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Proper dress in dance classes is very important! Your teachers need to see your form so you can improve

your technique. Also, if proper clothing isn't worn it can lead to slipping , falling or injury.

All dancers should look neat and ready to dance. Hair is always to be pulled up and out of the way.

No heavy jewelry is allowed and jeans are always a NO. Unacceptable attire will not be allowed.

Dancers should have proper, specified dance shoes. A list of shoe options and requirements will be available

two doors down on 224 Main Street at Dancer's Boutique, 203-469-6637. Jeanie Macdonald Carpio is the owner

and has been in business for over 30 years (and 27 of those years Miss Vicky has been going to her for her

dance clothing needs) You can find the most glamtastic, sparkleriffic clothes, shoes and accessories there.

Jeanie is always happy to help and she will know exactly what you need! Just let her know the

dancers age and class and you will be all set! 

Dress code is assigned by class.

Each class has a different clothing requirement but feel free to wear any color, print or glittery attire, as long as it stays with in the dress code. For example , a ballet dancer must wear a leotard and tights. Get creative... you can wear a bright purple leotard with blue tights and yellow leg warmers. Have fun expressing your artistic side, as long as clothing is form fitting, professional , active wear.

  • Ballet, Contemporary Classes and Lyrical:

Dancers should be wearing a leotard and tights with the proper specified ballet shoes. Toe undies/turners can be worn for contemporary classes. You can add accessories too, ballet skirt, tutu , leggings or leg warmers. Ballerinas 10 and under should be wearing pink ballet slipper, and 11 and up should wear pink, split sole canvas or leather ballet slippers. Contemporary and lyrical dancers should have both ballet slippers and ballet turners AKA toe undies/pirouettes.

  • Jazz and Acro Classes:

Dancers should be wearing form fitting clothes. Examples of this are dance pants, yoga pants, fitted tees and tanks, leggings, and leotards. Dancers should have jazz shoes, black low boot, split soul. Acrobats should be wearing acro shoes.

  • Tap, Triple Threat and Musical Theatre Dance:

Tappers should wear dance attire that won't get in the way of their footwork. Do not wear very baggy or long pants. Examples of tap and musical theater clothing are leggings, dance shorts, fitted tees, dance tops, joggers, and yoga pants. Tap shoes for ages 10 and younger should be black matte Mary Jane style. Ages 11 and up including competition tappers should have black tie split sole tap shoes. For Triple Threat and Musical Theatre Dance, black low boot, split sole jazz shoes should be worn.

  • Hip Hop:

Dancers should be wearing clothing that they feel free to move in. Clothes can be more loose but not too baggy because it can get in the way. Examples of hip hop clothing are tees, sweats, joggers, dance shorts, and dance pants. Dancers should be wearing black hip hop dance sneakers. Hip Hop dancers, please have a pair of knee pads for class.

  • Male Dancers:

For male dancers in Ballet, Contemporary or Jazz ,clothing should be form fitting. Examples are dance pants, fitted joggers, fitted tees/tops. For Hip Hop, Tap, Acro and Musical Theatre and Triple Threat, dancers should be wearing clothing that they are comfortable moving in. Clothing can be more loose, but not too baggy. Examples are tee shirts, sweats, joggers, and basketball shorts. All shoes for male dancers will also be proper specified shoes based on the classes taken.


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