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Dress Code

Why is there a dress code?

  • The simple uniforms make it possible for faculty to see the students' bodies so they can make the appropriate corrections.

  • Learning to work together and work as a team is accomplished more easily with the removal of distraction caused by different attire.

  • Young dancers are often distracted by their own dance attire. Tutus and colorful leotards can become the focus, rather than the instructor.

  • Choreography is much easier for faculty when dancers are similarly dressed.

Underwear should not be worn with leotard and tights.  

Tights serve the same purpose and are much more comfortable when dancing.

Ballet

 

Girls

Hair: In bun

Attire: 

  • Pre and Novice levels: Solid black leotard, light tan footed tights and see-through elastic-waist ballet skirt (no tutus); Skirts are REQUIRED for these classes; No warm-ups allowed

  • Intermediate and above: Solid black leotard and light tan footed tights; No warm-ups or skirts allowed

Shoes 

  • Pre, Novice and Int A levels: pink leather ballet shoes (split-sole)

  • Intermediate B and above: pink canvas ballet shoes (split-sole)

  • PrePointe/Pointe: pointe shoes chosen with the instructor

 

Boys

Hair: Groomed and out of the face

Attire: Plain black fitted t-shirt, black dance shorts and black socks

Shoes:

  • Pre, Novice and Int A levels: black leather ballet shoes (split-sole)

  • Intermediate B and above: black canvas ballet shoes (split-sole)

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Starlets/Stars

 

Girls

Hair: In bun

Attire: Lavender leotard, light tan footed tights and
see-through elastic-waist ballet skirt (no tutus);
Skirts are REQUIRED for these classes

Shoes 

  • pink leather ballet shoes (split-sole) and

  • light tan buckle tap shoes

 

Boys

Hair: Groomed and out of the face

Attire: Plain black fitted t-shirt, black dance shorts and black socks

Shoes:

  • black leather ballet shoes (split-sole) and

  • black no-lace, slip-on tap shoes

Jazz, Tap & Contemporary

 

Girls

Hair: Securely pulled back from face in ponytail, bun or braid

Attire: Solid black leotard, tan tights (footed, convertible or stirrup - all worn over the foot) and solid black shorts (if desired) 

Shoes 

  • Jazz - Tan split-sole, no-lace jazz shoes

  • Tap - Tan no-lace tap shoes (for all intermediate and advanced levels, split sole leather is required)

  • Contemporary - Tan canvas half sole lyrical shoes (for safety, these shoes should only be worn with stirrup tights)

 

Boys

Hair: Groomed and out of the face

Attire: Black fitted t-shirt, solid black dance pants or shorts

Shoes:

  • Jazz - Black split-sole, no-lace jazz shoes

  • Tap - Black no-lace tap shoes (for all intermediate and advanced levels, split sole leather is required)

  • Contemporary - Tan canvas half sole lyrical shoes

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Acrobatics & Flip Hoppers

 

Girls

Hair: In bun

Attire: Tan stirrup tights; no shorts/pants allowed

  • Flip Hoppers: lavender leotard (no skirt attached - for safety reasons)

  • Pre, Novice, Int and Adv Acro: solid black leotard

Shoes: Barefoot

Boys

Hair: Groomed and out of the face

Attire: Black fitted t-shirt, solid black dance shorts

Shoes: Barefoot​

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Hip Hop

Girls and Boys

Hair: Securely pulled back from face in ponytail, bun or braid

Attire: T-shirt (not overly baggy) and shorts/pants that are easy to move in (no jeans)

Shoes: Solid black canvas high top with black soles and laces (must be designated for class only & have clean soles - no street shoes)

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