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Our youngest dancers wear a branded LDPA minis T shirt, with leggings / trackies and light trainers / sandshoes / plimsoles.
T shirts are available from https://myclothing.com/ldpa-minis/12894.school , and cost from £5.50 We may have some in stock ourselves so it is worth asking 😉
Our Street and Freestyle dancers wear a branded T shirt, with black leggings or trackies, BLACK jazz shoes, black jazz trainers or Black light trainers.
T shirts are available from https://myclothing.com/street-with-miss-louise/26314.school prices starting at £5.50, (we may have some in stock ourselves too.)
Dance shoes can be bought from us, or from any reputable company
Our Musical theatre students wear a black, branded polo shirt, with any black bottoms and black dance trainers or light trainers.
This is line with the IDTA's uniform policy for Musical Theatre exams
Our younger beginners in Ballet and Tap, up to and including Primary Grade, wear a pale pink soft Skirted leotard ( not stick out tutu, skirt at waist please), with pink ballet shoes and socks (no tights until high school unless it is winter and Miss Louise has said that it is okay.), and black tap shoes with heel and toe taps. Prices start at £2 for ballet socks, through to £10+ for skirted leotards and £15.50 for tap shoes
Boys wear white branded T shirt or a white leotard, with black shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes and tap shoes
On progression to Grade 1, our students earn the right to wear Mulberry. Leotards and skirts must now be separates as skirts are not permitted for ballet exams from grade 1. Skirts are only available from us and are handmade.
Boys uniform remains the same (sorry boys)
Grade 2 sees the change from a skirt to tight fitting shorts.
Now our dancers are progressing through the grades, they earn the right to wear royal blue. Leotards must be Royal blue and students may choose from Ballet belt or royal blue tight fitting ballet shorts. If they have shorts from grade 2 that still fit, they may be worn in grade 3 but not grade 4. No skirts in this colour.
Pupils older than 12, or those who are developing, are now allowed to wear ballet tights (in line with IDTA uniform for Ballet exams)
Boys may now wear black tights and a white vest or leotard, with black ballet shoes
Once our dancers arrive at Grade 5, they graduate to wearing Black and are called Seniors. At this stage, we start to consider pointework.
There is no set age for beginning pointework. However - seniors must have achieved ALL of the following to be considered for pointe shoes, as beginning pointework too early is almost certain to wreak havoc on a dancers body, leaving them with multiple problems as they get older.
Pupils must be AT LEAST 12 years old
Pupils must have reached physical maturity, so we can be sure the bones in their feet are fully hardened
Pupils must have developed sufficient strength in their cores, legs, ankles and feet
Pupils must have a mature attitude to their work and respect for themselves, their teacher and their classmates
Pupils must have a strong record of attendance
Pointework is the dream of most of our young dancers - but IT HURTS!
We ask all of our pupils who have been given permission to go en pointe by Miss Louise go to a reputable Pointe fitter like The dance shop on Hessle road. The wrong shoes will damage your feet and be incredibly painful! If at any point Miss Louise notices that your Pointé shoes need replacing, this should be done as swiftly as possible. We will not allow you to dance in shoes that will damage your feet.