Dress Code

*All dancers and gymnasts must follow the dress codes and have their hair pulled back out of the face.
*No jewelry in class except newly pierced ears or studs.
*Appropriate shoes must be worn in each class.
*Ballerinas, please adjust shoes as explained in the Studio Guide (on the Member Dashboard).
*Students may wear skirts or fitted shorts over their leotard.
*Label ALL items with your child’s first and last name please.

Tiny Tots: Any color leotard and any color tights. Barefoot, socks, or ballet shoes. Optional: skirt, tutu, leg warmers.

Tutus and Bow Ties, Beginning Ballet: Any color leotard and any color tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet shoe. Optional: skirt, tutu, leg warmers.

Tiny Tappers, Beginning Tap: Any color leotard and any color tights. Shoes: black patent easy-on tap shoes (or buckle). Optional: skirt, tutu, leg warmers.

Intermediate Tap: Any color leotard and any color tights. Shoes: black Intro JT tap shoes. Optional: skirt, tutu, leg warmers.

Upper Intermediate Tap: Any active-wear that allows a full range of movement. Shoes: black Intro JT or Premium Full-Sole tap shoes,

 Beginning, Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate Jazz: Any color leotard and any color tights. Shoes: black premium pull-on jazz boots. Optional: skirt, tutu, leg warmers.

 Intermediate Ballet: Any color leotard and pink tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet shoes. Optional: skirt or fitted shorts.

 Upper Intermediate Ballet: Any color leotard and pink tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet shoes. Optional: skirt or fitted shorts.

Advanced Ballet/Pointe: Any color leotard and pink tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet slippers. Pointe shoes after testing.

Ballet Technique: Any color leotard and pink tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet shoes.

 Advanced Tap: Any active-wear that allows a full range of movement and black Intro JT or Premium Full-Sole tap shoes,

Advanced Jazz: Any color leotard and any color tights and black premium pull-on jazz boots.

Hip-Hop: Any active-wear that allows a full range of movement. Hip Hop shoes are available to order through the studio. If your dancer already has them, they may wear them to class. If not, any CLEAN sneakers will work until the Hip Hop shoes arrive.

Musical Theatre: Any color leotard and any color tights. Shoes: black premium pull-on jazz boots.

Liturgical: Any color leotard and any color tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet shoes.

Gymnastics: Any color of leotard and form fitted shorts – no shoes required.

Company: Any color leotard and any color tights.

 WHERE TO PURCHASE
*We have a display of child and adult dancewear and shoes for sizing at the studios for your convenience.  Place your order prior to the 1st of each month.


DRESS CODE
4 Reasons Why It’s Important

  1. Injury Prevention
    Without going in to all the human anatomy and “science-y” stuff, our dance teachers need to be able to see the hips and knees to ensure there is proper alignment in class.  Without seeing proper alignment, a student may either over or under-correct themselves that could lead to an injury taking them out for the whole year. We cannot see proper alignment when a student is wearing loose-fitting clothing.
  2. Tradition
    Ballet is one of the oldest forms of dance out there, and we’ve been wearing Leos/Tights for a while now. It’s culturally accepted, and part of ballet is being part of the traditions of it. Respect the tradition and wear your dress code.
  3. Uniformity Increases Quality
    If everyone is wearing the same thing, the teacher is able to pick out little things (a hip too high, an elbow in the wrong spot, a wrist dropped, etc because the eye isn’t distracted by a bunch of little differences between every dancer. You perform how you practice, aka Muscle Memory.  If the dancer’s hair is constantly loose and in the face, they will mess with their hair constantly, which will lead to this happening on stage, even if their hair is not in their face on stage.
  4. Respect
    If your teacher wants you to wear leo and tights, wear it. Do what your teacher says. It’s their studio, it’s their rules. You don’t question your school dress code, so why would you question your dance teacher’s dress code?

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