Dress Code

WHAT TO WEAR TO DANCE CLASS: (dress code is strictly enforced!)

Creative Movement/Pre Dance:

  • ANY COLORED LEOTARD and PINK TIGHTS
  • with PINK BALLET SLIPPERS
  • Hair pulled back into a bun or PONYTAIL
  • (leather ballet shoes preferred)

Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Tech Classes:(includes Kinder Levels)

  • BLACK LEOTARD, TANK, or FITTED T-SHIRT (no bare midriff shirts allowed)
  • BLACK DANCE PANTS/CAPRIS or Booty SHORTS
  • BLACK JAZZ SHOE (slip on) or
  • NUDE FOOT PAWS for Jazz
  • BLACK TAP shoes for tap
  • BLACK JAZZ OR DANCE SHOE (lace up Capezio or Bloch) for Hip Hop (teacher may allow clean street shoes as well)
  • Hair pulled back into bun or PONYTAIL.

Ballet Classes:

  • SOLID COLORED LEOTARD with BALLET PINK TIGHTS and PINK BALLET SLIPPERS
  • No TANK TOPS are allowed in Ballet Classes (ballet skirts or wraps are ok during warm up)
  • Hair pulled back into a clean Ballet BUN
  • Ballet dress code is strictly enforced!

Boys:

  • BLACK DANCE PANTS or SHORTS with WHITE T-SHIRT and either Ballet, Tap or Jazz shoes
  • (see above under corresponding class)
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Because proper dance technique and skills are our main focus we ask that all dancers follow dress code. There are many reasons for our dress code–

  • Movement quality – dancers can move freely and comfortably when dressed in proper dance clothes.
  • Teachers need to see dancers! Not bright colors, wild hair, baggy clothes and incorrect shoes.
  • Helps teach students responsibility, discipline and respect.
  • Sets the mood for a productive class…Dress the part, be the part.

Students will be given verbal warnings if dress code becomes a problem. If a problem continues dancers will be asked to sit out of class. Elite’sells Tanks, Booty shorts, T-shirts, leggings, Sweatpants and tights – all available at the front desk!

 

Dance stores around the area are:

Portland Dancewear 9225 SW Hall Blvd (746-4552)
The Leotard 2432 NE MLK Blvd. Portland, 97212 (284-9244)