As a conservatory level school of dance, our dress code is an important part of our curriculum. Showing respect for a dress code helps foster the required discipline it takes to learn a classical art form. We want out students to focus on their own individual journey as a dancer, without worrying about “fitting in” or being self-conscious of their dancewear. As such, each class level adheres to the same uniform expectations. Many dance schools require the purchase of a new leotard per level – in an effort to reduce the costs to our families, as well as being cognizant of growing bodies, each uniform colour is kept for two consecutive grade levels.
Styles and colours are chosen in accordance with examination requirements set out by the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.), Acrobatic Arts (A.A.), Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), and Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (A.D.A.P.T.).
Uniforms must be worn to each class. In the case of special-orders or alternations, uniform compliance expected no later than the end of the second week of dance.
Our uniform is available through our convenient on-site store. This allows both for ease of purchase, as well as guaranteeing parents are getting the correct garment style. Parents are able to save them both time and money in not needing to drive to far-away stores, or having to travel a second time to exchange an incorrect item. Fit and colour are guaranteed at our store for C.L.C. students.