"It's the first day of dance class and I have nothing to wear!" Moms and dads, this is a statement you should never hear from your dancers and performers. Here's where we tell you what you need to look and feel your best in class. Please understand that we will be enforcing class dress codes not just to be bossy (although we sometimes like being bossy) but to enhance your student's experience in their classes. Dance is a highly disciplined athletic activity so the "uniforms" we have chosen are with purpose.
**Please Note: We understand that kids' feet grow exponentially and shoes are expensive. Thus, if last year's shoes fit, we say wear them! During classes, whatever brand or style your child already owns will be acceptable for wear (if you're not sure, please ask his/her teacher).
***However, we will publish a list of REQUIRED shoes for recital in the winter, which must purchased by April 1 so that they are properly worn in before our June recital.
CLOTHES AND SHOES:
Ballet/Lyrical Ballet/Beginner Ballet/Creative Movement:
Clothes : Girls: Leotard (preferably ballet pink or black) with pink tights. Dance shorts or skirt or a dance belt (optional, but preferred). Boys: black dance shorts or pants, white, fitted t-shirt. No baggie sweatshirts! We promise - you will warm up once you start moving.
Shoes: PS-Beginner: Bloch Dancesoft Full Sole (Pink) or Black for Boys. Level 1: Bloch Split Sole (Pink) or Black for Boys. Levels 2-3: Body Wrapper Twyla II (Tan)
Clothes: Girls: Leotard (any color or style), dance shorts or pants (optional). Boys: black dance shorts or pants, white, fitted t-shirt.
Shoes: Bloch Elasta Bootie (Tan)
Clothes: Athletic pants or shorts with a fitted athletic top are acceptable as long as you can move and won't trip over your clothing.
Shoes: Beginner - Capezio Junior Tyette (Black), Levels 1-3 - Bloch Tap Flex (Tan), Level 3 can also wear So Danca Character (Caramel)
Clothing: Comfortable athletic clothes you can move in (fitted tops are preferred).
Shoes: Adidas Superstar (White with black stripes) (*No street shoes - we must protect the Marley flooring!)
Clothes: Athletic pants or shorts with a comfortable top you can move in.
Shoes: Bloch Elasta Bootie
Musical Theater Production/Musical Theater Workshop:
Clothes: Comfortable clothing you can move around in
Shoes: Comfortable shoes, sneakers, socks are fine as long as you can move.
Clothes: Fitted leotards/unitards, dance pants or shorts
Shoes: Bare feet
If you have questions about any of the clothing or shoes, please do not hesitate to ask us before you buy!