Studio 136 Dress Code
Please read the dress code thoroughly and know the proper requirements for your child’s dance studies. Following the dress code is an important aspect of dance classes.
*Payless, Target, Walmart, etc. DO NOT sell the proper supportive dance shoes recommended for dance activity. (Their attire, accessories and clothing are fine for class.)
*Please show up prepared for class.
*Do not wear dance shoes outside of the studio.
*Please follow the guidlines and rules listed below:
ALL levels (creative movement, petite, youth, teen, competitive levels):
* leotard (preferably black), convertible or full-foot pink tights and pink ballet shoes (Bloch and Capezio brands are preferred)
*Hair is to be in a bun secured with bobby pins
*Ballet skirts are optional
*Boys- see instructor for options
Competition dancers & recreational ballet dancers (starting at the Youth level): it is strongly recommended that you purchase the Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant. It can be purchased for under $5.00 on websites such as Amazon. Electronic versions are also available for your devices. Dance/hip alignment belts are also highly recommended. Here is an link: hip alignment belts
Jazz/Tap/Lyrical/Contemporary/CombinationClass/Stretch: a combination of leotard, tights, sports bra, spandex shorts and leggings. Hair is to be secured in a ponytail or bun.
Shoes are asf ollows for recreational levels only:
Jazz- tan gore boot (all levels)
Lyrical/Contemporary- at the discretion of the instructor. (We usually dance barefoot.)
Creative movement level: black patent leather tap shoes.
Petite and Youth levels: Bloch brand, tan, “Mary Jane” tap shoes
Teen levels: use Bloch brand, black,“Respect” tap shoes
Hip Hop/Excerise classes- athletic clothing or dance clothing (see above). Please do not wear pants that may drag on the floor.
Shoes are as follows for the recreational level only:
Hip Hop- Converse brand, black on black, canvas, high top tennis shoes. These
can be found at the retail store JOURNEYS/JOURNEYS KIDZ located in Belden Village Mall or online at: blackonblackconverse
The sizes run big. You usually size down one size. First time buyers may want to purchase them at the store for sizing purposes.
Conditioning/Zumba/TRX- supportive tennis shoes. Please do not wear you outdoor shoes into the studios.
Acrobatics- leotard, spandex shorts and bare feet. Hair is to be secured in a ponytail.