CLASS UNIFORMS

When beginning a dance class a HVT dancer is required to purchase the proper attire. The dress code that HVT Studio of Performing Arts implements is ultimately for the benefit of the student.

Dress codes ensure that the instructor can see the dancer’s body and verify that they have the correct alignment and posture. The pink tights wearable for ballet classes make the lines of the legs visible. You may feel uncomfortable wearing ballet stockings during the warmer months but it is much better for the dancers legs to have support whilst dancing and ballet stockings absorb the sweat and moisture. Loose and baggy clothing hide mistakes and incorrect posture. When all of our dancers are following a dress code they can be more focused. Dancing is a discipline and must be respected as such. Following a dress code teaches focus and discipline.

For many dancers, putting on the correct leotard helps them achieve the mind frame needed to practice. The dancers are effectively “dressing the part.” Dress codes also create unity among the dancers. No one dancer can stand out more than another. Many beginners take comfort in knowing that there is no stress about what to wear to class. Every dancer has a chance to sparkle because of their skill not their attire. When students are dressed alike, it’s easier for a teacher to spot someone out of form or behind the count.

Dancers wear their hair pulled back in a bun so they have a full range of sight while performing. If you need assistance please bring your hair gear to class and your teacher will be more than happy to help out. Bun kits are available for $15 and include everything from hair bands to the correct bun pins and hair nets.

Every student dancing with HVT will wear our studio leotards and uniforms printed with the HVT logo to and during all classes (no other attire/leotards will be accepted in our classes except during trials & whilst uniforms are being ordered). The correct footwear must also be worn for safe dance practice.

Uniforms are purchased direct from HVT by pre-ordering in Term 1.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS


READY, SET… DANCE


Girls:

Ready Set Dance leotard with skirt
Ready Set Dance Pink and Blue Hair Bows
White socks (summer)
Pink ballet stockings (winter
Camel jazz Shoes – Purchased from the studio
Camel tap Shoes – Purchased from the studio
Ready Set Dance cross over (winter)

Boys:

Ready Set Dance Blue T-Shirt
Black shorts (summer)
Black track pants (winter)
HVT jacket (winter)
White socks
Black tap shoes
Black jazz shoes

LEAPS ’N BOUNDS TODDLER BALLET


Girls:

HVT red class tutu
HVT crossover for winter is acceptable
Pink ballet stockings
Pink ballet shoes
Hair in a bun

Boys:

HVT ballet t-shirt
HVT red shorts
White socks
Black Ballet shoes with elastics

Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Seniors (Bronze Medal and above)


HVT leotard
HVT red, black and white roll waist shorts or
HVT red, black and white long dance pants (COMPULSORY FOR EXAMS) or
HVT red, black and white knee length tights
Camel tap shoes (Flat Heel unless advised otherwise by a member of staff) Purchased from the studio
Hair in a bun with HVT red, black and white scrunchie
HVT Studio Jacket (winter)
Pink ballet stockings (winter)

 

Boys (all grades)


HVT red, black and white muscle shirt
HVT red, black and white shorts
Black tap shoes
HVT track pants and HVT jacket (winter)

 

JAZZ, HIP HOP AND CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL


Girls:

HVT leotard or
HVT Red, black and white singlet
HVT red, black and white roll waist shorts or
HVT red, black and white knee length tights
Camel jazz shoes
Hair in a bun with HVT red, black and white scrunchie

Boys:

HVT red, black and white muscle shirt
HVT red, black and white shorts
Black jazz shoes
HVT Track pants and HVT jacket (winter)

BALLET – Pre-Primary and Primary


 
Girls:

HVT leotard (all other leotard styles and colours will not be accepted for class)
A black crossover for winter is acceptable
Pink Ballet Stockings
Pink Ballet shoes with elastic
Hair in a bun with HVT red, black and white scrunchie

Boys:

HVT red, black and white muscle shirt
HVT red, black and white shorts
White socks
Black Ballet shoes with elastics
HVT Jacket

 
Grades 1 and 2:

HVT leotard (all other leotard styles and colours will not be accepted for class)
A black crossover for winter is acceptable
Pink Ballet Stockings
Pink Ballet shoes with elastic
Black character skirt
Black character shoes (low heel)
Hair in a bun with HVT red, black and white scrunchie

Grades 3, 4 and 5

HVT leotard (all other leotard styles and colours will not be accepted for class)
A black crossover for winter is acceptable
Pink Ballet Stockings
Pink Ballet shoes with ribbons
Black character skirt
Black character shoes
Hair in a bun with HVT red, black and white scrunchie

Intermediate Foundation & Above


 

White t-shirt
Black tights
White socks
Black Ballet shoes with elastics

Boys (Grade 1 and above)

White t-shirt
Black tights
White socks
Black Ballet shoes with elastics

TAP SHOES


Tap shoes are available for order through HVT directly. We use an Australian supplier who produces great quality shoes at discounted prices. Please contact Kristy when you require new tap shoes. No other brands will be accepted for use at HVT. They are to be paid for upon ordering.