Dress Code:

To ensure proper instruction and proper body alignment a dress code is enforced. Continual improper attire will result in the student sitting out or being dismissed from class. Students must adhere to the following dress code:

 

TINY DANCER CLASSES-3-5 & 4-6 yr: 

Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Optional - pink skirt or tutu. Hair should be in a bun and pulled back off of the face. Ballet shoes should be leather, not satin slippers. Footsteps is the best place to purchase the ballet shoes. Please tie the pink elastic in a knot and cut excess elastic from the ballet shoe. Please note that your instructors will cut the elastic from the shoe if it has not been completed.

The combo classes will need the following shoes in addition to ballet shoes:

Ballet/Jazz/Tap: Black patent leather velcro-buckle tap shoes and black slip-on jazz shoes.

 

5-8 yr BALLET:

Blue leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. No tanks or sports bras over or under leotards. Hair should be in a bun and pulled back off of the face, no bangs or whispies. Please tie the pink elastic in a knot and cut excess elastic from the ballet shoe. Please note that your instructors will cut the elastic from the shoe if it has not been completed.

 

BALLET II, III & TEEN BALLET:

Leotard (color will be assigned), pink tights and pink ballet shoes. No tanks or sports bras over or under leotards. Hair should be in a bun and pulled back off of the face, no bangs or whispies. Hair should be in a secure slick ballet bun, no bangs or whispies. Pink alignment bands for Teen Ballet. Bands are available for purchase in the office. 

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAM:

Black leotard, pink tights, pink elastic waistband and pink ballet shoes-no skirts. No tanks or sports bras over or under leotards. Hair should be in a secure slick ballet bun, no bangs or whispies. Pink alignment bands are available for purchase in the office.

 

For the following classes, emjaez tank tops are permitted but must be form-fitting. 

 

JAZZ • MUSICAL THEATRE • JUMPS, LEAPS & TURNS:

NO BAGGY PANTS, ATHLETIC SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown yoga pants, leggings or spandex dance shorts. Black split-sole slip-on jazz shoes. (Tan jazz shoes may be worn if you have them from last season).

 

HEELS:

Black ballroom skirt. Any color leotard, tank top or sports bra. 1.5-2 inch Tan Character shoes. Shoes for purchase through emjaez. 

LYRICAL • CONTEMPORARY:

NO BAGGY PANTS, ATHLETIC SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown yoga pants, leggings or spandex dance shorts. Capezio Turners.

 

ACRO:

NO BAGGY PANTS, ATHLETIC SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown leggings or spandex dance shorts. Barefoot - no shoes or socks. 

 

TAP:

NO BAGGY PANTS, ATHLETIC SHORTS, T-SHIRTS OR SWEATSHIRTS!

Black, pink or brown leotard, tank top or sports bra; black, pink or brown leggings or spandex dance shorts. NO LONG PANTS. Black full sole jazz oxford tap shoe. Split-sole shoes must be cleared with the instructor.

 

HIP-HOP:

Comfortable dance attire and clean tennis shoes or combat boots. Remove this sentence-No bare feet or foot paws. Please be advised that although you do not need to purchase dance shoes for this class, at show time you will be responsible for purchasing new uniformed tennis shoes/combat boots to match the costume. In order to keep our studio floors clean and sanitary, please bring hip-hop shoes with you to class, as outside shoes will not be permitted in the studio.

 

BOYS:

Jazz • Lyrical • Contemporary • Musical Theatre • Acro • JLT:

Black nylon warm-up pants or sweats and black, brown or white t-shirt. Shoe requirement is the same as listed with genre.

Tap: Black nylon warm-up shorts and black, brown or white t-shirt. Black full sole jazz oxford tap shoe.

Hip-Hop: Same as hip-hop attire listed above.

Ballet: White t-shirt, black dance pants or shorts, black ballet shoes.

 

Please put your child’s name in their dance attire and shoes prior to your first class, so that if they are left behind, we can return them to you. Do not write name or initials on the bottom of the shoe.

 

All students must adhere to the dress code.  Improper attire will result in dismissal from class.

 

Dancewear can be purchased at Footsteps • (440) 779-0500 • www.footstepsinc.com