DRESS CODE

Required For Attendance

Why do we have a dress code? Please read here.
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.
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!
Our Updated Online Store
To make shopping according to the dress code even easier, we have updated our online shop. If there is an item you need that is not in stock, we would be happy to place an order for you! Our in-person store is open Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:00 in the front lobby, or by appointment.
You can access our online store here: https://next-step-dance.myshopify.com/
If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to call 654-5722, or email dance@nextstepdancekodiak.com, whichever is easiest. Please give yourself the opportunity to ask questions, be uncertain, impress yourself, and enjoy the love of dance!
 

CLASS SPECIFICS

Rhythm & Movement 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.

BALLET:

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.

 

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 and tumbling

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.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.