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OSDA Dress Codes 2022-2023

Dancers must be in proper dress code for all classes. Option 1 is traditionally feminine while Option 2 is traditionally masculine. If any dancer is uncomfortable with the dress code because of religious, health, or gender expression reasons, please speak with the director and accommodations can be made. 

Dancewear must be purchased from a dance supply store. Info about our dance supplier can be found later on this page.  RAD Ballet uniform info can be found at the bottom of the page.

Preschool Dance

Option 1: pink leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes, pink ballet skirts optional
Option 2: white or light pink t-shirt, black shorts, white ankle socks, white canvas ballet shoes

Primary Ballet

Option 1: lilac bodysuit, lilac skirt optional, pink tights & pink canvas ballet shoes OR skin-tone ballet tights & skin-tone canvas ballet shoes

Option 2: white or lilac t-shirt, black shorts or tights, white ankle socks, white canvas ballet shoes

Junior/Elementary/Advanced Ballet

Option 1: black, lilac, purple, marine blue, or teal bodysuit, ballet skirt optional in the same colour options, pink tights & pink canvas ballet shoes OR skin-tone ballet tights & skin-tone canvas ballet shoes
Option 2: white, black, lilac, purple, marine blue, or teal t-shirt, black shorts or tights, white ankle socks, white canvas ballet shoes

Adult Dance

Comfortable workout clothes, canvas or leather ballet shoes recommended.

Joy in Movement

Comfortable t-shirt and shorts or leggings, non-slippery socks, running shoes on days we dance in the park.

Primary Highland

Option 1: lilac bodysuit, black or lilac shorts, white knee socks, black highland shoes
Option 2: white or lilac t-shirt, black or lilac shorts, white knee socks, black highland shoes

Beginner/Novice/Intermediate/Premier Highland

Option 1: black, lilac, purple, marine blue, or teal bodysuit, plain shorts in the same colour options, white knee socks, black highland shoes
Option 2: black, lilac, purple, marine blue, or teal t-shirt or tank top, plain shorts in the same colour options, white knee socks, black highland shoes

Contemporary 

Option 1: black, lilac, purple, marine blue, or teal leotard, shorts or leggings in the same colour options, and socks in the same colour options

Option 2: black, lilac, purple, marine blue, or teal t-shirt, shorts or leggings in the same colour options, and socks in the same colour options

Parent & Tot PreDance

Comfortable, moveable clothing (no jeans!) and bare feet or non-slippery socks for both parents and tots!

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Colour reference for bodysuits, skirts,

t-shirts, shorts, and leggings!

Our official dance supplier is Steppin' Out

Contact Cathy Thede at (519) 376 8194 or dancewearowensound@gmail.com

  • Be ready to tell her you are registering for the OSDA and what class you are registering for.

  • Set up an appointment to go visit her to try on/pick up your dance supplies, or if you know what size you need you can order from her and she'll drop it off at the studio.

  • Please note that RAD Ballet uniform bodysuits & skirts (detailed below) must be purchased from the Academy, but ballet shoes and tights from a dance supply store such as Steppin-Out.

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RAD Ballet Grade 1-3

Option 1: marine blue uniform bodysuit, floral uniform ballet skirt optional, pink tights & pink canvas ballet shoes OR skin-tone ballet tights & skin-tone canvas ballet shoes
Option 2: white t-shirt, black shorts or tights, white ankle socks, white canvas ballet shoes

RAD Ballet Intermediate Foundation (and up)

Option 1: black uniform bodysuit, floral uniform ballet skirt optional, pink tights & pink canvas ballet shoes OR skin-tone ballet tights & skin-tone canvas ballet shoes
Option 2: white t-shirt, black tights, white ankle socks, white canvas ballet shoes

RAD Ballet Grade 4-5

Option 1: teal uniform bodysuit, floral uniform ballet skirt optional, pink tights & pink canvas ballet shoes OR skin-tone ballet tights & skin-tone canvas ballet shoes
Option 2: white t-shirt, black tights, white ankle socks, white canvas ballet shoes

To order RAD uniform bodysuits and skirts, please contact the Academy by email or come to one of our registration nights. Please note that only dancers eligible for and registered for an RAD exam ballet class can purchase these uniform items at this time; dancers in all other classes must purchase supplies from Steppin' Out or another dance supply store.

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