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 not allowed in acrobatics.
Please label all dance bags, shoes and clothing with your student's name.
Dancewear can be bought directly from our online store.
Each dance form has specific shoe requirements. We have preferred styles listed by class in our online store. 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 fly in the eyes or otherwise interfere with skills the dancers are learning. Buns are a good idea, but not required in ballet 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.
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. The same goes for novelty rings, bracelets, necklaces or anything else that becomes a distraction for the dancer or classmates.