To truly evaluate the technical progress of each student, and to develop discipline necessary for performing arts, proper dress code attire is required. Students not adhering to the dress code may be asked to sit out of class.
What is a Dress Code?
Please review our Parent Pointers blog post on dress codes for further information:
Where to buy
Dance-wear can be purchased at the FVADance Shop – Online and at the office. Second-hand items are also available to purchase at the office. All items may also be purchased at any retail outlet as long as they are in our Dress Codes – Approved Brands list (see below).
If you have any questions at all about the required uniform items, what they are or where to purchase them, please ask at the FVAD Office. We understand that this is a completely new vocabulary to many parents, and we are here to help you.
What to wear
Refer to our Class Dress Codes for details on each class.
Once enrolled in a class, a Class Information Sheet for that class is also available to view from your online account using the View Class Documents link.
View our Dress Codes – Approved Brands list on our Class Dress Codes page if you wish to purchase your items outside of the school. Be sure that you purchase the accepted attire!
Additional Class attire
Character Shoes: Students in National 1 to 4 require black character shoes – a shoe with a heel – for their lessons. Stamping and beating heels in soft shoes can lead to injuries.
Character Skirts: Students in National 1 to 4 wear a full circular skirt which will be provided for class if students do not have their own. Black heavy cotton or similar fabric is recommended. The length of the skirt should be 1-2 inches below the knee, ideally with three rows of white and blue ribbons.
FVAD provides internal assessments based on an internal syllabus for all students in the Fall and Winter terms to determine when they may be promoted to the next level in the school regardless of formal examinations. Ballet syllabus combines British Royal Ballet and Russian Vaganova Academy syllabus, while incorporating RAD syllabus as applicable.
Lost and Found
FVAD maintains a lost-and-found and holds items found for several months. Items unclaimed in lost-and-found after extended periods will be donated to charity. FVAD cannot be held responsible for any items lost at the school or at any performance. It is the responsibility of each family to ensure that each student arrives and leaves with all of their belongings. We strongly suggest not bringing valuables to the school or the performances. Please put name tags all of your dance wear. Remember that everyone is wearing the same items!