General Class Attire Information:

  • 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.
  • 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 be secured out of the face during any class.
  • All dance and acro 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!

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

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

Creative Movement:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: Pink
  • Shoes: Capezio “Lily” (212), Pink, AVAILABLE HERE
  • 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

Ballet:

  • 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 2-3: 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 4-5: Pending instructor approval. Skirts should be sheer and no longer than mid-thigh.
  • Gentlemen: White shirt, black dance pants or men’s tights, black ballet slippers

Jazz & Tap:

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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
  • Warm-Up Apparel: Dance shorts may be worn pending instructor approval. Shorts should be fitted dance shorts, not loose shorts. No jackets or loose t-shirts.
  • 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.

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
  • 2018-2019 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.
  • Shoes (Effective Summer 2019): Capezio Footundeez Lyrical Half Shoe
  • 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

Acro:

  • 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

Hip Hop:

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  • Girls’ Attire: Fitted t-shirts, tank tops, “work out” tops. Leggings (ankle or capri length), no shorts please
  • Hair: Ponytail
  • Gentlemen: Black dance pants or sweat pants (not too baggy), t-shirts
  • 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.

Adult Dance & Fitness 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
    • DanceFit: Comfortable, fitted attire preferred. Leggings, tank tops, etc. 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. Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat–we have a few mats available if you do not have access to one.