2019-2020 Dress Code

Why is Dress Code important? While maintaining a strong dress code not only sets a professional tone in the studio, it also promotes discipline in our dancers and teaches them proper class etiquette. Proper attire allows for instructors AND dancers to best see and adjust their bodies when necessary.

Hair must be pulled back, and away, from dancer’s face at all times. When in ballet class, dancers must have their hair in a bun. No jewelry is permitted, including FitBits, Smart Watches, and Apple Watches.

*Please note, failure to follow the below can result in a dancer being asked to sit and watch during a class.

General I/II/II

Black or pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes. Skirts are optional as well as sweaters during the colder months. Dancers should have a small bag to carry their shoes. Hair pulled back, and away, from dancer’s face.


Tap/jazz

See “General I/II/III” for Dress Code.


Hippity Hop

Clothes dancer(s) can move in! We recommend leggings and a tank top, jogger pants, capri pants, sweatpants, or jazz shorts are appropriate as well; no hats or jeans, please; sneakers that are designated for dance work best, unless otherwise noted by teacher. Hair pulled back, and away, from dancer’s face.


Black leotard (of any style), pink tights, pink ballet slippers; dancers should refrain from wearing a skirt, no shorts allowed; hair pulled back in a neat bun.

BALLET


See “Ballet” for Dress Code.

POINTE


Black leotard (of any style), tan tights, black dance shorts, or black dance pants/leggings, tan tap shoes (Beginner I - Beginner III) or black tap shoes (Intermediate I - Advanced). Hair pulled back, and away, from dancer’s face.

TAP


Black leotard (of any style), tan tights, tan slip-on jazz shoes; hair pulled back, and away, from dancer’s face.

JAZZ


Clothes dancer(s) can move in, we recommend leggings and a tank top, jogger pants, capris, sweatpants, jazz shorts are appropriate as well; no hats or jeans, please; sneakers that are designated for dance work best, unless otherwise noted by teacher. Hair pulled back, and away, from dancer’s face.

HIP HOP


Black leotard (of any style), tan tights (convertible or footless); see teacher for specific shoe requests/recommendations. Hair pulled back, and away, from dancer’s face.

LYRICAL/

CONTEMPORARY/

MODERN


For Hippity Hop or Hip Hop, boys should follow the dress codes above.

For Ballet, boys should wear black athletic pants or shorts, a white shirt, and black ballet shoes.

For all other styles of dance, boys should wear dark colored (gray, black, navy blue) athletic clothing that is not overly baggy. For Tap and Jazz, boys should wear black tap or jazz shoes.

BOYS