As a rule. we recommend that you obtain shoes and tights from a dancing supply store and not from Amazon or a non-dancing supply store. There is a wide variety of products that we simply are not familiar with; however, we are aware of the quality that most dancing supply stores have. The Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302) 478-4403 gives all our students a 10% discount if you state that you are from our studio.

  • It is important that the teachers and the students clearly see and correct the alignment and placement of the student’s body; therefore, except for Jazz Funk and Street Jazz classes where looser attire is allowed, all dance clothing needs to be form fitting and not baggy.
  • Except for Jazz Funk and Street jazz classes, each class has denoted dress code colors of either white, black or pink. Dancewear items should be of a solid color (black, white, or pink as denoted) and not a mix of colors with words or colored patterns/stripes on them.

We recommend the following shoes styles:

  • Jazz & Lyrical Shoes: Bloch tan slip-on jazz shoes (style s0495g/l) tan for feminine presenting students and black for masculine presenting students.
  • Ballet Shoes: Pink for feminine presenting students and black for masculine presenting students. For Younger students: Bloch S0205 ballet shoes. For older students: either a So Danca SD16 Canvas Split-sole ballet shoe, or Bloch S0258G or S0203L Leather Split-sole ballet shoe.
  • Tap: Younger students will obtain either black patent leather tap shoes or Mary Jane tap shoes. Our older “BCD&E” level tap students need to obtain the higher quality black oxford tap shoe.

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 and clean sneakers.

Option A (with leotard)

  • Leotard: Solid color light pink leotard. Please – No dance tutus or costumes.
  • Tights: Pink dance tights.
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Pink ballet shoes.
  • Performances: Rising Star 1 & 2 students participating in the Holiday Show or June Recital will need to obtain Bloch pink tights for these shows.
  • Optional: Solid color pink ballet skirt (separate or attached), form-fitting pink dance sweater.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

Option B (without leotard)

  • Top: Form-fitting solid color white or black T-shirt. T-shirts must either be long enough to cover the waist when doing back bends (and not ride up) or they must be securely tucked into the bottoms of whatever the student is wearing.
  • Bottoms: Solid color black leggings, black biker or dance shorts (no gym shorts), or form-fitting black joggers.
  • Note: Joggers and T-Shirts are not inherently form fitting – some styles are quite baggy and are not allowed – please either check with the studio in advance before purchasing or keep the tags on any items you purchase and check with the studio to see if they are appropriate before removing the tags.
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Black ballet shoes.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

Option A (with leotard)

  • Leotard: Solid color black leotard.
  • Tights: Pink or skin-toned dance tights.
  • Note: there is no tight color made that exactly matches anyone’s skin tone. For any performances, students will be told what tights they need.  Student needing lighter skin tones should obtain Bloch B-Tan tights (tights we have used in the past). Students needing a darker shade of tights should go to the Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302.478.4403) to find the shade that is closest to your skin tone. Students needing pink tights for ballet performances will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Pink ballet shoes.
  • Optional: Solid colored black ballet skirt (separate or attached), form-fitting solid colored black dance sweater.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

Option B (without leotard)

  • Tops: Form-fitting solid color black T-shirt. T-shirts must either be long enough to cover the waist when doing back bends (and not ride up) or they must be securely tucked into the bottoms of whatever you are wearing.
  • Bottoms Black Leggings, black biker or dance shorts (no gym shorts), or form-fitting black joggers.
  • Note: Joggers and T-Shirts are not inherently form fitting – some styles are quite baggy and are not allowed – please either check with the studio in advance before purchasing or keep the tags on any items you purchase and check with the studio to see if they are appropriate before removing the tags.
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Black ballet shoes.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

Clothing: Street clothes such as leggings or athletic wear that your dancer can move in.
Shoes: Clean sneakers or jazz shoes.
Hair: Long hair in ponytail or braid; short hair secured off the face.

All clothing items (except for tights) are solid black and form fitting. No baggy clothing or midriffs allowed.

Option A (with leotard)

  • Leotard: Solid color black leotard.
  • Tights: Pink or skin-toned dance tights.
  • Note: there is no tight color made that exactly matches anyone’s skin tone. For any performances, students will be told what tights they need.  Student needing lighter skin tones should obtain Bloch B-Tan tights (tights we have used in the past). Students needing a darker shade of tights should go to the Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302.478.4403) to find the shade that is closest to your skin tone. Students needing pink tights for ballet performances will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
  • Performances: Level 2/3 students participating in the December Holiday show, the June Recital, or Competitions will need to obtain specific tights for these performances (TBA).
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Pink ballet shoes. Tan jazz/lyrical Shoes.
  • Optional: Black Ballet skirt (when worn with leotard and tights, not with shorts), form-fitting black dance sweater. Black biker or dance shorts (not gym shorts).
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

Option B (without leotard)

  • Tops: Solid color black form-fitting T-shirt. T-shirts must either be long enough to cover the waist when doing back bends (and not ride up) or they must be securely tucked into the bottoms of whatever you are wearing.
  • Bottoms Black leggings, black biker or dance shorts (no gym shorts), or form-fitting black joggers.
  • Note: Joggers and T-Shirts are not inherently form fitting – some styles are quite baggy and are not allowed – please either check with the studio in advance before purchasing or keep the tags on any items you purchase and check with the studio to see if they are appropriate before removing the tags.
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Black ballet shoes. Black jazz/lyrical Shoes.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

All clothing items (except for tights) are solid black and form fitting. No baggy clothing or midriffs allowed.

  • Abrasions: We highly recommend that all students wear tights, leggings, or form fitting joggers to protect against abrasions that may occur doing floor work. Bare legs with dance shorts are not recommended.
  • Note: No changing between classes: On any given day, students must wear the clothing that handles all of their classes for that day. Example: students can wear a ballet outfit for ballet class and put something on top for street jazz; however, they cannot run to the bathroom to completely change outfits in between classes.

Option A (with leotard)

  • Leotard: Solid color black leotard. Supportive undergarments are important; however, they need to be hidden – if needed, obtain an athletic sports bra that blends in with your leotard or purchase a leotard that will completely cover a regular bra.
  • Tights: Pink or skin-toned dance tights.
  • Note: there is no tight color made that exactly matches anyone’s skin tone. For any performances, students will be told what tights they need.  Student needing lighter skin tones should obtain Bloch B-Tan tights (tights we have used in the past). Students needing a darker shade of tights should go to the Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302.478.4403) to find the shade that is closest to your skin tone. Students needing pink tights for ballet performances will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
  • Performances: Level 2/3 students participating in the December Holiday show, the June Recital, or Competitions will need to obtain specific tights for these performances (TBA).
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Pink ballet shoes. Tan jazz/lyrical Shoes. Bare feet for Modern.
  • Optional: Black Ballet skirt (when worn with leotard and tights, not with shorts), form-fitting black dance sweater. Black biker or dance shorts (not gym shorts).
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

Option B (without leotard)

  • Tops: Solid color black form-fitting T-shirt. T-shirts must either be long enough to cover the waist when doing back bends (and not ride up) or they must be securely tucked into the bottoms of whatever you are wearing.
  • Bottoms Black leggings, black biker or dance shorts (no gym shorts), or form-fitting black joggers.
  • Note: Joggers and T-Shirts are not inherently form fitting – some styles are quite baggy and are not allowed – please either check with the studio in advance before purchasing or keep the tags on any items you purchase and check with the studio to see if they are appropriate before removing the tags.
  • Shoes: Black tap shoes. Black ballet shoes. Black jazz/lyrical Shoes. Bare feet for Modern.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

 All Dancers
     Note: Tumbling & Acro classes do not have recital routines.

 Option A:

  • Tops: Solid color black or pink leotard. If the leotard has an attached skirt, the student must wear dance shorts and the skirt must be tucked into the dance shorts.
  • Bottoms: Black dance or biker shorts (not gym shorts), black leggings, or footless or convertible tights (pink or skin-toned).
  • Note: there is no tight color made that exactly matches anyone’s skin tone. For any performances, student needing lighter skin tones should obtain Bloch B-Tan tights (tights we have used in the past). Students needing a darker shade of tights should go to the Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302.478.4403) to find the shade that is closest to your skin tone. Students needing pink tights for ballet performances will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
  • Hair: Long Hair should be in double buns, pigtails, low ponytail, or low braid. (High ponies and single buns interfere with forward rolls.) short hair secured off the face.
  • Shoes: Tumbling and Acro are done in bare feet.

Option B:

  • Tops: Solid color Black fitted T-shirt (long enough to tuck into your black dance or biker shorts, or leggings. T-shirts that are not tucked in flip up over the student’s heads when they are upside down. Any T-shirts must be secured so they do not flip up.
  • Note: T-Shirts are not inherently form fitting – some styles are quite baggy and are not allowed – please either check with the studio in advance before purchasing or keep the tags on any items you purchase and check with the studio to see if they are appropriate before removing the tags.
  • Bottoms: Black dance or biker shorts (no gym shorts), black leggings.
  • Hair: Long Hair should be in double buns, pigtails, low ponytail, or low braid. (High ponies and single buns interfere with forward rolls.) short hair secured off the face.
  • Shoes: Tumbling and Acro are done in bare feet.
  • Tops/Bottoms: Students may wear whatever black dance or athletic wear that makes them feel comfortable. Supportive undergarments are important; however, they need to be hidden – if needed, obtain an athletic sports bra that blends in with your leotard or purchase a leotard that will completely cover a regular bra.
  • Shoes: Jazz and Lyrical: Tan or black slip-on jazz shoes.
  • Performances: For any performances students are participating in feminine presenting students will need tan jazz shoes and skin toned tights, and masculine presenting students will need black jazz shoes.
  • Note: there is no tight color made that exactly matches anyone’s skin tone. For any performances, student needing lighter skin tones should obtain Bloch B-Tan tights (tights we have used in the past). Students needing a darker shade of tights should go to the Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302.478.4403) to find the shade that is closest to your skin tone. Students needing pink tights for ballet performances will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

General Notes

  • All clothing is solid black (except for tights) and form fitting. No baggy clothing or midriffs allowed.
  • Abrasions: We highly recommend that all students in the B level and above wear tights, leggings, or form fitting joggers to protect against abrasions that may occur doing floor work. Bare legs with dance shorts are not recommended.
  • Performances: For any students participating in the December Holiday show, the June Recital, or Competitions:  Feminine presenting students will need to obtain specific tights (TBA) and tan jazz shoes, and masculine presenting students might need to obtain their own bottom wear and will need to obtain black jazz shoes.
  • Note: No changing between classes: On any given day, students must wear the clothing that handles all of their classes for that day. Example: students can wear a ballet outfit for ballet class and put something on top for street jazz; however, they cannot run to the bathroom to completely change outfits in between classes.

Option A (with leotard)

  • Tops: Any style solid color black leotard. Supportive undergarments are important; however, they need to be hidden – if needed, obtain an athletic sports bra that blends in with your leotard or purchase a leotard that will completely cover a regular bra.
  • Bottoms: Solid color black leggings, solid color black spandex dance or biker shorts (no gym shorts), or tights (pink or skin toned).
  • Note: there is no tight color made that exactly matches anyone’s skin tone. For any performances, student needing lighter skin tones should obtain Bloch B-Tan tights (tights we have used in the past). Students needing a darker shade of tights should go to the Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302.478.4403) to find the shade that is closest to your skin tone. Students needing pink tights for ballet performances will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
  • Black form fitting joggers may be worn; however, joggers are not inherently form fitting – some styles are quite baggy and are not allowed – either check with the studio before buying or keep the tags on any joggers you purchase and check with the studio to see if they are appropriate. Note: Joggers are not allowed in ballet classes.
  • Shoes: Tan or black jazz/lyrical shoes. Black oxford tap. Bare feet for modern.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

Option B (without leotard)

  • Tops: Solid color black form fitting athletic tank top (that is fitted the entire length of the body – shoulder to hip) or a specialized solid color black dance T-shirt.  T-shirts must be obtained from a dancing supply store and not be a regular T-shirt. Check with the studio before removing tags on purchased tank tops or dance T-shirts. Tops must either be long enough to cover the waist when doing back bends (and not ride up) or they must be securely tucked into the bottoms of whatever the student is wearing.
  • Bottoms: Solid color black leggings, solid color black spandex dance or biker shorts (not gym shorts), or tights (pink or skin toned). Black form fitting joggers may be worn; however, joggers are not inherently form fitting – some styles are quite baggy and are not allowed – either check with the studio before buying or keep the tags on any joggers you purchase and check with the studio to see if they are appropriate. Note: Joggers are not allowed in ballet classes.
  • Shoes: Tan or black jazz/lyrical Shoes. Black Oxford Tap. Bare feet for Modern.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.

General Notes

  • All clothing is solid black (except for tights) and form fitting. No baggy clothing or midriffs allowed.
  • Abrasions: We highly recommend that all students wear tights, leggings, or form fitting joggers to protect against abrasions that may occur doing floor work. Bare legs with dance shorts are not recommended.
  • Performances: For any students participating in the December Holiday show, the June Recital, or Competitions:  Feminine presenting students will need to obtain specific tights (TBA) and pink ballet shoes, and masculine presenting students might need to obtain their own bottom wear and will need to obtain black ballet shoes.
  • Note: No changing between classes: On any given day, students must wear the clothing that handles all of your classes for that day. Example: students can wear a ballet outfit for ballet class and put something on top for street jazz; however, they cannot run to the bathroom to completely change outfits in between classes.

Option A (with leotard)

  • Tops: Any style solid color black leotard. Supportive undergarments are important; however, they need to be hidden – if needed, obtain an athletic sports bra that blends in with your leotard or purchase a leotard that will completely cover a regular bra.
  • Bottoms: Solid color black leggings, solid color black spandex dance or biker shorts (not gym shorts), and/or tights (pink or skin-toned). No Joggers.
  • Note: there is no tight color made that exactly matches anyone’s skin tone. For any performances, student needing lighter skin tones should obtain Bloch B-Tan tights (tights we have used in the past). Students needing a darker shade of tights should go to the Brandywine Dance Shoppe (302.478.4403) to find the shade that is closest to your skin tone. Students needing pink tights for ballet performances will need to obtain Bloch pink tights.
  • Shoes: Pink Ballet slippers.
  • Optional: Black Chiffon Dance skirt (no longer than mid-thigh) may be worn with leotard and tights (not with dance shorts or leggings).
  • Hair: Long hair in bun; short hair secured off the face.

Option B (without leotard)

  • Tops: Solid color black form fitting athletic tank top (that is fitted the entire length of the body – shoulder to hip) or a specialized solid color black dance T-shirt.  T-shirts must be obtained from a dancing supply store and not be a regular T-shirt. Check with the studio before removing tags on purchased tank tops or dance T-shirts. Tops must either be long enough to cover the waist when doing back bends (and not ride up) or they must be securely tucked into the bottoms of whatever the student is wearing.
  • Bottoms: solid color black leggings, solid color black spandex dance or biker shorts (not gym shorts), and/or tights (pink, black, or skin toned).
  • Shoes: Black ballet shoes.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun; short hair secured off the face.
  • Hair: Long hair in bun, ponytail, or braid; short hair secured off the face.
  • Shoes: Clean 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, shirts you can move in, camisole or tank tops (that completely cover the torso). Supportive undergarments are important; however, they need to be hidden – if needed, obtain an athletic sports bra that blends in with your leotard or purchase a leotard that will completely cover a regular bra.

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

Note: No changing between classes: On any given day, students must wear the clothing that handles all their classes for that day. Example: students can wear a ballet outfit for ballet class and put something on top for street jazz; however, they cannot run to the bathroom to completely change outfits in between classes.

  • Attire: Whatever makes you feel comfortable.
  • Shoes: Tap: Black oxford tap flats. Jazz: Black slip-on jazz shoes. Ballet: pink or black ballet shoes.
  • Hair: Secured off the face.
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