Uniform for Dance Classes

Uniform for Melody Movement

Girls Uniform SONY DSC

  • Skirt and cardigan to be purchased from the dance school before first lesson (£17.00 total for both items)
  • Any white vest and pants or white footless babygrow to be worn underneath
  • Bare feet

Boys Uniform

  • Any black shorts or tracksuit bottoms
  • Any white vest or white footless babygrow 
  • Bare feet

Uniform for Nursery 1 and 2 and Preparatory Dance and Tap

Girls Uniform

  • ‘Emilie’ ballet dress by Roch Valley in pink matte nylon lycra 
  • Optional: woolly ballet crossover in light pink (not ‘ballet peach’) 
  • Pink ballet socks
  • Pink leather full-sole ballet shoes with pink elastic  
  • Roch Valley black leather tap shoes with elastic replacing the laces and with standard ball taps – heel taps not required but can be left on if already attached to shoes when bought (Preparatory only)

Uniform notes for girls

  • If your daughter is very cold in the studio, she may wear pink seamless ballet tights – no other tights though please!  We do, however, prefer pink ballet socks.  Children should not wear socks and tights at the same time!
  • Vests and pants should not be worn under the ballet dress
  • Please be careful when washing the pink ballet dress as they ‘pick-up’ colours easily SONY DSC
  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail or classical ballet bun
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Optional – black sweater
  • Short white ballet socks
  • Black leather full-sole ballet shoes with crossed black elastic
  • Boys black leather tap shoes with laces and standard ball taps – heel taps not required but can be left on if already attached to shoes when bought (Preparatory only)

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Uniform for Pre-Primary ballet

Girls Uniform

  • ISTD ‘Molly’ style by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra (not RAD or Katz)
  • Roch Valley wrap around chiffon skirt in lilac  – please ensure the ballet skirt fits tightly on the waist, not hips
  • ‘Nicky’ style crossover by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra
  • Pink ballet socks
  • Pink leather full-sole ballet shoes with pink elastic (for class)PP ballet
  • Pink satin full-sole ballet shoes with pink elastic (for examination)

Uniform notes for girls

  • If your daughter is very cold in the studio, she may wear pink seamless ballet tights – no other tights though please!  We do, however, prefer pink ballet socks.  Children should not wear socks and tights at the same time!
  • Vests and pants should not be worn under the ballet dress
  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a classical ballet bun
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Long white ballet socks
  • Black leather full-sole ballet shoes with crossed black elastic

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Uniform for Pre-Primary / Primary Tap and Primary Modern

Girls Uniform

  • ISTD ‘Molly’ style by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra (not RAD or Katz)
  • ‘Nicky’ style crossover by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra
  • Pink ballet socks
  • Roch Valley black leather tap shoes with laces or Tappers & Pointers black leather tap shoes with velcro fastening and standard ball and heel taps
  • Bare feet for modern

Uniform notes for girls 

  • If very cold, girls can wear tights but must be convertible (i.e. feet can pull up over ankles) so can have bare feet for modern
  • Vests and pants should not be worn under the leotard
  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Short white ballet socks
  • Boys black leather tap shoes with laces and standard ball and heel taps

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Uniform for Junior Funky Moves

  • White t-shirt
  • Black tracksuit bottoms or Jazz pants
  • Black socks
  • Normal trainers (not muddy!) Junior Funky Moves

Uniform notes

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Uniform for Grade 1 Tap and Grade 1 Modern

Girls Uniform

  • ISTD ‘Molly’ style by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra (not RAD or Katz)
  • ‘Nicky’ style crossover by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra 
  • Pink ballet socks
  • Katz “character” or “buckle bar” tap shoes in black with teletone ball and heel taps 
  • Bare feet

Uniform notes for girls 

  • Vests and pants should not be worn under the leotard
  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Short white ballet socks
  • Boys black leather tap shoes with laces and teletone ball and heel taps
  • Bare feet

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Uniform for Primary To Grade 2 Ballet & National

Girls Uniform

  • ISTD ‘Molly’ style by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra (not RAD or Katz)
  • Roch Valley wrap around chiffon skirt in lilac (Primary only)  please ensure the ballet skirt fits tightly on the waist, not hips
  • Lavender ballet belt (Grades 1 & 2) (comes with leotard as standard)
  • ‘Nicky’ style crossover by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra
  • Pink ballet socks (Primary & Grade 1) ‘older’ beginners in Grade 1 ballet may wear pink seamless ballet tights instead of socks if they prefer
  • Pink ballet tights without seam (Grade 2)
  • Pink leather full-sole ballet shoes with pink elastic (Primary) 
  • Pink satin full-sole ballet shoes with pink elastic  (Primary ballet examinations)
  • Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes with thick matte ribbons (Grade 1 ballet upwards classes) 
  • Brand new Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes with thick matte ribbons (Grade 1 ballet upwards examinations)
  • Circular National skirt  – girls must be measured by a teacher and ordered in bulk from Duo Dance.  You may need to adjust the button on the National skirt so that it fits tightly on the waist, not hips.
  • Black leather National shoes by Freed – low heel with button fastening for small feet and higher heel with buckle fastening for bigger feet

Uniform notes for girls 

  • If your daughter is very cold in the studio, she may wear pink seamless ballet tights – no other tights though please!  We do, however, prefer pink ballet socks.  Children should not wear socks and tights at the same time!
  • Vests and pants should not be worn under the leotard
  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a classical ballet bun
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black cotton leggings and soft belt
  • Dance support
  • Long white ballet socks
  • Black leather full-sole ballet shoes with crossed black elastic (Primary classes and examinations)
  • Black canvas split-sole ballet shoes with crossed black elastic (Grade 1 upwards classes and examinations)
  • Boy’s National shoes

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Uniform for Grade 2 Tap

Girls Uniform

  • ISTD ‘Molly’ style by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra (not RAD or Katz)
  • Black cotton lycra leotard by Capezio – own choice of style but without crossed straps (only required for examination)
  • ‘Nicky’ style crossover by Roch Valley in lavender cotton lycra
  • Pink ballet tights without seam 
  • Black hipster bootleg jazz pants by Tappers and Pointers and black socks (only required for examination)
  • Katz ‘character’ or ‘buckle bar’ tap shoes in black with teletone ball and heel taps

Uniform notes for girls 

  • Pants should not be worn under the leotard
  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail or other suitable style for tap dance
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black Jazz pants or trousers
  • Dance support
  • Black socks
  • Boys black leather tap shoes with laces and teletone ball and heel taps

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Uniform for Grades 2 & 3 Modern

Girls Uniform

  • Cerise pink crushed velvet ‘biketard’ 
  • Bare feet

Uniform notes for girls

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  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail or other suitable style for modern dance
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Dance support

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

The pink biketard is only available from Duo Dance.

Uniform for Grade 3 Tap Plus

Girls Uniform

  • Black cotton lycra leotard by Capezio – own choice of style but without crossed straps
  • Black cotton lycra crossover
  • Black hipster bootleg jazz pants by Tappers and Pointers
  • Black socks
  • Capezio ‘premier’ tap shoes in black

Uniform notes for girls

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail or other suitable style for tap dancing
  • Any hair band should match the leotard and should be kirby gripped on otherwise the band will slide off
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black Jazz pants or trousers
  • Dance support
  • Black socks
  • Capezio ‘premier’ tap shoes in black

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing.

Uniform for Grade 3 Ballet & National Plus

Girls Uniform

  • Black cotton lycra leotard by Capezio – own choice of style but without crossed straps
  • Black cotton lycra crossover 
  • Pink ballet tights without seam 
  • Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes with thick matte ribbons (Grade 3 ballet upwards classes) 
  • Brand new Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes with thick matte ribbons (Grade 3 ballet upwards examinations)Ballet Grades
  • Demi pointe and pointe shoes with wide matte pink ribbons (when required) 
  • Circular National skirt – girls must be measured by a teacher and ordered in bulk from Duo Dance.  You may need to adjust the button on the National skirt so that it fits tightly on the waist, not hips.
  • Black leather National shoes by Freed – low heel with button fastening for small feet and higher heel with buckle fastening for bigger feet
  • Black canvas ballet shoes with crossed elastic (Grade 4 National plus)

Uniform notes for girls 

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a classical ballet bun
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black cotton leggings and soft belt
  • Dance support
  • Long white ballet socks
  • Black canvas split-sole ballet shoes with crossed black elastic  (classes and examinations)
  • Men’s National shoes

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

Uniform for Grade 4 Modern / Bronze Jazz Plus

Girls Uniform

  • Purple full length catsuit (grades 4&5 modern, intermediate foundation modern, bronze jazz)
  • Black full length catsuit (own choice of style but check with teacher first for restrictions / recommendations)(Grades 6 modern, Intermediate modern plus and Silver & Gold jazz)
  • Bare feet

Uniform notes for girls

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back in a pony tail or other suitable style for modern dancing
  • Any hair elastic should match hair colour  
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Boys Uniform

  • White Royal Academy of Dance leotard or plain white vest/tight fitting t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Dance support
  • Black socks
  • Black split-sole lace up jazz shoes with rubber toe pad

Uniform notes for boys

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Where to get the uniform

Most uniform items and all dance shoes must be purchased from a specialist dance shop.  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest – 020 7274 4517.  

‘Dancia’ in Covent Garden and ‘Julienne’ in Beckenham also stock some items of our uniform.

The purple catsuit can only be purchased directly from the dance school.

Uniform for Commercial / Street

Girls & Boys Uniform

  • Any top that feels funky and you can move easily in
  • Jazz pants or tracksuit bottoms or leggings. The material must have stretch no denim)
  • Any socks
  • Normal trainers (not muddy!) Street 1

Uniform notes

  • After an initial period of half a term, your child must be wearing correct uniform
  • No jewellery allowed (including earrings)
  • No dance shoes should not be worn outdoors
  • Please ensure your child’s name is on each piece of clothing

Uniform For Adult Classes

Below is a guide of what to wear for your classes.

Dance clothing items and dance shoes should be purchased from a specialist dance shop –  ‘Duo Dance’ in Herne Hill is the closest  – 020 7274 4517. Please do not wear any large items of jewellery

Adult tap and ISTD majors tap classes – clothing and shoes

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Capezio ‘character’, ‘buckle bar’ or ‘premier’ tap shoes in black. Wear anything comfortable – loose trousers are good with any top

Adult ballet and balletone – clothing and shoes

Black canvas split-sole ballet shoes with crossed black elastic

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Black leotard (Capezio with bra lining recommended – but without crossed straps). Alternatively, black vest top and stretchy black shorts

Optional: Capezio black wrap over ballet skirt if wearing leotard

ISTD majors ballet classes – clothing and shoes

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Any suitable leotard without crossed straps. Pink ballet tights without seam

Optional: any suitable ballet teaching skirt 

Adult jazz / modern / street / stretch – clothing and shoes

Optional and will depend on style of dance being taught each lesson.

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Normal trainers (not muddy!) 

Jogging bottoms / jazz pants. Tightish t-shirt or vest top 

ISTD majors modern classes – clothing and shoes

Bare feet preferred, or foot thongs or split sole jazz shoes (with or without laces)

Any suitable leotard and matching dance tights or any catsuit 

Second Hand Uniform Sale and SLDS Sweater order form

SCHOOL UNIFORM SALE

The next second hand uniform sale is TBC. Please email sldsuniformsale@yahoo.com if you have any queries.

All proceeds from the second hand uniform sale will go to https://www.demelza.org.uk/

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SLDS SWEATER ORDER FORM

SLDS SWEATER ORDER FORM 201617