All dancers participate in the Group photo for their class. Individual photos are optional.
We can only take “individual photos” with siblings. Taking photos with “friends” is not permitted due to time constraints.
Dancers should arrive in costume, hair and makeup ready. Please wear a cover up over your costume, and never eat in costume!
The studio will be open 30 minutes prior to the first picture in case you come straight from work/school and need to get ready in studio B prior to your scheduled picture time.
This is a good time to test your “costume box!” Dance bags can get messy, we recommend bringing your costume box instead.
Please be sure all headpieces/accessories, shoes, tights, etc. are organized so dancers can complete quick changes efficiently.
Parents/siblings/guardians should wait in the lobby while dancers are being photographed. We understand you are excited to see your dancer’s photos, but it can be a big distraction for students to see their parents watching. We promise to make sure every detail is perfect!
Studio A is our “picture studio.” Studio B is reserved for dancers who have multiple costumes and need to change. Students, siblings, and parents who are not assisting a dancer change should wait in the lobby. Dancers should get changed/ready as quickly as possible and act professionally while waiting. There should be no acrobatics, dancing, or activities that could cause injury to oneself or another dancer, please!
Please have correct brand and color tights and shoes. Our class attire requirements are listed in detail on our “Class Attire” section of our website, and ***be sure to check the costume boards a few weeks before picture week in case your dancer needs different colored/style tights.***
Hair And Make Up:
Hair should be performance readyand as described on the Costume Boards.
Hair should be slicked back with no bangs or “fly-aways,” hair pieces attached.
No nail polish, please! “French tips,” nude, or clear polish is okay.
This includes toe nail polish if your dancer is barefoot (Acro, sometimes modern)
All dancers should wear performance make up to picture week as bright backgrounds and lights will wash out dancer’s faces.
All dancers need Milani 07 “Best Red” lipstick for picture day and Spring Showcase.
Mascara, light eyeliner, light blush, and eyeshadow is recommended.
Eye shadow tips: We recommend a “nude smokey eye” with some shimmer in the inner corner/on the eyelid.
Blush: Follow the cheekbone instead of making a “circle” on the cheek. Start with a little, check it, then add more if desired. Soft pink tones usually look best for littles and fair complexions; while peach tones tend to look more “natural” with olive/darker complexions.
No earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, or any other form of jewelry is permitted in all classes/dancers
Nude Leotard/Appropriate Undergarments:
All dancers in levels 2 and up should have a nude leotard with clear straps to wear under costumes instead of regular undergarments which could show through costumes.
Nude leotards can be purchased at Carolina Dancewear, but we also recommend the following online options: