Dancers Incorporated maintains a dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness (variations in attire can be distracting and contribute to feelings of inequality). Uniformity in dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.

 

  • Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.
  • Dancewear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis.
  • Boys age 10 and older must wear a dance belt.
  • Watches and jewelry should not be worn to class.
  • Dance shoes should never be worn outside.
  • Female students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is preferred.
  • Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students age 10 and older.

 

Preschool:

Girls – Any style leotard, any color tights (but usually pink), pink ballet shoes and any color tap shoes. Intro to Dance students will need caramel color tap shoes.

Boys – Fitted t-shirt of any color, basketball or soccer type shorts or sweatpants, black ballet and tap shoes.

 

 

 

Ballet:

Girls – Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Elementary levels usually wear leather ballet shoes and Intermediate to advanced usually wear canvas ballet shoes.

Boys – Fitted athletic shirt or t-shirt, jazz pants, men’s ballet tights, or basketball shorts, black ballet shoes.

 

Ballet Leotard Color Class Code

Elementary 1 – Light Pink Pre-Pointe – Mint Green

Elementary 2 – Light Blue Intermediate – Royal Blue

Elementary 3 – Lavender Advanced Intermediate – Burgundy

Elementary 4 – Hunter or Dark Green Advanced – Black

 

*The same leotard color may be worn for the dancers corresponding pointe class.

 

Jazz:

Girls – Any style dance wear…could be a leotard and tights or bootie shorts and a top. Shoes should be caramel color slip on jazz shoes or dance paws-type shoe.

Boys – Any color fitted t-shirt or athletic shirt, jazz pants, basketball or soccer shorts, caramel color slip on jazz shoes or dance paws-type shoe.


Tap:

Girls – Any style dance wear…could be a leotard and tights or bootie shorts and a top.

Shoes:

Petite- caramel “Mary Jane” style

Junior-caramel lace up or slip on

Intermediate & Advanced-black lace up or slip on.

Boys – Any color fitted t-shirt or athletic shirt, jazz pants, basketball or soccer shorts.

Shoes: black lace up or slip on.

 

Contemporary:

Girls – Any style dance wear…could be a leotard and tights or bootie shorts and a top.

Shoes: dance paw-type shoes.

Boys – Any color fitted t-shirt or athletic shirt, jazz pants, basketball or soccer shorts.

Shoes: dance paw-type shoes.

 

Hip Hop/Fusion:

Girls – Any style dance wear or athletic wear. Clothing can be loose and baggy.

Sneakers or boots made for dance.

Boys – Any style dance wear or athletic wear. Clothing can be loose and baggy.

Sneakers or boots made for dance.