Dancer's Attire

Take pride in preparing for each and every class! Prepared dancers have a positive class experience.  All dancers are to arrive to class with proper attire, hair securely pulled back from face, proper footwear, and ready to dance. Feel free to bring water. Please NO BAGGY CLOTHES, so that our classes are as professional as possible, and our instructors can see your beautiful body. 

Footwear - All pre ballet and ballet students are required to wear leather or canvas ballet slippers. For safety reasons no fabric or satin slippers are allowed. Tap shoes are provided for our ballet tap tumbling (BTT) students to borrow throughout the year. Black tap shoes are needed for younger dancers exploring tap, if you desire your own shoes. Although we try to help families on a budget, we do not promise, or guarantee that we will have your dancer's exact shoe size. 

Hair - All ballet students are required to wear their hair in a secure bun. Dancers in contemporary, lyrical,  and hip hop jazz, please secure hair in a clean ponytail.

Ballet 3-4, 4-5, 5-6 - Pink spaghetti strap or tank leotard (no skirt attached please), pink tights, pink ballet shoes or black tap shoes if needed. Boys black tights or gym pants & white fitted shirt, black ballet slippers.

Ballet 6-7, Pre-Ballet I, Ballet I, II, III, IV, V, Pointe - Solid black spaghetti strap leotard (no skirt attached please), pink tights, & pink ballet shoes. balletmore students must receive a recommendation by a balletmore instructor to begin their pointe training (ballet II, III, IV, V & int./adv. students only). 

Hip Hop Jazz - Solid colored spaghetti strap leotard, black tights, black shorts or jazz pants, black jazz shoes.

Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Tap - Solid colored spaghetti strap leotard, black tights, black shorts or jazz pants, ballet slippers, barefoot, jazz shoes, black tap shoes respectively.

Adult Ballet - Students may wear comfortable dance clothing of their choice and ballet slippers.

Please Note: For performances, students will be asked to wear footed tights and a plain leotard (no skirt, sleeves, sparkles or other embellishments) in accordance with the dress code for their class as part of their costume. Please keep this in mind when purchasing leotards for class.  Thank you!

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