If your child is taking part in a free trial, they are not required to wear a uniform.
We ask that students wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and bare feet.
Leggings or pants and a singlet are a great option.
We have always believed that dance, and the performing arts should be accessible for all.
While we strongly encourage all children to come in uniform, we do understand there may be a delay being able to purchase uniforms, or times where this is difficult. We offer a number of options at different price points in hope that families will choose the option that is best for them.
Some of the reasons we strongly support uniform include:
A SENSE OF BELONGING AND INCLUSION
This is something we strongly believe in at Confident Kids and Inspire Academy. Wearing a uniform encourages students to feel part of the team. As children get older it also ensures all students in the class are equal and there are no complexities when it comes to what students are wearing.
DANCE AND CLASS SAFETY
The correct footwear is essential for safe classes and must be worn each week. Correct attire also ensures partner work is safer and students can move safely in their work. Denim, casual dresses and restrictive clothing is strictly not to be worn in class.
TEACHER CORRECTION AND FEEDBACK
For many classes it is important teachers can see how each student is moving their body in order to give the best corrections and feedback possible. Wearing oversized clothing makes this very difficult for our teachers.
GROWN UP AND ME CLASSES
(6mths - 3 years)
No uniform required, however our dresses are encouraged for those who would like them.
For Grown up and me classes, grown ups will also require clothes that are easy to move in.
Bare feet is fine with ballet shoes recommended as children reach the older end of this group (2.5yrs)
UNIFORM OPTIONS FOR PRESCHOOL CLASSES
(footwear outlined below)
Ready Set Dance classes require one of the following:
Option 1 - Ready Set Dance Dress ($44 including GST)
Option 2 - Ready Set Dance t-shirt and Shorts ($44 including GST)
Little Monkeys and Little Ballet Stars classes require one of the following:
Option 1 - Confident Kids PreSchool Dress ($44 including GST)
Option 2 - Confident Kids t-shirt/top with black pants/leggings/shorts (various prices)
Option 3 - Any all plain black clothing (from home)
Option 4 - (extra option for Little Ballet Stars Only) - black thick strap leotard (no sleeves), black wrap or circle skirt and ballet tights.
Strictly no jeans, restrictive clothing or pants/shorts will pockets (as this is a risk for partner work).
Tops should also not be restrictive but fitted enough to ensure staff can give appropriate feedback (eg no oversized t-shirts).
Dance shoes are available from the Dance Shops listed below.
Little Ballet Stars - Leather Pink Ballet Shoes (full sole) - no jiffies please
Ready Set Dance - Leather Pink Ballet Shoes (full sole) - no jiffies please
Ready Set Dance Tap - Black Tap Shoes
Little Monkeys - Bare Feet
For all classes students are required to have their hair pulled back off thier face for safety.
It is highly encouraged for acrobatics students with long hair wear hair in a bun for safety. This does not need to be a perfect concert bun, just secured safety.
We also ask that students please do not wear jewellery for safety (stud earrings are ok).
WHERE TO BUY
CONFIDENT KIDS BRANDED UNIFORMS
Confident Kids branded uniforms are available at our studio reception during class times, or via your Dance Studio Pro online portal. If you don't have your log in, please contact us and we can resend this to you.
If ordering online, uniforms will be available for pick up at your next class.
Leotards and black clothing can be purchased from shops like Kmart, Target and Best and Less.
We encourage you to buy correct shoes from Dance Stores, whether online or in person. It is important dance shoes are good quality, correctly made and correctly fitted.
Some local dance stores that have our uniform list are:
Total Dance Australia
3 Fergus Lane,
Energetiks Fountain Gate
Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre
352 Prices Highway
Narre Warren VIC 3805
(03) 9704 1655
Of course, any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! :)