Dance Department Dress Code

Dance Type Females Males
Ballet Lt. Blue Leotard: Fundamentals, Pre-Ballet, Level A, Ballet/Jazz Basics White form fitting t-shirt Black cotton sweat pants or stretch pants Black Ballet slippers
Ballet Black Leotard: Levels B, C, D, and Teen Suntan Color Tights - Convertible Pink Ballet Slippers White form fitting t-shirt Black cotton sweat pants or stretch pants Black Ballet slippers
Tap Lt. Blue Leotard: Fundamentals, Pre-Tap, Level I White form fitting t-shirt Black cotton sweat pants or stretch pants Black tap shoes
Tap Black Leotard : Levels II, and Teen Suntan Color Tights – Convertible Black Oxford Lace-Up Tap shoes White form fitting t-shirt Black cotton sweat pants or stretch pants Black tap shoes
Hip Hop Dark blue or black T-shirt Black sweat pants or stretch pants (NO JEANS) Non-marking sneakers or jazz sneakers Dark blue or black T-shirt Black sweat pants or stretch pants (NO JEANS)Non-marking sneakers or jazz sneakers
African Lt Blue Leotard: Fundamentals, Pre-African, Level A Lapa (a tied-skirt of 1 –2 yards of fabric that wraps 1 ½ times around the waist and reaches below the knee) Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet Form fitting t-shirt Loose fitting black sweat pants, or dabbas Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet
African Black Leotard : Levels B, C, D, and Teen Black stretch shorts Lapa (a tied-skirt of 1 –2 yards of fabric that wraps 1 ½ times around the waist and reaches below the knee) Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet Form fitting t-shirt Loose fitting black sweat pants, or dabbas Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet
Modern/Jazz Lt. Blue Leotard: Pre-Modern, Level A Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet White form-fitting t-shirt Black sweatpants or stretch pants Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet
Modern/Jazz Black Leotard : Levels B, C, D, and Teen Suntan Color Tights Convertible Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet White form-fitting t-shirt Black sweatpants or stretch pants Students work in bare feet to prevent slipping and maximize articulation of feet
Adults Adults may wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing of choice and appropriate footwear for dance class. For adults in African dance classes, please see guidelines for lapa skirt above. Adults may wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing of choice and appropriate footwear for dance class.