DRESS CODE & HAIR REQUIREMENTS
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We never want to set the intention that the dance classroom is a “regular” “everyday” environment.
It is a special place that requires a special “uniform”. :)
The following dress code policies apply to all dancers regardless of age or level:
Dancers should arrive at the studio in appropriate clothing and cover-ups. All of the classes will follow our strict dress code via our Nimbly online dance store (accessed via our website).
+Black leotard, light suntan stirrup tights and black spanks are required for all competitive classes.
+Black leotard, light pink transition tights ballet shoes (must be the ones we require) and ballet skirt (optional), are required for all ballet classes.
• Boys must wear what attire page requires.
For recreational dancers, all dancers must wear black leotard and light pink transition tights to all classes. If different tights are required for a performance, it will be reflected via class requirements on our attire page.
Pointe shoes will be approved of solely by staff and parents will be shown how to sew them properly.
Skirts and leg warmers may be worn only by students in Levels 3 and above.
Dancewear is to be kept laundered and in good repair.
We are lenient for dancers that have purchased the correct dancewear and are currently waiting to receive the items.
Required dancewear must be worn starting the 3rd week of classes or sooner if possible. If dancewear still isn't received by then, other required Nimbly purchases will be recommended to parent.
Parent must inform us if required items are out of stock.
Dancers are only permitted to wear the following for 2 weeks. After this they will not be allowed to participate unless parent has reached out and gotten special permission otherwise:
Dancers waiting to receive dance store items (also trial class students) should wear black leggings and a black tank top and go barefoot. Both should be VERY TIGHT FITTING (we recommend going down a size for a tighter fit if possible).
• Fingernails that extend significantly past the tips of the fingers must be cut
• Clothing items that do not align with the dress code are not permitted.
• Mark all dancewear and the inside of shoes with dancer’s full name.
• Do not wear your dance shoes outside.
+Do not wear underwear with your leotard and tights (ages 4 and under are an exception).
+ No jewelry, watches, sweatpants, baggy shirts, etc. are permitted inside the studio.
Restrooms are provided for changing. Please do not use the lobby for changing or storing clothing items. All items must be stored in a dance bag and must hang on a hook. Floors cannot be covered and congested with belongings and stuff.
One of the cardinal rules of being a dancer is having the hair groomed so that it is immobile and not distracting.
• Hair must be fixed in place, close to the head, without exception.
• There are to be no hanging braids or beads of any kind.
• Girls must wear their hair in a bun with NO BANGS.
• Buns must have hairpins and secured hair ties, hairnets are recommended.
• Please use long hairpins with long hair.
• Dancers should learn how to fix their own hair. With practice, it should be possible quickly.
+ Dancers are expected to meet hair requirements. A hair tutorial video will be posted on October 1, 2022.
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