Uniforms and Guidelines

We are excited to announce that the BDA is in the process of refreshing and updating uniforms for most ballet levels. We are partnering with the Dance Collection in Federal Way to get everyone geared up in the correct leotard and skirt. We have a chosen a specific style and look, and it is important to comply. As we make these changes we want things to be as convenient as possible for everyone. I ask for your patience as we get started. Please do not worry if you are unable to get your uniform for the first few weeks of class. We understand that it may take some time for everyone to switch over. We will carry some stock at the Kent studio and we will be able to do fittings and have items brought to the studio. Tights and accessories will always be on hand for you to purchase at the school. You can also go to the Dance Collection directly and be fitted there for everything, as we do not carry shoes. Shoes are not sold at the studio. We do require that students wear quality leather dance shoes. Bloch, Sansha, So Danca, and Capezio are brands we require. Please do not buy your students ballet shoes from Target or Payless. It is very important that you have your child’s teacher check the fit of the shoe prior to sewing elastic or ribbons. All dance shoes are available from the Dance Collection Shop in Federal Way- 1500 S 336th St #5 Federal Way, WA 98003 253-838-4030 ***Pre-School Ballet Uniforms and Kindergarten Ballet Uniforms will be sold exclusively at the Kent studio. If you are a Federal Way student we will have someone out to fit you during your first week of class. BALLET 1. Pre-School Ballet– Ballet Pink Tutu Dress (available at the studio only) Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes. 2. Kindergarten Ballet – Candy Pink Cap Sleeve Dance Dress (available at studio only) Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes. 3. Pre-Primary Ballet –Bright Mulberry Wide Strapped Pinch Front Leotard and matching Pull On Skirt (Required) Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes. 4. Primary Ballet– Jet Blue Wide Strapped Pinch Front Leotard and matching Pull On Skirt (Required) Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes.  (Ballet shoe ribbons will be earned) 5. Standard 1 Ballet– Dark Purple Wide Strapped Pinch Front Leotard and matching Pull On Skirt (Required) Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes with Ribbons. 6. Grade 1 and Standard 2 Ballet– Navy Leotard and matching wrap skirt (skirt is optional at this level but required for exam), Pink Tights Pink Leather Ballet Shoes with Ribbons. 7. Grade 2 and Grade 3 Ballet– Red Leotard and matching wrap skirt (skirt is optional at this level but required for exam), Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes with Ribbons. *Grade 3 ballet students will be looked at for pointe shoes once we get started. Do Not buy until your child has been told she is ready. 8. Grade 4 Ballet– Aubergine Leotard, and matching wrap skirt (skirt is optional at this level but required for exam) Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes with Ribbons and Pointe Shoes. 9. Inter Foundation and Intermediate Ballet-Royal Blue or Black Leotard with matching wrap skirt (skirt is optional at this level but required for exam) Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes with Ribbons and Pointe Shoes. 10. Adv 1 Foundation and Above– Black Leotard with matching wrap skirt (skirt is optional at this level but required for exam) Pink Tights Pink Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes. *Regulation Demi Pointe shoes required for Adv 1 and above (broken down pointe shoes will no longer be acceptable) 11. Boys- Pre-school, Kindergarten ande Pre Primary– White tight fitting short sleeve t-shirt (Champion brand from Target is good) or white leotared, black tights or black stretch dance shorts boys, white socks and white or black leather or canvas dance shoes. – Primary and above– White tight fitting short sleeve t-shirt or white leotard, black footless tights, dance belt, elastic belt to roll tights, white or black socks and white or black leather or canvas dance shoes.

The Dance Collection is extending an exclusive 10% BDA discount to all BDA students purchasing uniforms.

MODERN 1. Grade 3 and Grade 4 Modern– Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with dance shorts. Students may wear foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed for exam and on stage. 2. Grade 5 and Grade 6 Modern– Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with dance capris. Students may wear foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed for exam and on stage. 3. Intermediate Modern and Above– Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with black tights. Students may wear foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed for exam and on stage. JAZZ 1. Jazz (All Levels)– Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with dance shorts or dance capris. Baggy clothing of any type is not allowed. Primary and Junior Jazz-No Shoes. Grade 1 Jazz and above may wear jazz shoes or foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed on stage. TAP 1. Tap (All Levels)– Any color Leotard with dance shorts, dance capris or tap skirt. Baggy clothing of any type is not allowed.  Miss Sarah has pre-approved tap shoes at the Dance Collection. Please do not purchase inexpensive vinyl shoes, as they are bad for the student’s feet.