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Dress Code

DANCE UNLIMITED STUDIO DRESS REQUIREMENTS 2017-2018

Shoes & attire can be purchased at Footlights (306 E. Church St. Frederick) or shop online with Curtain Call for Class by clicking HERE

dress-code-webNote on shoe requirements:  The shoes noted are the shoes required for Recital.  You do not need to purchase new shoes for class just to match a color or style requirement unless required for Recital at the end of the year.

For instance, if the required shoe for your jazz class is a tan slip-on and you already have a black pair that still fit  — it’s fine to use those for class until it’s time for you to purchase a new size or required for Recital.

All students are required to wear appropriate dance attire.  Close-fitting clothing permits instructor to see problems and make corrections. Hair must be tied back away from face (we suggest a ponytail or bun for long hair, dancers with shorter hair should pin back sides away from face).  No bracelets, dangling earrings, necklaces, or watches.  Students who do not follow the dress code requirements will not be permitted to take class.  Instructor decision is final.

Early Years Classes

GIRLS:   Solid color leotard (any style), pink footed tights.  No attached skirts, leotards with designs or costumes.

BOYS – black jazz pants or jazz shorts, white or black fitted t-shirt, white socks.

*HIP HOP – please dress for fun. You may include reasonable street wear as an option (ex: leggings and tank top). No hats or jeans please.

We suggest dancers bring a small dance bag into the dance studio, so tap/ballet shoes can be stored out of the way and aren’t misplaced when changing from style to style.  An inexpensive small bag is available at the studio.

Shoes:

TINY TOTSPink leather ballet shoes
PRE-KINDERPink leather ballet shoes and black tap shoes (tyette style).
KINDER TUMBLEFootless or stirrup tights (no shoes required)
KINDER HIP HOPSequin High Top Sneakers / color: black (ex - style WL6034 from DancewearSolutions.com)
Boys - black high top sneakers
K-DANZ & PRIMARYPink leather ballet shoes and black tap shoes (tyette style).
KIDS COMBOPink leather ballet shoes and black tap shoes (tyette style).
BOYSBlack ballet shoes (plus black tap oxford for Pre-Kinder, K-Danz, and Primary)

Other Youth Classes

GIRLS:   Choice of either a leotard & tights OR leotard & solid color jazz pants, fitted jazz shorts, or capris.  Fitted tank tops may be worn over leotards or sports bras. Outdoor sportswear such as gym shorts, sweatpants, or t-shirts are not permitted. In the winter months ballet sweaters and/or knit shorts will be allowed on chilly days.

BOYS – black jazz pants or jazz shorts, white or black fitted t-shirt, white socks.

Hip Hop students please dress for fun.  You may include reasonable street wear as an option.  No hats or jeans, please.

We suggest dancers bring a small dance bag into the dance studio, so tap/ballet shoes can be stored out of the way and aren’t misplaced when changing from style to style.  An inexpensive small bag is available at the studio.

Shoes:

GYMNASTICS Footless or stirrup tights, no shoes required
MINI HOP TBA
YOUTH HIP HOPTBA
YOUTH LYRICAL/MODERN Dance Paws
ELEMENTARY 1 Pink leather ballet shoes, tan buckle tap shoes (Bloch #302), Dance Paws
ELEMENTARY 2 Pink leather ballet shoes, tan buckle tap shoes (Bloch #302), Dance Paws
PRE TEEN 1/2Black full sole tap oxford (Bloch, SoDanca, or Capezio) and Dance Paws
YOUTH TAPBlack tap oxford (Block, SoDanca, Capezio)
TAP/JAZZ 3ABlack full sole tap oxford (Bloch, SoDanca, or Capezio) and Dance Paws

Helpful Hints for Parents of Young Dancers

There are numerous brands and price ranges to select from when purchasing shoes. Shoes which fit properly are fundamental to the learning process. We encourage parents to provide dancers with quality dance wear and shoes, so they can benefit fully from their dance classes.  Footlights Dance & Theatre Boutique is an excellent source for dance supplies.  They are located  at 306 East Church Street  (301-696-1558).

Ballet shoes – we discourage wearing used ballet shoes or purchasing ballet shoes several sizes too large in hopes that they can be worn for several years. Ballet shoes should fit exactly (almost like a pair of socks), so that teachers can see problems and make corrections.  There are many excellent brand names available — we suggest a split-sole style. Elastics on ballet shoes should be sewn with one strap at the ankle.

Tap shoes – Bloch and SoDanca have a good sounding taps and quality brands for younger dancers.

We can’t stress enough the importance of having good quality shoes that fit (not too big, not too small).  If you’re looking for the best place to invest your “dance attire dollars” — it’s in shoes.  Good shoes are essential.  Healthy, well-cared for feet are important for everyone — but especially important for a dancer.

Ballet & Technique Classes

(Junior & Teen)

In the winter months ballet sweaters and/or knit shorts will be allowed on chilly days.  No sweatshirts or t-shirts.

Shoes:  Pink leather ballet shoes (females), black (males). Elastics on the shoe should be sewn with one strap at the ankle (required for recital).

JR BALLET CLASSES (females)
Junior Ballet 1A Light blue leotard (white stretch belt) and pink transition tights
Junior Ballet 2A Pink leotard (black stretch belt) and pink transition tights
TEEN BALLET CLASSES
Pre-Teen/Teen 1 Black leotard, pink transition tights
Teen 2 Navy leotard, pink transition tights
Teen 3 Burgundy leotard and pink transition tights
Teen 4 Purple leotard and pink transition tights
All Pointe Classes Any solid color leotard and pink tights

Male Dress Code – All Ballet Classes

Required dress – black stretch leggings, white or black fitted t-shirt, black ballet shoes.  Other options per instructor.

Technique Classes

Junior – black leotard, pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes or DancePaws, any light color waist elastic.  Exercise wear first class of the month.

Advanced – black leotard, pink or black tights, pink ballet shoes or DancePaws.  Exercise wear first class of the month.

Other Options/Requirements

Ballet sweaters, knit shorts, and fitted leg warmers are permitted during colder months. Bulky clothing such as sweatpants, sweatshirts, or novelty shorts not permitted.  Ballet skirts are allowed in all Teen Ballet classes (optional).  Students who do not follow the dress code requirements will not be permitted to take class.  Instructor decision is final.

Females – hair in bun WITH HAIR NET for all ballet & technique classes.

Dress Code for Teen and Adult Classes (Jazz, Tap, Lyrical & Hip Hop)

TEEN ATTIRE

Students are expected to wear standard dance wear for class such as leotards, solid color jazz pants, capris, or fitted boy shorts.  SOLID COLOR cami tops permitted.  No bare midriffs, gym shorts, boxer style shorts, or baggy outdoor wear.  Hip Hop students please dress for fun.  You may include reasonable street wear as an option.  No hats or jeans, please.

ADULT ATTIRE

Please dress comfortably for ease of movement.  Dance attire is your choice – some adults will wear jazz pants and others will wear sweatpants and a t-shirt.

TAPBlack full sole tap oxford (Bloch, SoDanca)
JAZZ 1 & 2DancePaws
JAZZ 3 & 4Tan character shoe and Dance Paws
HIP HOPTBA
Lyrical/ContemporaryDancePaws
Dance for Musical TheatreTan slip on jazz shoes (tan character shoes are also suggested but not required)

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