Equipment & Costumes

EQUIPMENT:

Batons
To determine the appropriate length, measure from the underarm to the tip of the longest finger and then add one inch. The correct size of baton is very important to allow proper baton technique development. If you are planning on competing in the 2-Baton event you must have 2 batons that are exactly the same size and brand. New batons are approximately $30.

Grip Tape can be put on batons for better grip and control and can be purchased at most sports supply stores. The best type of tape to buy is Wilson's Perforated Grip Tape. It is used on tennis rackets.

Practice Attire
If you are planning on purchasing new jazz shoes and tights for your child please buy BLOCH, BEIGE (skin tone) flip-on, (no lace) jazz shoes (not Cappezio) They range in price from $63 - $70.
We recommend Mondor Dance, Light Tan, micro-fiber tights, which cost between $15 - $17.

COSTUMES:
Individual event costumes can be made by a professional seamstress, bought at one of the dance supply stores listed below, ordered annually from "A Wish Come True" Costume Company, consignment stores or some parents have successfully ordered from eBay.

SUPPLIERS:
Baton/Dance Supplies be purchased from the following recommended vendors:

CLASSIQUE DANCE AND ACTIVE WEAR (Batons, dance and active wear, they specialize in shoes)
North Calgary Location - (Batons and Dance Wear)
5720 Silversprings Blvd N.W.
(403) 294-1090

CLASSIQUE DANCE WEAR (Baton, dance and active wear, dance shoes)
Suite 16 - 6624 Centre Street South
(403) 263-4828

EAST SIDE SPORTS in Airdrie (Batons)
805 East Lake Blvd. N.E.
Airdrie, AB
(403) 912-3012

THE MASQUE(10% off Practice attire, jazz shoes for our studio students)
#5, 9250 Macleod Trail S.E.
Calgary, AB
(403) 230-3306

LOLLIPOPS (New and used costumes)
763 Northmount Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB
(403) 220-0154

ONCE UPON A CHILD Consignment Stores often have gently used practice attire, shoes, costumes, etc.
A WISH COME TRUE specializes in costumes and accessories for competitions.

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