What to wear to dance class
A dress code exists to allow the teacher to provide individual attention to each dancer by seeing the lines of the body and use of the knees and ankles. Lack of accessories also encourages a positive body image by exposure and acceptance of all body types and discouraging students from feeling they have something to “cover up.” Uniformity also boosts the student’s feeling of confidence and focus on their dancing: “When I am dressed like a dancer, I’m ready to dance my best!”
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BALLET & POINTE – Pre, Primary, Level 1-5
Tap – Intro, Level 1-3 &
Dancers should wear a leotard in the color that corresponds to their level. Tights should be pink or natural. Revolution brand tights in “Natural” will be required for recital. Hair should be securely in a bun with no swinging bangs. Revolution products are recommended and easy to acquire at the studio. Leotards should be plain with no attached skirts, ruffles, gems or other embellishments. Pre/Primary ballet and tap students may have bare legs in the fall months. Level 4 and 5 dancers may wear form-fitting dance shorts with no words printed on them. Level 5 dancers may wear short skirts. Please no jewelry as it is a hazard to your dancer and the other dancers in the room.
TINY TAP, INTRO TO TAP, PRE BALLET
Dark Teal or Forest Green
JAZZ, HIP HOP, MODERN, LYRICAL, AND TAP 4-5
Jazz students should wear bike shorts, tights, jazz pants and/or stretch leggings. Their hair must be pulled back neatly from their face. Shirts should be fitted. Leotards are encouraged. Leotard color is at the discretion of the student/parent.
Ballet shoes should be leather with a pre-sewn elastic and no drawstrings in “Classic Pink” for Pre-Level 3. Students in Level 4-5 may opt for Canvas Ballet shoes.
For Intro-Level 3, tap shoes should be leather with buckle closure in black. No ties. For Level 4-5, split sole lace up shoes are preferred.
Jazz shoes should be the slip on “jazz boot” with stretch around the sole in black. No ties.
LYRICAL & MODERN
For Level 1-3, sole shields as pictured above are recommended. For Level 4-5, canvas half soles are preferred. Socks and bare feet are also acceptable for class, however, shoes are required for recital.
Hip Hop students in Level 1-3 will be required to have primarily white sneakers for recital. For class, dancers should be wearing a CLEAN pair of sneakers. For Level 4-5, a specific color/style of sneaker may be required. Please ask your teacher.