Dance Shoes & Attire

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Jeans, street clothes, pajama type pants, baggy shirts, gym shoes or outer clothing NOT ALLOWED. Proper dance shoes must be worn on dance floors (dancing in stocking feet is strictly prohibited). NO Jewelry; leave at home.  Gum, food, and/or drinks are not allowed in the studios.   (Students may also be required to buy other type leotards and/or dance shoes as part of their costume accessories.) (At instructor discretion, students may wear sweatshirts/dance sweaters for class warm-up only).

 

EVERY FEMALE STUDENT, 1ST GRADE AND OLDER, MUST own & wear a BLACK LEOTARD (Tank or camisole) as part of their dress attire FOR all classes EXCEPT ballet (which requires certain colored leotards). Students may be REQUIRED to buy other leotards for costume(s).

TWINKLE STARS – (Twinkle Babies, Pre (ages 3), Twinkle ages 4 and 5 (and Kindergarten)   Pink Twinkle Star leotard with stitched skirt, Sparkle The Bear    (order thru studio),  light pink tights; pink ballet shoes (and black patent leather tap shoes for combo class); PLEASE NOTE that dresses, skirts and tutus (unless attached and part of leotard – Twinkle) are not allowed in preschool dance classes and hair must always be pinned back and up. PRESCHOOL  Boys wear black jazz pants and white t-shirts; black ballet shoes.  (Boys & girls also need black patent leather tap shoes for combo class) 

BALLET CLASSES REQUIRE SPECIFIC LEOTARD COLOR:
(*Twinkle Stars classes are noted above.)   

*Ballet I, IIA, IIB = Light Blue Leotard (thru studio), tank type, pink tights (footed), full sole pink ballet shoes.  

*Ballet III, IV, V & Beginning Ballet (4th – 6th Grade) = Lavender Leo (thru studio), tank or camisole, pink tights(footed or convertible), pink ballet shoes (either split sole or full sole – canvas or leather). 

 *Beginning Ballet (teen/adult) Continuing, Cont/Interm, Interm/Advanced, Advanced = Burgundy Leo (thru studio), tank or camisole, pink tights (footed or convertible), pink ballet shoes (either split sole or full sole – canvas or leather).

*Pointe Classes (dancer to wear designated Ballet Class Leotard).  *All ballet classes = hair must always be pinned back and up. *Boys/Men wear black jazz pants, white t-shirts and black ballet shoes.

TAP ~ (except if coming from or going to a ballet class) – Black leotard, black jazz pants OR Black Leggings or Dance shorts (spandex only) are acceptable if worn over leotards/tights; plain t-shirt or performance t-shirt, black tap shoes – patent leather for Twinkle through 4th grade levels – black tap leather oxfords 5th grade and older.   hair must be pinned back or ponytail.  .Men/Boys wear black jazz pants and t-shirts, black tap oxfords (for 5th grade and older).

JAZZ/LYRICAL ~ Black leotard, black jazz pants or, Black SPANDEX DANCE SHORTS with tights (tan) or leggings; TAN JAZZ shoes (black jazz shoes are acceptable but TAN will be required for performance (no jazz sneakers). Hair must be pinned back or in ponytail. Men/Boys wear black jazz pants and white t-shirts, black jazz shoes. For upper level Jazz (Intermediate + above) & Lyrical, black spandex shorts (no color banding) acceptable as long as dancer wears tights and black leotards; CROP TOPS and loose fitting shorts not acceptable.  For Z. Martinkus Lyrical I/II class, one is to have half-ballet shoes (can be ordered through studio). 

CONTEMPORARY MODERN: Black leotards, footless Capri suntan tights (and BLACK spandex dance shorts at student discretion) ~ No shoes; hair must always be in bun

POMDANCE ~   Black leotard, black leggings or spandex shorts with tan tights, tan jazz shoes (pull-on), T-shirt, pony tail or bun.

HIP-HOP ~  Black leotards, black jazz pants (or BLACK spandex shorts with tan tights) or black leggings, black jazz dance sneaker shoes (OR personal gym shoes to be used for HipHop class only) and t-shirt. Hair must be pinned back or in ponytail.  Men/Boys wear black jazz pants, black jazz sneaker or personal gym shoes used only for dance; and t-shirts. 

MUSICAL THEATER ~  jazz attire is required. .

  Irish Dance – Black leo, black spandex shorts & T-shirt, pink or black ballet shoes

FAILURE TO DRESS PROPERLY FOR CLASS COULD AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT CLASS