A2 Arts Performing Arts Academy
     
 

 
Uniform

It is vital that the ‘young performer’ be groomed correctly and that appropriate attire is worn at all times.
This includes practice wear and correct footwear.
Hair should be neat, tied up and off the face.
For ballet lessons hair should be in a classical style i.e. French plaits or a bun.
In the interest of safety, jewellery is not permitted, with the exception of small stud earrings.

A2 Arts uniform can be supplied at our very own dance store.
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Saturday students - All genres:
ISTD Regulation Aqua skirted leotard (Please make sure that you purchase the correct size which should be tight fitting and not loose. Lycra stretches and should fit for some time.)
Pink Ballet socks
In the Winter months - Pink transition tights/Black cross-overs
PLEASE NOTE: leggings, woolly tights, jumpers WILL NOT be allowed in class.

Saturday students footwear:
Ballet:
Clean pink ballet shoes with elastics are fine for class, but satin ballet shoes with ribbons will be expected for examinations from Grade 1. Thin pointe shoe ribbons are preferred and much easier to use.

Tap - Bloch 'Merry Jane' or the Bloch-2 tie, leather tap shoe.

Modern - Bare feet (transition tights have a hole in the bottom so can be rolled up between classes to avoid any need for changing.)

Ballet uniform - Grades 2-4:
ISTD 'ALICE' capped sleeved leotard, in INDIGO.
Pink transition tights.
Clean ballet shoes. Elastics are fine for class, but satin ballet shoes with ribbons will be expected for examinations. Thin pointe shoe ribbons are preferred and much easier to use.

Ballet uniform - Grade 5 and above:
Capezio Black boat neck leotard.
Black elastic belt, a black classical ballet skirt may be worn for class, but NOT for examinations.
Pink seamless Ballet tights.
Clean ballet shoes. Elastics are fine for class, but satin ballet shoes with wide ribbons will be expected for examinations.

Grade 2 Tap and Grade 3 Modern and above.
Black cotton lycra cross strap leotard.
Black cotton lycra footless tights.
During Summer months, plain black crop tops (with a small logo) and black cotton lycra hot pants, can be worn.
During Winter months, a tight fitting long sleeved black top can be worn over leotards.

Jazz and Lyrical:
Students are permitted to wear any black leotard and tights, but these are the ONLY classes this will be allowed. Students also have the option to wear black hot pants/dance shorts/dance knickers/crop tops, but all MUST be genuine dance attire, which covers appropriately. Marnie believes it beneficial for students to have a little freedom to express individuality in this area. However uniform in all other grades/syllabus classes MUST continue to be worn.

Boys - Modern and Jazz:
Black shorts and tight fitting black t-shirt.

Musical Theatre:
Students should wear comfortable clothing. Track pants and T shirts are recommended.


A2 Arts hoodies/onesies: Optional – For wearing too/from classes, festivals and events etc. NOT for wearing in class.


Enquiries to: Becky Kirkham – Administration




A2 Arts Performing Arts Academy, Quayside House, 1, First Floor, Basin Road South, Hove, BN41 1WF
Tel: 01273 707720

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