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Dress & Hair Code

Dress Code

All classes:

  • Correct dancewear, shoes, and hair must be in place before class begins each week.

  • All hair must be securely pulled back off of neck and face.  (See Hair Code for details.)

  • No jewelry, with the exception of small earrings.

  • Dancing in bare feet or socks under supervision of instructor only.

  • Baggy clothing allowed in hip hop class only.  (This does not include jazz/hip hop combo classes.)

  • No regular bra straps showing.  Athletic bra straps may show when worn under dancewear.

  • No costumes worn in class, with the exception of specified dates.  No tulle tutus worn in ballet class; ballet skirts only, unless specified by instructor.

  • All leggings and athletic bra tops/crop tops MUST be dancewear/athletic wear - no thin, see-through leggings or unsupportive bra tops.

Combo classes and Dance & Play Combo:

  • Leotard or biketard; pink ballet shoes; black tap shoes (no string ties); tights preferred with leotard but not required

  • No tulle tutus

  • Boys - t-shirt and athletic pants or shorts

  • Please see Combo Class Helpful Hints for more detailed combo info.

Youth Ballet:  (ages 5-6)

  • Leotard (any color or style); pink ballet shoes; tights preferred with leotard but not required

  • Optional:  ballet skirts (no tulle tutus), ballet sweater

  • Boys - t-shirt and athletic pants or shorts; black ballet shoes

Youth Ballet:  (ages 7-8)​

  • Leotard (any style or color); tights; pink ballet shoes

  • Ballet/Contemporary combo classes - footless or transition/convertible tights

  • Optional:  ballet skirts, ballet sweaters, stretch dance shorts (must be worn with tights)

  • Boys - solid-colored t-shirt and black athletic shorts; black ballet shoes

Youth Ballet:  (ages 9-11)​

  • Leotard (pink, black, or purple; any style); pink tights; pink, split-sole ballet shoes

  • Ballet/Contemporary combo classes - pink, footless or transition/convertible tights

  • Optional:  ballet skirt, ballet sweater, stretch dance shorts, leg warmers (All black, pink, or purple)

  • Boys - white t-shirt or athletic top and black athletic shorts; black ballet shoes

  • Note:  On posted days, dancers can wear any color leotard they choose.

Teen Ballet & Pointe:  (ages 11+)​

  • Black leotard (any style); pink tights; pink split-sole ballet shoes

  • Ballet/Contemporary combo classes - pink, footless or transition/convertible tights

  • Optional:  ballet skirts, ballet sweaters, black stretch dance shorts, leg warmers (All pink or black)

  • Optional:  form-fitting, black dancewear top may be worn over black leotard

  • Boys - Fitted, white t-shirt or athletic shirt; black athletic shorts; black, split-sole ballet shoes

  • Note:  On posted days, dancers can wear any color leotard they choose.

Youth Jazz & Jazz/Hip Hop combo:  (ages 5-10; kindergarten through grade school)

  • Ages 5-8 - Dancewear of choice - leotard, biketard, or dance top with stretch dance shorts, tights, or leggings; 

       black jazz shoes; no t-shirts

  • Ages 9-10 - Leotard (any style or color) OR athletic bra top; leggings, tights, jazz pants, or dance stretch shorts;

       tan jazz shoes; no t-shirts; form-fitting top may be worn over dancewear

Teen Jazz:  (ages 11+)​

  • Leotard (any style or color) OR athletic bra top; leggings, tights, jazz pants, or dance stretch shorts 

  • Tan, split-sole, slip-on jazz shoes

  • Optional:  form-fitting top over dancewear 

Contemporary:  (All ages)​  (This does NOT include ballet/contemporary combo classes.)

  • Follow ballet or jazz dress code for your age and level.  If your contemporary class is back-to-back with your ballet class,

       follow your ballet dress code.

  • Footless or transition/convertible tights

  • Lyrical/contemporary shoes (Style looks like half-ballet shoes - please contact us for exact style.)

Hip Hop:  (This does not include jazz/hh combo classes.)​

  • Girls - dancewear; t-shirt & baggy sweats or shorts optional; no jeans or jean shorts

  • Boys - t-shirt and athletic shorts, athletic pants, or sweats; no jeans or jean shorts

  • Shoes (boys & girls) - white athletic sneakers to be worn in dance class only; no black sole shoes

  • Any graphics, pictures, or words on t-shirts must be family-appropriate and "clean."

Tap:  (All ages)​

  • Follow dress code for your age jazz or ballet class; black tap shoes (no string ties)

  • Form-fitting tops over dancewear in teen classes only (11+).  No street wear or baggy t-shirts.

Boys Jazz & Tap:​

  • T-shirt and athletic pants or shorts; black jazz shoes or black tap shoes; no jeans or jean shorts

Musical Theatre:​

  • Girls - Follow dress code for your age jazz class; tan jazz shoes

  • Boys - t-shirt and athletic pants or shorts; black jazz shoes

Cheer/pom:​

  • Girls - dancewear (any color or style); cheer shorts and fitted tops over dancewear allowed

  • Boys - t-shirt and athletic pants or shorts

  • Shoes (boys & girls) - white athletic sneakers to be worn in cheer class only

  • Drill team shoes - tan, slip-on jazz shoes

Acro:

  • Girls - dancewear (any style or color); tights must be footless or transition; bare feet

  • Boys - t-shirt and athletic shorts; bare feet

Adaptive:

  • Ages 6-10 - Follow the dress code for ballet or jazz classes for your age (specific leotard color not required); ballet shoes

  • Ages 11+ - Comfortable dancewear or athletic wear; t-shirts can be worn over dancewear; jazz shoes

  • Boys - t-shirt & athletic pants or shorts; jazz or tennis shoes worn in dance class only

Ballroom:

  • Adults - comfortable clothing that's easy to move in; women shoes - ballroom heals a max of 2.5" or sneakers worn only in ballroom class; men  shoes - sneakers worn only in ballroom class; no black sole shoes

Adults:

  • Wear whatever you're comfortable in!

Note:  Regular street shoes MUST be worn to and from the studio, as wearing dance shoes on any surface other than the dance floor will shorten the life of our dance floor and dance shoes.  Thank you!

Hair Code

Correct hair style is a crucial element of a dancer's attire, allowing the dancer freedom of movement, as well as the ability to check correct alignment of head, neck, shoulders, and core.

Hair should be:

  • Correct style for each dancer's age, class, and level.  See chart below.

  • Completely in place prior to the beginning of class each week.

  • Fastened securely in place.

All hair, no matter the style, should be out of face and eyes.  Bangs do not need to be secured off of face unless they are in dancer's eyes.

Classes that include floor tumbling are best with ponies or braids, as buns can be difficult to tumble with. 

TIP:  Carry extra hair supplies in a special container in your dance bag for emergencies.

         We do keep a supply of pony holders and bobby pins at the front desk and in the classrooms for emergencies, but thank you for having hair in place and ready to go on time each week. 

Combo and Youth Classes
Ages 3-11
Preschool and Grade school

Long hair - pulled back off of face and neck

Example:  ponytail, braid, bun

Ages 9+:  low pony; no high pony tails

Short hair - secured out of face 

  • Combos 3, 4, 5/6

  • Ballet 5-6, Jazz/hh 5-6, Tap 5-6

  • Ballet 7-8, Jazz 7-8

  • Tap 7-11

  • Jazz 9-11, level I

  • Contemporary - low pony or bun

  • Hip hop, Theatre, Acro, Ballroom, Cheer

Long hair - bun a must

Short hair - secured out of face

  • Jazz 9-11, levels II and up

  • Ballet 9-11, all levels

  • Technique classes, all levels

  • Company members, all levels

  • Turns & Leaps, all levels

  • Technique, all levels

Teen Classes
Ages 11+
Middle School & High School

Long hair - pulled back off of face and neck

Examples:  ponytail, bun, braid

Note:  Low pony is best for learning turns.

Short hair: secured out of face

  • Teen Jazz, level I

  • Teen Tap, all levels

  • Hip hop, Theatre, Acro, Ballroom, Cheer

Long hair - bun a must

Short hair - secured out of face

  • Teen Ballet, all levels

  • Teen Contemporary, all levels

  • Teen Technique, all levels

  • Turns & Leaps, all levels

  • Teen Jazz, levels II & up

  • Team members, all

  • Turn & leaps, all levels

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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