCERS (SENIOR CONTEMPORARY/ACRO) 

  • Plain White or Dark Coloured Fitted T-shirt (no logos/images)
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Barefeet

 

* SENIOR RECREATIONAL HIP HOP *:

JUNIOR 2 & 3, PRE-INTERMEDIATE, SENIOR & BEGINNER:

  • Comfortable clothing that dancers can move in (No jeans permitted). 
  • At this time, students are welcome to wear CLEAN dark coloured indoor non-marking soled running shoes. *Please ensure shoes chosen to wear in class are for this purpose only - hip hop running shoes should not be worn outside or have dirt in treads - this is a safety issue for all other students dancing at the studio in other expensive dance shoes or bare feet. We wish to ensure all students have dedicated dance shoes for each discipline they are participating in. Hip Hop shoes included. 

 

* SENIOR RECREATIONAL LYRICAL* :

BEGINNER & TEEN:

  • Bodysuit - style and colour of choice
  • Tights - Beige Footless
  • Shoes: Choice of Capezio Foot Undies (recommended) OR Dance Paws.

MALE DANCERS (SENIOR LYRICAL) 

  • Plain White or Dark Coloured Fitted T-shirt (no logos/images)
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Shoes: Choice of Capezio Foot Undies (recommended) OR Dance Paws.

 

* TRIPLE THREAT - MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES *:

  • Dark Coloured Bodysuit - sleeve length of choice
  • Tights - Black Tights or Black Fitted Leggings
  • Shoes (both female & male): Black Bloch Jazz Shoes (Gore Boot 499)
  • Males are to wear White Fitted T-Shirt & Black Jazz Pants

 

* SENIOR RECREATIONAL BALLET *:

BEGINNER BALLET (8-10YRS):

  • Navy Blue Bodysuit (style of choice), Pink Footed or Convertible Tights, Full Sole Leather Bloch Ballet Slippers (205)

BEGINNER BALLET (10/11+YRS) & TEEN BALLET:

  • Black Bodysuit (style of choice), Pink Footed or Convertible Tights, Full Sole Leather Bloch Ballet Slippers (205)

GRADE 2:

  • Light Blue Mondor Tank Bodysuit (Mondor 1645) *Belt is required, Pink Footed Tights (Mondor Microfiber 310), Full Sole Leather Bloch Ballet Slipper (205), Bloch Canvas Character (315) *low heel.

GRADE 3:

  • Navy Blue Mondor Tank Bodysuit (Mondor 1645) *Belt is required, Pink Convertible Tights (Mondor Microfiber 314), Full Sole Leather Bloch Ballet Slipper (205), Bloch Canvas Character (314) *higher Cuban heel.

GRADE 4 & GRADE 5:

  • Navy Blue Mondor Tank Bodysuit (Mondor 1645) *Belt is required, Navy wrap skirt is optional (Mondor 6100) *no shorts, Pink Convertible Tights (Mondor Microfiber 314), Full Sole Leather Bloch Ballet Slipper (205), Bloch Canvas Character (314) *higher Cuban heel.

GRADE 6 & GRADE 7:

  • Black Sleeveless Bodysuit - style of choice (Mondor 1633 OR 1645); Black Wrap Skirt optional (Mondor), Pink Convertible Tights (Mondor Microfiber 314), Pink Canvas Ballet Slippers (Sansha split soles)

VOCATIONAL LEVELS:

  • Black Sleeveless Bodysuit - style of choice (Mondor 1633 OR 1645); Black Wrap Skirt optional (Mondor), Pink Convertible Tights (Mondor Microfiber 314), Pink Canvas Ballet Slippers (Sansha split soles), Pink Satin Pointe shoes (brand of choice) with Ribbons.

 

Please note: RAD requirements change for each for grade. A separate uniform for exam purposes may be required according to RAD regulations.

 

MALE DANCERS (SENIOR BALLET)

  • Plain White Fitted T-shirt
  • Black Dance Pants or Shorts
  • Black Leather or Canvas Ballet Slippers

 

All participants in all programs offered by Turning Pointe Academy require proper dancewear and dance shoes. Students who do not choose to adhere to the dress code will not be permitted to participate during their class but instead asked to observe.  Students are permitted to wear extra body wear during winter months during warm-up. These extra garments can include sweaters, leg warmers, wraps and warm-up pants.  Students are expected to have all appropriate dancewear by October 1st of the current dance year.

DANCEXPERTS - Located conveniently beside Turning Pointe at 105 Vanderhoof Ave. (UNIT #3) is pleased to assist you with all your dancewear needs. Please visit their website at www.dancexperts.ca or visit them in person during their regular office hours.  Phone: (416)-421-8506