Ballet uniforms are required for a number of different reasons. Having the same uniform as every other child in the class gives a greater sense of belonging and being part of a team. Dance wear is specifically designed to allow for freedom and ease of movement, both of which are integral to being ready to dance. As one of our students said “when I dress like a dancer, I feel like a dancer” Wearing the correct attire to class enables your child’s teacher to evaluate and safely correct alignment, posture and muscle use quickly and accurately- all of which will only benefit the student. Older students are required to have their hair tied back neatly off their face in a bun (see tips below), ponytail or plait.
Where to buy:
- The Ballerina Store (Use discount code CCSOD for free shipping)
- Dance World
- Dimensions Dancewear
- Savvy Schools
Select your child's class for details:
When to buy
Purchase the uniform in late August or early September to get maximum wear out of it.
Ballet shoes should be bought very close-fitting as they stretch nearly a full shoe size when they are used. Loose fitting shoes make it difficult to point and stretch feet and - particularly in the case of the younger children - leads to a lot of tripping up!
Exchanges and returns
If you have any concerns about the uniform you have purchased for your child, do not let them wear it. Dance World is very strict on return policies.
Instead double-check with us by phone or with your child’s instructor at class
Recipe: Easy buns
- Elastic hair band
- Hairnet (for thicker hair)
- Secure hair in a tight ponytail.
- Twist ponytail until twisted to the end of the hair.
- Start wrapping twisted ponytail around the hair band pinning in at every quarter or halfway mark (the thicker your child’s hair the more grips you’ll need).
- Wrap hair net tightly over hair and pin in place et voila – one freshly baked ballerina bun!