Dress Attire for Classes

Pre-Ballet

Please wear:
• Leotard (any color)
• Ballet tights (pink)
• Ballet slippers (pink leather)
• Hair preferably in bun or ponytail (off of face and neck)

Please do not wear:
• Pull-on or wrap skirts (skirts are only allowed if they are attached to leotard)

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Ballet I – Intermediate Ballet II

Please wear:
• Leotard (solid black)
• Ballet tights with feet (pink)
• Ballet slippers (pink leather)
• Hair in ballet bun

Note: Ballet sweaters are allowed in the winter.

Please do not wear:
• Colored leotards
• Tutus
• Leg warmers
• Skirts
• Tan, black or footless tights
• T-shirts
• Dance or bootie shorts
• Dance pants
• Costumes

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Intermediate/Advanced & Advanced Ballet

Please wear:
• Leotard (solid black)
• Ballet tights (pink convertible)
• Ballet slippers (pink leather)
• Hair in ballet bun
• Short ballet skirts for Pointe

Note: Ballet sweaters are allowed in the winter.

Please do not wear:
• Colored leotards
• Tutus
• Leg warmers
• Skirts
• Tan, black or footless tights
• T-shirts
• Dance or bootie shorts
• Dance pants
• Costumes

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Contemporary

Please wear:
• Leotard (any color)
• Tights (any color)
• Hair neat (up and out of face)

Please do not wear:
• Baggy clothing
• Booty shorts
• Shirts that show the belly

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Jazz

Please wear:
• Leotard (any color/style)
• Tights, leggings or jazz pants (any color/style)
• Hair neat (up and out of face)
• Jazz shoes

Note: Advanced Jazz will be requested to purchase Character Shoes as well.

Please do not wear:
• Sweatpants
• Sweatshirts
• Shirts that show the belly
• Oversized t-shirts
• Trendy tops
• Booty shorts without tights
• Socks
• Foot thongs
• Jewelry (small earrings ok)

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Modern

Please wear:
• Leotard (any color/style)
• Tights, leggings or jazz pants (any color/style)
• Hair neat (up and out of face)
• Bare feet

Please do not wear:
• Sweatpants
• Sweatshirts
• Shirts that show the belly
• Oversized t-shirts
• Trendy tops
• Booty shorts without tights
• Socks
• Foot thongs
• Jewelry (small earrings ok)

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Hip Hop

Please wear:
• Loose, comfortable clothing such as gym or yoga clothes, sweatpants, t-shirts (any color/style)
• Hair neat (up and out of face)
• Clean tennis shoes with socks

Please do not wear:
• Shirts that show the belly
• Dirty tennis shoes
• Bare feet
• Oversized jewelry

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Tap

Please wear:
• Tap shoes with full wooden bottom, no split sole shoes.

Recommended Tap Shoes:

Capezio Fluid Tap Shoe
Style: CG17
Color: Black

Bloch Jazz Tap Shoe
Style: SO301L
Color: Black

Bloch Respect Tap Shoe
Style: SO361L
Color: Black

So Danca Women's Professional Leather Tap Shoe
Style: TA810
Color: Black

Note: Taps must be screwed in with three Phillips screws.

Please do not wear:
• Baggy pants
• Sweatpants
• Bell bottoms

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Ensemble and Jr. Ensemble

Please wear:
• Leotard (any color/style)
• Tights and/or skirts (any color/style)
• Ballet slippers
• Hair neat (up and out of face)

Note: Clean style warm-ups are ok.

Please do not wear:
• Any baggy clothing

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Male Students

Please wear form fitting attire whenever possible. For Hip Hop, loose, comfortable clothing such as gym or yoga clothes, sweatpants, t-shirts (any color/style) are acceptable.

Please do not wear basketball shorts, oversized t-shirts or baggy clothing.

 

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