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Class Dress Codes

Dress codes are an essential aspect of any reputable performing arts school.  Please review the Class Information Sheets below to be sure you are properly prepared before your first class.

The purpose of Dress Codes

For general information on why we have dress codes, please read our Parent Pointers blog posts:

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Purchasing your Dress Code

Items listed in each Class Information Sheet are available to purchase at the Academy. If purchasing items at other retail outlets, please be sure to match the styles and colours of our recommended brands.  By maintaining a list of products, we ensure that our families only purchase what is acceptable attire for their classes.

Purchasing elsewhere?  Check our Dress Code – Approved Brands

(updated brands list coming soon)

Class Information Sheets

Our Class Information Sheets provide information on dress codes, class details, pre-requisites and payments.


  • Girls: neat ballet buns, stretch-fabric hairband (pink, blue or black) for shorter hair.
  • Boys: hair neat and off face, using hairband if needed.
  • Ballet levels 6-10 may wear short black wrap skirts.
  • Dance wrap sweaters and leg warmers may be worn for warm-up.
  • Approved FVAD-logo black t-shirts will be worn in Contemporary class.
  • All items needed for classes are available to purchase through the office.



  • Ballet class leotard
  • Ballet Convertible tights
  • Ballet Bun
  • Ballet Slippers (pre-pointe) or Pointe Shoes
  • Theraband Red-medium or Green-heavy (latex-free available at office)
  • Golf ball or foot roller
  • Toe elastic (hair elastic used for toe exercises)
  • Perfect Pointe Book (discounted price at office)


  • Ballet class leotard
  • Ballet Convertible tights
  • Black low-rise shorts (aka boy-shorts)
  • Black ankle socks (view style available at office)
  • Black FVAD t-shirt
  • Low Braid (can wrap into ballet bun if ballet class is before or after)

Modern + Jazz

  • Ballet class leotard
  • Ballet Convertible tights
  • Black low-rise shorts (aka boy-shorts)
  • Ballet Bun
  • Ms Ana’s Classes: Bare Feet
  • Miss Sarah’s Classes: Black Jazz Shoes


  • Ballet class leotard
  • Ballet Convertible tights
  • Black low-rise shorts (aka boy-shorts)
  • Ballet Bun
  • Turning Shoes

PBT Conditioning

  • Ballet class leotard
  • Ballet Convertible tights, rolled up
  • Black low-rise shorts (aka boy-shorts)
  • Ballet Bun
  • Bare feet
  • Theraband (red-medium or green-heavy) (non-latex available at the office)

National Dance

Triumph Arts – Girls

  • Plain black leotard, any style (tank, camisole, short-sleeved)
  • Black low-rise shorts optional
  • Ballet-pink Convertible tights
  • Ballet-pink Slippers
  • Ballet Bun / Stretch hair band (black or pink) for short hair

Triumph Arts – Boys

  • White t-shirt or leotard
  • Black fitted tights, leggings or shorts
  • White or black ballet slippers
  • Matching white or black ankle socks
  • Neat hair

Summer Programs

  • For Summer 2022 – please wear dress code of 2021-22 or 2022-23.
  • Summer Ballet Intensives
  • Summer Junior Workshop
  • Summer Tiny Tots