Dress Code

Dress Code2019-08-05T18:47:39+00:00

All students are required to wear appropriate dance attire to class.  Close-fitting clothing ensures that the teacher will be able to see each dancer’s alignment and positioning.  Baggy clothing can mask bad habits, making corrections difficult, and thus impeding the student’s progress.  Hair should be worn securely off the face in an appropriate style, to give the dancer a full line of sight while performing.  Well-fitting dance shoes allow students to benefit fully from their classes.

Students who are just trying classes should call the studio before purchasing dance clothes. We will tell you what you may wear until you have decided on a class.  If you already have appropriate dance shoes of a different color or style than our dress code requires, please talk to the studio before buying new ones.  Pointe students should not purchase shoes until they have been given guidance and approval from their teacher.  If you have a question about attire you have purchased, do not remove the tags and bring the item with you (not on you) to the studio for approval.

Please see below for specific requirements for your class, and contact the studio if you have questions.

Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.
Attire: Play clothes that allow movement.

Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.
Required: Black tap shoes. Pink ballet shoes.
Leotard/Tights: Pink leotard. Pink or tan tights.
*Note: Our younger students may also wear play clothes to initially try classes – please contact the studio.
Optional: Pink ballet skirt (separate or attached), form-fitting dance sweater.
Boys:  Contact the studio to discuss appropriate attire.

Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.
Required: Black tap shoes. Pink ballet shoes.
Leotard/Tights: Pink Leotard. Pink or tan tights.  Students participating in the Spring Recital will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
*Note: Our younger students may also wear play clothes to initially try classes – please contact the studio.
Optional: Pink ballet skirt (separate or attached), form-fitting dance sweater.
Boys:  Contact the studio to discuss appropriate attire.

Ballet/Tap Levels 1-3
Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.
Shoes:
Ballet: Pink ballet shoes.
Tap: Black tap shoes (Mary Janes or Patent Leather).
*Note for Child 5 Tap: Students at this level have often asked if they may obtain black oxford tap shoes. Oxfords are now available at varying                                                price points ranging from $36-$88. We typically do not require oxfords until students enter our intermediate level classes. If level 5 students wish to obtain oxfords, they may do so: however, it is not required.
Jazz: Bloch S0495L tan or Capezio EJ2 caramel slip on jazz shoes.
Leotard/Tights: Black leotard. Pink or tan tights.
*Note: Bloch pink and/or Bloch tan tights will be required for our optional Holiday Show and Spring Recital. Students will be notified in advance of what is needed.
Optional: Black ballet skirt (separate or attached), black form-fitting dance sweater, black spandex dance shorts, black tight fitted leggings.
Boys:  Contact the studio to discuss appropriate attire.

Hair: Double buns, pigtails, low ponytail, or low braid. (High ponies and single buns interfere with forward rolls.)
Shoes: Tumbling and acro are done in bare feet.
Leotard: Black leotard and black dance shorts.
*Note: Any Tiny Star or Rising Star 1 & 2 students who are wearing pink leotards to their dance classes may wear their pink leotards to their tumbling classes. Often children’s leotards come with attached chiffon skirts (which a child might have if they are taking dance classes in addition to tumbling) – these skirts must be tucked in to the dance shorts.
Tights: Students may wear pink or tan footless or convertible tights (so their feet are bare) or they may wear their form fitting black dance shorts and no tights.
*Note: Bloch light tan footless tights are required for tumbling students participating in the Spring Recital. Acro students do not have a dance in the Recital.
Boys:  Contact the studio to discuss appropriate attire.

The Teen Intermediate level is for dancers who are interested in the more recreational side of dance. These classes permit a looser dress code. Students may wear whatever dance or athletic wear makes them feel comfortable. For students wishing to pursue dance at higher levels, it is important that the teachers are able to clearly see and correct the alignment and placement of the body; therefore, students moving outside of the Teen Intermediate level are required to wear a leotard and follow our specific dress code.
Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.
Shoes: Bloch S0495L tan or Capezio EJ2 caramel slip on jazz shoes.
Boys:  Contact the studio to discuss appropriate attire.

Leotard: Solid black leotard.
Tights: Pink or tan tights. Footed or convertible tights are required for ballet and pointe. Bare feet are required for contemporary, modern, and acro; either footless or convertible tights are appropriate.
*Note: Bloch pink or tan tights will be required for our Spring Recital and our Holiday Show.
Hair: Ballet students must wear a bun. All other classes may wear their hair in a bun or ponytail; short hair secured off the face. Acro students need to wear their hair in a low ponytail, pigtails, or double buns (a single bun of high pony interferes with forward rolls).
Shoes:
Ballet: Pink split-sole ballet shoes.
Tap: Black Oxford tap shoes.
Jazz and Lyrical: Bloch S0495L tan or Capezio EJ2 caramel slip on jazz shoes.
Modern: Bare feet.
Acro: Bare feet.
Optional: Solid black ballet skirt (no longer than mid-thigh), black form-fitting dance sweater, black spandex shorts. Black tight fitted leggings may be worn for tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and acro, but not for ballet.
Boys:  Contact the studio to discuss appropriate attire.

Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.
Shoes: Sneakers or jazz shoes.
*Note: You will need ALL black shoes for the recital.
Dancewear: Dance shorts, dance pants, yoga pants, leggings, sweatpants, gym shorts, harem pants. Sweatshirts, baggy shirts, camisole or tank tops (that completely cover the torso).
*Note: If taking another dance class before or after Hip Hop you must wear a leotard and the appropriate dancewear to these other classes.

Not Permitted in Hip Hop:

  • Sports bra worn as outerwear
  • Bare midriff
  • Street Clothes
  • Jeans
  • Sheer, or see-through tops that do not cover the front
  • Tops with large arm cut outs that reach below the bra-line

Shoes:

  • Tap: Black oxford tap flats.
  • Jazz: Black slip-on jazz shoes

Attire: Whatever makes you feel comfortable.

Hair: Secured off the face.

Weekday Performing Group Classes

Black leotard, tights, optional form-fitting  spandex black dance shorts; and appropriate shoes for styles being taught, hair pulled back.

Saturday Rehearsals Only

Students may wear whatever form-fitting full body covering dancewear (of any color) that they wish for our weekend Saturday rehearsals only (if these items filter into our weekday classes, then leotards and form-fitting dance shorts or tights will be required for all classes including Saturday).
*Note: If we have Saturday or Sunday guest teachers, leotards with dance shorts and/or tights will be required for those classes.

Not Permitted:

  • Anything flowy, loose, or baggy (and not form fitting)
  • Street clothes
  • Sports Bras worn as outerwear
  • Sheer, or see-through tops that do not cover the front.
  • Tops with large arm cut outs that reach below the bra-line
  • Midriff outfits
  • Baby doll tops

Boys:  Contact the studio to discuss appropriate attire.

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