Hair: Mid-length to long hair is required to be pulled back into a neat bun fastened securely using pins, clips, or a hair net. Another option, sometimes simpler with thicker hair, is braids fastened to the top of the head. Short hair needs to be fastened away from face. The goal is to keep the hair completely secured to the crown of the head, so it’s not a distraction or painful during turns.
Girls: Pink tights, or white crew socks and pink leather ballet slippers. A light pink, white, light blue or black colored leotard. Tight knit warm-ups are allowed the first half of class. A sheer skirt no longer than your fingertips is also allowed. Character shoes should be black and the heel should not be higher than 1 1/2 under the age of 12. You can wear your own folk skirt to class, but practice skirts will be available.
Boys: Short-sleeved white leotards, or white sport shirt, with blue tights, shorts or yoga pants, thin white crew-length dance socks and white or black ballet shoes. Hair should be combed and fastened away from face if long. Folk shoes can be black tap shoes without the tap, Irish step shoes or regular black male charter shoes.
Ladies: Pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers with a solid colored leotard, no prints. Tight knit warm-ups are allowed the first half of class. A sheer skirt no longer than your fingertips is also allowed. Charter/folk shoes should be black and you can wear your own skirt to class, but practice skirts will be provided.
Gentlemen: Short-sleeved white or gray leotards or sport shirt with black tights, shorts or yoga pants, and nude or black ballet shoes. Hair should be combed and fastened away from face if long. Folk shoes can be black tap shoes without the tap, Irish step shoes or regular black male charter shoes.
Modern/Contemporary: Wear comfortable formfitting clothes and bare feet.
Adult Ballet: Comfortable clothes and ballet shoes
No prints or wording allowed on any attire. Stripes on warm-up knit wear is okay.
We understand how quickly children go through dance clothes, so for young children we recommend Payless Shoe Source for shoes, socks and tights, and Discount Dance Supply on-line for clothes and shoes. Target also has some great options for dance clothes, but their shoes are not acceptable. Target also has some great masculine athletic shirts in white and gray, black yoga pants, and blue and black cotton shorts for our men and boys. Prima Dancewear in South San Jose is where we want our dancers fit for pointe shoes. They carry most brands of pointe shoes, character shoes, appropriate warm ups, skirts, tights and accessories for pointe shoes and show season.
|Prima Dancewear (408) 227 – 2200||Ladies’ Character Shoe||Girls’ character shoes|
|Discount Dance Supply
||Boys’ character shoes
||Boy’s alternative (simply remove taps)