1. Teachers can see your lines to see if you are performing a step correctly.
2. Proper dance attire limits distractions from loose clothing or clothing that rides/flips up.
3. Proper dance attire prepares you better for costumes at recital time. If you are accustomed to a leotard, it is less awkward and uncomfortable at a show.
Ballet: Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (ballet skirt or form fitting dance shorts may be worn over tights), hair in a tight bun
Jazz/Musical Theatre: Dance/Yoga pants or shorts (no jean shorts please), leotard or fitted dance tank top (no midriff please) & black jazz shoes, hair up
Tumbling: Dance/yoga pants or shorts (no jean shorts, please), leotard or fitted dance tank top (no midriff please) & hair up. Jazz shoes are optional but bare feet in intermediate/advanced tumbling are preferred.
Lyrical/Contemporary: Dance/yoga pants or shorts (no jean shorts please), leotard or fitted dance tank top, bare feet or foot undies/lyrical shoes, hair up
Tap/Clog: Dance/Yoga pants or shorts with tights, leotard or fitted dance tank top, black tap shoes, hair up
Hip Hop: Comfortable clothes (no midriff please), studio only sneakers, hair up
Fitness: Dance/Yoga pants or shorts, dance top, studio only aerobic/tennis shoe, hair up
*Sports bras may be worn under dance attire but are not an acceptable top (unaccompanied) for dance class.
For all classes: Please have hair tied up out of the face for class (short hair can be sides only, etc). This is not only a safety measure for you as you're turning, etc but is also a protection from distraction during class).
**For students trying out a new class, wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely