Uniform


AFB Dance Academy hopes that students take pride in their appearance when wearing their uniform and attending classes. We request that students wear the correct uniform for every lesson. This is not only for aesthetic reasons but also for reasons of safe practice. Dance uniform is designed to be easy to move in and not restrict dancers movements. The close fitting items allow the teachers to easily assess students body positions and posture during lessons. Wearing clothing that is not suitable can obstruct the teacher view and could lead to injuries.

Uniform can now be ordered through the school. An order will be made once a term, usually with the first few weeks of the beginning of term. Please ask for more information and prices.

NURSERY


GIRLS


  • Pink or Purple Skirted Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Socks
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
  • Tap Shoes (any colour)
  • Students should bring a soft toy / doll

BOYS


  • White Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Navy Blue Shorts
  • White Ballet Socks
  • Black or White Ballet Shoes

AFB Dance Academy | Nursery Uniform

PRE-PRIMARY & PRIMARY


GIRLS


  • Pink Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Pink Crossover Georgette Skirt
  • Pink Ballet Socks
  • Pink Ballet Shoes

BOYS


  • White Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Navy Blue Shorts (Loose Style)
  • White Ballet Socks
  • Black or White Ballet Shoes

AFB Dance Academy | Pre-Primary and Primary Uniform

GRADES 1 & 2


GIRLS


  • Lavender Sleeveless Leotard (round neck)
  • Lavender Elasticated Belt
  • Pink Ballet Socks
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
  • Character Skirt (ribbons to complement leotard)
  • RAD Character Shoes (low heel)

BOYS


  • White Short Sleeved Leotard
  • Navy Blue Shorts (loose style)
  • White Ballet Socks
  • Black or White Ballet Shoes
  • Black Oxford Character Shoes

AFB Dance Academy | Grades 1 and 2 Uniform

GRADES 3 – 5


GIRLS


  • Navy Blue Sleeveless Leotard (with ruche)
  • Navy Blue Elasticated Belt
  • Pink Ballet Tights
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
  • Character Skirt (ribbons to complement leotard)
  • RAD Character Shoes (Cuban heel)

AFB Dance Academy | Grades 3 - 5 Uniform 1

AFB Dance Academy | Grades 3 - 5 Uniform 2

GRADES 6 – 8


GIRLS


  • Black Sleeveless Leotard
  • Black Chiffon Skirt
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
  • Pink Ballet Tights
  • Character Skirt (ribbons any colour)
  • Black RAD Character Shoes (Cuban heel)
  • Silk Free Movement Scarf

AFB Dance Academy | Grades 6 - 8 Uniform

POINTEWORK


Pointe shoes should be purchased personally from a dance supply shop as they must fit properly. Purchasing them online is not appropriate.

TAP SHOES


Tap shoes can be of any colour or design. Older students should have toe and heel taps.

DANCE SUPPLY SHOPS


Boo Boos:

40 Fleckney Road
Kibworth Beauchamp

0116 2793902

Synergy:

80 St Mary’s Road
Market Harborough

01858 463175

Chameleon:

5 Meadow Road
Kettering

01536 483379


All dancers are required to wear the appropriate uniform for their grade when taking RAD exams. In order for the dancers to become comfortable with and used to the uniform it is suggested that it is worn as class uniform.

Long hair should be tied up and off the face, ideally in a bun. If hair is kept loose it can obstruct the teachers view of the dancers form which will inhibit teaching. Dancers can also get into bad habits of playing with or flicking loose hair which can be hard to break once exam time comes round. Dancers frequently need to use their heads and in the later grades in particular the shoulders and upper back, long hair can get in the way.

Cardigans and crossovers are not a compulsory part of the uniform and should not be worn by younger dancers. The dance rooms are heated and should be warm enough for them without the need for a cardigan. Once one wants to take theirs off generally the rest follow and this usually occurs only a few minutes into the class. For older dancers they should only be worn in cold weather at the beginning of the class. Dancers will be required to remove cardigans and any other warm up items after the warm up or barre section of the class. Baggy jumpers, hoodies are not suitable. Only close fitting cardigans are permitted as these allow the teacher to see the dancer’s form which is essential when correcting technique.