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, including watches and fitness trackers, may not be worn 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 or canvas ballet slippers in all ballet classes. All shoes must be preapproved by or purchased through the studio. Girls in creative movement and preballet classes are required to wear tutus after given permission by the teacher. Required tutus are to be purchased through the studio. Skirts are not worn to be in these classes and leotards with attached skirts are discouraged. Short ballet skirts are allowed at the teacher’s discretion beginning in ballet level 1. 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 or canvas ballet shoes. Black jazz pants are permitted at the discretion of the teacher. Males in upper level classes wear black tights, white t-shirt, and black shoes.
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!
TAP, JAZZ, MODERN & LYRICAL
Tap, Jazz, Modern and Lyrical: Females may wear any color unitard or leotard and black, tan, or pink tights. Jazz pants or “bootie” shorts are permitted. Hems of pants must not touch the floor. No sweat pants, pajama pants, or loose shorts. 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 tap shoes. (Black shoes for males). Lyrical and Modern dance may be taken barefoot or with lyrical sandals, “Foot Undeez”, or similar. Shoes requirements vary by level and must be preapproved by or purchased through the studio.
There is no set dress code for these classes; however, no jeans are allowed, and clothes must not restrict movement. Required shoes for hip hop vary by class level and must be must be preapproved by or purchased through the studio. Street shoes are never allowed on the dance floor.
CHEER, ACRODANCE, AND TUMBLING
Cheer: Unitard, leotard, or form fitting t-shirt and black shorts. White cheer shoes are required and must be preapproved by or purchased through the studio.
AcroDance and Tumbling: Unitard or leotard with footless tights or shorts. Bare feet.