Do I need special shoes or clothing?
Jeans, baggy clothes or school clothes are unacceptable.
Children may wear jazz pants, bike shorts and close fitting shirts. Adults may wear comfortable clothes that allow ease of movement.
Tights, leotards, close-fitting tops or jazz pants. Knee pads for floor work in upper level classes may be required. No shorts , no skirts.
Contemporary: Close-fitting tops, dance pants or tights.
Ballet, children’s program:
Pink tights and any color leotard so teachers can see proper alignment. Hair should be neat and/or tucked into a bun. Boys: Black ballet slippers, white t-shirt, black tights or black bike shorts.
Hip Hop – No jeans. No large baggy shirts so teachers can see you move. Knee pads might be required. Adults may wear comfortable clothes that allow ease of movement and shoes that will only be used for Hip Hop.
Dance shoes should only be worn in the studios, never outside or on concrete.
Protect your investment, avoid wear and tear and keep studio floors clean.
Tap: Black tap shoes – Mary Jane style for children and oxfords for all other ages. Heeled tap shoes and “jingle taps” are discouraged. Replace children’s tap shoe ties with black elastic so shoes can slip on.
Jazz: Black jazz shoes. No jazz sneakers.
Contemporary: Modern sandals, socks. No bare feet.
Ballet: Pink ballet slippers or black jazz shoes.
Hip Hop: Clean, non-marking, supportive tennis shoes used only for dance class, not everyday shoes.
Dancers should change into proper dance clothes and shoes before class and should come to class ready to dance. Tights, leotards, bike shorts and close-fitting dance clothes are the only appropriate attire so teachers can observe proper body alignment. Hair should be neat and styled to be kept out of the face. Bare feet are not allowed.