Dress Code and Conduct

Please understand how important it is to our students dance training to follow our simple/not too strict dress code requirements. Hair must be worn off the face at

all times, hair in buns if possible for ballet please. Jewellery of any kind (other than stud earrings & wedding rings) Also, homemade necklaces should not be worn for safety reasons. Jeans are not allowed, even for the freestyle classes.

In colder weather, layers of clothing are allowed until the dancer is warmed up and then proper dance attire needs to be on underneath the layers.

Girls

Preparatory to Grade 1 ballet:
Pink leotard
Pink skirt
Pink ballet shoes
Pink socks or tights

Grade 2 – Grade 4 ballet:
Mulberry  leotard
Pink ballet shoes
Pink tights

 Grade 5 – student & Professional exams  ballet:
Black leotard
Pink ballet shoes
Pink tights

 Freestyle:
Island Dance ‘T’ Shirt
Black jazz trousers
black jazz shoes

 Tap:
As for Ballet but with White Tap shoes

Boys

Ballet:
White fitted t-shirt
Black shorts or fitted trousers/Leggings
Black ballet shoes

Freestyle:
Black jazz trousers
Island Dance ‘T’ Shirt
Black jazz shoes

Tap:
As for Freestyle but with black tap shoes

Adults

 Adult ballet
No set uniform but please wear clothes that allow you to move easily and be seen clearly in so that corrections can be made

Preferred : Black leotard
Pink ballet shoes
Pink tights

If examinations are taken the preferred uniform is required.

Adult Freestyle/Tap

No set uniform but please wear clothes that allow you to move easily and be seen clearly in so that corrections can be made

Preferred: Black Jazz Trousers,
Island Dance ‘T’ Shirt
Black Jazz Shoes (Freestyle)
Black Tap Shoes (Tap)

If examinations are taken the preferred uniform is required.

 Adult Musical Theatre
Black Trousers
Black Shoes
Black ‘Wight Variety’ Polo  Shirt

Conduct in Class

All students and staff are expected to behave in a respectful manner towards one another. No physical lashing out or abusive language/behaviour will be tolerated. If anyone displays this kind of behaviour they will be spoken to. Any student that The Island Dance and Theatre Company feels is bullying anyone else will be given a verbal warning and if behaviour persists the individual will be asked to leave. While The Island Dance and Theatre Company shall make every reasonable effort to improve the knowledge and ability of the student, the student cannot expect to improve unless he/she fully co-operates with the teacher and in particular adheres to the practice sessions advised by the teachers.

Anti Bullying

The school encourages all staff and students to:

  • Respect every individual’s feelings and views.
  • Recognise that everyone is important and that our differences make each of us special
  • Show appreciation of others by acknowledging individual qualities, contributions and progress.
  • Ensure safety by having rules and practices carefully explained and displayed for all to see.

Bullying will not be accepted or condoned. All forms of bullying will be addressed.

Bullying can include:

  • Physical pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching etc
  • Name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing and emotional torment through ridicule, humiliation and the continual ignoring of individuals.
  • Sectarian/racial taunts, graffiti, gestures – sexual comments and/or suggestions
  • Unwanted physical contact.

Those from ethnic minorities, the disabled, or those with learning difficulties are more vulnerable to this form of abuse and may well be targeted.

Everybody has the responsibility to work together to stop bullying – teachers, parents/guardians, the child/young person.

The school is committed to the early identification of bullying and prompt, collective action to deal with it.