Dress Codes

To ensure proper instruction and proper body alignment a dress code is enforced. Continual improper attire will result in the student sitting out or being dismissed from class.

Please put your child’s name in their dance attire and shoes prior to your first class, so that if they are left behind, we can return them to you. All items left behind will be placed in the lost and found.

All students must adhere to the dress code. Improper attire will result in dismissal from class.

ALL PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES (INCLUDING THEMED OR SPECIALTY CAMPS) 3-4 & 4-5 YR OLD:

Pink leotard, pink skirt or tutu, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair should be in a bun and pulled back off of the face. Ballet shoes should be leather, not satin slippers. Please tie the pink elastic in a knot and cut excess elastic from the ballet shoe. Please note that your instructors will cut the elastic from the shoe if it has not been completed.

The combo classes will need the following shoes in addition to ballet shoes:

BALLET CLASSES AGES 5 THRU 12:

Blue leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. No tanks or sports bras over or under your leotards. Hair should be in a bun and pulled back off of the face, no bangs or whispies. Please tie the pink elastic in a knot and cut excess elastic from the ballet shoe. Please note that your instructors will cut the elastic from the shoe if it has not been completed.

INTERMEDIATE BALLET, TEEN BALLET & PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAMS:

Black leotard, pink tights, pink elastic waistband and pink ballet shoes-no skirts. No tanks or sports bras over or under your leotards. Hair should be in a slick secure ballet bun, no bangs or whispies. Pink elastic waistbands are available for purchase in the office.

For the following classes, emjaez tank tops are permitted but must be form-fitting. Show shirts must follow color code and be form-fitting to be worn in class.

JAZZ • MUSICAL THEATRE • JUMPS, LEAPS & TURNS: NO BAGGY PANTS, SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown yoga pants, leggings or dance shorts. Black split-sole slip-on jazz shoes, NO foot paws unless cleared by the instructor.

LYRICAL • CONTEMPORARY: NO BAGGY PANTS, SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown yoga pants, leggings or dance shorts. Barefoot or foot paws.

ACRO: NO BAGGY PANTS, SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown yoga pants, leggings or dance shorts. Barefoot - no shoes or socks.

TAP: NO BAGGY PANTS, SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown leggings or dance shorts. NO LONG PANTS.

5-7 yrs: Black patent leather velcro-buckle tap shoe.
8+: Black jazz oxford tap shoe. Split-sole shoes may only be worn in Tap III and up classes, but must be cleared with the instructor.

HIP-HOP

Comfortable dance attire and clean tennis shoes or combat boots. No bare feet or foot paws. Please be advised that although you do not need to purchase dance shoes for this class, at show time you will be responsible for purchasing new uniformed tennis shoes/combat boots to match the costume. In order to keep our studio floors clean and sanitary, during rain and the winter season, please bring hip-hop shoes with you to class in order to protect the dance floor, as you will not be permitted to wear outside shoes into the studio.

BOYS

3-5 yr • Jazz • Lyrical • Contemporary • Musical Theatre: Black nylon warm-up pants or sweats and black, brown or white t-shirt. Shoe requirement is the same as listed with genre.

Tap: Black nylon warm-up shorts and black, brown or white t-shirt. Black jazz oxford tap shoe.

Hip-Hop: Same as hip-hop attire listed above.

Ballet: White t-shirt, black dance pants or shorts, black ballet shoes.

Dancewear can be purchased at Footsteps • (440) 779-0500 • www.footstepsinc.com