Brooks has a bespoke dance uniform for all troupe dancers, made by SQUAD Dancewear. Find out more & order here.
Saturday Troupe Classes
All dancers should wear our official Squad Dancewear Uniform (Grey/Black). There are various items to choose from including new sport shorts. All dancers must come with their hair in a bun. Dancers are allowed to wear their competition jackets if it's cold or a black wraparound ballet cardigan. Dancers may also wear other black or grey matching items (no logos) to supplement their uniform if required.
At competitions/festivals, dancers should wear their Brooks Competition Team jacket, or black Brooks hoodie. We also have black costume robes available to wear over their costumes.
Free Syllabus Classes
(Please scroll down the page to see specific uniform for all of our syllabus ballet, modern & tap classes in the section below)
Jazz & Contemporary / Acrobatic Arts
Dancers can wear their uniform items from Squad Dancewear such as leggings, shorts, crop or leotard.
Alternatively dancers can wear a black/grey leotard of their choice, or a crop top with black shorts or leggings. No t-shirts, tops or baggy clothes should be worn.
Hair & Layers
Hair should always be in a bun for these classes. Dancers can wear a black wraparound ballet cardigan or their BDA jacket to keep warm. No hoodies or large jumpers should be worn in the studio.
We recommend the following black garments to purchase that are useful for all your classes such as ballet, jazz and troupe.
Senior Classes/ Adult
Contemporary Jazz (Age 15+)
Jazz dancewear of your choice. We recommend senior dancers wear black leotards, crop, or tops with shorts/leggings of their choice.
Dancers should have a bun or neat ponytail/plait
Contemporary/ BDC Youth
Dancers can wear joggers for this class, along with dancewear of their choice.
Dancers can wear clean trainers, and streetwear of their choice. Please ensure your heels do not mark our dance floor if attending heels class on Fridays or you will be asked to dance in trainers.
Syllabus Class Uniforms
All ISTD class uniforms can be purchased from Move Dancewear. Please see full list below for Ballet & Tap ISTD classes.
Ballet shoes come up small so check with the supplier and you may have to order one size up. Any ballet shoes/tights can be worn in either pale ballet pink, or natural skin tone. Split sole ballet shoes are recommended as dancers get older, for example:
Ballet tights from Bloch
Tap Shoes – Any black pair of tap shoes for beginners/juniors. Split-sole tap shoes with Teletone taps on toes and heels are recommended for teen/adv tappers.
Any light pink leotard and pink matching skirt above the knee
Pink/natural skin tone ballet socks & canvas ballet shoes
Optional pink wrap over ballet cardigan
What our students say
"I attended Brooks Dance Academy all my life up to the age of 18. I would go there three times a week and it's where I met some of my closest friends and had some of my best childhood memories. Jackie was one of the main people who inspired me to go into performing arts as a career, she is passionate, encouraging and honest. I came out of the dance school with a high level of dance ability which really helped forward my career enabling me to be offered a place at one of the best Musical theatre schools in the U.K. and also one of the best music conservatoires. I couldn't recommend Brooks Dance Academy highly enough."
— Nancy Holt, Guildhall