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Dance Class Dress Codes

Class dress codes are essential to maintaining uniformity, focus, and safety in the classroom. Learn more about our dress code policy and find where to purchase items locally below.

Required Dress Code for All Dance Classes

Please note our standard dance dress codes by age and class below. All students must be appropriately dressed for each class in order to attend. Leotards should have sleeves and a back no lower than the shoulder blades (see pictures below). Absolutely no leg warmers, bulky jewelry, jeans, dirty shoes, gum, or food of any kind allowed in the dance studio. Sweaters are permitted but must be removed after barre or warm up. Dancewear may be purchased at the following stores:

Buzy Bodies
3555 Highway 190 in Mandeville
(985) 778-0578


Carmel's Dance Wear
3004 Cleary Ave in Metairie
(504) 457-0101


Dance lessons for Kids, Teens, and Adults Near You

Preschool Classes (ages 18 months-6)

Parent & Tot, Pre-Ballet/Tap GIRLS: Pink short or long sleeve leotards with a back not lower than shoulder blades, pink or skin tone tights, pink or skin tone ballet shoes. (No tank or sleeveless leotards.) Black tap shoes (if applicable), hair in bun, pink ballet skirt.

BOYS: Black boy’s tights or black pants, white t-shirt tucked in, and black ballet shoes. Black tap shoes (if applicable). *Please make sure that all screws on tap shoes are tightened before dancing.


Children and Teens

Ballet (ages 6-17) GIRLS: Black short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades, pink or skin tone tights, pink or skin tone ballet shoes (split sole recommended), hair in bun, pink or black ballet skirt. (No tank or sleeveless leotards)

BOYS: Black tights or pants, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes (split sole recommended) and dance belt.


Ballet (ages 6-17) GIRLS: Black short or long sleeve leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (split-sole recommended), hair in bun, pink or black ballet skirt.

BOYS: Black men’s tights or sweat pants, white t-shirt tucked in, black ballet shoes (split-sole recommended).


Tap (ages 6-17) GIRLS: Black short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades, pink or skin tone tights with knit or spandex shorts, or leggings, hair secured back in bun or ponytail, black tap shoes. (No tank or sleeveless leotards)

BOYS: Plain black or white T-shirt tucked in, black dance pants, black tap shoes. *Please make sure that all screws on tap shoes are tightened before dancing.


Hip Hop / Jazz (ages 5-17) GIRLS: All black short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades or top OR plain black t-shirt, black dance pants or leggings. (No tank or sleeveless leotards), black dance sneakers. Hair secured back. No shorts permitted.

BOYS: Black dance pants, black or white t-shirt, black dance sneakers.


Hip Hop/Acro-Tumbling (ages 5-17) GIRLS: All black short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades or top, black dance pants or leggings. (No tank or sleeveless leotards). Students are barefoot. Hair secured back. No shorts permitted.

BOYS: Black dance pants, black or white t-shirt. Students are barefoot.

Contemporary/Modern (ages 5-17) GIRLS: Black short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades, black dance pants or leggings, hair secured back in ponytail or bun. (No tank or sleeveless leotards)

BOYS: Plain black or white t-shirt, black dance pants or leggings.


Musical Theater (ages 6-17) GIRLS: Black short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades, pink or black footed tights with black skirt or shorts, or black leggings. (No tank or sleeveless leotards) Black jazz and tap shoes.

BOYS: Plain black or white t-shirt, black dance pants. Black tap and jazz shoes. Hair secured back in ponytail or bun if applicable.


Adults

Ballet WOMEN: Black short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades, pink or flesh tone tights, pink or flesh tone split sole ballet shoes, hair in bun, ballet skirt.

MEN: White T-shirt and black men’s tights or pants, black split sole ballet shoes. (warm ups are permitted)


Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing and flat-soled closed-toe shoes (skate shoes, tennis shoes, combat boots). Black jazz sneakers optional.


Contemporary/Modern: Dress comfortably - suggested: short or long sleeve leotard with a back not lower than shoulder blades or athletic shirt, footless tights & short or jazz pants, hair secured back.


Tap: Comfortable, athletic clothing and tap shoes. Hair secured back. *Please make sure that all screws on tap shoes are tightened before dancing.


Additional Shoe Information: Street shoes should be worn to and from class as students must not wear dance shoes outside the dance studio. Dance shoes worn on other surfaces causes damage to the shoes. It also causes debris to be transferred to the dance floor where students most times have full contact with the dance floor when learning certain movements.


Place all Street Shoes in the Shoe Racks spaces located in the Dance Studio in River Ridge and in the Dance Waiting Area in Mandeville.


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