Class Attire

Dress Code Policy

In order to achieve the maximum discipline and safety in class, we ask that all students observe the following requirements. See the chart below for specific attire required in your child’s class.

Personal Grooming

Jewelry such as rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets, and loose earrings should be removed prior to class. Hair should be kept out of the face and off the neck as much as possible for every class. Students should never chew gum or eat food while taking class as choking could occur.

Fit of Clothing

Some of the less expensive leotards are a problem because of the cut and fit. They ride up and do not cover the backend of the child, and the child spends most of her time pulling or yanking on it. We have found that most leotards do not fit properly because they are too big. They should fit snugly and follow the curve of the back. If a leotard is too big, it is difficult for the teacher to correct or assist a child. Please buy Capezio  (NOT STUDIO BASICS) or Danskin Brand in correct sizes.

Footwear

Please – NO Wal-Mart brand shoes. Their ballet shoes are made in such a way that the teacher cannot tell if the child is pointing their feet. The tap shoes do not have a full tap on them, and the teacher cannot tell if your child is making the proper sound. Please buy Capezio brand to fit (not grow into). Visit Special Occasions next door for personalized fitting service.

NOTE: If your child can still wear last year’s shoes, please DO NOT buy new ones. Buy the right color when you need a new size.

DRESS REQUIREMENTS BY CLASS TYPE

CLASS CLOTHING FOOTWEAR
PRIMARY PROGRAM I, II Pink leotard and Tights students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone. (Capezio # 1916C). Ballet shoes students may choose the color which is closest to their tights. (Capezio #205C, 2037C or 212C) and  tan tap shoes. (Capezio brand  #3800C or #N625C)
PRIMARY III Pink  leotard and Tights students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone. (Capezio  1916C). Tights need to be transition tights. Ballet shoes students may choose the color which is closest to their tights.(Capezio #205C, 2037C or 212C) and tan tap shoes. (Capezio brand #3800C or #N625C)
Ballet Black leotard, Tights students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone. NO SHIRTS, SHORTS, PANTS OR SKIRTS 1st – 3rd year Ballet shoes students may choose the color which is closest to their tights. (Capezio #205C, 2037C or 212C) (check with your teacher)

4th year and up Split sole shoes (Capezio brand style #205S, #2037, #2038 or CG2002)

TAP Black leotard, Tights students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone. . Dance shorts or jazz pants are allowed. NO SHIRTS 1st – 4th year Carmel tap shoes (Capezio brand #3800)

5th Yr. and up Black/Tan tap oxford (check with your teacher)

ACROBATIC Black leotard, Tights students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone. NO SHIRTS, SHORTS,PANTS OR SKIRTS are allowed.   Black/Carmel boot (Capezio #EJ2 or #CG15)
JAZZ AND PRE-JAZZ Black leotard, Tights students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone. Jazz pants or Dance shorts are allowed) NO SHIRTS OR SKIRTS are allowed. 1st and 2nd year Carmel jazz shoes (Capezio  # EJ1)

3rd year – up Black/carmel jazz boots.(Capezio # CG15 )

MUSICAL THEATER ANY COLOR LEOTARD,  CARMEL TIGHTS CARMEL CHARACTER SHOES
MODERN

LYRICAL

Black leotard, Tights students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone. footless tights. Foot undies, Pirouettes’, or dance paws
HIP-HOP Black any style plain leotard. Check with teacher at class for style of pants Black hip hop shoes (Capezio style #DS03) or DS24 required after 3 weeks.