To feel like a dancer you must look like a dancer.

To feel like a dancer, you must look like a dancer. When instructors are able to properly see alignment, they can prevent injuries and incorrect habits. A dancer should be able to move freely without restriction in clothing that does not have to be re-adjusted during the course of his/her class. For the safety of your student please adhere to the dress code policies. 


We highly recommend buying your dance shoes from local dancewear stores. There are dance shoes sold at Big Box Retailers (i.e. Target, Walmart, Amazon) which are not good quality. These shoes can hinder your dancer’s experience and bother their feet. Dancewear stores can assist with finding a proper fit. Local dancewear stores offer discounts to our students and multiple sales throughout the season.

required for All Students
  • Hair pulled back and secured
  • Dance bag to keep items together
  • All items labeled with student’s name
  • Water bottle
not allowed
  • No dance shoes worn outside
  • No jeans or jean shorts
  • No jewelry
  • No bare midriffs
see below for individual class dress code requirements

Early Dance

Dance 101 Dresscode for Early Dance
  • Form fitted clothing
  • Leotard or dance dress
  • Dance skirt
  • Tights
  • Bare feet or ballet shoes


  • Leotard or dance dress
  • Dance skirt or dance shorts
  • Tights with feet (can be convertible)
  • Form fitted clothing
  • Ballet Shoes
  • Jazz Shoes
  • Tap Shoes (oxford style for ages 6 and up)


Dance 101 Urban Dancers
  • Pants or shorts (no skirts)
  • Shirts that provide coverage
  • Flat bottomed sneaker (worn only in class)
  • Socks


Dance 101 Acro Dancers
  • Leotard or unitard (no skirts)
  • Form fitted shorts or pants
  • Bare feet (no footed tights)


Dance 101 Contemporary Dresscode
  • Leotard
  • Form fitted shorts/pants/shirt
  • Convertible tights
  • Contemporary half soled shoes


  • Leotard
  • Dance skirt
  • Form fitted shorts/pants/shirt
  • Convertible tights
  • Pointe Shoes (fitting by appointment only)

Adult Classes

  • Form fitted clothing
  • Correct shoes for dance style
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