Dress Code For Youth Classes

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Hair

For all classes, hair must be pulled up, off the neck in braids or bun that is secured to one’s head. Short hair and bangs must be pinned off face and neck. Headbands are allowed if they are not distracting.

Undergarments

Undergarments should never be distracting. Please wear a dance belt under bottoms or a supportive bra under your leotard if needed. There are many leotards designed with built-in support. 

Warm-ups/Cover-ups

Warm-ups and cover-ups must be worn in the halls and to and from class, unless you are going immediately from one class to another. No exceptions. Dance clothes are for dance class not the grocery store or Dairy Queen.

Introduction to Dance

Wee Move

Comfortable clothing and bare feet or ballet slippers. No street shoes are allowed in the studio.


Creative Movement

Solid color leotard with solid color skirt or a solid color shirt, and tights, shorts, leggings or pants that do not drag the floor. Please avoid skirts that are not attached to your dancer’s leotard. We will dance in bare feet.


Tiny Tap

Same as Creative Movement. Ribbon tie tap shoes.


Introduction to Tap

Same as Creative Movement. Ribbon tie tap shoes.


Introduction to Ballet

Any solid color leotard. All dancers are welcome to wear pink tights. Dancers with darker skin tones are welcome to choose tights that most closely match their complexion. Ballet slippers must match the tights. Or solid color tee-shirt and pants or shorts with black slippers. Please avoid skirts that are not attached to your dancer’s leotard or avoid skirts all together.

           
Ballet

Any solid color leotard. All dancers are welcome to wear pink tights. Dancers with darker skin tones are welcome to choose tights that most closely match their complexion. Ballet slippers must match the tights. Or solid color tee-shirt and pants or shorts with black slippers.
or
Plain white T-shirt tucked into solid black bottoms (preferably tights), white socks and black ballet slippers—either canvas or leather.

Pointe

Same dress code as ballet. Pointe shoes must match the dancer’s tights.

Modern

Solid colored leotard and black leggings, shorts with tights, or jazz pants that don't drag on the floor. Following tradition, modern will be studied in bare feet. Occasionally socks or nude turners will be allowed.

Jazz

Solid colored leotard and black leggings, shorts with tights, or jazz pants that don't drag on the floor. Black pull-on jazz shoes.

Tap

Solid colored leotard and black leggings, shorts with tights, or jazz pants that don't drag on the floor. Black lace up tap shoes or ribbon tie tap shoes.

Adult Classes

Please wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and will not inhibit your ability to move and enjoy class. Please wear appropriate shoes for the class you are attending. If you’re trying a new technique to see if you’d like to join, feel free to attend in bare feet or grippy socks or simply contact the instructor about their preference.