Shoes

 

Shoes are an important requirement of dance and like our uniform, we supply only the highest quality shoes for our students.

 

The Academy’s shoe supplier for ballet, jazz and contemporary is MDM Performance Dancewear. Developed by two ex-Principals of the Australian Ballet, the revolutionary jazz and ballet flat shoes are incredibly supportive which helps correct posture and alignment of the feet and body, and provide resistence which helps develop strength in the foot and leg. The technology of the shoe will help our younger students get a great start in dance and help our senior students reduce injury and strain.   

 

Tap shoes and pointe shoes can be obtained from Bloch or Energetiks. Hiphop students can wear their own runners to class. The following table outlines what shoes are required for each class and where to purchase them:

 

Girls shoes  

Dance Stars Pink ballet flats
   
Ballet Pink ballet flats (all except Levels 3-4)
  Pink ballet flats with ribbons (Levels 3-4)
  Black leather character shoes with flat heel (Levels 3-4)
  Black leather character shoes with cuban heel (Level 5, 6 & Majors)
  Satin demi-pointe shoes with ribbon (Level 5)*
  Pointe shoes, as advised by physio and teacher (Level 6, Majors)
  *Level 5 still require pink ballet flats
   
Jazz MDM tan leather jazz shoes (all levels)
   
Tap Bloch tan flat heel tap shoes (Beginner-Level 4)
  Bloch tan cuban heel tap shoes (Level 5+)
   
Contemporary   MDM tan foot glove
   
Hiphop Black canvas (e.g. Dunlop volleys) required for performances. Any runners for class
   
DanceSingAct MDM tan leather jazz shoes (all levels)

 

Boys shoes

Dance Stars MDM white canvas ballet shoes
   
Ballet MDM white canvas ballet shoes (all levels)
  Black leather character shoes with flat heel (Levels 3-6 & Majors)
  Bloch flesh ballet support (Level 5, 6 & Majors)
   
Jazz MDM black leather jazz shoes (all levels)
   
Tap Bloch black flat heel tap shoes
   
Contemporary   MDM tan foot glove
   
Hiphop Black canvas (e.g. Dunlop volleys) required for performances. Any runners for class
   
DanceSingAct MDM black leather jazz shoes (all levels)