DRESS CODE 2023-2024
Students who do not come properly dressed to class (including hair) will not be allowed to participate. Street clothing, sloppy layers, and messy hair distracts students from learning and creates a cluttered atmosphere.
Please remember that dancing at any level is an art form and a discipline, and should be treated as such.
All students must have proper dance clothing and shoes before your first class!
Dance Class Attire:
Black Downstage Dance leotards with tan or pink tights must be worn at all times for ages 5 and up. Ages 2-4 may wear colors with attached tutus/skirts and tights.
Hair must be NEATLY tied up for all classes and in a BUN for Ballet class. Hair may never be worn down, or be in the dancers face at any time.
No baggy t-shirts, pants, bra tops, bare legs, or street clothes of any kind are permitted in dance class.
Acceptable attire includes the following:
• BALLET: Black Downstage Dance leotard, with pink or tan tights. Black or pink ballet skirts, or solid black dance shorts (spandex only) are acceptable.
• MODERN: Black Downstage Dance leotard, pink or tan convertible tights. Solid black dance shorts or leggings acceptable.
• TAP, JAZZ, HIP-HOP, MUSICAL THEATER & CHEER DANCE: Black Downstage Dance leotard with tan tights. Black dance shorts, leggings, or jazz pants may be worn.
Class Shoe Requirements:
Ballet: Pink leather or canvas ballet slippers. Split sole recommended for ages 10 and older.
Ballet/Combo Class Ballet Shoes: We require Capezio “Love Ballet” Leather Ballet Shoes.
Jazz, Cheerdance and Musical Theater: Black leather jazz shoes.
Hip-Hop: Black sneakers must be worn. These must be a separate pair of shoes for dance only. Daily school sneakers will not be permitted in the classroom!
Tap: Black leather tap shoes. No slip-on or split sole tap shoes permitted. Patent leather tap shoes (Capezio Jr. Tyette Tap Shoes) are only permitted for Combo classes and Beginner tap classes.
Company Classes: All company students must have black and tan split sole jazz shoes. Character shoes when necessary.