Class Attire

The Conservatory works with top-tier dancewear suppliers and professional pointe shoe fitters to offer dancers polished, high-quality shoes and attire for classroom wear and performance. 

Dancers may also participate in teamwear order programs for Conservatory gear each term.

Locally, The Conservatory is delighted to partner with Audrey's Costume Castle and Dancewear

Students and families shopping at Audrey's can mention that they are affiliated with The Conservatory to receive a 10% discount off their dance shoes and clothing:

 http://www.1-800-costume.com.

We are committed to making dance attire accessible to all dancers.  We maintain a Cinderella Box full of new and gently worn dance shoes in all sizes for any student to borrow without cost as the need arises.  We are also building our Cinderella Closet (lovingly nicknamed The Bibbidi Bobbity Boutique or Leotard Lending Library to offer new or gently worn leotards, tights, shorts, wraps, leggings, etc. to any dancer to borrow at no cost.  We gratefully accept all donations of dance attire.

The Conservatory is delighted to loan dancers attire that coordinates with their uniform choice for use in public presentations and workshops.  For dancers who prefer leotards, The Conservatory provides coordinating skirts for junior, intermediate, senior and adult levels.  For dancers who prefer leggings or shorts, The Conservatory provides white, embroidered logo, short-sleeve shirts. 

NOTE:  Dancers are free to choose the class attire options that correspond with their comfort, safety and personal, religious, cultural and/or gender expression and identification needs.

For all classes, hair is to be worn secured and neatly off the face and neck, so that hair cannot get caught, hit other dancers, obstruct the dancer's sight or obstruct lines of the upper body.

 

FIRST STEPS, YOUNG DANCER I, YOUNG DANCER II

Option A:  Pale pink leotard, pale pink dance tights, pink ballet shoes; skirt or tutu optional.

Option B:  White dance shirt, black leggings or shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes.

BALLET I, BALLET II

Option A:  Lavender leotard, pale pink dance tights, pink ballet shoes; wrap skirt optional.

Option B:  White dance shirt, black leggings or shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes.

FOUNDATIONAL  BALLET, BALLET III, BALLET IV, BALLET V, BALLET VI

Option A:  Black leotard, pale pink convertible tights, pink canvas ballet shoes with ribbons; wrap skirt optional.*  Tights must be worn under the leotard -- not on top.

Option B:  White dance shirt, black leggings/tight/shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes.

CONSERVATORY COMPANY AND CONSERVATORY COMPANY TECHNIQUE

Option A:  Leotard of any colour, pale pink convertible tights, pink canvas ballet shoes with ribbons; wrap skirt optional.*  Tights must be worn under the leotard -- not on top.

Option B:  Dance shirt (any colour), black leggings/tights/shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes.

REPERTOIRE

Option A:  Black leotard, pale pink convertible tights, pink canvas ballet shoes with ribbons; wrap skirt optional.* Tights must be worn under the leotard -- not on top.

Option B:  White dance shirt, black leggings/tight/shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes.

POINTE 

Option A:  Black leotard, pale pink convertible tights, pink pointe shoes; wrap skirt optional.* Tights must be worn under the leotard -- not on top.

Option B:  White dance shirt, black leggings/tight/shorts, white socks, black pointe shoes.

*NOTE:

On occasion, students in Ballet IV, V, VI, Pointe, Repertoire and/or Conservatory Company may be required to wear a rehearsal tutu in class.  

Rehearsal tutus must be Sansha Model DF004, Carlotta Tutu Trunk in White.  

This tutu can be purchased via the link below.

 

 

ADULT BALLET

Option A:  Athletic leggings/shorts/skirt and top;or leotard of any colour, tights, ballet shoes; wrap skirt optional.

Option B:  Athletic/dance shirt, athletic leggings/shorts/tights, ballet shoes.

FOUNDATIONAL AND YOUTH AND ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Option A:  Leotard of any colour or fitted athletic top, shirt with sleeves to cover shoulders for floor work, dance leggings/pants/tights to cover legs during floor work, bare feet or foot undies.

Option B:  Athletic/dance shirt with sleeves to cover shoulders for floor work, athletic leggings/pants/tights to cover legs during floor workbare feet or foot undies.

THEATRICAL JAZZ

Option A:  Leotard of any colour or fitted athletic top, tan/nude tights or dance leggings or pants, tan/nude character shoes; skirt optional.

Option B:  Athletic/dance shirt, athletic leggings/shorts/tights, tan/nude jazz shoes.

TAP

Option A:  Leotard of any colour or fitted athletic top, tan/nude tights or dance leggings/pants, tan/nude lace-up or slip-on tap shoes; skirt optional.

Option B:  Athletic/dance shirt, athletic leggings/shorts/tights, tan/nude lace-up or slip-on tap shoes.

LATIN DANCE

Option A:  Leotard of any colour or fitted athletic top, nude/tan tights or dance leggings/pants, nude/tan character or Latin shoes; skirt optional.

Option B:  Athletic/dance shirt, athletic leggings/shorts/tights, nude/tan lace-up jazz or Latin shoes.

FLAMENCO AND SPANISH CLASSICAL

Option A:  Leotard of any colour or fitted athletic top, nude/tan tights or dance leggings/pants, flamenco skirt* (not required), black flamenco or character shoes.** 

Option B:  Athletic/dance shirt, athletic leggings/shorts/tights, black lace-up jazz, Latin or flamenco shoes.  Shawls, castanets and fans are provided for classroom use.

* Should you wish to purchase a flamenco skirt that can also be used as a costume base, please speak to Anthea.  We use the following Menkes skirt in black, and they are made to measure: 

**Flamenco and Spanish Classical require heavy footwork. Character shoes are only safe and permitted for children and beginning levels, where choreography is less demanding. Please speak to Anthea before purchasing shoes, to discuss the shoe's fit/requirements, reliable suppliers and available second-hand shoes.  Click the button below to read an excellent guide to regarding what to look for in flamenco footwear:  

Culture Days 2018 Photo Credits:  

Liz Cooper,

Courtesy of  Kingston Arts Council

The Conservatory, at H'art Centre

237 Wellington Street

Kingston, Ontario   K7K 0B5

Telephone:

(613) 545-9269

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