STUDIO UNIFORM GUIDELINES
Our studio uniform has been selected with several factors in mind. The prescribed dancewear allows freedom of movement for dancers, and is form-fitting to enable teachers to observe students' posture, shape, and lines in order to better correct technique.
Wearing a uniform to class is an important way that students develop the discipline required to be an excellent dancer. This same discipline can have a positive impact on children in the school environment, and teenagers and young adults preparing to enter the workforce.
The CBDS team appreciates the support of parents and caregivers in enforcing our uniform standards.
UNIFORM BASICS: Ballet
Girls must wear a studio leotard and matching ballet skirt in all ballet classes.
Flesh pink tights are to be worn with pink ballet shoes. Socks are not permitted.
Boys should wear black shorts or leggings, with a plain black or white t-shirt or leotard.
Black ballet shoes may be worn with black socks.
UNIFORM BASICS: Jazz and Tap
Girls are to wear a studio leotard and shorts.
Skintone Fiesta tights are worn with jazz and tap shoes. Socks are not permitted.
Boys should wear black shorts or pants, with a plain black or white t-shirt.
Black jazz and tap shoes may be worn with black socks.
UNIFORM BASICS: Acro
It is essential that only firm-fitting clothing is worn in Acro classes, for the safety of dancers and spotters.
Girls should wear their studio leotard and shorts, as per Jazz and Tap classes.
Convertible tights in flesh pink or skintone may be worn.
Boys should wear black shorts, pants, or leggings with a t-shirt or leotard, as per Ballet, Jazz and Tap classes. These items must not be too baggy.
Bare feet are often required during class, but students should also bring sneakers, which may be worn with socks.
UNIFORM BASICS: Contemporary
All students should wear studio uniform as per Jazz and Tap classes, with socks or bare feet (foot thongs are permitted but not required).
Girls are usually required to wear skintone matte footless tights for performances, depending on costume. Any convertible tights may be worn for classes.
*Ballet tights must be worn in all ballet classes, and can be worn in all other classes to save time changing, however skintone gloss Fiesta tights are essential for Jazz and Tap performances, and skintone matte footless tights may be required for Contemporary performances.
UNIFORM BASICS: Hip Hop
Students are encouraged to wear comfortable hip hop-style clothing over or instead of regular studio uniform to better adapt to this style of dance. Loose-fitting clothing such as tracksuit pants, basketball shorts, singlets or t-shirts are recommended.
Sneakers or skater shoes must be worn (jazz or ballet shoes are not appropriate).
Especially in cooler months, dancers may choose to wear extra layers, not only for comfort but for safety, helping to keep muscles warm early on in classes. Crossovers are strongly recommended for young students, or a similar long-sleeved fitted top for older students. Leggings may also replace shorts.
Official studio merchandise is available for order, and includes options such as a warm-up jacket, singlet, shorts, and leggings.
Any additional dancewear that is not official studio-branded merchandise should be in plain studio colours, with minimal or no patterns or other designs. Clothing must also not be too bulky.
Good grooming is an important part of the proper studio uniform. In exams and competitions, grooming can impact results, which is one reason it is practiced in classes!
Most classes require hair to be worn in a bun, with no fringe. Keeping hair firmly secured and out of the eyes not only looks tidier, but is more comfortable and safer for students whilst they are moving around.
Students who arrive at classes with their hair not in a bun may be asked to fix it before joining the group.
Certain classes (Contemporary and Hip Hop) may have more relaxed requirements for hair to better suit the style of dance.