Dress Code

All Students should dress in proper dance attire for class. For the first 2 weeks, we will be lenient with our policies, but after that, we appreciate your cooperation with our policies. A proper dress code is put in place for many different reasons. It helps students better focus and feel like they are in a dance class. If they come dressed in what they wore on the playground that day, they will most-likely treat it like the playground. Dance is a structured environment where discipline and work ethic is a huge focus. Dressing properly is also a sign of respect to your teacher. Teachers can clearly correct and address body alignment when these procedures are followed. With that being said, every style of dance is different. You always want to DRESS THE PART. What you wear for a Ballet Class will be entirely different from what you wear in Hip-Hop. You want your dancer to dress their best and be prepared for that style because it truly increases the joy and overall experience for everyone!

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We have added items to our lists that coordinate with the requirements below. You are not required to purchase these exact products, but these are our preferred brands. Shop around the site, as there are loads of options not on our lists. Please reference requirements below. Dancewear and Dance Shoes bought in stores such as Target, Walmart or Sporting Goods stores are not as high quality or designed specifically for dancers. 

 

Ballet

 

  • Ballet Tights (Pink, Tan, or Brown)(Depending on dancer's skin tone)

  • Leotard of Any Color

  • Ballet Skirt is allowed and preferred, but not required. 

  • Hair: Bun

  • Shoes: Ballet Shoes (should match tights)(Level 1-3 Leather or Canvas)(Levels 4-7: Canvas ONLY)

 

Jazz 

  • Slip-On Jazz Shoes (Match skin tone)

  • Leotard, Shorts/Top, Leggings/Top (All Tops and Bottoms just fit tight. No loose or baggy clothing allowed.

  • No Tights (unless you are Levels 1-3 and are enrolled in a Combo Class w/ Ballet before)

  • Hair: Bun or Tight Ponytail

 

Hip-Hop

  • Loose fitting street clothes (This can basically be anything they would wear on a normal day, but you want your dancer to be able to move freely and create their own personal style that they love.

  • Shoes: Tennis Shoes, Sneakers

  • Hair: Hair should be out of the dancer's face and secured so that they can pay attention and move freely without their hair falling. 

 

Tap

  • Loose fitting street clothes (This can basically be anything they would wear on a normal day, but you want your dancer to be able to move freely and create their own personal style that they love. Pants suggested.

  • Shoes: Black Tap Shoes (Levels 1-3: Velcro Mary Jane Style Shoe, Levels 4-7: Black Tie-Up or Slip-On Split Sole Shoe)

  • Hair: Hair should be out of the dancer's face and secured so that they can pay attention and move freely without their hair falling. 

 

Contemporary/Modern

  • No Tights

  • No Shoes

  • Pants: Leggings Or Joggers. No Shorts.

  • Hair: Bun or Ponytail

  • Leotard or Tight Top. w/ Shorts or Pants. You want your dancer's body alignment to be clearly seen, but also have more relaxed options and layers in their bags.

  • Modern: Leotard & Black Leggings

 

Tumbling

  • No Tights

  • No Shoes

  • No Socks

  • Leotard and/or tight fitting Top & Bottom.