Dress Code

FOR ALL CLASSES – Hair should be pulled back away from face and off of neck. A bun is required for Ballet levels 1-7. No jeans, jean shorts, khaki pants or khaki shorts of any kind are permitted in class. Proper Dance Shoes should be worn in all classes. Street shoes are not permitted in the studio at any time.

All dancewear and dance shoes can be purchased at Dancers Pointe or Stage Center.

BALLET

BALLET CLASSES

Leotard and tights of any color, ballet skirts, dance shorts, ballet warm-ups are allowed at the beginning of class only- for instance, shrugs, legwarmers, ballet sweaters.

Inappropriate Dress – pants, capris, baggy t-shirts, sweatshirts

BALLET SHOES

Intro levels through level 2 should be in a full sole leather ballet shoe. Preferred brands are Capezio, Bloch or Sansha. It’s important to be in a brand name dance shoe for proper foot manipulation and technique. Intermediate and Advanced levels 3-7 should be in a split sole leather or canvas ballet shoe. Pointe shoes will be approved by the instructor.

TAP

TAP CLASSES

Leotard and tights of any color, ballet skirts, dance shorts, capris to the knee and dance warm-ups (only at the beginning of class). Camisole tops, tank tops, baby t-shirts. Jazz pants are ok as long as they are not too long. Feet have to be visible.

TAP SHOES

Intro levels through level 2 advanced should be in the Capezio or Bloch Black Mary Jane. These shoes are not patent leather and have a buckle or velcro strap. They provide more stability and better sound quality, non slip heels and are dance floor friendly.

Level 3 through 8 should be in the Capezio or Bloch tie oxford. It is the teacher’s discretion whether or not to require a high heel tap shoe also. This depends on the type of costume and/or dance. Sometimes higher level tap students will need both kinds.
JAZZ

JAZZ CLASSES

Leotard and tights of any color, ballet skirts, dance shorts, capris to the knee and dance warm-ups (only at the beginning of class). Camisole tops, tank tops, baby t-shirts. Jazz pants are ok as long as they are not too long. Feet have to be visible.

JAZZ SHOES

Capezio Caramel or Bloch tan slip on jazz boot. Intermediate/Advanced levels, Broadway and Company jazz students may be expected to also have the black slip on jazz shoes or character shoes as well.

HIP HOP

HIP HOP CLASSES

Leotard and tights of any color, ballet skirts, shorts, capris to the knee and dance warm-ups. Camisole tops, tank tops, baby t-shirts. Jazz pants are ok as long as they are not too long. Feet have to be visible.

HIP HOP SHOES

Black Capezio or Bloch Dance Sneaker. For Company dancers, please see instructor before buying proper shoes.

LYRICAL

LYRICAL CLASSES

Leotard and tights of any color, ballet skirts,dance shorts, capris to the knee above the knee and dance warm-ups (only at the beginning of class), camisole tops, tank tops.

LYRICAL SHOES

Foot Undeez or Dance Paws in nude. Colorful ones may be worn during the dance year, but please know the nude ones will be required for rehearsal and recital.