Class Attire

We strive for every student to feel welcome and included in our classes.  Taking cues from the greater dance community, our students have more choices for their attire. Dancers may wear traditional pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes or tights and ballet shoes that match their flesh tone. Tights and shoes should match (all pink or all flesh tone) to provide the best appearance of the dancer’s leg line.  We have new items in the dancewear shop – come take a look.

Your dancer may pick the class attire option described below for their age group that best fits their identity.

 

MOVING TOGETHER [toddlers] and DANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

No required dress code. Both students and/or their participating grown-ups are encouraged to wear clothing that does not impede movement (play clothes and athletic wear make good choices). Participants will not be permitted to wear street shoes in the studio. Adults and older children may have bare feet or wear socks and young children will dance in bare feet. (You are welcome to have your child wear a leotard and ballet shoes if you would like, but it is not required).

 

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC, Ages 2-4

Girls’ Attire:  any color/style leotard with or without skirt, footed pink or flesh tone tights (light or dark brown), ballet shoes to match the color of the tights

Boys’ Attire:  solid color t-shirt, black knit or jersey shorts or pants, black ballet shoes

 

YOUNG DANCER PROGRAM, K-2nd

Hair: hair should be neatly pulled up off the neck and secured away from the face. Bun, ponytail, or braids are acceptable. A headband and/or bobby pins can be used to secure very short hair. A bun is preferred and will be required for recital.

Kindergarten 

Girls’ Attire:  any color/style leotard, footed tights in pink or flesh tone (light or dark brown), ballet shoes to match the color of the tights, black tap shoes for Tap

Boys’ Attire:  solid color t-shirt, black knit or jersey shorts or pants, black ballet shoes / black tap shoes for tap classes

1st Grade

Girls’ Attire:  lavender leotard, footed tights in pink or flesh tone (light or dark brown), ballet shoes to match color of the tights, black tap shoes for Tap

Boys’ Attire: solid color t-shirt, black knit or jersey shorts or pants, black ballet shoes / black tap shoes for tap classes

Hip Hop (1st-5th grade)
Express yourself in any age-appropriate style (i.e. shorts or pants and t-shirt or tank top).  Jazz shoes or flat bottom CLEAN sneakers that you do NOT wear outside. The oils from outside can damage our floor. No black-soled sneakers as they leave marks on our marley floor.

2nd Grade

Ballet 

Girls’ Attire: light blue leotard, footed or convertible tights in pink or flesh tone (light or dark brown), ballet shoes to match the color of the tights

Boys’ Attire: solid light blue fitted t-shirt, black knit or jersey shorts or pants, black ballet shoes

Tap 

Girls’ Attire: light blue leotard, footed or convertible tights in pink or flesh tone (light or dark brown), black tap shoes

Boys’ Attire: solid light blue fitted t-shirt, black knit or jersey shorts or pants, black tap shoes

Modern

Girls’ Attire: light blue leotard (without skirt), footless or convertible tights in pink or flesh tone (light or dark brown) or black leggings, bare feet

Boys’ Attire: solid light blue fitted t-shirt, black knit or jersey shorts or pants, bare feet

Hip Hop (1st-5th grade)
Express yourself in any age-appropriate style (i.e. shorts or pants and t-shirt or tank top).  Jazz shoes or flat bottom CLEAN sneakers that you do NOT wear outside. The oils from outside can damage our floor. No black-soled sneakers as they leave marks on our marley floor.

 

DANCE ARTIST PROGRAM, 3rd grade and up

A dancer’s attire greatly determines their attitude toward class work. Therefore, we require the standard of appropriate neatness be observed at all times.  Hair should be secured neatly and tightly away from the face and off of the neck for all classes (bun, braid(s), ponytail(s)). If possible for the individual’s hair, a bun is preferred for ballet classes. The goal is to have the hair off the neckline to create an elegant line in a style that does not move around.

  • Solid black or dark purple leotard for all classes. Male dancers may wear a fitted solid black or dark purple shirt. See below for tights/shoes and additional notes for each class.
  • Correct shoes are required for each class.  All shoes worn in the dance studio may NOT be worn outside.  Please carry all dance shoes into the studio and put your dance shoes on before class begins and change back into street shoes before leaving the studio.
  • No jewelry, except small earrings, is preferred.
  • For female dancers, underwear should not be worn under tights or leotards (tights are a dancers’ underwear). Bras are permitted for additional support if needed; bra straps should not show.
  • For male dancers, supportive undergarments (briefs or a dance belt) should be worn under tights, leggings and dance pants.
  • Baggy outerwear is not to be worn in class. Ballet skirts, fitted ballet sweaters, fitted dance shorts are optional over leotards.

Ballet
Female dancers should wear convertible tights in pink or flesh tone (light or dark brown), canvas or leather split-sole ballet shoes. Tights and shoes must match (all pink or all flesh tone) Pre-pointe and pointe shoes will be selected for students in the Preparation for Pointe and Pointe classes, only as the dancer’s physical capabilities develop.

Male dancers should wear black dance pants or men’s tights or leggings; black ballet shoes.

Modern Dance and Dance Improvisation
Female dancers should wear convertible/footless tights in pink or flesh tone (light or dark brown) or black leggings; bare feet. Male dancers should wear black dance pants or men’s tights or leggings; bare feet.

Tap
Black dance pants or leggings; oxford tap shoes. For performances, female costumes will require tan shoes; male costumes will require black tap shoes.

Jazz & Musical Theatre
Black dance pants or leggings; split-sole jazz shoes. For performances, female costumes will require tan jazz shoes; male costumes will require black jazz shoes.

Hip Hop
Express yourself in any age-appropriate style (ie. shorts or pants and t-shirt or tank top).  azz shoes or flat bottom CLEAN sneakers that you do NOT wear outside. The oils from outside can damage our floor. No black-soled sneakers as they leave marks on our marley floor.