PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE FOUND THIS PAGE FROM A GOOGLE SEARCH THAT UNIFORM CAN ONLY BE ORDERED BY THIS MEANS IF YOU ARE A PARENT OF A STUDENT IN STAGECOACH DARLINGTON OR YARM. OTHER FAMILIES SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF THEIR OWN STAGECOACH PRINCIPAL ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO ORDER THEIR UNIFORM ITEMS
- AS OF FEB 2015
When our schools undergo their annual inspections, one of the criteria that is being judged is the whether there is an adherence and cohesion to the Stagecoach dress code. This is one of the only areas where we have been found wanting in the past. It is an area that I can control the least because parents obviously decide how they will dress their children for classes. I would therefore appeal to you to assist in presenting our schools in their best light at the next inspection, in this regard.
Please note the following:-
BLACK JAZZ SHOES
THIS IS THE ONLY ITEM OF STAGECOACH CLOTHING WHICH IS COMPULSORY (ONCE A CHILD CONTINUES WITH US AFTER THE 2 WEEK TRIAL PERIOD). THIS IS TRUE FOR MAIN SCHOOL, FURTHER STAGES AND EARLY STAGES STUDENTS. MEMBERS OF THE ALL-BOY DANCE CLASS SHOULD SEE BELOW FOR GUIDANCE. MINI-STAGES MAY WEAR ANY FOOTWEAR THAT IS A SAFE, FULL SHOE – EG NOT SANDALS
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WHEN ORDERING JAZZ SHOES YOU SHOULD ORDER A FULL SIZE BIGGER THAN YOUR CHILD`S NORMAL SCHOOL SHOE SIZE.
Normal Jazz Shoes - these are a black leather, lace-up shoe, with a full sole which is stippled to give some but not total grip. Some of them are Stagecoach branded and some not. The unbranded shoes are slightly cheaper than the branded. Because the branded ones are being phased out currently, we cannot guarantee to get branded ones in on order.
Split-Soled Jazz Shoes have the advantage of greater suppleness so that footwork is seen better and is neater. This style is more popular with girls but it is not exclusively intended for girls. They are slightly more expensive than the normal jazz shoes. They do not wear as well as full-soled jazz shoes.
Jazz Trainers - we now offer a Jazz dance trainer by Bloch which is either plain black or has a yellow trim. Samples can be seen at the admin desk across the next few weeks. Whilst these are neater than other brands, I believe that jazz shoes are still more versatile and serviceable as well as being considerably cheaper to buy.
Items from the Stagecoach uniform range are not compulsory but the wearing of PLAIN black and/or yellow items ARE compulsory (apart from Further Stages and mini-stages (age 2-4 years) students who can wear rehearsal clothes of their choice
BOYS ONLY DANCE CLASS UNIFORM
The boys need black ballet shoes . Until the boy has decided to stay in the class for longer than the 2 weeks` trial, he can dance in black socks. For Street Dance they need plain black dance trainers. For clothing in Ballet, they should wear a plain white T shirt, short-sleeved (round or V necked) and some plain black football-type shorts. For Street Dance they need a pair of black jogging pants.
STAGECOACH HAS A RANGE OF OTHER BRANDED ITEMS, WHICH CAN BE ORDERED, LIKE HOODIES, HOODED JACKETS, LEGGINGS, JOGGING BOTTOMS. YOU SHOULD ASK TO SEE THE RANGE AT THE ADMIN DESK AT THE WEEKENDS.
SOME ITEMS LIKE CAPS, BAGS, FLEECES, POLO T SHIRTS AND TEDDIES ARE BEING PHASED OUT. YOU SHOULD ENQUIRE QUICKLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE ITEMS.
TO ORDER UNIFORM ITEMS
For the moment it is not possible for parents to order uniform items online. However you can ring Trudy on 01325 337667 and make a telephone order, to be paid upon delivery. Uniform order forms can also be picked up at the admin desk each weekend.