Uniform

All students are required to wear the school uniform to class, as appearance is an integral part of the discipline of dance. Please ensure that students come to class well groomed, including neat hair in a bun and no baggy clothing or jewellery, for safety reasons.

Two ballet students demonstrate partner character dancing

The following specialist dance wear stores should have our uniform in stock.  If you let them know you are enrolled at Kew School of Dance, they have our uniform listed and should be able to provide you with everything you need.  

Ballet Emporium – 849 Burke Rd, Camberwell – stocks MDM ballet and jazz shoes, our recommended uniform shoe 

Bloch Camberwell – Rear 642/644 Burke Rd, Camberwell – stocks all styles of dance shoes.  Remember to take your loyalty privilege card (these can be collected from 12 Peel St, Kew)

Energetiks Ivanhoe – 4/63 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe 

All three stores offer our students a discount, so be sure you let them know you are with Kew School of Dance.

As part of your enrolment, we will provide you with a Bloch Discount card for use at any Bloch retail store.

Class Level

Leotard

Skirt

Shoes

Tights

Kinder &
Primary Ballet
PinkPinkMDM pink canvas ballet shoesBare legs, socks or ballet tights

Stage 1 – 5
Ballet

Purple

Purple Ballet Skirt

MDM pink canvas ballet shoes

Convertible ballet tights
Stage 1 – 5 
Tap & Jazz

Purple

Purple Lycra Skirt

Tap: Tan tap shoes

Jazz: MDM tan jazz shoes

Tan jazz tights

Degree 1 & 2
Ballet

Burgundy

Burgundy Ballet Skirt

MDM pink canvas ballet shoes or pink satin demi-pointe shoes*

Convertible ballet tights

Degree 1 & 2 Tap & Jazz

Burgundy

No skirt

Tap: Tan tap shoes

Jazz: MDM tan jazz shoes

Black leggings

Degree 3

Navy Blue

Navy blue skirt

MDM pink canvas ballet shoes & demi-pointe / pointe shoes*

Convertible ballet tights

Degree 4 +

Own choice

Own choice

MDM pink canvas ballet shoes & demi-pointe / pointe shoes*

Convertible ballet tights

Boys

White leotard

 Ballet: MDM black canvas ballet shoes
Jazz: MDM black jazz shoes
Tap: Black tap shoes
Black footed tights

Hip Hop


Purple singlet

Black plimsoles or Bloch jazz sneakers

Black leggings or shorts

Contemporary

Leotard

 

Black socks

Black leggings or lycra shorts
(and Kneepads)

Adults

Own choice

Own choice

Ballet: MDM pink or black canvas ballet shoes

Tap: Tan or black tap shoes

Own choice

*Demi-Pointe and Pointe shoe information will be advised as required.

Three boys ballet students stand casually in the studio

Second hand uniform may be available at Kew School of Dance’ Secondhand shop, open every Saturday 9-11am, 12 Peel St. Kew.

Why is it important for shoes to fit correctly?

Shoes that are too small or too big are dangerous to work in, students will be asked to remove their shoes by teachers if they don’t fit properly. The majority of injuries a dancer sustains are in the lower leg, one way to help prevent this is to ensure your dance shoes fit correctly.