Equipment and costumes

To participate in calisthenics, your child will use 3 pieces of equipment:

  • clubs
  • rod
  • aesthetic skirt (girls only).

If your child is trying calisthenics for the first time, all equipment is available to borrow for the first few weeks.  We often have second hand equipment available for purchase.

Your child must bring a water bottle to each class in order to stay properly hydrated.

Clothing and appearance

Sub-Junior and Junior age groups are required to wear a compulsory college leotard to training. We will order this for them at the beginning of Term 1 or when they start classes.

Our college jackets are compulsory for students in all age groups. Your child must wear their jacket whenever they are representing the college.

Your child may wear a ballet wrap and tight leggings in cooler weather. Jumpers and tracksuit pants are not suitable to wear during training, as our coaches cannot see correct deportment and alignment under bulky clothing.

For safety reasons, long hair should be neatly secured in a ponytail or bun, with fringes off the face.  All jewellery must be removed.


We own sets of costumes that are carefully maintained and reused. You are not required to sew costumes and are not left with a wardrobe full of costumes following competitions.

All costumes are made by experienced sewers. Occasionally you may be asked to help with some minor hand sewing or repairs. After a competition or concert, you may be asked to take one set of costumes home to be hand washed.

We charge a costume and incidental fee to cover purchase and hire of costumes, maintenance and storage costs.

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