Helps to reduce distraction and competitiveness in class, puts all dancers on equal basis …
Promotes discipline, and enables instructors to view the lines of each dancer.
A dress code permits faculty to evaluate and correct student alignment/body extension and creates a sense of group identity. A dress code also eliminates the pressure parents get from children to compete with other children’s attire.
Students may not wear extra layers as it obstructs the view of proper placement of the body.
Shoes are the required styles for the year end performance as well. So, you will not have to buy new shoes unless they have outgrown theirs.
Shoes-We care about dancers feet and proper fitting. Better shoes allow for better movement and better use of feet.
Please check dress code before purchasing items elsewhere to ensure your purchase correct attire. Buy from reputable dance retailers only. Discount chains usually do not have proper dance shoes or proper fitting.. Leotards-solid black, No cotton leotards(it shrinks and fades.) or halter leotards allowed. Older dancers, please have proper leotard linings or undergarments. Racerbacks tops are not dance attire. If you need a bra, wear leotards that cover the bra or buy the leotard with wire support or inner front liner. Leotard should fit dancers body with only a little room for growth as leotards are designed to stretch. Leotards should not be baggy or loose to see proper alignment and placement.
TIghts- Revolution pink #1007 Full footed tights means no convertibles. They are not good for your feet or dance shoes. Thank you.
Hair to be pulled away from face with Pony holders, bun covers, bobby pins and flat clips are the tradition hair products that work and don’t fall out. Bandanas, hair bands are not permitted. No jewelry in class for the safety of dancer, other dancers, and teachers. Neat secured buns for ballet classes.
Dance bags for your dancer. Label all items on the inside. No gum, food, or drinks. Water only. Cell phones need to be off. WE are not responsible for lost or damaged items. Jewelry should not be worn in class and kept safely at home.
Creative Movement- Black nylon leotards, pink revolution #1007 full footed tights, revolution pink leather split #150 sole ballet shoes($26), solid black skirts optional. 2-3.5 year olds as of 8/1, pull-ups and diapers ok.
BTA & BTJ combo Hour classes- Black nylon leotards, pink revolution #1007 full footed tights, revolution pink leather split #150 sole ballet shoes ($26-28), solid black skirts optional, Dark Tan BUCKLE revolution tap shoes #826 ($33), and a designated dance bag. Must be potty trained. The age is figured according to age on 8/1.
#656 for revolution jazz shoe.
3.5-4 year olds BTA I tap for show—may participate in mini production dance at end of year.
4.5-5 year olds BTA II ballet for show—may participate in mini production dance at end of year.
5.5-7 year olds BTJ III jazz for show—may participate in mini production dance at end of year.
Dancers may take twice a week for faster progress; discount for 2nd lesson taken.
Ballet & Tap 1.5 hour Classes- Black nylon leotards, pink revolution/theatrical pink danskin/ bodywrappers pink full footed tights, revolution pink leather split sole ballet shoes ($26-28), solid black skirts optional Ballet class only starts at ages 5 or 6 years of age. Tap still helps with rhythm and foot strength. Ballet is strongly recommended 2x per week. Cecchetti I and up requires ballet class 2x week at a minimum, for study and for examinations. Upper levels require more classes per wk.
SUNTAN BUCKLE revolution tap shoes ($33),
Pointe- A specific required black nylon leotards(new style is being ordered), pink danskin/revolution full footed tights, revolution pink leather split sole ballet shoes, Gaynor Minden point shoes($100) with thin ribbons and elastic($6.50), pink elastic waist belt
Requires minimum ballet class 2x a week with ballet class before pointe class. Upper level ballet 3x’s and Pointe 2 and up requires pointe 2x’s. See cecchetti info for more.
Jazz/Lyrical/ Contemporary- Black nylon leotards, pink/black/toast danskin/revolution full footed tights, revolution tan leather split sole jazz shoes ($44-46), solid black skirts optional. Ballet strongly encouraged and required for some levels. Some classes will be using SUNTAN slip on jazz shoes for shows and show this year.
Hip Hop- Black nylon leotards, pink/black/toast danskin/revolution full footed tights, revolution black leather split sole jazz shoes ($44-46), solid black skirts/black long dance pants optional. We do not allow dance sneakers for the safety of the dancer. Primarily for the teen or adult. Children need basic jazz skills first. We do incorporate some Hip hop moves in children’s jazz classes that are age appropriate.
Irish River style dance- Black nylon leotards, pink/black/toast danskin/revolution full footed tights, revolution black leather split sole jazz shoes ($44-46), solid black skirts optional, pants maybe worn as cover-ups only to and from class.
7 year olds-adults, soft shoe for 1-3 years. Younger dancers need tap and ballet to support Irish class.
10 year olds-adults, hard shoe must tap study at the same time, minimum level 3 tap. (Hardshoe $80)
Swing/Ballroom- Comfortable clothes, hard soled & steady shoes, slight heel for ladies.
Boys- Black bodywrappers cap sleeve shirt($24), solid black Bodywrapper protech pants($26), black nylon thin socks, Black split sole leather ballet shoes($26-28), black matt oxford Revolution tap shoes($35). All boys will need to be ordered, delivery about 7 days.
Pilates or Barre Sculpt- Preferably dance or yoga attire. Clothing must be fitted to body and allow for movement, no shorts, socks must be worn at all times.
ADULT DRESS CODE- Ballet & Jazz as above, Tap, best is dance attire. But please wear black and solid colors, no print tees, tights required. Black Pants cover your leg and foot movement, black shorts/yoga capris better to see ankle and knee movement, black skirts best. T-shirts and other clothing are warmer and hinder movement.
Adult tap shoes vary depending on class. High heel tap shoes or revolution lace ups. High heels may need to be specially ordered. Adult classes- check at registration. Some classes have required attire and required pre-requisites.
See website for updates and more info.