Dress Code

Our dress code is designed so teachers can see the dancer’s body lines, including posture, arms, legs and feet.  A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, teacher, and the art of dance.

Dancers will get the most out of their classes when the dress code is followed.

Girls
-Girls are required to wear a leotard at all times.
-Long hair should be worn up either in a tight ponytail or bun, and secured away from the face.
-For the safety of all our dancers, no jewelry should be worn in class.
-Leg warmers are optional in all classes.
-T-shirts can be worn during hip hop & tap class, but in all other classes, t-shirts can only be worn during warm-ups.
-Dancers should always wear a cover-up when going to and from the studio.

Boys
Boys should wear shorts or jazz pants and a fitted shirt. No loose fitting cargo pants or jeans.

ABT® Ballet Classes All Levels
ABT® Leotard with pink ballet tights.  A ballet skirt is optional.
All levels required to wear hair in bun. 

Open Level Ballet
Black leotard with pink ballet tights.  A ballet skirt is optional.
Primary ponytail okay bun preferred, other levels required to wear bun.  

Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap
Leotard plus one of the following: tights, shorts, leggings, or Capri pants. Fitted dance shirts or tanks are permitted.
All pants should be form-fitting (not baggy) and not touch the floor.

What NOT to Wear to Dance Class
• Baggy gym shorts
• Cut-offs
• Pajama pants
• Sweatpants
• Jeans
• Cargo pants
• Loose fitting T-shirts, tanks, or crop tops
• Sweatshirts
• Anything with inappropriate graphics or wording
• No costumes are allowed in class unless a dress up day is announced by the studio or individual teacher.
• Gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking and appearance.

All dance attire must meet teacher approval.

Shoe Requirements 
All dancers are required to have the correct shoes for class. Shoes should be clean and not worn outside. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floors. 

Stars Combo – Pink Capezio or Bloch full-sole leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes
Primary & Level 1 Ballet – Pink Capezio or Bloch full-sole leather ballet shoes
Ballet 
– Pink Capezio or Bloch split-sole ballet shoes (teacher approval for split sole for Level 2)

Pointe – Pointe shoes
Hip Hop – Clean tennis shoes; no boots, heels or open-toe shoes permitted.  No regular street shoes.
Hip Hop sneakers should be worn in-class only. 

Jazz – Capezio or Bloch slip-on black jazz shoes with a split-sole.
Contemporary/Lyrical/Modern – Dance Paws or Footundeezs nude color
Tap – Capezio or Bloch black tie tap shoes.

If in doubt contact the studio or your child’s teacher.