UNIFORMS

Uniform Requirements

We teach the syllabuses of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for ballet and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) for modern and tap. Our uniform requirements are therefore guided by the requirements of these two associations. 

New and Second Hand uniform may be obtained from Hannah Turner. She works on a voluntary basis for the school Costume Fund and all profits made from uniform sales subsidise the price of costumes for our biannual shows, held in aid of different charities each year.

New uniform may be also obtained from any dance wear shop although this does not go towards production costs of the show. Stage Door at the bottom of Piggotshill Lane have a list of our requirements and Beat School Uniforms on Station Road stock HDS branded bags, crossovers cardigans, Zoodies, as well as uniform up to Grade 5 (ballet) and Grade 3 (modern and tap). 

School Zoodies are available from BSU on Station Road.

Lost property – All unclaimed lost property will be donated to the uniform sale or charity shops after 31 July.

UNIFORM – Second-Hand Uniform – Hannah Turner very kindly provides a second-hand uniform service, to raise money for show costumes. This means that each show can make as much money as possible for our chosen charities. However we are also aware that many of you would prefer to independently trade or swap dance kit and we would like to encourage you to post on our facebook page – Harpenden Dance School (formerly LSSD) – if you have anything you need to buy or borrow or would like to sell.

Tiptoe Toddlers & Pre-School Dance

GIRLS and BOYS wear their own choice of sports/dancewear with bare feet or grip socks or 

GIRLS may wear soft pink ballet shoes with pink elastic.

BOYS may wear soft black ballet shoes with black elastic. 

GIRLS may wear RAD lilac short sleeved leotard.

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Pre-primary & Primary Ballet 

GIRLS – lilac short sleevelessleotard and lilac petal skirt. Soft pink ballet shoes with pink elastic. Pink ballet socks or white ankle socks. 

BOYS -White short sleeved T shirt or leotard with close fitting black shorts over. Soft black ballet shoes with black elastic. White ankle socks.

Grades 1 & 2 Ballet 

GIRLS – Lavender sleeveless leotard  with matching waist elastic, pink ballet socks or plain white ankle socks. Pink ballet shoes with pink elastic. Character shoes and skirt. 

 

BOYS – As for Primary plus character shoes.

Grades 3, 4 and 5 Ballet

GIRLS Navy blue sleeveless or short sleeved leotard with matching waist elastic. Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes with elastics. Character shoes with cuban heel and skirt.

BOYSWhite leotard with black footless tights over. White ballet shoes with elastics and white ballet socks. Character shoe.

Grades 6, 7 & 8 Ballet 

GIRLS – Burgundy leotard and skirt as discussed with teacher. Character skirts and shoes as in Grades 3, 4, and 5.

BOYS White leotard with black footless tights over. White ballet shoes with elastics and white ballet socks. Character shoe.

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Primary and Grade 1 Tap 

GIRLS – Long sleeved black leotard, white ankle socks and black tap shoes.

BOYS – White T shirt, black shorts, white ankle socks, black tap shoes.

Grade 2 and 3 Tap 

GIRLS – Long sleeved black leotard, black leggings, black ankle socks and black tap shoes.

BOYS – White T shirt, black shorts, white ankle socks, black tap shoes.

 

Grade 4 Tap 

GIRLS – Leotard as agreed with teacher and black leggings.

BOYS – Jazz Trousers and t-shirt.

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Primary & Grade 1 Modern

GIRLS – Long sleeved black leotard, bare feet. 

BOYS – Black shorts, white T shirt, bare feet. Optional – jazz shoes for part of the exam only.

 
Grade 2 & 3  Modern

GIRLS – GIRLS Long sleeved black leotard, black leggings, bare feet or foot undeez.

BOYS – lack shorts, white T shirt, bare feet. Optional – jazz shoes for part of the exam only.

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GIRLS – Leotard as agreed with teacher and black leggings. 

BOYS – Jazz Trousers and t-shirt.

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Intermediate Foundation 

GIRLS – Royal Blue leotard with matching belt, satin full sole ballet shoes with ribbons, pink ballet tights, pointe shoes

BOYS – White short sleeve leotard, navy stirrup tights, white socks and shoes.

Intermediate 

As for Intermediate Foundation EXCEPT girls need soft block/soft demi pointe shoes instead of satin ballet shoes and require tutu (Variation 1) or short ballet skirt (Variation 2).

Advanced Foundation and above 

GIRLS – Black leotard with matching belt, soft block/soft demi pointe shoes, pink ballet tights, pointe shoes, tutu (Variation 1) or short ballet skirt (Variation 2).

BOYS – White short sleeve leotard, black stirrup tights, white socks and shoes.

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CONTACT:

Hannah Turner

Phone: 07980 610177

Email: turnerlhannah@gmail.com

HDS APPROVED SHOPS:

Stage Door, 2 Piggottshill Lane, AL5 1LH

BSU, 4 Station Rd, AL5 4SE

Harpenden Dance School established 1982