Dress Code

Dress Code

Shopping for attire

  • Dancer's Pointe in Lemoyne
  • 360 Dance Fitters in Carlisle
  • DiscountDance.com (online)

All dress code descriptions below are for our 2016-17 dance season.

Level 1 Ballet/Tap

Dancers must wear a short sleeve or long sleeve pink leotard with pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes (please cut excess strings from laces), and black tap shoes (please get buckles or elastic to fasten the shoes, no ties please). The child’s name should be printed in each shoe. If ties are not removed by the first class, teachers will cut them due to them being a distraction at this age. Examples of a leotard appropriate for this class include:

PINK leotard NO skirt attached or detached - preferably short sleeve style however long sleeve and tank top style is approved for the 2016-17 season.
Leotard options - 
Level 1 Leotard Option 1
 Level 1 Leotard Option 2
 Level 1 Leotard Option 3

BALLET PINK tights - can be transitional tights, but does not need to be transitional (transitional = with a hole in the sole of the tight). 
Level 1 Tights Option 1

Ballet Shoe:
Ballet shoe - for this style shoe students typically purchases two sizes smaller than street shoes as they are to fit snug on the foot. 
Level 1 Ballet Shoe Option 1

Tap Shoe:
Tap shoe - velcro, buckle, or snaps approved (no shoe strings/ties please).
Level 1 Tap Shoe Option 1

Level 2 Ballet/Tap

Black leotard (no skirts attached), pink ballet tights. Flat canvas ballet shoes: Bloch Zenith Flat Canvas. Must be purchased 2 sizes smaller than street shoes. Tan Tap shoes that lace up with laces. Tap shoe brands include: Capezio, Dance Now Girls, Bloch, Sansha.

Options - In addition to the style below, short-sleeve, long sleeve and three-quarter length black leotards are also approved.
Level 2 Leotard Option 1
Level 2 Leotard Option 2

Options - these are adult sizes but child sizes similar to these tights can be found on this website. As long as they are ballet pink dance tights any brand is approved.
Level 2 Tights Option 1
Level 2 Tights Option 2

Ballet shoe - typically purchased two sizes smaller than street shoe
Level 2 Ballet Shoe Option 1
Level 2 Ballet Shoe Option 2

Tap shoe - TAN (any brand will do as long as it looks like this tap shoe below)
Level 2 Ballet Shoe Option 1

Level 1 Hip Hop:

Shorts, t-shirt, sneakers with clean soles.

Level 2–5 Adult Hip Hop

Workout type clothing, loose fitting/comfortable and clean sole sneakers.

Open Ballet/Modern/Tap

Black leotard (no skirts attached), pink ballet tights. Pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather). Flat ballet shoe brands include: Bloch, Capezio, Sansha, Leo’s, Body Wrapper’s, Mirella, Grishko. Black tap shoes with lace-up laces (tap shoe that laces up like a sneaker). Black tap shoe brands include: Capezio, Dance Now Girls, Bloch.

Teen/Adult Ballet/Modern

Form fitting clothes, and for ballet: pink ballet shoes (Flat, Canvas or Leather). Brands for ballet shoes include: Bloch, Capezio, Sansha, Leo's, Body Wrapper's, Mirella, and Grishko.

All male students must wear:

  • White ballet shoes with white elastic securely sewn
  • White socks
  • Beginner levels may wear shorts; as you progress you must switch to black pants.
  • Fitted white t-shirt

For Ballet Conservatory dress code, please see the Ballet Conservatory page.

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