Uniform

JKDA requires students to wear an official uniform for class, and, for girls, hair should be in a bun. Please take a look at the list below, which provides information about full exam uniforms. For classes, we are happy for students to have one uniform that is used across all dance styles, but, for exams, pupils will require uniforms for each style. In addition to the uniform, pupils can wear ballet cardigans or JKDA t-shirts to class, and jewellery is not normally allowed.

The JKDA Council runs a second-hand clothes shop on Saturday mornings (normally 9.30-1.30pm) in the Victory Memorial Hall (cash payments only) – donations are welcome of shoes, leotards, jazz shorts, cardigans and exam DVDs. To order new uniform, please complete a payment form (available at the second-hand shop and in class, or download for order form here), and return the form with payment (cash or cheque) to a dance teacher or the second-hand shop.

Exam uniforms:

Ballet

Nursey, pre-primary and primary = pink leotard, pink tights or pink ballet socks, dance pants, ballet shoes with elastics

Grade 1-3 = lilac leotard, pink tights, body stocking or dance pants, dance pants, ballet shoes with ribbon

Grade 4-5 = navy leotard, pink tights, body stocking or dance pants, ballet shoes with ribbon

Senior grades = matte black leotard, pink tights, body stocking or dance pants, ballet shoes with ribbon

Boys = white tunic, black ballet tights, white socks, quilted panel dance belt, white ballet shoes

Tap

Nursey, pre-primary and primary = blue leotard, short white socks with frill, dance pants, silver tap shoes

Grade 1-3 = mulberry leotard, tan tights, body stocking or dance pants, silver tap shoes

Grade 4-5 = purple leotard, tan tights, body stocking or dance pants, black Cuban heal tap shoes

Senior grades = matte black leotard, tan tights, body stocking or dance pants, black Cuban heal tap shoes

Boys = white, short-sleeved cotton shirt, black bowtie, black formal trousers, black socks, quilted panel dance belt

Musical theatre/jazz

All pupils (girls and boys) = matte black leotard, black jazz shorts, black tights, black jazz shoes with elasics (girls = body stocking or dance pants; boys = quilted panel dance belt)

Highland

All pupils = matte black leotard, black jazz shorts, white knee-high socks, body stocking for older pupils, Highland shoes with elastics (National = tartan skirt or trousers supplied by JKDA; girls = flesh-coloured tights, boys = white socks)

Other uniform:

Hip hop

All pupils = anything, e.g. tracksuits, leggings, t-shirts, trainers