skip to Main Content
(604) 892-5500 howesounddance@gmail.com

Clothing Requirements

Local dance stores

  • Kaos Kids 38068 Cleveland Ave. Squamish – 604-892 5567
  • Duck Feet located on Marine Dr, North & West Van

Please note that Mondor is the official sponsor of the Royal Academy of Dance.  All exam leotards for ballet must be approved by Miss Blanchard.  All exam leotards for Jazz must be approved by Miss Alicia.

Ballet

  • Creative Dance – Pink leotard, pink tights. full circle skirt and pink gymnastic or ballet shoes. Ballet sweaters are optional.  Hair in a bun.
  • Pre Primary & Primary – Lilac short sleeved styled Mondor brand leotard, white sock, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastic instep and full circle skirt.  Hair in a bun.
  • Grade 1- Grade 2: light blue sleeveless styled leotard, matching waist elastic, pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastic instep and character shoes as required. Hair in a bun.
  • Grade 3:  navy blue sleeveless styled leotard, navy blue waist elastic, pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with ribbons and character shoes. Hair in a bun.
  • Grade 4 & 5: red sleeveless styled leotard, red waist elastic, pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with ribbons and character shoes. Hair in a bun.
  • Higher Grades & Performance Ballet: solid color leotard, pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet slippers, and character shoes (Higher Grade only).  A short wrap around skirts is optional. Hair in a bun.
  • Vocational: solid color (black, purple, royal or navy blue for exam) leotard, pink tight, pink full sole ballet slippers, soft block shoes, pointe shoes. Hair in a bun.
  • Demi-Pointe/Pointe: pointe shoes are required at the discretion of the teacher. Hair in a bun.
  • Competitive Classes:  solid color leotard, pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers, or pointe shoes. Hair in a bun.

Jazz & Lyrical

  • Creative Dance – Pink leotard, pink tights. full circle skirt and pink gymnastic or ballet shoes. Ballet sweaters are optional.  Hair in a bun.
  • Stepping Stones Jazz – Jazz Elementary: black fitted Capri pants, dance shorts or tights and a fitted top or leotard. No full length pants. Black and/or tan colored split sole jazz shoes. Hair in a ponytail no bangs
  • Performance & Competitive classes: black fitted Capri pants, dance shorts or tights and a fitted top or leotard. No full length pants. Black and/or tan colored split sole jazz shoes. Hair in a ponytail no bangs. For Lyrical foot undeez.  Hair in a ponytail no bangs.
  • Baggy clothing & untidy hair are not permitted in jazz classes.  It makes it very difficult for teachers to see correct body alignment and posture.  If a student is not properly dressed for class, he/she may be asked to not participate.

Tap

  • Black fitted Capri pants, dance shorts or tights and a fitted top or leotard. No full length pants. Tan tap shoes with higher heel for girls, black tap shoes for boys. Hair in a ponytail no bangs.

Modern

  • Creative Dance – Pink leotard, pink tights. full circle skirt and pink gymnastic or ballet shoes. Ballet sweaters are optional.  Hair in a bun.
  • Performance & Competitive classes:  Solid color leotard, black or tan tights, bare feet.  Hair in a ponytail no bangs.
  • Baggy clothing & untidy hair are not permitted in modern classes.  It makes it very difficult for teachers to see correct body alignment and posture.  If a student is not properly dressed for class, he/she may be asked to not participate.

Acro Dance

  • Solid color leotard, black or tan tights, bare feet.  Hair in a ponytail no bags.  Loose fitting closing is not permitted in this given the nature of movement, if a student is not properly dressed for class, they cannot participate.

Hip Hop

  • This has a more relaxed tone.  Students are asked to wear appropriate attire that will enable them to have a wide range of movement.  For all levels white indoor only sneakers are required; NO outside shoes are permitted in the studios.

For all Competitive Classes

  • At competition you will be expected to wear HSDA clothing at the theater and onstage for all awards.

Classical Ballet Bun Tutorial

How to Tie Ballet Shoe Ribbons Tutorial

How to Sew Ribbons on Flat Ballet Shoes Tutorial

Basic Stage Makeup Tutorials

Back To Top
×Close search
Search