ITW Dance Uniform List

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It is essential that students have the correct uniform and  shoes for their class and grade. When signing your child up for ballet or any ITW dance class, you are signing them up, not only for dance, but for lessons in discipline and hard work as well.  With that, comes the ITW Dance dress code:

Although it may seem unnecessary to parents or people unfamiliar with the dance world, the dress code has been around for centuries, and exists to make class more focused and structured. Dance requires a great deal of discipline and giving your dancer a set dress code helps them to understand simple rules.

When children wear their proper dance attire, it reminds them of where they are-class, and not on a play date or on the playground.  This gets them in the mindset of learning.  Plus, when children all wear their uniform, they are much less likely to be distracted by their clothing and the clothing of others.  Additionally, when hair is pulled back securely, students won’t be be as likely to play with their hair or need to push it out of their face for the majority of their class time or put the class on hold while asking the teacher to fix their hair.

Another reason dance dress code is important is so that teachers can properly correct the students.  Ballet attire makes the lines and body placement much more visible to the instructor, and can help your child dance correctly and safely.  This grows even more important the older your child gets.

Not only does the dress code help with the class, but dressing like a dancer makes you feel more...like a dancer.  Students in their proper ballet or dance attire are typically so much more eager to learn and feel like they’re a part of a group that has to work together.  So please, do your best to observe the ITW Dance dress code. If you need help with any aspect of it, please don’t hesitate to ask a staff member before or after class.

Shoes:

The ITW Dance Studio in Clonskeagh has a specialised dance floor that will maximise performance for jumps, turns, slides, and more. This floor is a privilege and so we will be strictly enforcing an indoor shoe only policy. No one with outdoor shoes will be allowed inside the dance studio, so please plan accordingly.  Our Drumcondra studios have also been totally renovated and indoor only dance shoes are allowed.

Appropriate footwear for each class should be worn (jazz shoes, ballet shoes, rindoor runners with non marking sole, foot thongs or bare feet)

NO dancing in socks will be permitted under any circumstances as it is a health and safety risk.

ITW Junior/Inter/Senior/Young Adult Dance (membership class): 

ITW T-shirt and hoodie (for Tots named after colours - Inters); all black (for Seniors and Young Adults). Black leggings or tracksuit bottoms for all. Jazz Shoes or ballet shoes. Dance shoes that are for INDOOR USE ONLY.

Lyrical/Contemporary: 

All Black: black leotard (optional), black t-shirt (Dance Studio Tee appropriate), black tights or black leggings/tracksuit bottoms, bare feet. Convertible pink tights are appropriate as well as "foot thongs".

Ballet: 

Uniforms available from Dance World Ranelagh or Parnell Square and Dance Dimensions, Drumcondra

Girls Uniform:

Little ballerinas:

Pink Tutu dress or Pink Leotard with skirt attached or Pink Leotard, Pink socks, Waist elastic

Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes, Hair tied up in a bun covered with hairnet that matches your hair colour or pinned up plaits, Pink or black headbands (if needed to keep hair out of eyes)


Pre primary:

Pink or Blue Leotard with skirt attached, Waist elastic, Pink tights, Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes, Hair tied up in a bun covered with hairnet that matches your hair colour or pinned up plaits, Pink , blue or black headbands (if needed to keep hair out of eyes)


Junior ballet:

Short sleeved lilac leotard, Lilac skirt, Pink tights, Waist elastic, Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes, Hair tied up in a bun covered with hairnet that matches your hair colour or pinned up plaits, Black headbands (if needed to keep hair out of eyes)


Inter ballet:

Sleeveless lycra leotard, Black wrap skirt (optional), Waist elastic, Pink tights, Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes, Demi pointe shoes with ribbons (check with your teacher she will decide if you are ready for these), Hair tied up in a bun covered with hairnet that matches your hair colour or pinned up plaits, Black headbands (if needed to keep hair out of eyes)

Senior ballet:

Sleeveless black leotard, Black wrap skirt (optional), Pink tights, Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes with elastics or demi pointe shoes with ribbons

Hair tied up in a bun covered with hairnet that matches your hair colour or pinned up plaits

Senior pointe class (by invitation only)

Sleeveless black leotard, Black wrap skirt (optional), Pink tights, Pointe shoes with ribbons, Toe caps, Hair tied up in a bun covered with hairnet that matches your hair colour or pinned up plaits

Extras:

Pink, blue or black ballet crossover wrap top, Calf length leg warmers (to be worn for warm ups only), NB! No hotpants may be worn for ballet classes

Boys Uniforms:

Little Ballerinas, Pre-Primary, Junior

Navy shorts

White capped leotard or fitted white shirt

White ballet socks

Black leather or canvas ballet shoes

Inter & Senior

Navy or black leggings

White capped leotard or fitted white shirt

White ballet socks

Black leather or canvas ballet shoes

Hip Hop: 

Dance clothing that is easy to move in (like Dance Studio Tee), Jazz Shoes or hip hop runners with non marking soles that are for INDOOR USE ONLY. These must be shoes for dance class only- regular outdoor shoes will not be permitted.

Body Conditioning: 

Clothing you can move in like Dance Studio Tee, black leggings or tracksuit bottoms, leotard, tights are acceptable. Jazz runners or runners that are for INDOOR USE ONLY. (Please note that if you are in ballet before this class there will not be time to change. You can always add a layer or shoes, however time is limited so let's avoid a queue for changing.)

Jazz: 

All black - this may include a black leotard, black T-shirt or active wear, black leggings, black tights with jazz shoes.

Inter Dance Company: 

ITW Company Leotard, black leggings, tights or tracksuit bottoms, Dance Studio Tee, black Jazz Shoes. ITW Dance Company Hoodie.

Senior Dance Company: 

Black Lace Leotard, black leggings, tights or tracksuit bottoms, Dance Studio Tee, black Jazz Shoes. ITW Dance Company Hoodie Optional.

 

Please note: Students who fail to come to class in appropriate ITW Uniform will be asked to sit out in class with a phone call home. Uniforms are not only to look smart, but also to set our bodies in the appropriate aesthetic for class. If you're concerned with any of the uniforms listed above please email or call the office.

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ITW Dance Studio QUARTER ZIP (limited supply)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITW Dance Studio LEGGINGS (limited supply)