At SDA, we ask that all our pupils wear uniform for class, with plenty of options so dancers feel comfortable.
Why do we have a uniform?
Being part of a team - a uniform creates a sense of belonging and helps bring a team together.
Reduces cliques - when everyone is wearing the same, it helps prevent cliques forming as students feel they are part of one big group rather than separated into smaller circles.
Reduces bullying - a uniform is a visual reminder that everyone is equal. It reduces the chance for bullying based on clothing brands and who's wearing what
Practicality and safety - we know that what we ask our dancers to wear is safe to dance in, is comfortable and allows teachers to see the dancers lines and alignment fully
This is also why we ask that pupils do not wear velvet/velour or gymnastic leotards. The slip of velvet and velour make it difficult for teachers to spot safely and gymnastic leotards often come with embellishments that can cause damage to the studio and others. They are also a stiffer material, giving less free movement to your dancer
New students should wear something comfortable, so they can move freely, for their first 2 classes.
Logo uniform (hoodies, t-shirts, jumper, shorts...) is available to pre-order at class or via email.
Those who attend classes in a leotard and tights should ensure they come with leggings or joggers over the top and ensure they put them back on when leaving.
All uniform is purchasable directly from ourselves with new and 2nd hand options
Class and show approved ballet and jazz shoes
Specific brands and styles are required so everyone matches during showtime with no extra expense
So Danca canvas split sole
Capezio Stretch canvas
Bloch bunny hop, leather
Bloch Arise in pink (not theatrical pink), leather
Bloch Giselle, leather
Split Sole: So Danca SD120, Light pink
Tights: Bloch Contorsoft, please ask for colour options - Tights are an option for Mini Movers, Red, Blue & Purple Ballet between November and March
Pink and White Socks: Silky brand - worn by Mini Movers, Red, Blue & Purple ballet as uniform
Ballet leotards: Starlite, ask Mrs Stead