This document outlines the specified clothing required for each class. Appropriate clothing, shoes and hair create a full learning experience. Younger dancers have more flexibility in their dress allowing for creativity, while older dancers have a more professional dress code to keep their focus on dance and allow optimal visibility of lines and placement for instructors.
A couple of reminders:
Dance shoes should NOT be worn outside of the studio. Street shoes are NOT allowed on the studio floor, this includes dance shoes that have been worn outside.
Older dancers should be modestly covered when entering and exiting the studio.
Please consider that we are not always right side up in dance and classwear should allow for full coverage at all times.
Where can I get dancewear?
AIDA Boutique will be your in-house dance supplier. Leotards, shoes, dancewear and more can be purchased at the studio. Please schedule your fitting appointment at the front desk.
You do not have to purchase dancewear from AIDA Boutique, with the exception of class leotards, recital tights/leotards. Dancewear can be purchased from any local dance shop or buy gently used dancewear from consignment stores. We do ask that you consider AIDA Boutique first. We can help you select the perfect size and outfit for your dance needs.
A small selection of pre-owned shoes, leotards and tights are available for a small donation. Shoes are $5, Leotards $3, tights $2.
What do I need for class?
Again, we want to create a comfortable environment for all students. Please be respectful and modest in your dancewear selections.
Creative Movement, Music and Me, Tiny Tumblers, Homeschool/Track-Out/Drop-In Students:
Our main request is that you are comfortable and can move freely without concern for modesty.
We recommend gym shorts, yoga pants, and a comfortable (fitted) top. Bare feet are required and hair should be pulled back from face.
The following classes will follow a more strict dress code to match the level of training. Dancers not dressed appropriately will be asked to observe class.
Pre-Ballet/Tap/Tumbling- Any color leotard and pink tights are acceptable for this class. We recommend convertible tights to allow for bare feet during tumbling. Pink leather ballet shoes, tap shoes. Slippers are not ballet shoes and can be dangerous. Creativity is encouraged at this age as long as we can still dance freely and without distraction. Socks kept in the dance bag help loose fitting shoes stay on. Hair should be pulled back and out of the face.
Intro to Ballet/Tap-Any color leotard and pink tights are acceptable for this class. Pink leather ballet shoes, tap shoes. Slippers are not ballet shoes and can be dangerous. Socks kept in the dance bag help loose fitting shoes stay on. Please make sure your child has ballet shoes. Hair should be in a bun and out of the face.
Ballet/Jazz/Tap (Ages 7-11)-Any color leotard and pink tights are acceptable for this class. Pink leather ballet shoes, tap shoes. Slippers are not ballet shoes and can be dangerous. Socks kept in the dance bag help loose fitting shoes stay on. Please make sure your child has ballet shoes. Hair should be in a bun and out of the face.
Foundations-Class leotard (each class will have an assigned leotard to be purchased from AIDA Boutique) , convertible pink tights, split sole canvas ballet shoes, and hair in bun and out of face. Skirts matching leotard may be worn in Ballet 1. No coverups for ballet 2 and up..
Jazz/Tap-Modest, comfortable, easy to move in clothing is perfect for this class. We recommend yoga pants and a fitted tank/top for directional movement. Tan Jazz and Tap shoes are required for all jazz/tap classes.. Hair should be pulled back and out of face.
Jazz/Tap 1- Slip on tan jazz shoes, tan patent tap shoes
JazzTap 2 and up-Slip on tan jazz shoes, tan adult tap shoes
Contemporary-Modest, comfortable, easy to move in clothing is perfect for this class. We recommend yoga pants and a fitted tank/top for directional movement. Bare feet are ideal for this class but teachers may require a shoe.
Adult/Senior Classes- Comfortable clothing you can move in is the only request. Shoes are not necessary for Senior Movement, ballet shoes or bare feet work. No street shoes. Tap shoes are required for tap but see Ms. Michelle if you want to use one of our complimentary pair!
**Students who take ballet prior to any class will not have time to change clothes and may bring shorts to wear over ballet attire for preceding classes.
What do I need for recital?
All students will be required to purchase a base leotard and tights from AIDA Boutique to wear under their costumes. Costumes will be shared among students to keep our costs down. Here is a list of the required attire for recital:
Pre-Ballet/Tap and Intro to Ballet/Tap
White tank leotard, pink convertible tights
Foundations, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap (all classes ages 7 and up)
pink convertible tights (Foundations and B/J/T Combo class)
tan convertible tights (jazz and contemporary)
For this age, we match our tights to our shoes.