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DRESS CODE

Students are expected to be dressed and ready to dance when their class begins.  It is not the instructor’s responsibility to ensure that students are dressed within their class/level’s dress code.  

 

Please be sure to mark students’ shoes on the inside with their name so nothing gets lost!

 

Please make sure hair is up and ready to go for all classes where a ponytail or bun is required.  Messy or loose hair is extremely distracting and dangerous for a dancer, and we expect that all students adhere to their class/level’s corresponding dress code.

 

We recognize that comfort is paramount to a student’s success in class.  That is why, as of Summer 2020, we have completely re-written our dress code to encourage our students to perform to the best of their ability.  We have removed any and all racist and/or gendered concepts from our dress code, such as pink tights, and after consulting with many teachers and students have decided to remove the color-per-level leotard requirement.

 

ALL CLASSES

  • Do not ever wear your dance shoes outside. They are meant to be worn inside the dance studio ONLY. Wearing them outside tracks dirt, rocks, oil and ruins the shoe. Protect yourself and our studio floor.

  • NO SOCKS WITHOUT GRIP ARE PERMITTED IN THE STUDIO - THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED WHATSOEVER.

  • NO street shoes are allowed in either studio past the main doors. Hip hop dancers must bring a SEPARATE pair of sneakers to wear in the studio only. Street shoes damage our custom floors. Dancers that wear street shoes for class will be fined $50 per occurrence. 

BALLET

​Tights and ballet slippers are required for all dancers. Students may choose to wear pink or skin-tone tights (no black) and pink, skin-tone, or black slippers.

 

Dancers may choose between the following options for ballet classes, regardless of gender:

  1. Leotard & Tights

    1. Dancers may choose what fit of leotard they would prefer to wear, so long as it is well-fitted, not distractingly patterned, and does not conceal the dancer’s body.

    2. Dancers may choose between pink or skin-tone tights - no black tights permitted.

  2. Traditional “Men’s” Ballet Uniform

    1. Fitted, non-patterned tee-shirt or tank top - nothing baggy or loose fitting.  Solid, neutral colours only.

    2. Dancer may choose between black or skin-tone ballet shoes

    3. Fitted, non-patterned tights or shorts.  Solid, neutral colours only.

 

Hair must be in a pulled back, clean bun for students with long hair (hair longer than the ears). This means hairspray, no whispies, and nothing falling out of the bun. Layered hair should have a hair net or bun cover to keep the bun in place. If a student’s hair is not properly tied up, they may be asked to leave class to fix it while the rest of the class moves on.  Buns must be fitted with pins - wrapping a hair tie or scrunchie around is not sufficient.  No tendrils, bangs, or loose hair in face whatsoever. 

 

Ages 7+ canvas ballet shoes only - NO SOCKS

 

Shorts, warm-ups, sweaters etc. are allowed at the barre until the end of degage.

 

NO SWEATPANTS/SWEATSHIRTS AT ANY TIME! Warm-ups should not hide the body.

 

Teen Ballet II and Int/Adv Ballet dancers may wear ballet skirts if they choose.

 

CONTEMPORARY 

  • Form fitting, athletic clothing - NO SWEATPANTS

  • ABSOLUTELY NO DENIM/STREET CLOTHES FOR ANY AGE

  • Ages 5-6: Bare feet

  • Ages 7 and up: Capezio Foot Undeez Lyrical Half Sole

  • Hair out of face (bun or ponytail) - NO WHISPIES OR HAIR IN FACE

  • NO SOCKS

BREAKDANCING/HIP-HOP

  • ​Knees must be covered at all times

  • Proper shoes that protect the ankle. No slip-ons

  • NO STREET SHOES! Please bring a separate pair of clean sneakers for class

 

JAZZ

  • Form fitting, athletic clothing.

  • So Danca "Jill" Split Sole Canvas Jazz Shoe.  Dancers 9+ must have one black pair and one skin-tone pair.

  • Hair out of face (bun or ponytail).

  • NO SOCKS

 

TAP

  • Tap shoes, any style

  • Comfortable, athletic clothing

  • Hair out of face (bun or ponytail)


MUSICAL THEATRE

  • Form fitting, athletic clothing.

  • So Danca "Jill" Split Sole Canvas Jazz Shoe.  Dancers 9+ must have one black pair and one skin-tone pair.

  • Hair out of face (bun or ponytail).

  • NO SOCKS

 

CHOREO & IMPROV

  • Form fitting, athletic clothing.

  • So Danca "Jill" Split Sole Canvas Jazz Shoe.  Dancers 9+ must have one black pair and one skin-tone pair.

  • Capezio Foot Undeez Lyrical Half Sole

  • Hair out of face (bun or ponytail).

  • NO SOCKS

  • Dance journal

 

TRICKS & STUNTS

  • Clean sneakers (not to be worn outside)

  • Form fitting, athletic clothing

  • Hair out of face (bun or ponytail)

 

TURNS & LEAPS

  • Form fitting, athletic clothing.

  • So Danca "Jill" Split Sole Canvas Jazz Shoe.  Dancers 9+ must have one black pair and one skin-tone pair.

  • Capezio Foot Undeez Lyrical Half Sole

  • Hair out of face (bun or ponytail).

  • NO SOCKS

 

OTHER REQUIRED ITEMS:

  • Dance journal (U12 and up)

  • Theraband (U12 Level II and up)

  • Water bottle (cups will not be provided)