Uniform

Once students are settled we expect them to be well groomed and wear the appropriate uniform (as detailed below). 


From Grade 1 upwards we are especially keen that female ballet students wear their hair in a bun (BDA staff will be happy to help).


The following information can be provided as a print out to New Students

Girls

Pre-school to Grade 8

Please note- we know younger students are always growing, and provide a second hand shoe store on certain days during term

Pre-School, Pre-Primary & Primary


  • Short sleeved, scoop neck, poly-cotton lycra (PCL) leotard in LILAC with matching cross-over voile skirt. (Regulation RAD style Chloe)
  • PINK soft ballet shoes with elastic across instep & PINK short ballet socks.



Grades 1, 2 & 3


  • Sleeveless, scoop neck PCL leotard in LAVENDER with matching elastic belt. (Regulation RAD style Aimee)
  • PINK short ballet socks (Grade 3: PINK nylon ballet tights)
  • PINK soft ballet shoes with elastic across instep
  • CHARACTER UNIFORM (see below)


Grades 4 & 5


  • Sleeveless PCL leotard in NAVY BLUE with matching elastic belt. (Regulation RAD leotard style Faith)
  • PINK nylon ballet tights
  • PINK soft ballet shoes with elastic across instep
  • CHARACTER UNIFORM (see below)



OPTIONAL

while not allowed in exams, we are happy for older students to wear a NAVY cross-over skirt in class.


Brewer Dance Academy can provide professionally crafted handmade skirts at only £12

Grades 6, 7 & 8

  • ANY COLOUR of leotard may be worn, in any style (a selection of links to dancewear providers are listed at the bottom of this page)
  • A long georgette skirt to mid calf is required. To match leotard
  • PINK nylon ballet tights
  • Pink soft ballet shoes with elastic across instep.

Character Shoes and Skirts

SHOES

Canvas Character shoes in BLACK with elastic across instep.

Available in two heel types, the low heel is recommended for Grades 1 & 2, and the Cuban heel for Grades 3 - 8


SKIRTS

Full circular skirt, approximately mid calf length, in cotton. BLACK.

Skirts can be made to order if required but instructions for making the skirt are available on request.

Boys

Pre-school to Grade 5

Our 'boys only' classes on Saturday mornings are mixed ability.

While correct shoes are a must, we can sometimes be more lenient with uniform.

Pre-school, Pre-primary & Primary

- WHITE short sleeved t-shirt with NAVY twill shorts.

- WHITE short socks

- BLACK soft ballet shoes with elastic across instep

Grades 1 & 2

- WHITE short sleeved PCL leotard

- NAVY lycra shorts 

- WHITE socks

- BLACK soft ballet shoes with elastic across instep

Grades 3, 4 & 5

- WHITE short sleeved PCL leotard

- NAVY tights

- WHITE socks

- soft ballet shoes in BLACK or WHITE

CHARACTER

Grades 1-5

A pair of low heeled, laced canvas character shoes in BLACK will be required for exams.

As an alternative in early classes, School shoes are useful.

Vocational Grades and Jazz

Intermediate / Advanced Foundation

The RAD website provides information on regulation uniforms for vocational grades.


However, as vocational level classes are for older students we trust them to tastefully express individuality. When not preparing for an exam students may wear dancewear in class of ANY STYLE, ANY COLOUR, or indeed many colours!


This is also the case for our workshops and non RAD classes


Links to dancewear providers are listed below

T-shirts (Musical Theatre/Lyrical Jazz)

We now have T-shirts for our Lyrical Jazz and Musical Theatre Students.

However we encourage all our students to order one if they would like to.
With an option to have your name on the front, order forms are available from Mrs Brewer.

As ever, if you have any questions please EMAIL hfbrew@yahoo.co.uk

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