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RNB Dress Code

At RNB, we strive to provide excellence in dance training for all ages and all dance levels.

Dance provides an opportunity to develop rhythm, strength, coordination, flexibility and a fluidity of motion while building character and self-esteem.

A key element to good dance ethics is good grooming and adherance to the schools uniform guidelines.

RNB Uniform

Why wear a uniform?

A uniform allows students and instructors to focus on position and movement without distraction. Wearing the correct attire for class is very important as it allows the dancer to ‘feel’ the style of dance they are performing.

Different classes at RNB require a different uniform. For example Hip Hop allows and insists on the fashion of baggy clothes, but baggy clothes in the wrong class can result in bad habits and injury. Jewelry getting caught and flying hair can hurt!

Teachers need to see the line of the body and correct placement in order for students to improve their technique. The correct uniform ensures that students are suitably dressed for class and clothing and footwear are safe and appropriate.

A classical uniform can give a sense of belonging, class unity and pride in appearance. It also reinforces the discipline and respect inherent to the art. The tradition and etiquette of Ballet instills self-esteem in young dancers.

A relaxed approach to classes can also carry over to performances; the dancers are not at the standard they could be. Guest teachers and choreographers working with students are much more impressed with students who take pride in their appearance. This gives a lasting first impression and shows how enthusiastic they will approach a class.

Uniform presents a unified and prestigious look to observers, further enhancing the professional standard. RNB teachers will be enforcing our Dress Code


Dress Code by Dance Style

 

BALLET 

Boys (all levels)

Fitted white tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or boys tights, white ankle socks and white/black leather Ballet slippers.    

Girls             

Let's Dance - Any color leotard, skirt & pink full-sole leather Ballet slippers. 

Pre-Primary & Primary - Eggplant RNB uniform leotard and eggplant RNB skirt, pink tights and pink full-sole leather Ballet slippers.

Grade 1 & 2 - Eggplant RNB uniform leotard, pink tights and pink full-sole leather Ballet slippers. Black Character Skirt and low heel Character shoes.

Grade 3 - 8- Eggplant RNB uniform leotard, pink tights, pink full-sole leather Ballet slippers. Black Character Skirts and high black Cuban heel Character shoes. Grade 6-8 will require chiffon skirts for examinations.

Inter F RAD, Pointe, Beginner, Jr, Inter & Open- Eggplant RNB uniform leotard, pink tights, pink full-sole leather Ballet slippers and Pointe shoes.

Intermediate & Advanced RAD- Black leotard, pink tights and pink full-sole leather Ballet slippers.

*Those students who will be starting Pointe for the first time this year should wait until RNB holds its group Pointe shoe fitting in October, at which time Pointe shoes may be purchased.

 

ACCELERATED BALLET

Boys (all levels)

Fitted white tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or boys tights, white ankle socks and white/black leather Ballet slippers.    

Girls     

Junior & Intermediate- Eggplant RNB uniform leotard, pink tights and pink canvas split-sole Ballet slippers. 
Senior- Any color leotard, pink tights and Pointe shoes.

 

MODERN

Boys (all levels)

Fiitted white tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or pants and bare feet.

Girls   

Primary - Intermediate - Eggplant RNB uniform leotard with black shorts or black capri pants and bare feet or 'foot undies'.

 

JAZZ, COMPANY, LYRICAL & MUSICAL THEATRE

Boys (all levels)

Fitted white tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or pants and black slip-on Jazz shoes.

Girls

Beginner, Intro, Jr, Inter, Sr, Open - Eggplant RNB uniform leotard or black leotard with black shorts or pants, black slip-on Jazz shoes or 'foot undies'.

Jazz A, B, C, D & Company 1, 2, 3, 4 - Eggplant RNB uniform leotard with black shorts or pants and black slip-on Jazz shoes or 'foot undies'.

 

TAP

Boys (all levels)

Fitted white tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or pants and black Tap shoes.

Girls

Pre-Primary - Intermediate- Eggplant RNB uniform leotard with black shorts or pants and black Tap shoes.

Intro, Jr, Inter, Sr, Open- Eggplant RNB uniform leotard or black leotard with black shorts or pants and black Tap shoes.

 

CONTEMPORARY

Boys (all levels)

Fitted white tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or pants and bare feet.

Girls

All Levels- Eggplant RNB uniform leotard with black shorts and bare feet or socks.

 

ACRO

Boys (all levels)

Fitted white tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or pants and bare feet.

Girls

Acro 1, 2, 3, 4, Jr & Inter- Eggplant RNB uniform leotard or black leotard with footless black tights or shorts and bare feet.

Accelerated & Elite- Any leotard with footless black tights or black shorts and bare feet.

 

HIP HOP & BREAK DANCING

Boys & Girls All Levels

T-shirt and pants or shorts (no jeans and no exposed midriff)

INDOOR RUNNING SHOES. *shoes that have been worn outdoors will NOT be permitted on the dance floor.

 

Dress Code Brochure - Click Here To Download PDF

 

PERFORMERS DRESS CODE

Hair: Do not wash hair on performance day. It stays "put" better if a little dirty.

Make up: Please do not put make-up on the younger students. Our in-house make-up artists will make sure that your child is made up as the teacher instructs, with the childs own make-up. Senior students should have false eyelashes. Make up is NOT required at Dress Rehearsals, but full costume and hair is expected. 

Jewelry: Unless part of a costume, NO jewelry should be worn.

Nail Polish: Must be removed prior to Dress Rehearsals.

Shoes & Tights: Must be clean and without runs or holes. Leather ballet shoes can be cleaned with Liquid Ajax or Vim. Canvas ballet shoes can be machine washed and air dried

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE to buy new tights or shoes. Be sure to label all personal items with your name.

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