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Our stock of uniform, shoes, and accessories are available for purchase during classes. The stock covers infant sizes to young junior.  We are able to order discounted dancewear, including tap and character shoes, but prefer older students to be fitted in a reputable dance shop, especially if they are unsure of their preference and sizing. 

Stock items should be paid for at the time of collection.  Items that need to be ordered must be paid for at the time of ordering. Returns will be subject to a postal charge. We aim to help everyone in obtaining their uniform and costumes, and with advice on the correct grooming,  you will look smart and impressive and be well equipped to show your talent to it’s best potential during your dance classes.

Our uniform colours are – black – navy blue – mulberry – cerise – white


Dancewear – Pre-Primary and Primary

Short sleeved cerise Plume skirted leotard

White cross-over cardigan (not pink please)

Pink ballet tights or ballet socks

Capezio Junior tyette tap shoes – black (no scraped or riveted shoes)

Pink leather ballet shoes with elastic (from base of ankle bone, across foot)

Dancewear – Junior and Senior Ballet

Short sleeved black Amy style Plume leotard

Grade 3 upwards – additional RAD short sleeved navy leotard. (Seniors may wear long sleeved or lace lycra or sphagetti styled leotards)

Black cross over cardigan, AWDA school logo T shirt or long sleeved or crop black nylon top may be worn over the leotard.

Black dancewear, light weight hoodie top from Grade 4 upwards

Pink ballet tights with pink leather ballet shoes (split soled from Grade 5)

Black tutu basques are allowed in class for experienced grade 4 girls upwards, in order to improve poise

Pointe shoes for appropriate class and soft blocks for major work

Ankle warmers – navy, black or mulberry

Character dance items – see exam wear at appropriate grade

Dancewear – Junior and senior Jazz and Tap

Short sleeved black Amy style leotard or senior style leotard, as for ballet

Black cross over cardigan or AWDA school logo T shirt

Black dancewear, light weight hoodie top from Grade 4 upwards

Black lycra Jazz pants + ankle socks Black footless tights with black ankle socks.

Cut off black leggins optional in summer 

Children (up to Grade 2) – AWDA logo T shirt and black leggins. Black or cerise ankle warmers

JAZZ SHOES: Black split soled. Professional dance sneakers can be kept for show and audition work but are not suitable for examination programmes Seniors may require a pair of high heel court or strap ballroom style shoes if involved in a production

TAP SHOES:  Dependant on shoe size. More options available from size 2 upwards.  Black – Sansha or Bloch.

Boys classes

Jazz and tap lessons:  Black lycra or cotton lycra jazz trousers

Mid-blue plain vest top for exams. AWDA logo T shirt or plain black T shirt for classes

Black cut off leggins or black shorts for hot weather

Black ankle socks

Shoes as for girls but selection from boys range

Hip-Hop: See Hip-Hop section

Ballet lessons:  Black nylon tights with black plain shorts over the top, or full tights

Black fitted T shirt with black waist elastic

Black leather ballet shoes

Exams: White leotard under navy lycra tights. White ankle ballet socks and white leather ballet shoes with elastic straps

Primary boys navy lycra shorts, with a brown leather belt, and a fitted 

Hip-Hop – unisex

Dark dance T shirt or AWDA logo T shirt

Loose fitting, light weight tracksuit trousers or hip-hop pants (No jeans please)

Clean dance sneakers (not shoes with prior outdoor use)

Black socks

Light weight knee pads

Dancers may be asked to bring baseball caps or hoodie jackets for some projects. They are also encouraged to bring own selection of suitable music, provided it does not have offensive content

Adult Classes

Adults should dress appropriately for their confort zone. Some may wish to wear leotard and tights as students, but most prefer to wear a long, but reasonably fitted T shirt and loose cotton or nylon trousers. Dress jewellery should be removed.

Shoes as for senior dancers. Ladies often prefer ballet shoes but you should be able to arch the instep of the foot with no restriction, catching the floot at the toe end of the shoe. We are happy to give advice on shoe purchases

RAD exam wear – Grade 3 to 5

Short sleeved navy leotard with pink ballet tights

Black canvas character shoes. At Grade 5, leather button over character shoes are a firmer option for some pupils

Pink satin ballet shoes with correctly fitted elastic straps (Please seek the width fitting and style of shoe that suits your foot)

Black character skirt with jewel colours (please see picture above) 

Appropriate prop for dance section choice

RAD exam wear – Grades 6, 7, 8  & Major exams


Leotards: Short sleeved navy leotard with pink ballet tights
Circular skirt to base of calf
Silk free movement scarf which comes in white, ready to be dyed or tie dyed
Split soled satin ballet shoes with elastic straps
Character skirt and leather character shoes in canvas or leather

Major levels:

Camisole style leotard, which can be reinforced with support (colours and additional styles should be checked when approaching an exam)


Any black cut away leotard in a style of your choice
Pink ballet tights with black leg warmers and a suitable woollen or nylon dance top
Delco satin (soft block) satin ballet shoes and pointe shoes

RAD exam wear – Pre-Primary and Primary

Leotards: Primary – Short sleeved lilac leotard with lilac tulip skirt. Pink ballet socks with pink satin shoes with suede soles and elastic straps  

Grade 1 and 2    

Short sleeved mid-pink leotard with pink ballet tights or socks. Black canvas character shoes and black character skirt with jewell colours (please see picture)                                

Pink satin ballet shoes. Black character skirt with jewell colours (please see picture above)

Appropriate prop for dance section choice.

Ribbon on a stick for grade 1

Principal – Amanda Warwick RAD registered teacher (T.Cert)  AISTD dips
Registered address 104 Middlemead Road Bookham Surrey KT23 3DD
Telephone  (01372) 457274