Clothing type (leotard, leggings, etc) has not changed from last year, and is already set in dress code, and is required for attendance in all classes.
We will be phasing in our dress code colors for ballet this year. These days, who isn’t watching their budget? And we understand that kids grow quickly. As you purchase new dance wear, please purchase in dress code. We will require all students to attend class in dress code colors by January, 2020.
Dancewear is to be laundered frequently and in good shape (please no holey tights or ballet slippers!). Please label your students dancewear and help them keep track of their belongings. No jewelry of any kind is allowed, with the exception of small post earrings. Students should wear street clothes over their dance attire when entering and exiting the building, especially in winter to keep their muscles warm. Dance shoes may not be worn outside!
All dress code attire will be available for sale in our Boutique located downstairs in our studio, and also online at our online store (although may be slightly more expensive due to online markups):
R&M and Intro to Ballet/tap: leotards or skirted leotards in pink, lilac, or light blue. Skirts must be attached to leotard if you would like your dancer to wear a skirt. Fluffy or sparkly tutus are not appropriate, as they can be very distracting. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun and no bangs.
For all ballet classes, warmups may be worn in cooler months from the start of class through tendus. Warm ups include dance sweaters, leg warmers or knit body warmers, “trash bag” shorts or pants. Please no t-shirts or baggy tank tops in class.
*Dancers may wear any color leotard or skirt for rehearsals,private lessons, workshops, etc. *
Beginning Ballet 1&2: lavender leotards, lavender skirt if desired. Pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Ballet 1&2: marine blue leotards and marine blue skirt if desired. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Ballet 3&4: Plum leotards and plum or black skirt if desired. Pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Ballet 5&6: black leotards and any color skirt if desired. Pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes and pointe shoes if on pointe. Hair in bun and no bangs.Black skirt needed for performances.
Ballet Boys: black dance pants or tights, and white shirts, tucked in.
Hip Hop and Boys Funk/Jazz class: any color: dance tops such as tank tops or fitted t-shirts, and athletic, pants, dance pants, dance shorts, or leggings. No shorts or jeans. Shoes worn for Hip Hop must be clean, dance class only “tennis shoes” or jazz shoes which are not worn outside or for normal everyday use. Black jazz shoes for Boys funk/jazz classes. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids (girls).
Tap: black leggings, dance pants or shorts, any color leotard (preferred) or racer-back style tanktop for girls, plain t-shirt for boys.
Teeny Tappers-Tap 1A tan shoes, Tap 1B-adults black shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids
Musical Theatre: black leggings, dance pants or shorts. any color tanktop, leotard or t-shirt for girls, t-shirt for boys. Black jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids.
Contemporary: black leggings, dance pants, or shorts, solid color leotard (preferred) or racer-back style tanktop for girls, foot undies or bare foot (no socks). Tan convertible or footless tights, or bare legs. Pink convertible tights are fine if coming directly from ballet class. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids.
Jazz: black leggings, dance pants or shorts, solid color leotard (preferred) or racer-back style tanktop for girls, black slip-on jazz shoes. Tan convertible or footless tights, or bare legs. Pink convertible tights are fine if coming directly from ballet class. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids.
Acro: shorty-style unitards (biketard) or leotard and dance shorts for girls, shorts and plain white fitted t-shirt tucked into shorts for boys. No long leggings or long pants.
*our online retail site isn’t very strong for unitards. We suggest trying Ovations downtown in Kodiak, or GK Elite Sportswear online
Tumbling: Girls: shorty-style unitards (biketard) or leotard and dance shorts. Boys: fitted tank top or t-shirt tucked into shorts. No long leggings or long pants. T-shirts must be fitted and able to be tucked in to shorts for safety in spotting, and so students don’t get distracted by loose clothing when working upside down.