An important aspect of dance is discipline, therefore priority is given to quality of grooming and quality of work within the dance school. Students should at all times ensure that they are correctly groomed for all their classes. Hair must be correctly and neatly styled for the type of class you are attending.
Classical requires smooth hair in a bun, using pins and hair nets. This applies to kindy & pre-school, and pre-primary classes as well, wherever possible. Please ensure your child has hair nets, bobby pins and open hair pins in their bags as all teachers are happy to help with hair as time permits.
The correct leotard and ballet tights or socks must also be worn. All items are available from Dance Jam, (see links page) or through the second hand cupboard at each school. Remember, the parents running the second hand cupboards are doing so on a voluntary basis and as a favour to all of us. Please be sure to purchase the correct items as listed below. Items are too expensive to have shoes etc. which will not be suitable for exam or concerts.
Kindy and Preschool, Pre-primary, Primary and Tiny Tots A & B
Blue class leotard, matching lycra skirt and blue scrunchie for around bun. Correct ballet socks. The blue skirts are
available through Miss Meg or Miss Carman for $25.
Pink ballet shoes with elastic over instep. Camel Bloch or Salvio tap shoes with taps. Black Bloch or Energetiks split sole jazz booties.
Grades 1 to 5
Black leotard with gather. Flesh ballet socks (Grades 1, 2) or seamless ballet tights (Grades 3, 4, 5).
Bloch or Energetiks pink ballet shoes with elastic over instep. Ribbons are required for exam from Grade 3 upward.
Camel Salvio tap shoes with Bloch Techno taps (please see your teacher regarding heel height before purchase).
Black Bloch or Energetiks split sole jazz booties
Character shoes required for classical exams from Grade 1.
Major Classical Classes and RAD Higher Grades
Pink seamless ballet tights with any neat leotard. Shoes as per grades. Bloch brand pointe shoes. Hair grooming will be
Song & Dance and Acrobatics
Any jazz leotard and leggings are acceptable but the overall look must be very neat. All hair must be off the face. Jazz shoes
are required. Students attending acrobatics class may wear convertible tights so they can do work in bare feet or in jazz shoes
Contemporary and stretching
Neat hair and leotard as required for other classes. All students should own a stretch band available from your teacher ($5).
Convertible tights and foot undies are recommended.
Bike pants or suitable shorts. T-shirt/ muscle shirt.
White ballet shoes with elastic over instep. Black Bloch or Energetiks split sole jazz booties. Black boys
tap shoes with Bloch Techno taps. Elastic to replace laces
Second Hand Items
Secondhand items can be bought and sold through both studios. Items can be accessed through Elisa Plummer in Nambour and Yasmin Ritchings in Caloundra. Items you wish to sell must be clearly named and placed in a ziplock bag. Pricing can be discussed with either lady. Notices will be on the notice board at each studio as to when secondhand items can be accessed. Second hand items will be locked away at all other times unless special arrangements have been made.
Sunshine Dance Centre wear
Sunshine Dance Centre jackets, singlets, pants and bags are ordered twice yearly.
“Dancing is fun!” – Jasmine 11yrs