Proper Attire is a tool to create a better dancer.
It is respectful to instructors, as it demonstrates that students care about the class they are in, and that they are focused and ready to work. It allows instructors to see if the body is being held in proper anatomical alignment, if the right muscles are being engaged, and to give more precise, beneficial and more meaningful corrections. In turn, the dancer can see the adjustments as they make them, dance stronger, healthier and prevent repetitive injuries caused by incorrect placement.
Females – All dancers should have hair secured from face. All ballet dancers should wear a bun if possible. This allows instructor and dancer to see the line created by the shoulder, neck, arms and back, and to focus on technique without hair distraction.
PreBallet, Ballet I: any color leo, ballet pink tights, shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun, no skirts unless attach to leo.
Ballet I, Ballet III, Ballet IV, Elem., Int., Adv: any color leo, ballet pink tights, shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun, if possible, waist band. Skirt, dance shorts permitted
Jazz (7-11 yrs): any color leo, any color tights, jazz pants or shorts, black jazz shoes preferred, hair secured from face.
Teen Jazz/Tap: leo or form fitting shirt, tights/shorts/jazz pants, black jazz shoes preferred, black tap shoes without heels, hair secured from face.
Children’s Tap Class: form fitting clothes, black tap shoes without heels, 3 & 4 yrs old may wear black patent leather shoes, hair secured from face.
Ballet Dancers: white t-shirt, black tights, ballet slippers with elastic. Adults may wear sweat pants.
Jazz/Tap Class-T-shirt or form fitting shirt, tight/pants/jazz pants black shoes preferred.