Why a dress code?
A dress code ensures that a teacher will be able to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning. The teacher needs to be able to see a dancer’s successes as well as mistakes in the classroom. Baggy clothing can mask bad habits, making corrections impossible. A dress code will also teach students discipline, helping with overall focus and energy. By “dressing the part,” dancers feel like dancers. Dress codes can also create unity among the dancers instead of causing a few dancers to stand out, (much like a school uniform policy).Required dance wear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes.Be careful not to wear dance shoes OUTDOORS- always change into your dance shoes! The soft materials and metal taps can be ruined and harmful to our flooring
Intro to Ballet; ages 3-4 – any color footed tights, solid color leotard, leather ballet slippers with elastic – pink for girls and black for boys. Hair must be pulled back off the face. No jewelry or gum. NO SKIRTS, PLEASE!
Tap and Ballet Combo classes; ages 4,5 and 6 –
Hair must be worn securely off the face. No jewelry or gum. Any color footed tights, solid color leotard, leather pink ballet slippers with elastic, black tap shoes . NO SKIRTS, PLEASE!
Tap and Jazz – leotard of any color, tights, tight fitting capri or ankle length pants and black oxford tap and pull on jazz shoes. NO SHORTS. NO MIDRIFFS.
Hair must be pulled back off the face. No jewelry or gum.
Boys – short sleeved white T shirt with ankle length black pants or knee length shorts with black socks. Black tap oxfords or black pull on Jazz shoes
Hip Hop – Jazz dress code and t-shirts or tanks are permitted. NO JEANS. We encourage dancers to wear street sneakers/gym sneakers as they are more supportive than dance sneakers.
Modern – jazz dress code applies. All dancers will be barefoot with pants that cover to the knee or below. No bare legs for floor-work. Ballet ages 9 and older
Ballet Girls: black leotard, pink footed or convertible tights. Properly fitting, pink leather ballet shoes for dancers age 9-11 and pink leather or canvas ballet shoes for dancers 12 and older. Dancers may wear solid color, mid-thigh length skirts. NO COVER-UPS, no tank tops, no baggy clothing permitted in ballet class. Tight fitting ballet sweaters and wraps permitted for barre work. Hair will be worn in bun at the crown of the head, bangs pinned back securely. No gum or jewelry.
NO UNDERWEAR- tights only
Boys: – short sleeved white T shirt with ankle length black pants or knee length shorts with black socks. Black leather or black canvas ballet with elastic