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What is the dress code?

FOR ALL CLASSES:

Please come to class prepared and ready to dance – Students may not be permitted to participate in class if dressed in inappropriate attire! All dancers should be clean, neat, and dressed appropriately following these standards:

Hair:

In dance and gymnastics, hair should be secured in a braid or ponytail away from the face. In ballet, longer hair should ALWAYS be pulled back and pinned securely in a bun! Short hair must be secured from the face. This rule WILL be enforced. 

Jewelry:

No dangling jewelry including bracelets, earrings, or necklaces are allowed in class. Loose jewelry can get caught or tangled, making it a hazard to yourself or others while dancing.

Shoes:

Shoes are a must! No street shoes or bare feet unless otherwise instructed. Different styles of dance often require different shoes; Please refer to the specific dress code instructions (see below). Keep dance shoes clean and in good repair; They should not be worn on the street or sidewalk! Parents: It is not to your child’s benefit to purchase “shoes to grow into”. If you have any questions, please ask your instructor.

Clothes:

NO STREET CLOTHES, NO JEANS, AND NO BARE MIDRIFFS. You should be comfortable in your dancewear both physically and emotionally. All clothing (except for Hip Hop) should be form fitting (not loose). Your instructor needs to see your body lines, so no oversized clothing please. Please follow the dress code for your classes. Make sure all your practice clothing is clean, neat, and in good repair (no holes/torn clothing). No costume-looking outfits (very distracting and should be saved for the stage).

CONSEQUENCES FOR FAILURE TO FOLLOW DRESS CODE:

1st Offense: Students will be given a warning and informed of dress code expectations

2nd Offense: Students will be asked to sit out of class, or they may go home and change and return to class. Students/Parents will also be offered an opportunity to purchase appropriate dancewear to wear and return to class. Parents may pay for dancewear by Cash or Check, or their Credit Card account will be billed for the purchase.

3rd Offense: Students must purchase appropriate dancewear to wear and return to class. Parents may pay for dancewear by Cash or Check, or their Credit Card account will be billed for the purchase.

SPECIFIC CLASS ATTIRE:

Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet and Ballet I

Girls: Pink Leotard - Ballet Skirt Optional, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas or Leather Ballet Shoes, Hair in a Bun (preferred, ponytails allowed)

Boys: Black athletic pants or shorts, a white t-shirt, and black jazz shoes.

Ballet II, III, IV & V

Girls: Black Leotard – No Ballet Skirt, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas or Leather Split-Soled Ballet Shoes, Hair in a Bun

Boys: Black athletic pants or shorts, a white t-shirt, and black jazz shoes.

Pointe Class

Girls: Black Leotard – No Ballet Skirt, Pink Tights, Pink Pointe Shoes, Hair in a Bun

Ballroom

Girls: Dress or Skirt/Blouse and Ballroom Shoes (see instructor for details before buying!)

Boys: Shirt, Slacks, and Men’s Ballroom Shoes or Dress Shoes (see instructor for details before buying!)

Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Performing Teams:

Girls: Any solid-color athletic pants, sweats, or shorts. Any solid- color top (leotard, shirt, or tank top). Tan jazz shoes (we prefer no laces) or foot undeez per teacher discretion (students in ballet/jazz combo classes may wear ballet slippers for jazz), and hair in a ponytail.

Boys: Any solid-color athletic pants, sweats, or shorts. Any solid-color t-shirt, and jazz shoes.

Tap:

Girls: Any solid-color athletic pants, sweats, or shorts. Any solid-color top (leotard, shirt or tank top). Black tap shoes (we prefer no laces) and hair in a ponytail

Boys: Black solid-color athletic pants or shorts, any solid-color t-shirt, and black tap shoes.

Hip Hop:

Girls: Any solid-color athletic pants, sweats, or shorts. Any solid-color top (leotard, shirt, or tank top). Cleaned Soled Tennis Shoes.

Boys: Any solid-color athletic pants, sweats, or shorts. Any solid-color top (leotard, shirt, or tank top). Cleaned Soled Tennis Shoes.

Tumbling/Gymnastics:

Girls: Any solid-color athletic pants, sweats, or shorts Any Color Top (leotard, shirt, or tank top). No Shoes Please! Hair in a Ponytail.

Boys: Any solid-color athletic pants, sweats, or shorts Any Color Top (leotard, shirt, or tank top). No Shoes Please!

Folklorico:

Girls: Blouse, Folklorico Skirt, Bloomers, Robozo, Fan, Folklorico Shoes (See Instructor prior to purchasing)

Boys: Shirt, Slacks, Black Folklorico Shoes