RNB Uniform - Why wear a uniform?
A uniform allows students and instructors to focus on position and movement without distraction. Wearing the correct attire for class is very important as it allows the dancer to ‘feel’ the style of dance they are performing.
Different classes at RNB require a different uniform. For example Hip Hop allows and insists on the fashion of baggy clothes, but baggy clothes in the wrong class can result in bad habits and injury. Jewelry getting caught and flying hair can hurt!
Teachers need to see the line of the body and correct placement in order for students to improve their technique. The correct uniform ensures that students are suitably dressed for class and clothing and footwear are safe and appropriate.
A classical uniform can give a sense of belonging, class unity and pride in appearance. It also reinforces the discipline and respect inherent to the art. The tradition and etiquette of Ballet instills self-esteem in young dancers.
A relaxed approach to classes can also carry over to performances; the dancers are not at the standard they could be. Guest teachers and choreographers working with students are much more impressed with students who take pride in their appearance. This gives a lasting first impression and shows how enthusiastic they will approach a class.
Uniform presents a unified and prestigious look to observers, further enhancing the professional standard. RNB teachers will be enforcing our Dress Code.
Can I purchase dance wear from RNB?
RNB has a second hand consignment program, bring in your items and RNB will sell them for you. Leotards, Tap Shoes, Ballet Shoes, Jazz Shoes etc! We encourage families to check out this option first before purchasing new items. These items will be available Monday-Friday 3:00-7:00pm at our Lynn Valley Village location from September-June.
What kind of dancewear can I buy?
Jackets, Hoodies, Leggings & Dance Bags - available to order in the Fall
Are there samples to try on?
Yes, samples are available at our Lynn Valley Village location during office hours Monday-Friday 3:00-7:00pm from September-June.
Does RNB supply footwear?
RNB’s only sells second hand footwear through consignment. All new footwear can be purchased at dancewear stores.