Uniforms

All students are required to wear the uniform to class so that our teachers can see and correct the students’ technique and body alignment. Appearance is an integral part of the discipline of dance. Please ensure that students come to class with their hair securely tied back off the face as per the style listed below.

Our preferred brand of ballet shoes, jazz shoes, contemporary footwear & classical ballet tights is MDM, available from “M&M Dance Supplies”, 31A Macedon Rd, Lower Templestowe.  M&M Dance Supplies gives a 10% discount storewide on all uniform items listed when you mention our studio.

Alternative brands of footwear, tights and all other dance attire is available at “BLOCH’s for Dancers” store in Doncaster Westfield Shoppingtown. The Bloch Doncaster store offers a discount system also; the discount level is based on the number of classes a single student is enrolled in. Please mention our school in store to sign up for your discount.

Anything listed as “Optional” is not compulsory; all other items listed are compulsory.

SDS Merchandise

The SDS Merchandise On-line store opens twice a year in Terms 2 & 4.

All SDS merchandise is optional; we do however recommend the jackets and onesies for travel to and from the studio. For our competition students we prefer that all students wear an SDS jacket to all competitions and other performances outside of our studio.

Female Requirements

KINDER BALLET/JAZZ COMBO

HAIR to be tied back securely off the face in a pony-tail or bun.

  • Leotard – BLOCH: L0828G-LIL- (ODETTA- NEW OVERTURE) or M&M: “Energetiks CL04” (Mauve)
  • Skirt – BLOCH: A0735g-LAV-(ROYAL EXAM SKIRT) or M&M: “Energetiks CS27” (Mauve)
  • Crossover – BLOCH: Z0858G-OVERTURE LIL or M&M: “Energetiks CX09” (Mauve)
  • Ballet tights – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE or M&M: “Energetiks CT27” (Salmon Pink)
  • Pink leather ballet shoes – BLOCH: “Dancesoft” or M&M: MDM “Elemental” (preferred brand)

In Term 1 – Kinder Students may wear dance attire of their own choice (i.e. fairy dress, tutu skirt) but please make sure it is a suitable length to dance safely in. Please NO “jiffies”.

LEVELS 1 & 2

HAIR to be tied back securely off the face in a pony-tail or bun.

Base Uniform: Required for all classes in these levels. Further items for each dance style are listed below.

  • Leotard – BLOCH: L0828G-LIL- (ODETTA- NEW OVERTURE) or M&M: “Energetiks CL04” (Mauve)
  • Crossover – BLOCH: Z0858G-OVERTURE LIL or M&M: “Energetiks CX09” (Mauve)

CLASSICAL

  • Skirt – BLOCH: A0735g-LAV-(ROYAL EXAM SKIRT) or M&M: “Energetiks CS27” (Mauve)
  • Ballet tights – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE or M&M: “Energetiks CT27” (Salmon Pink)
  • Pink leather ballet shoes – MDM “Elemental” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Dancesoft”

LEVELS 1 & 2 CONT…

JAZZ

  • Black short bike shorts Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – MDM “Protract” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot”
  • Tan tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.
TAP
  • Black short bike shorts
  • Tan tap shoes– BLOCH: “Tap On” (lowest heel) NB: Bloch is our recommended brand for endurance & quality.
  • Tan tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

ACROBATICS

  • Black short bike shorts
  • No shoes required.

LEVELS 3 & 4

HAIR to be tied back securely off the face in a pony-tail or bun.

Level 4C students require a bun & students will be taught how to do their own hair in Term 1.

Base Uniform: Required for all classes in these levels. Further items for each dance style are listed below.

  • Leotard – BLOCH: “Overture Odetta L0828G”- LUN or M&M: Energetiks (CL04)
  • Crossover – BLOCH: “Z0858G/L – OVERTURE LUN” or M&M: Energetiks (CX01)

CLASSICAL

  • Georgette short wrap tie skirt – BLOCH: “A0722L-LUN” or M&M: “Energetiks CS01”
  • Tights –  Level 3 – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE ” (Flesh Pink) or M&M: “Energetiks CT27” (Salmon Pink)
  • Tights  – Level 4 – BLOCH: “Embrace” convertible (Flesh Pink) or MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks CT30/AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) The Level 4’s need “convertible tights” instead of footed tights to be able to change quickly and easily from ballet shoes to bare feet in both Classical & Extensions/Contemporary.
  • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes – M&M: MDM “Elemental Reflex” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Prolite II” with X-elastic – no ribbons.

    CLASSICAL EXTENSIONS / CONTEMPORARY
    Same as for Classical plus the following:

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tights – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE (Flesh Pink) convertible or MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks CT30/AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) NB: Convertible tights are required to be able to change quickly and easily from ballet shoes to bare feet.
    • Foot thongs  – M&M: MDM “foot glove” (Optional but recommended) or BLOCH: “foot thongs”

    Tan footless tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

    JAZZ

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM Protract (preferred) or BLOCH: Elastaboot S0499L
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    TAP
    Same as for Classical plus the following:

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan tap shoes – Bloch “Tap On” (lowest heel) NB: Bloch is our recommended brand for endurance & quality.
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    STREET JAZZ / HIP HOP

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM Protract (preferred) or BLOCH: Elastaboot S0499L
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)
    • Any runners for classes – black soled shoes only please!
    • White or Black canvas runners for concert only – Colour to be confirmed closer to concert time, prior to the Term 4 photo shoot.

    ACROBATICS

    • Black bike shorts
    • No shoes required

    LEVELS 5 TO 7

    HAIR to be tied back securely in a neat bun, using bun pins and a hairnet.

    Base Uniform: Required for all classes in these levels. Further items for each dance style are listed below.

    • Level 5 & 6 only: Navy blue leotard “L0854G/L Obelia Nav” – available only from BLOCH

    • Level 7:  Navy blue nylon-lycra leotard (L3254) – available only from BLOCH. Although this leotard is no longer being made, the Bloch Doncaster store is holding existing stock for us in 2021.

    • Levels 5 – 7: Navy blue cotton-lycra crossover – BLOCH: “Z0658” or M&M: Energetiks “CX01”

    CLASSICAL & EXTENSIONS

    • Navy blue georgette short wrap tie skirt – BLOCH: “Geena A0722” or M&M: “Energetiks CS01”
    • Tights – MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) or BLOCH: “Embrace” convertible (Theatrical Pink).
    • Canvas Ballet Shoes (MDM Canvas Intrinsic Reflex preferred) with crossed elastics – not ribbons please!

    CONTEMPORARY

    • Black bike shorts or ¾ tights

    • Tights – MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) or BLOCH: “Embrace” convertible (Theatrical Pink).

    • Foot thongs  – M&M: MDM “foot glove” (Optional but recommended) or BLOCH: “foot thongs”

    • Tan footless tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

    JAZZ

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM “Protract” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot S0499L”
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    TAP

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan tap shoes (Show Tapper) – Cuban heel NB: Bloch is our recommended brand for endurance & quality.

    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    STREET JAZZ / HIP HOP

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM “Protract” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot S0499L”
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)
    • Any runners for weekly classes.
    • White or Black canvas runners for concert only – Colour to be confirmed closer to concert time, prior to the Term 4 photo shoot.

    ACROBATICS

    • Black bike shorts
    • No shoes required

    Level 8 & 9, Pre Elementary, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced & Open

    HAIR to be tied back securely in a neat bun, using bun pins and a hairnet.

    Base Uniform: Required for all classes in these levels. Further items for each dance style are listed below.

    • Leotard – Any style & any colour for class AND navy blue nylon-lycra leotard (L3254 – available only from BLOCH) for exams. NB: The Bloch L3254 leotard is no longer being made, however the Doncaster Bloch store is currently holding existing stock for us

    CLASSICAL & EXTENSIONS

    • Chiffon/georgette ballet skirt – no longer than mid-thigh (optional)
    • Tights – MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) or BLOCH: “Embrace” convertible (Theatrical Pink).
    • Canvas ballet shoes – M&M: MDM Intrinsic Reflex (preferred) with crossed elastics – not ribbons!
    • Pointe shoes – for students who have passed the In Sync Physiotherapy assessment. (Only available at BLOCH)

    CONTEMPORARY

    • Black bike shorts or ¾ leggings

    • Tights – MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) or BLOCH: (Theatrical Pink) “Embrace” convertible.

    • Foot thongs –  M&M: MDM “foot glove” (Optional but recommended) or BLOCH: “foot thongs”

    • Tan footless tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

    JAZZ

    • Black bike shorts or ¾ leggings
    • Elementary – Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces): MDM Protract (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot”
    • Split-Flex Heels (Black) – for Level 9 Jazz – only available at BLOCH
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)
    • Black fishnet tights for concert only – You will be advised closer to concert time if these are required for Level 9.

    TAP

    • Black bike shorts or ¾ leggings
    • Tan tap shoes – BLOCH: “Show Tapper” (cuban heel) NB: Bloch brand is recommended for endurance & quality.

    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    HIP HOP

    • Black bike shorts, leggings or track pants.
    • Any runners for classes White or Black canvas runners for concert only – Colour to be confirmed closer to concert time.
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    ACROBATICS

    • Black bike shorts
    • No shoes required

    Male Requirements

    COMBO CLASSES

    • White Bonds-style fitted T-shirt or skivvy
    • Black leggings or bike shorts
    • Black ballet shoes – BLOCH: “Prolite” WHT
    • Black split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM “Protract” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Jazzlite” (Full sole)
    • BLK Black Lace-up Tap Shoes – BLOCH: “Jazz Tap” NB: Bloch brand is recommended for endurance & quality.

    LEVEL 1 & UP

    Classical

    • Leotard: L0402RG – WHT
    • Bottoms: T9400G/L – BLK – (LEGGINGS)
      or bike shorts for “combo class”
    • Shoes: Prolite – WHT
    • White ballet socks

    Hip Hop

    • Anything the student can move easily in White runners/sandshoes

    LEVEL 1 & UP CONT…

    Jazz

    • White fitted boys dance TSHIRT or single top
    • Bottoms: Black (either Bike Shorts, Leggings (9400G/L) or Dance Pants (P9401G/L)
    • Jazz Shoes: Ultraflex BLK

    Tap

    • White fitted boy’s dance t-shit or singlet top
    • Bottoms: Black dance pants or leggings

    Testimonials

    All four of my daughters have danced at SDS over the past eight years. SDS offers quality dance training in a supportive, friendly environment. The teachers are fantastic and make it such a happy place for the students. SDS lives by its motto “Where every child shines”. The concerts are always a highlight of the year. My girls love being part of the SDS community.

    Michaela Fox 

    We have been with SDS for eight years now and it has been a wonderful journey. As a three year old when my daughter started it was very much about coordination, movement and fun. It has been wonderful watching all the girls dancing develop over the years and every teacher we have had has been amazing, 100% supportive and always full of encouragement no matter what “level” the girls are within the group. I couldn’t recommend SDS any more, it is a truly caring environment where everybody grows and shines.  

    Kate Stevens