What to Wear for Dance - Elev8 Dance

What to Wear for Dance

What are the Benefits of a Uniform?


We are Dressing for Success

“Dress for the job you want!” When a student walks into the studio with their dance uniform on and their hair pulled back, it instills in them a sense that they are not just taking a dance class but that they are in fact a dancer.


Creates a Team

A uniform gives the dancers something they all have in common and builds a positive sense of community. Wearing the same colours as the dancers beside you helps to eliminate bullying and the temptation to “one up” each other. In our community, we want to build friendships and celebrate each other’s success. We are all in this together.


Promotes a Safe Environment

Dance is fun, often fast, and we don’t always see where we are landing. Having correctly fitted clothing and hair pulled off the face helps to eliminate the risk of unnecessary slips and falls. The uniform also helps your teacher check for proper body placement to perform tricks safely.

For All Dancers

1st Steps Dance • 4 to 6 years old

ProgramsTopsBottomsShoes
1st Steps Option 1Pink LeotardSimple Pink Skirt or Pink Dance Tights or BothPink Ballet Shoes or Bare Feet
1st Steps Option 2page1image59310656Pink Leotard or Elev8 T-Shirt or BothBlack Fitted Shorts or Black LeggingsBeige Jazz Shoes or Bare Feet

Mini Dance • 6 to 8 years old

ProgramsTopsBottomsShoes
BalletPink Leotard,
Hair in a Ballet Bun
Simple Pink Skirt or Pink Tights or BothPink Ballet Shoes
Jazz Tap & HipHoppage1image59310656Pink Leotard or Elev8 T-Shirt or BothBlack Fitted Shorts or Tights or Both, or Black LeggingsBeige Tap, and Beige Jazz or Bare Feet
AcrobaticsPink LeotardBlack Fitted Shorts, Footless Tights or BothBare Feet
Mini ComboSee Ballet, or 
See Jazz and Tap
See Ballet, or 
See Jazz and Tap
Beige Tap, and Beige Jazz or Bare Feet

Junior Dance • 8 to 12 years old

Intermediate Dance • 11+ years old

ProgramsTopsBottomsShoes
BalletBlack Leotard,
Hair in a Ballet Bun
Pink Tights, 
Optional Simple Black Skirt
Pink Ballet Shoes
AcrobaticsBlack LeotardBlack Fitted Shorts, Footless Tights or BothBare Feet
Hip HopPlain T-Shirt Logos Allowed or Elev8 ShirtBlack Sweats, Black Shorts, or Black LeggingsIndoor Running Shoes or Beige Jazz or Bare Feet
Junior ComboSee Ballet, or 
See Jazz and Tap
See Ballet, or 
See Jazz and Tap
Beige Tap, and
Beige Jazz or Bare Feet
Junior Level
Jazz & Tap
Black Leotard or Elev8 T-Shirt or BothBlack Fitted Shorts or Tights or Both, or Black LeggingsBeige Tap, and Beige Jazz or Bare Feet
Intermediate
Jazz & Tap
Black Leotard or Elev8 T-Shirt or BothBlack Fitted Shorts or Tights or Both, or Black LeggingsBlack Tap and
Beige Jazz or Bare Feet

Youth Male, Gender Neutral and Adult

ProgramsTopsBottomsShoes
Youth MaleBlack Leotard or Elev8 T-Shirt or BothBlack Shorts or Black PantsBlack Tap, Beige Jazz when needed
Gender NeutralBlack Leotard or Elev8 T-Shirt or BothBlack Shorts or Black PantsBlack Tap, Beige Jazz when needed
Adult ClassesComfortable and AppropriateSweat Pants, Yoga, ExerciseInside Shoes or Bare Feet, Tap Shoes for Tap Class

Dress Code Updated: Fall 2021