Uniform Requirements

All of the items can be purchased from Walsall Dance Shop


Toddlers to Grade 5 General uniform

  • Toddlers, Primary and Grade 1 Students are expected to wear a lilac uniform with skirt attached. Cardigans in lilac to match.
  • Students in Grade 2 and above are expected to wear a purple leotard.
  • Pink ballet socks or tights are to be worn in all Ballet and Theatre Craft classes
    (n.b. in exams tights must be worn if over 12 years).
  • White socks or tan tights can be worn in Tap classes and exams.
  • Please note we are not expecting children to get changed in between lessons.
  • Boys to wear shorts and T-shirt for lower grades. Jazz trousers can be worn in higher grades with a tight fitting top.


Ballet Classes

  • Either satin or leather ballet shoes can be worn in lower grades.
  • However from Grade 1 we would prefer to see children in satin ballet shoes especially for exams.
  • Elastic must be worn over shoes in Primary at all times.
  • From Grade 1 onwards ribbons must be sewn on shoes and these must be worn for class.
  • Please note that split sole shoes are not suitable for Ballet examinations.


Tap Classes

  • Tap shoes must now all have toe and heel taps on for all Grade classes including Primary.
  • Children are expected to wear white shoes until Grade 3.
  • The IDTA have now specified that no child under Grade 4 is to wear split sole tap shoes during examinations.
  • Teletone taps can be worn at any grade.


Theatre Craft Classes

  • Leather ballet shoes with elastics are to be worn from Primary upwards.
  • From Grade 3 upwards candidates are expected to wear jazz shoes and heeled character shoes.
  • Grade 4 requires two matching scarves.
  • Grade 5 requires two calf length skirts, one schiffon and one black character.
  • Boys are required to wear jazz shoes from Grade 3 onwards.


Vocational students can wear any leotard of their choice for classes with pink tights for Ballet and black tights or leggings for other styles. Specific items are required for each examination, such as knee pads; this will be discussed with each student as they enter this level of training.