Uniform

Pro Arté requires all students to adhere to the regulation uniform for each class.  In all cases, no jewellery or piercings may be worn (other than two small stud earrings).  Hair should be securely tied back off the face and in a bun for Ballet.  Students in the Pre-Professional Programs must also acquire a Pro Arté track suit for community and festival events.

DSCN0147Uniforms are critical in developing a sense of “team” and “community” which is a significant experience in our school.   Dance is more than an individual effort, it is the efforts of the whole group; wearing a “uniform” creates unity and promotes a camaraderie that is tangibly demonstrated in and through the dance performance.

For the convenience of our dance community, most uniform items are available for purchase through the Office during regular office hours.  Uniform requirements for individual dance disciplines are as follows:

Ballet

  • Primary/Grades 1 & 2: Red Pro Arté tank style leotard, black waist elastic; pink canvas split sole ballet shoes; pink tights
  • Grades 3/4/5/6: Red Pro Arté spaghetti strap style leotard; black waist elastic; pink canvas split sole ballet shoes; pink tights
  • Intermediate Foundation/Intermediate/Advanced: As above; option of additional major style red Pro Arté ballet leotard and black RAD leotard; pointe shoes

Modern

  • Grade 1/2: Red Pro Arté tank style leotard; black footless tights or black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights; no shoes
  • Grades 3/4/5: Red Pro Arté spaghetti style leotard; black footless tights or black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights; no shoes
  • Grade 6/Advanced: Red Pro Arté major style leotard; black footless tights or black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights; no shoes

Tap

  • Tap 1/2: Red Pro Arté  tank or  spaghetti style leotard: black footless tights, black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights or black leggings; black Oxford style tap shoes.
  • Tap 3: Red Pro Arté any style leotard; black footless tights, black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights or black leggings; black Oxford style tap shoes.

Acrobatics

  • Acro 1/2: Red Pro Arté  tank style leotard; black footless tights, black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights or black leggings
  • Acro 3/4: Red Pro Arté any style leotard; black footless tights, black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights or black leggings

Hip Hop

  • Junior: Red Pro Arté  tank style leotard; black leggings or trackpants; sneakers
  • Senior: Any Red Pro Arté style leotard; black leggings or trackpants; may wear a plain black t-shirt over; sneakers

Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary Ages 13+

  • Red Pro Arté spaghetti style leotard or major style red leotard,  black footless tights or leggings,  or black Pro Arté shorts over pink convertible tights; no shoes

Boys

  • Ballet: Black leggings, white t-shirt or boys leo, black or white shoes
  • All other:  Black trackpants, cycling shorts or leggings, white or black  t-shirt

Other Essentials

Socks, tights and other forms of underwear are considered “personal” items and are the responsibility of individual students if a costume calls for such items.  Several articles of clothing/effects are worth the investment for the older dance student.

They are:

  • A Nude “Second Skin”
  • Black Character Shoes

Please Note:

  • “Black”  Wednesday and Saturday dress code applies only to the Professional Program students from Pre-Intermediate – Advanced
  • Students may wear a plain black cover-up for warm-up only

Pro Arté only stocks the following dance supplies:

  •   Pro Arté regulation leotards
  •   Black Waist elastics
  •   Pro Arté  regulation jazz pants
  •   Pro Arté regulation dance shorts
  •   Pro Arté Tracksuits
  •   Ballet & Modern tights
  •   Split sole canvas  ballet shoes
  •   Fuzzi Pointe shoes & toepads

For all other dance items:

  • Duck Feet West Vancouver (604) 925-1131
    1447 Marine Drive
    W. Vancouver      or
  • Duck Feet North Vancouver  (604) 770-1466
    1079 marine drive
    North Vancouver
  • The Dance Shop (604) 733-6116
    1089 W. Broadway
    Vancouver