What to Wear

For Preschool Aged Dancers

Going to dance class for young children can be as much about the outfit as it is about moving to music. For this reason, there is no mandatory ballet uniform for any Creative Movement classes.

What matters is that what they are wearing allows them to move freely and that they feel good in it. Leggings or shorts and a form-fitting tank top are acceptable and appropriate for boys. Elaborate costume pieces and over-sized tutus should be saved for designated “dress up” days. Students may also choose between bare feet and ballet slippers for class, but please NO SOCKS.

That being said, if your young dancer grows out of what they currently have and needs a new dance outfit, please refer to the information below. It applies to all Leslieville and East York Schools of Dance students.

2019/2020 School Year
Creative Movement
No uniform requirements, these are recommendations
  • Girls: Skirted leotard (pink or blue) | Pink footed tights | Gym slippers or full-sole ballet slippers
  • Boys:  White t-shirt |  Black Shorts or leggings | Black Gym slippers or full-sole ballet slippers

 

Tiny Tappers
  • Girls: Black skirted leotard | Tan footed tights |  Black patent leather tap shoes
  • Boys: White t-shirt |  Black shorts or pants |  Black tap shoes
 
Ballet 1-4  
  • Girls: Tank Leotard in pink, lavender, or blue | Pink footed tights | Black skirt | Pink Full-sole ballet slippers
  • Boys: White tank top | Black Dance shorts or tights | Black leather ballet shoe w/ White ankle socks
 
Ballet 5+
  • Girls: Black Spaghetti-Strap leotard | Pink footed tights | Pink full-sole ballet slippers
  • Boys: White tank top | Black Dance shorts or Tights | Black leather ballet shoe w/ White ankle socks
 
Jazz 1 & 2
  • Girls: Tank Leotard in pink, lavender, or blue | tan footed tights | Black dance shorts or capris | Black jazz shoes
  • Boys:  T-shirt | Black Dance shorts, Pants, or Tights | black jazz shoes
 
Jazz 3+
  • Girls: Black Spaghetti-Strap leotard | tan footed tights | Black dance shorts or capris | Black jazz shoes
  • Boys:  T-shirt | Black Dance shorts, Pants, or Tights | Black jazz shoes
 
Tap 1 & 2
  • Girls: Tank Leotard in pink, lavender, or blue | Tan footed tights  | Black dance shorts, capris, or leggings | Black Patent Leather Tap Shoes
  • Boys: White t-shirt |  Black shorts or pants |  Black tap shoes
 
Tap 3+
  • Girls: Black Spaghetti-Strap leotard | Tan footed tights  | Black dance shorts, capris, or leggings | Black Patent Leather Tap Shoes
  • Boys: White t-shirt |  Black shorts or pants |  Black tap shoes
 
Hip Hop
  • Fitted t-shirt or tank  | Jogging Pants, shorts or leggings (no jeans) | Clean Indoor Running Shoes
 
Musical Theatre
  • Any form-fitting top (no long sleeves) or bodysuit of any colour | Black dance shorts, capris, or leggings | Black Jazz shoes | Tan footed tights (Girls) may be needed for year-end performances
 
Acro & Silks
  • Girls: Any colour leotard | Tan Stirrup tights or Black dance shorts | Bare Feet
  • Boys: Any form-fitting top (no long sleeves) | Shorts | Bare Feet
 
Modern & Lyrical
  • Girls: Black Spaghetti-Strap leotard | Tan Footless Tights (May wear black dance shorts over tights) | Bare Feet
  • Boys: White t-shirt |  Black shorts or pants |  Bare Feet

 

Leslieville Summer Dance Session 
  • No uniform requirements
East York Summer Dance Session
Ballet
  • Girls: Leotard (Bodysuit) in Any Colour | Full-Sole Ballet Slippers 
  • Boys: Tank Top | Dance Shorts | Full-Sole Ballet Slippers
Hip Hop
  • Fitted t-shirt or tank  | Jogging Pants, shorts or leggings (no jeans) | Clean Indoor Running Shoes
Musical Theatre & Jazz 
  • No uniform requirements
Creative Movement
  • No Uniform requirements, these are recommendations
  • Girls: Skirted leotard (pink or blue) | Pink footed tights | Gym slippers or full-sole ballet slippers
  • Boys:  White t-shirt |  Black Shorts or leggings | Black Gym slippers or full-sole ballet slippers

 

 

What NOT to Wear