We believe proper attire helps each dancer feel special and dance to his or her fullest potential! A uniform dress code also helps create a more cohesive and structured environment.

All items can be found at Carolina Dancewear on New Garden Road–they have our complete class attire list and are happy to help you find exactly what your dancer needs!

Most items can also be found at www.discountdance.com (use code “TP71641” for a discount!).

 

General Information:

  • Please remember, if arriving in incorrect attire, students will first receive a warning, and then forfeit class participation if arriving in incorrect attire a second time.
  • Please keep toenails and fingernails trimmed and clean to ensure safety when working with partners.
  • Long bangs should also be secured out of the face during any class.

Please contact us with questions, we are more than happy to help!

Creative Movement:

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  • Tights:
  • Brand: Capezio
  • Color: Pink
  • Leotard: Black
  • Hair: Secured out of face, bun preferred if hair is long enough
  • Skirts & tutus: Optional
  • Gentlemen: Black or navy shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet slippers

Foundations & Ballet/Tap/Jazz 1:

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  • Tights:
    • Brand: Body Wrappers
    • Style/Color: Convertible mesh/back seam, “Theatrical Pink”
  • Leotard: Black
  • Ballet Shoes: Capezio “Lily” (212), Pink, AVAILABLE HERE
  • Tap Shoes: Capezio “Mary Jane” Buckle Strap (3800),Caramel
  • Hair: Bun
  • Shorts, skirts, & tutus: Optional, may be worn over leotard/tights
  • Gentlemen: Black shorts or dance pants, white t-shirt, black ballet slippers, black tap shoes

All Jazz & Tap classes level 2 and higher:

  • sesd_2016_1224Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: Caramel
  • Jazz Shoes: Bloch 449, Tan
  • Tap Shoes: Capezio “Mary Jane” Buckle Strap (3800), Caramel
  • **Tap 3 needs split sole shoes (Bloch “Schockwave” Tan)
  • Leotard: Black
  • Hair: Ponytail or bun; ribbons, bows, etc. are acceptable
  • Shorts & skirts: Optional, may be worn over leotard/tights
  • Gentlemen: White t-shirt, black dance pants, black jazz or tap shoes
  • If your dancer is enrolled in both ballet and jazz/tap classes, please wear pink tights to both classes.

Hip Hop 2 & 3, Pom/Cheer:

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  • Girls’ Attire: Fitted t-shirts, tank tops, “work out” tops
  • Leggings (ankle or capri length), fitted sweat pants, no shorts please
  • Hip Hop Shoes: CLEAN sneakers. NO STREET SHOES. Dancers who arrive in street shoes will be asked to observe class.
  • Pom/Cheer Shoes: Bloch 449 Jazz shoes, Tan
  • Hair: Ponytail
  • Gentlemen: Black dance pants or sweat pants (not too baggy), t-shirts, Black “dance team” sneakers

All Ballet Classes level 2 and higher:

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  • Tights:
    • Brand: Body Wrappers
    • Style/Color: Convertible, mesh/back seam, “Theatrical Pink”
  • Shoes: So Danca, canvas, no drawstring–available at Carolina Dancewear, not discountdance.com; pointe shoes by invitation and instructor approval only
  • Leotard: Black
  • Hair: Bun; ribbons, bows, flowers, etc. are acceptable
  • Skirts, leg warmers, & other warm ups: Optional, may be worn over leotard/tights pending instructor approval
  • Gentlemen: White shirt, black dance pants or men’s tights, black ballet slippers

Modern:

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  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Style/Color: Convertible or footless, “Caramel”
  • Shoes: No footwear required; “Foot Undeez” or “Dance Paws” are acceptable
  • Leotard: Black, bring long sleeve top
  • Hair: Ponytail, braid, or bun
  • Cover Ups/Warm Ups: Shorts or leggings may be worn over tights pending instructor approval
  • Gentlemen: White or black shirt, black dance pants or men’s tights, same footwear as above, if desired

Praise Dance:

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  • Tights:
    • Brand: Body Wrappers
    • Style/Color: Convertible, mesh/back seam, “Theatrical Pink”
  • Shoes: So Danca, canvas, no drawstring, available at Carolina Dancewear, not discountdance.com
  • Leotard: Long, 3/4, or short sleeve, black
  • Hair: Bun
  • Gentlemen: White shirt, black dance pants, black ballet slippers

Acro/Gymnastics:

  • Leotard and leggings or fitted “biker” shorts
    • MUST wear leggings, footless tights, or shorts over/under leotard
    • No bra tops or “booty shorts”
  • No footwear required
  • Hair: Bun or ponytail
  • Gentlemen: Fitted shirt and shorts/pants

Karate:

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  • “Mike Carr Karate” apparel required (t-shirt, shorts, and pants OR full black Gi and belt), can be purchased through Mike Carr Karate ONLINE here!
  • Long hair should be secured out of face
  • Please keep nails clean and trimmed when working with partners
  • No footwear required
  • Those students wishing to wear a shirt under their uniform should only wear a white shirt or a plain colored shirt matching the color of their belt (no logo or writing). Under shirt should be tucked into your karate pants and should not hang out from the bottom of your Mike Carr Karate shirt.

Adult Dance Classes:

  • Work out attire is welcome! You are more than welcome to wear tights, leotards, and other dance attire if you feel comfortable doing so. It really enhances the experience!
  • Hair: Ponytail, braid, or bun
  • Shoes: As appropriate for class.
    • Teen/Adult Tap: tan tap shoes
    • BarreFit: Pink ballet slippers required, tan jazz shoes and/or comfortable sneakers are optional
    • Mommy’s Hip Hop: CLEAN sneakers (no rocks or dirt, these can scratch our dance floor topper) or black “dance team” sneakers available at Carolina Dancewear and discountdance.com