Great Lakes Dance Academy

We, at Great Lakes Dance Academy, are committed to providing you with the very best Performing Arts education. We want each experience at our academy to be positive and inspiring. Our capable teachers and staff are passionate about dance education and the performing arts. We look forward to sharing our passion with each student, and helping each dancer, singer, and actor reach their goals.

Dress Code

Dress Code

It's important for students abide by a dress code policy for the following reasons:

Teachers must be able to see the dancer's body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc.

Hair must be properly secured and tied up off of the face and neck for all styles of dance so that the dancer will not be distracted while learning."

Jewelry must not be loose or dangling to avoid injury to yourself or other and to avoid damaging jewelry.

Gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking .

No loose fitting pants, blue jeans or t-shirts (they are not dance attire).

No costumes are allowed in class unless the individual teacher announces a dress up day.

 

Dance Adventures Age 3

Girls: Any colour leotard, pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers. Dance skirt are allowed

Boys: Any solid colour T-shirt and black shorts and socks. Black leather full sole ballet slippers

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP IN A BUN

 

Pre-School Ages 4-5

Girls: Long sleeved black leotard and pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes and black mary jane style tap shoes, No dance skirts are allowed.

Boys: Plain white T-shirt and black shorts, black leather ballet shoes and black lace up tap shoes. 

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP IN A BUN

 

Primary Age 6

Girls Tap /Jazz Combo: Long sleeved black leotard and tights, beige jazz shoes and black mary jane style tap shoes, No dance skirts are allowed.

Girls Ballet: Black long sleeve leotard, pink tights, and pink leather full sole ballet slippers. Dance skirts are permitted.

Boys Tap/ Jazz and Ballet: Plain white T-shirt and black Shorts, black leather ballet shoes and black lace up tap shoes. 

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP - Ponytails are allowed for tap/jazz. Buns for Ballet.

 

Cecchetti Ballet Ages 7 and up

Girls Grade 1-2: Black long sleeve leotard, pink tights, and pink leather full sole ballet slippers. No dance skirts are permitted. 

Girls Grade 3 & up: Any black leotard, and pink leather ballet slippers. Men/Boys: Black tights, shorts or dance pants, black or white solid color T-shirt, and black leather ballet slippers. 

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP IN A BUN

 

Tap Level 1 and up

Girls Level 1: Black long sleeved leotard, tights or jazz pants, Tan mary jane style tap shoes. 

Girls Level 2 and up: Any colour leotard, tights or jazz pants,Tan Mary Jane tap shoes.

Men/Boys: Any solid color T-shirt and black dance pants or sweatpants, black lace up tap shoes. 

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP - Ponytails are allowed. No Bare Midriffs. Blue jeans are not allowed.

 

Jazz Level 1 and up

Girls Level 1: Black long sleeved leotard, tights or jazz pants, beige leather shoes. 

Girls Level 2 and up: Any color leotard, tights or jazz pants, beige jazz shoes. 

Men/Boys: Any solid color T-shirt and black dance pants, shorts or sweatpants, black jazz shoes.

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP - Ponytails are allowed. No Bare Midriffs.

 

Contemporary All Levels

Girls: Any primarily color leotard and footless or transitional tights. Jazz pants are allowed. Men/Boys: Black tights or dance pants, black or white solid color T-shirt.
Students dance in bare feet or “dance paws”

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP - Ponytails are allowed. No Bare Midriffs.

 

Hip Hop All Levels

Girls: Any color leotard (bodysuit) or tight fitting work out top, no tank tops. tights and shorts (preferred) or leggings, black sneakers (black "all-stars" or vans style skate shoes).

Men/Boys: Any solid color T-shirt and black dance pants, sweatpants or shorts, black sneakers.

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP - Ponytails are allowed. No Bare Midriffs. No blue jeans. No outside shoes permitted in the studios.

 

Triple Threat Program

Girls: Comfortable clothing, there will be some movement, jazz/sweatpants and t-shirt or workout apparel.

Clean running shoes, or jazz shoes. No outside shoes allowed.

Boys: T-shirt/workout shirt and black dance or sweat pants, clean running shoes or jazz shoes. No outside shoes allowed.

NO BARE LEGS and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP - Ponytails are allowed. No Bare Midriffs. Blue jeans are not allowed.

Shoe and Tight Requirements

Tights

Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop classes - beige tights

  • Balera T99C (child) Footed Tight colour: Caramel
  • Balera T90-T90(C) Convertible Tight colour: Caramel

 

Ballet and Preschool classes - Pink Tights

  • Balera T99C (child) Footed Tight colour: Ballet Pink
  • Balera T90-T90(C) Convertible Tight colour: Ballet Pink

 

Contemporary and Acro: 

T6980-T6980(C) Footless Tight colour: Caramel

 

Shoes

Ballet- Dance Adventures, Preschool and Primary, Grade 1 - Balera B40. Leather Full sole Ballet shoe. (colour Ballet Pink)

Jazz – All levels Balera B80. Pull on Jazz Boot (colour: Caramel)

Pre School/ Primary Tap- Balera B60 Beginner Patent Tap Shoe (colour: Black Patent)

Tap 1, 2 and IS level A- Balera B70 Beginner Patent Tap Shoe with Strap (colour: Caramel)

Tap 3, 4 and IS level B,C,D- Balera B160 Black lace up oxford full sole Tap shoe

Contemporary- Balera B220 Half sole lyrical turner (colour: Nude)

 

All shoes and tights are available for purchase/order at Great Lakes Dance Academy in the office.