Dress Code

Each student is responsible for adhering to correct dress code attire. Please make sure you pack your dancer the appropriate clothes for each class.  All dress code items will be for sale in our store when we have our permanent location.  

New students have three weeks once they have joined the class to acquire the appropriate attire. If a student is not in dress code for two weeks in a row they will be asked to sit out.


ballet

 

Ballet Classes that are 30-45
minutes in length:

Leotard and tights are preferred, ballet slippers with leather bottom (to prevent slipping and to protect forming feet), all types of skirts are acceptable as long as the dancer can move, hair clean and swept off of face.

Pre-Ballet Classes

Light pink cap sleeved leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes with leather bottom, light pink ballet skirt is acceptable, hair clean and swept off of face.

Ballet 1 (10 and under)

Baby blue cap sleeved leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes with full sole leather bottom, light blue ballet skirt is acceptable, hair should be in bun, french braid or twist.

Ballet 1 (10 +)

Black cap sleeved leotard, pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes with split soled bottom, no skirts or shorts, hair should be in bun, french braid or twist.

Ballet 2

Black tank leotard, pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes with split soled bottom, no skirts or shorts, hair should be in bun, french braid or twist.

Ballet 3

Burgundy camisole leotard, pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes with split soled bottom, no skirts or shorts, hair should be in bun, french braid or twist.

Ballet 4

Navy blue camisole leotard, pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes with split soled bottom, no skirts or shorts, hair should be in bun, french braid or twist.

Ballet 5

Black camisole leotard, pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes with split soled bottom, no skirts or shorts, hair should be in bun, french braid or twist.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Ballet level leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes (must be pre-approved by instructor, do not sew ribbons until instructor approves), short black skirt acceptable, hair should be in bun, french braid or twist.

BOYS

White T-Shirt, Black pants (Black tights for levels 3 and up), white socks, black ballet shoes, dance belt required.

 

tap

Tap Classes that are
30-45 minutes in length:

Same as ballet class attire, dancers must be able to move freely, black tap shoes, hair clean and off face.

All other tap classes

Ballet level leotard or other leotard if not in ballet, pink or tan tights, black shorts, black split soled Bloch lace up tap shoes, hair clean and swept off face.

BOYS

Same as ballet dress code, but shorts are also acceptable, same tap shoes as girls.

 

jazz

Jazz Classes that are
30-45 minutes in length:

Same as ballet class attire, dancers must be able to move freely, pink ballet shoes, hair clean and off face.

All other jazz classes

Ballet level leotard or other leotard if not in ballet, pink or tan tights, black shorts, black jazz shoes, hair clean and swept off face.

BOYS

Same as ballet dress code, but shorts are also acceptable, black jazz shoes.

 

contemporary

GIRLS

Ballet level leotard or other leotard, pink or tan tights, black shorts, half soled shoes with elastic straps at back, hair clean and swept off face.  Crop tops and other similar style dance tops are acceptable, must be black.

BOYS

Same as ballet dress code, but shorts are also acceptable, barefoot.

 

hip hop

ALL

Clothes that allow for movement, clean sneakers, hair clean and swept off of face.  NO denim, NO street shoes.

 

stretch/strength/conditioning

ALL

Clothes that allow for movement, bare feet, hair clean and swept off face.

 

competition/performance team rehearsals

ALL

The Dancer’s Institute T-Shirt and shorts, pink or tan tights, appropriate footwear for the dance number and hair clean and off face.  At competitions/conventions dancers are also required to wear The Dancer’s Institute warm-ups in appropriate level color and The Dancer’s Institute T-Shirt.

 

adult classes

 

Clothes that allow for movement.  Appropriate shoes for the genre, clean sneakers for hip hop.