Uniforms are an important aspect of dance training, for several reasons. Firstly and most importantly, they allow the teacher to see a student's body properly in order to be able to correct them to the best of their ability, and they also allow the student complete freedom of movement. They create a sense of unity within the school, cementing the 'dance family' atmosphere.
All students must have hair tied back from the face. Ballet students Grade 1 and above are expect to wear their hair in a bun for every class.
Jewellery is not permitted, except for small earrings and medical or religious jewellery. This is for safety reasons.
Please see or email your class teacher to find out your uniform requirements.
preschool and Pre-Primary
Students in Preschool and Pre-Primary classes may choose to wear their own attire, either in pink or purple, or the set uniform for Primary level.
Primary, Pre-Grade, Grade 1
Pale purple (lavender, lilac) leotard, student's choice of style, matching transparent skirt for Primary and Pre-Grade. Leather full sole ballet shoes with elastics. Ballet tights or socks.
Grade 2, 3, 4
Bright purple leotard, student's choice of style. Leather full or split sole ballet shoes with ribbons. Ballet tights.
Grade 5, 6
Dark purple (port, eggplant) leotard, student's choice of style. Split sole ballet shoes with ribbons. Ballet tights. Pointe shoes for Grade 6.
Black leotard, student's choice of style. May wear a short wrap around chiffon skirt in class. Split sole ballet shoes with ribbons. Ballet tights. Pointe shoes, demi-pointe shoes from Advanced 1 upward.
Black jazz shoes with optional black ankle socks.
jazz 5-6 Years and 7-8 Years
Forest green leotard with plain black 3/4 leggings. May wear black shorts to class in warmer weather.
Teen & adults open classes
Suitable attire for dancing in (e.g. t-shirt and leggings), with black jazz shoes.
Students may purchase their own 1 1/2 circle skirt to match, or borrow from dVSD's class set.
Lyrical students may also wear foot thongs / foot undies if they would like.
Preparatory, Primary, Grade 1
Pale purple or cerise/raspberry leotard (if ballet students, can wear ballet leotard) with optional flesh coloured footless tights.
Grade 2, 3, 4
Bright purple or mulberry leotard (if ballet students, can wear ballet leotard) with optional flesh coloured footless tights.
Grade 5, 6
Dark purple or burgundy leotard (if ballet students, can wear ballet leotard) with optional flesh coloured footless tights.
All hip hop levels
dVSD uniform t-shirt or plain black t-shirt. 3/4 or longer length pants, ideally loose fitting. Knees should be fully covered to protect them when doing floor work. No crop tops or hotpants/short shorts please.
Sports shoes/trainers with non-marking soles, no school shoes.