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.
  • Jewelry & Other Accessories:
    • Only small earrings are permitted
    • No necklaces, bracelets, Apple watches, hair bands on wrists, etc.
  • 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, Foundations, First Steps, BTJ1, Intro to Acro:

Creative Movement & First Steps:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: Pink
  • Shoes: So Danca SD69 Bella
  • Leotard: Light Pink preferred, Black is acceptable
  • Hair: Secured out of face, bun preferred if hair is long enough
  • Skirts & tutus: Optional
  • Jewelry: Not permitted, other than small earrings.
  • Gentlemen: Black or navy athletic shorts or pants, white t-shirt, black ballet slippers

Foundations:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: Pink
  • Foundations Leotard: Light Purple preferred, Black is acceptable
  • Ballet Shoes: So Danca SD69 Bella
  • Tap Shoes: Capezio “Mary Jane” Buckle Strap (3800),Caramel
  • Hair: Bun
  • Shorts, skirts, & tutus: Optional, may be worn over leotard/tights
  • Jewelry: Not permitted, other than small earrings.
  • Gentlemen: Black shorts or dance pants, white t-shirt, black ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Ballet/Tap 1:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: Pink
  • Ballet/Tap 1 Leotard: Light Blue preferred, Black is acceptable
  • Ballet Shoes: So Danca SD69 Bella
  • Tap Shoes: Capezio “Mary Jane” Buckle Strap (3800),Caramel
  • Hair: Bun
  • Shorts, skirts, & tutus: Optional, may be worn over leotard/tights
  • Jewelry: Not permitted, other than small earrings.
  • Gentlemen: Black shorts or dance pants, white t-shirt, black ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Intro to Acro:

  • Tights:
    • For Class: Either Footless “Caramel” color tights, or same as ballet as long as they are convertible (with a hole in the sole of the foot)
    • For Showcase: Footless “Caramel” color tights
  • Leotard: Light Blue or black (same as Ballet/Tap 1)
  • Shoes: No shoes required
  • Hair: Bun (same as ballet)
  • Dance Shorts (Fitted, not loose): Optional, may be worn over leotard/tights, no skirts or tutus please
  • Jewelry: Not permitted, other than small earrings.
  • Gentlemen: Black shorts or dance pants, white t-shirt, same footwear as ladies

Levels 2-6:

Ballet:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Body Wrappers
    • Style/Color: Convertible, mesh/back seam, “Theatrical Pink”
    • “Caramel” or “tan” tights are not acceptable ballet attire
  • Shoes: Capezio “Hanami”(Light Pink)
    • Adult size
    • Girls’ size
    • *These run 1.5-2 sizes small, we recommend purchasing your first pair at Carolina Dancewear to ensure proper fit*
  • Leotard:
    • Levels 2-4: Black
    • Levels 5-6: Any color; exception: first year pointe students should wear black on “pointe days”
  • Hair: Bun; ribbons, bows, flowers, etc. are acceptable
  • Skirts & Warm Ups:
    • All Levels: The only permitted top is a fitted “ballet sweater.” Loose/baggy sweaters/hoodies/etc. will not be permitted in class. No shorts allowed in any ballet classes.
    • Level 2-3: Skirts permitted. Skirts, shorts, and baggy tops 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 4-6: Pending instructor approval. Skirts should be sheer and no longer than mid-thigh.
  • Jewelry & Other Accessories:
    • Only small earrings are permitted.
    • No necklaces, bracelets, Apple watches, hair bands on wrists, etc.
  • Gentlemen: White shirt, black dance pants or men’s tights, black ballet slippers

Jazz & Tap:

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    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: Caramel
    • Style for class: Stirrup or Convertible
      • *If dancer is enrolled in ballet on the same day, Theatrical Pink convertible tights may be worn to this class as well
    • Style for Showcase: Stirrup
  • Jazz Shoes: Bloch 449, Tan
  • Tap Shoes Level 2-3: Capezio “Mary Jane” Buckle Strap (3800), Caramel
  • Tap Shoes Levels 4-6: Bloch “Shockwave” split sole, Tan
  • Leotard:
    • Levels 2-4: Black
    • Levels 5-6: Any color
  • Hair: Ponytail or bun
  • Warm-Up Apparel: FITTED Dance Shorts may be worn pending instructor approval. Shorts should be fitted dance shorts, not loose. No jackets or baggy/loose t-shirts, hoodies, etc.
  • Jewelry & Other Accessories:
    • Only small earrings are permitted
    • No necklaces, bracelets, Apple watches, hair bands on wrists, etc.
  • Gentlemen: White t-shirt, black dance pants, black jazz or tap shoes

Modern:

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  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: “Caramel”
    • Style for class: Stirrup or Convertible
      • *If dancer is enrolled in ballet on the same day, Theatrical Pink convertible tights may be worn to this class as well
    • Style for Showcase: Stirrup
  • Shoes:
    • Capezio Lyrical “half shoe”
  • Leotard:
    • Levels 2-4: Black
    • Levels 5-6: Any color
  • Hair: Bun or ponytail
  • Warm-Up Apparel: FITTED Dance Shorts may be worn pending instructor approval. Shorts should be fitted dance shorts, not loose. No jackets or baggy/loose t-shirts, hoodies, etc. A FITTED long sleeve shirt may be permitted during floor work.
  • Jewelry & Other Accessories:
    • Only small earrings are permitted
    • No necklaces, bracelets, Apple watches, hair bands on wrists, etc.
  • Gentlemen: White or black shirt, black dance pants or men’s tights, same footwear as above, if desired

Acro:

  • Tights:
    • Brand: Capezio
    • Color: “Caramel”
    • Style for class: Stirrup or Convertible
      • *If dancer is enrolled in ballet on the same day, Theatrical Pink convertible tights may be worn to this class as well
    • Style for Showcase: Stirrup
    • Dancers who consistently arrive without tights will not be permitted to participate, and will be asked to observe class for the day
  • Shoes: No footwear required
  • Leotard:
    • Levels 2-4: Black
    • Levels 5-6: Any color
  • Hair: Bun
  • Cover Ups/Warm Ups: Fitted dance shorts may be worn over tights pending instructor approval. Baggy shorts may not be worn.
  • Jewelry & Other Accessories:
    • Only small earrings are permitted
    • No necklaces, bracelets, Apple watches, hair bands on wrists, etc.
  • Gentlemen: Fitted shirt and athletic shorts or dance pants

Hip Hop:

  • Girls’ Attire: Fitted t-shirts, tank tops, “work out” tops. Leggings (ankle or capri length), no shorts (unless worn over tights, then fitted dance short and tights are acceptable)
  • Hair: Ponytail
  • Gentlemen: Black dance or athletic pants, t-shirts
  • Hip Hop Shoes: Black Converse (off brand is fine). NO STREET SHOES. Dancers should wear street shoes to the studio then 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.
  • Jewelry & Other Accessories:
    • Only small earrings are permitted
    • No necklaces, bracelets, Apple watches, hair bands on wrists, etc.

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.