Teachers must be able to see a dancer’s alignment, lines and positioning to offer help and corrections when needed. In line with our values of keeping dance fun, students may wear anything that they can comfortably move in. Examples may include: a leotard, unitard, tights, shorts, tank-top, leggings, T-shirt and dance pants, dance skirts.
Likewise, clothing should not cause distractions, discomfort or injury. Pant legs longer than the dancer’s legs that get under the feet are dangerous and must be pinned up. Loose fitting clothes that children can slip out of such as baggy sweatpants, track suits, or jeans are allowed.
Dancewear can be bought directly from the studio boutique or at our online store, as can ¡Baila Conmigo! / Dance With Me! branded merchandise (bags, water bottles, hoodies, t-shirts, pajama bottoms, zip up jackets, etc)
Each dance form has specific shoe requirements. Your instructor will give you the specifics. Here are some general guidelines.
Absolutely no street shoes are allowed in dance studio. If your child forgets their dance shoes, they can take their class in socks or barefoot.
Hair needs to be pulled back so it does not interfere with skills the dancers are learning. Buns are not required in ballet class.
While we all enjoy sparkly headpieces, students are discouraged from wearing tiaras, “dealy bobbers,” or other loose fitting novelty headpieces to class. These items become a distraction to the other children, and an object of fidgeting. Dancers coming in with novelty headpieces will be asked to remove them for the duration of the class.
Girls with long hair should always have hair ties in their dance bag and bobby pins or "banana clips" to avoid fidgeting with hair during class. Boys with long hair are also expected to tie the hair back, off the shoulders and out of the eyes.
In general, please label all dance bags, shoes and clothing with your student's name.