Uniform

Uniform Requirements

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.

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Uniforms 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, uniforms are available for purchase through the Office during regular office hours.  Uniform requirements for individual dance disciplines are as follows:

Ballet

  • Pre-Primary/Primary: Red Pro Arté leotard dress, pink canvas ballet shoes, pink tights or ankle socks
  • 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, pointe shoes.

Modern/Contemporary

  • Primary: Red Pro Arté leotard dress, bare feet.
  • Grade 1/2: Red Pro Arté tank style leotard, black Pro Arté shorts.
  • Grades 3/4/5: Red Pro Arté spaghetti style leotard, black footless tights, optional flesh tone “foot undies.
  • Grade 6/Advanced: Red Pro Arté major style leotard, black footless tights, optional flesh tone “foot undies”.

Jazz/Lyrical/Hip Hop/Stage/Musical Theatre

  • Ages 6 – 9: Red Pro Arté tank style leotard, black Pro Arté dance shorts/ jazz pants, optional black slip-on laceless jazz shoes.
  • Ages 10+: Red Pro Arté spaghetti style leotard, black Pro Arté dance shorts/ jazz pants, optional black slip-on laceless jazz shoes.
  • Ages 13+: Red Pro Arté spaghetti style leotard or major style red leotard, black Pro Arté dance shorts/ jazz pants, optional black slip-on laceless jazz shoes.

Tap

  • Tap 1/2: Red Pro Arté  tank style leotard, black Pro Arté dance shorts/ jazz pants, black Oxford style tap shoes.
  • Tap 3/4/5: Red Pro Arté  spaghetti style leotard, black Pro Arté dance shorts/ jazz pants, black Oxford style tap shoes.

Acrobatics

  • Acro 1/2: Red Pro Arté  tank style leotard black footless tights or black Pro Arté dance shorts.
  • Acro 3/4: Choice of Red Pro Arté leotard, black footless tights or black Pro Arté dance shorts.

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 and/or Nude Fishnet Stockings
  • 2.5” Character Shoes – with rubber soles

Please Note:  “Black Thursday” and “Own Choice Saturday” dress code applies only to Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced Pre-Professional Students.

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
  •   Black slip on jazz shoes

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