A dress code has both practical and aesthetic purposes. The study of dance is a physical discipline that requires teacher supervision. Proper attire in dance class enables the teacher to give corrections regarding body alignment and insures the safety of the dance. Hair must be kept off the neck and pulled back from the face. For females, buns are required in all ballet classes. Jewelry is not allowed in class and should be left at home. Any student who does not have proper attire may be asked to observe rather than participate in class.
BALLET & CREATIVE MOVEMENT
Females wear black leotard, pink tights, and pink leather ballet slippers in all ballet classes. Girls in creative movement classes may wear tutus after awarded by the teacher. Leotards with attached skirts are discouraged. Older girls may wear ballet skirts or knit dance shorts. Any sweaters or legwarmers should be removed after warm-up. Boys in creative movement and beginning classes wear black or gray shorts, white fitted t-shirts, white socks, and black leather ballet shoes. Black or gray sweatpants are permitted at the discretion of the teacher. Males in advanced classes wear black tights, white t-shirt, and black shoes.
TAP, JAZZ, MODERN & LYRICAL
Females may wear any color leotard and black, tan, or pink tights. Jazz pants or shorts are permitted. Hems of pants must not touch the floor. No sweat pants, pajama pants, or boxers. Two piece dancewear (top and pants) must be form fitting. No exposed midriffs. No baggy t-shirts. Males wear Jazz pants and form fitting t-shirt.
SHOES – Tan slip-on jazz shoes. Tan buckled tap shoes. Black shoes for males. Lyrical and Modern dance may be taken barefoot or with lyrical sandals, foot undies, or similar.
PRE-SCHOOL MOVE & GROOVE
There is no set dress code for Move & Groove. Some dancers like to wear a leotard and tights but others wear shorts and a t-shirt. Dance shoes or bare feet are fine, but street shoes are not allowed in the dance rooms. Wear what you like, just come ready for fun!
There is no set dress code for these classes; however, no jeans are allowed, and clothes must not restrict movement. Jazz sneakers are worn. Street shoes are never allowed on the dance floor.
White or “Act Two” t-shirt and black shorts, white cheer shoes.