Ballet Uniform for Children
Mulberry School of Dance teaches the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus for children’s ballet classes and from Pre Primary upwards we expect those attending class to wear the appropriate uniform. Uniform is an important part of the class. Whilst ballet can be a fun hobby, it also requires a level of discipline. Being well groomed and wearing the correct clothing is part of that discipline.
Hair should be tied back off the face (preferably in a bun if possible) and no jewellery is to be worn in class.
The uniform will generally consist of a leotard (with or without a skirt), ballet shoes and either ballet socks or ballet tights.
In addition, from Grade 1 upwards, a character skirt and character shoes are also required. The skirt is a full circular cotton skirt with three ribbons decorating the bottom of the skirt. Character shoes are a canvas shoe with a small heel. These are required in addition to the other items and are an essential part of the class.
Once newcomers have tried a class or two and have decided that they want to commit to attending regularly, then the correct uniform should be purchased.
Uniform is available to purchase on a Saturday morning at Walthamstow Academy between 9am and 12pm.