We believe proper attire helps each dancer feel confident and most likely to participate and perform at his or her fullest potential! A uniform dress code creates a structured and cohesive environment for all participants.

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

Flip Flop Hip Hop:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Body Wrappers
    • Style/Color: Convertible mesh/back seam, “Theatrical Pink”
  • Leotard: Black
  • Shoes: CLEAN tennis shoes, no street shoes.
  • Hair: Bun
  • Shorts: Optional, may be worn over leotard/tights, no skirts or tutus please
  • Gentlemen: Black shorts or dance pants, white t-shirt, same footwear as ladies

All Jazz & Tap classes level 2 and higher:

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    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: Caramel
    • *If dancer is enrolled in ballet on the same day, Theatrical Pink convertible tights may be worn to this class as well
  • Jazz Shoes: Bloch 449, Tan
  • Tap Shoes: Capezio “Mary Jane” Buckle Strap (3800), Caramel
  • **Tap 3 and Tap 4 need split sole shoes (Bloch “Schockwave” Tan)
  • Leotard: Black
  • Hair: Ponytail or bun; ribbons, bows, etc. are acceptable
  • Shorts & skirts: Not permitted. Shorts and skirts can break up the line of the back and leg which hinders instructors’ and dancers’ ability to tell if dancers are practicing proper alignment. Practicing improper alignment on a routine basis can create unhealthy habits and cause injury.
  • 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: Black Converse (off brand is fine). NO STREET SHOES. Dancers should wear street shoes to the studio, and change into their dance class shoes in the lobby. Dancers who plan to take class in street shoes will be asked to observe class for the day.
  • Pom/Cheer Shoes: Bloch 449 Jazz shoes, Tan
  • Hair: Ponytail
  • Gentlemen: Black dance pants or sweat pants (not too baggy), t-shirts, same footwear as ladies.

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:
    • Level 2: Not permitted. Skirts can break up the line of the back and leg which hinders instructors’ and dancers’ ability to tell if dancers are practicing proper alignment. Practicing improper alignment on a routine basis can create unhealthy habits and cause injury.
    • Levels 3-4: Pending instructor approval. Skirts should be no longer than mid-thigh.
  • 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”
    • *If dancer is enrolled in ballet on the same day, Theatrical Pink convertible tights may be worn to this class as well
  • Shoes: Capezio “Pirrouette II Canvas Lyrical Shoe,” Canvas, Nude, CAN BE FOUND HERE 
    • If you need a smaller size, Theatricals brand may be a good alternative. Please check the Capezio conversion chart first.
  • Leotard: Black
  • Hair: Bun
  • Shorts/Skirts/Leggings: Not permitted. These items can break up the line of the back and leg which hinders instructors’ and dancers’ ability to tell if dancers are practicing proper alignment. Practicing improper alignment on a routine basis can create unhealthy habits and cause injury.
  • 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 Levels 2-3:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Style/Color: Footless, “Caramel”
    • *If dancer is enrolled in ballet on the same day, Theatrical Pink convertible tights may be worn to this class as well
  • Shoes: No footwear required
  • Leotard: Black, any sleeve length
  • Hair: Bun
  • Cover Ups/Warm Ups: Shorts may be worn over tights pending instructor approval
  • Gentlemen: Fitted shirt and shorts/pants

Little Ninjas, Karate, Youth MMA:

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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