Ballet – R.A.D. Syllabus

Ballet – R.A.D. Syllabus

FIT OF BALLET SLIPPERS:

The studio director prefers that all ballet slippers fit well, to provide proper support and so that use of the foot can be clearly seen. A new pair would need to be purchased during the year if your child’s feet grow more than half a size. Only children younger than 6 years old may have more growing room, per Lorraine Blake.


GIRLS

MUSICAL MOVEMENT (ages 3 – 4), PRE-PRIMARY (ages 5 – 6) & PRIMARY (ages 6 – 7)
  • Bodysuit– True Pink Mondor 1635 short-sleeve Body Suit
  • Legs– ballet pink socks
  • Skirt – pink Bloch BU601C faux-wrap skirt
  • Shoes – pink full-sole leather ballet slippers (see note regarding fit; NO split-sole)
CHARACTER SKIRTS & SHOES:

Everyone from Grade 2 & Up needs the character skirt and character shoes all year for class, and most students Grade 2 & Up will be doing an exam, presentation or award.

GRADE 1, 2 & 3
  • Bodysuit– MONDOR – 3535 – Short Sleeve Paradise Blue (PR) Body Suit
  • Legs– ballet pink socks OR ballet pink tights
  • Skirt – black character skirt with ribbons (parents at the studio make their own according to instructions, or a dressmaker is available at a cost)
  • Shoes:
  • pink full-sole leather ballet slippers (see note regarding fit; NO split-sole)
  • black low heel canvas character shoes (Cuban heel acceptable at Gr. 3 level)
  • Grade 3 – pink leather full-sole ballet slippers (NO split-sole; see note regarding fit) AND black canvas character shoes (low or Cuban heel, parent’s choice of heel height)
GRADE 4 & 5
  • Bodysuit– MONDOR – Matrix 03505 (wide strap) Paradise Blue tank bodysuit
  • Legs– ballet pink convertible tights
  • Skirt – black character skirt with ribbons (parents at the studio make their own according to instructions, or a dressmaker is available at a cost)
  • Shoes:
  • Grades 4 & 5 – pink leather full-sole ballet slippers (NO split-sole; see note regarding fit) AND black canvas Cuban heel character shoes (NO low heel)
GRADE 6, 7, 8
  • Bodysuit– Ainsliewear AW101P Princess with Pinch – Lavender
  • Legs– ballet pink convertible tights
  • Skirts – both the chiffon and character skirt available through the studio
  • Shoes– pink canvas split-sole ballet slippers (“clean canvas split-soles to be purchased close to exam time or at least kept clean until that time!”)
INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED
  • Bodysuit –any brand black spaghetti-strap style (for exams – pinch front fine but NO criss-cross or ‘busy’ straps, extremely low back, lace, mesh, velvet, etc. May wear these styles for class only)
  • Legs –ballet pink convertible tights
  • Skirt– NO skirts permitted
  • Shoes– Inter Fdn – full-sole leather ballet slippers (NO split-sole)
  • Shoes – Inter and up – soft pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Pointe Shoes– pointe shoes should be purchased at teacher’s request. Student’s choice of ribbon, elastic & padding.
OPEN BALLET
  • Bodysuit– any colour brand or style
  • Legs– ballet pink convertible tights
  • Skirt – any colour sheer ballet skirt optional but not required
  • Shoes– pink canvas or leather full-sole or split-sole ballet slippers OR old pointe converted to soft blocks
  • Pointe Shoes– should be purchased at teacher’s request. Student’s choice of ribbon, elastic & padding.

 


BOYS

  • Top –fitted white t-shirt or tank top
  • Legs –black or navy fitted shorts or footless tights
  • Shoes –black or white ballet shoes:
  • Pre-Primary – Grade 5 & Intermediate Foundation – leather full-sole only
  • Grade 6 & 7, Open Ballet, Intermediate & Up – canvas split-sole