In order to move easily and look professional, a dancer must be properly attired. We adhere to a dress code that not only keeps the dancer’s muscles warm, but also shows off their line and form to its best advantage. No other items are to be worn in class.
No jewelry, rings, necklaces or bracelets are allowed. Simple post earrings for those with pierced ears are fine, but no dangles. These requirements are for the safety of all dancers and their classmates!
Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, and Beginner Tap
Girls – Pale pink leotard, pale pink footed tights, and pink leather ballet slippers, with elastics attached. Hair must be pulled back away from the face in a pony tail if long enough, or secured away from the face with flat barrettes if short. Hair must not obstruct the student’s vision in any way. A short pull-on pale pink chiffon skirt may be worn (optional). No tutus or glitter. For Beginner Tap – tan colored Mary Jane style tap shoes.
Ballet 1 – 3
Girls – Black leotard, ballet pink footed or convertible tights, and pink leather ballet slippers with elastics attached. Hair must be up in a neat bun, with a hairnet, and hairspray. Long bangs must be brushed back from the face and secured with flat barrettes or bobby pins. If you have any questions on how to do a bun please ask. We are more than happy to show you a very easy method. If student’s hair is short it must be brushed back from the face, secured with flat barrettes or bobby pins, and hair sprayed. Hair must not obstruct the student’s vision in any way. No long pieces or wisps flying free.
Ballet 4 – 5 and Contemporary
Girls – Black leotard, convertible ballet pink tights, and canvas or leather split sole ballet slippers with crisscross elastics attached. A short black chiffon skirt, or black dance shorts, may be worn in center, at the instructor’s discretion. Hair is the same as for Ballet levels above. Pointe shoes, for those eligible, will be discussed with each individual and parent. Pale pink or black legwarmers may be worn in colder months, at the instructor’s discretion. Those taking Contemporary need Dance Paws, or similar Modern half- sole shoes to protect the ball of the foot. Students taking Saturday Ballet 5 classes may wear any solid color leotard on this day only.
Jazz/Tap and Junior Tap
Girls – Black leotard, footed or convertible ballet pink tights, black oxford style tap shoes. Hair is the same as for Ballet levels above. Black dance shorts may be worn over leotard and tights (optional), but no street wear, athletic wear, t-shirts, or baggy shorts. Pale pink or black legwarmers may be worn in colder months, at the instructor’s discretion.