Sandford School of Dance Zoodie’s are compulsory for all pupils who wish to take part in dance festivals and must be worn at all events. T-shirts, jog bottoms and bags are also available.

Pupils should arrive at Dance Festivals one & half  hours before the published time of their section as festivals can run up to an hour early and pupils are responsible for warming up before a planned rehearsal/performance. All parents are responsible for reading relevant information such as festival dates and times as published by Sandford School of Dance on their website or noticeboards.

Parents, please remember that Photography and video recording at dance festivals is strictly prohibited as laid out in the child protection and festival rules. This is a general rule at all live performances. Any parent who breaks this rule will risk their child being removed from all dance festivals as it jeopardises our place as a school at these competitions.
Please be respectful of all children performing from our own school and from other schools. Watch quietly and ensure any young children are seated at all times and are quietly watching. Please applaud all dancers as you would at any performance (no cheering or whistling).

All pupils must be reminded that when they return to the stage for adjudication they must stay still, smile, not wave to anyone in the audience and applaud any dancers who are awarded a medal.

Please remember that you are representing our school at Dance Festivals and we expect excellent manners and behaviour. There are always pupils, parents, teachers from other schools in earshot, so please do not give negative comments about another school or their work whilst you are at any dance festival.

Don’t forget to bring the following:

  • Costume(s)
  • Dance shoes (if appropriate)
  • Suitable underwear, eg clear strap/strapless /halter neck bra, flesh coloured knickers, socks/tights and spares!
  • Props (if appropriate)
  • Make-up
  • Brush & comb
  • Hair accessories – hair bands (to match hair colour) clips/grips/pins (matching hair colour) bun nets & spare (matching hair colour) hair gel/gel spray/hairspray
  • Sewing kit, safety pins & scissors

Make-up List


  • Foundation & concealer
  • Face Powder
  • Blusher
  • Brown eye shadow (various shades)
  • Brushes/ applicators
  • White eye shadow & applicator
  • Brow pencil/brush
  • White eyeliner
  • Black Liquid eyeliner
  • False Eyelashes and glue
  • Mascara
  • Red lipstick, red liner and lipbrush


This is a good tutorial by a French ballerina