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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 pull ballet strings to a comfortable fit, tie them in a knot, cut off some of the excess, and then tuck the strings inside the shoes. This looks nice and prevents loose shoes and tripping.
*Students may wear skirts or black fitted shorts at the teachers’ discretion.
*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 tap shoes. Optional: skirt, tutu, leg warmers.

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

Upper Intermediate Tap: Any active-wear that allows a full range of movement. Shoes: black lace up tap shoes,

 Intermediate Jazz, Upper Intermediate Jazz: Any color leotard and any color tights. Shoes: black slip on jazz boots with elastic. Optional: skirt, tutu, leg warmers.

 Intermediate Ballet: LAVENDER STUDIO LEOTARD and pink tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet slippers. Optional: ADA shorts or black fitted shorts.

Upper Intermediate Ballet: RED STUDIO LEOTARD and pink tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet slippers. Optional: ADA shorts or black fitted shorts.

Advanced Ballet/Pointe: ROYAL STUDIO LEOTARD and pink tights. Shoes: pink leather split-sole ballet slippers. Pointe shoes after testing.

Ballet Technique: Studio Leotard from their ballet class.

Advanced Tap: Any active-wear that allows a full range of movement and black oxford tap shoes.

Advanced Jazz: Any color leotard and any color tights and black slip on jazz boots with elastic.

Hip-Hop: Any active-wear that allows a full range of movement. Hip Hop shoes will be ordered for you. 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 slip on jazz boots with elastic.

Liturgical: Any color leotard, pink tights, and leather split-sole ballet shoe.

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

Company: Studio Leotard from their ballet class.

WHERE TO PURCHASE
*We have a display of child and adult dancewear and shoes for sizing etc. at the studios and will be placing monthly orders for your convenience!


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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