Each level is designated by the color of their leotards that may be purchased directly from the Soo Dance Academy. Students are required to wear the studio leotard.
Female ballet students should be in their level colored leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Male ballet students should be in plain white t-shirts, black tights or black jazz pants, and black ballet shoes. Ballet shoe strings should be triple knotted, then trimmed and tucked into shoes. Level 4 and above females should wear canvas flat shoes with stretchy ribbons sewn on. Pointe shoes must also be sewn with stretchy ribbons. Hair must be in a ballet bun and students should come prepared with no jewelry or accessories on.
Character students should wear ballet attire and black, low heeled Sansha brand character shoes.
Jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary female students should also be in their level–colored leotard along with black tap shorts or leggings and tan jazz or tap shoes. Male students should wear plain white t-shirt with black jazz pants, and black jazz or black tap shoes. Students are permitted to wear their Soo Dance Academy t-shirt in these classes. Hair must be tied back and away from the face, and students should come prepared with no jewelry or accessories on.
It is recommended to buy dance shoes from the Dublin Encore Store.
TAP SHOES: TAN COLOR / THEATRICALS Child Velcro Tap Shoes / Style No: T9050C
Teen Tap shoes: TAN COLOR / BLOCH Adult “TapFlex” Slip-On Tap Shoes / Style No: S0389L
BALLET SHOES: LIGHT PINK COLOR / SO DANCA Girls “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split-Sole / Style No: SD16C or LIGHT PINK COLOR / SANSHA Child “Star Split” Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Shoes /Style No: 15C
JAZZ SHOES: TAN COLOR / BLOCH Child “Pulse” Slip-On Jazz Shoes / Style No: S0470G or (up to size 4) TAN COLOR / Bloch Pulse Jazz Shoe
BALLET POINTE SHOES: BLOCH Adult “Balance European” Pointe Shoes Style No: ES0160L or BLOCH/23mm Stretch Pointe Shoe Ribbon Style No: A0526 or
BLOCH / 1″ Pink Mesh Elastic Style No: A0185
LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY SHOES: NUDE COLOR / BLOCH Eclipse Canvas Lyrical Shoes /Style No: S0619
Ballet Shoes Sewing: We offer ribbon and elastic sewing for both pointe and flat shoes for dancers in Level 4 and above ($25 per pair) You may drop your shoes off in the office for sewing and will receive an email when they are ready for pick up.