Dancewear

Dress Code

Dress Code by Classes

As a dancer, it is important to wear proper dancewear. At Red Door Dance Academy we have a dress code that we find beneficial to student learning for multiple reasons. First, it allows students to focus on the learning rather than, for example, tugging at a ballet skirt that (while cute!) is mostly distracting. Secondly, when students are dressed alike it allows instructors to better correct them as a whole. We strive to give your dancer the best dance education possible and our dress code helps us provide that to you!

Shining Stars Program

 Shining Stars Classes have specific dance wear depending on class and must be purchased through us. Our dress code by class must be purchased through us so the class is matching. 

 Try on at the studio then order online! We do keep a few extra pairs of tights in stock for emergency situations, but you must order your dance wear through the online store! *PLEASE NOTE: dance shoes are not usually the same as street shoe size–our Shining Stars ballet shoes tend to run 2-3 sizes small for example. Please try on our sizing shoes at the studio before ordering if you have not ordered with us before!

 

BALLET TOTS (AGES 2-3)

Pink Tu-tu dress, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, hair pulled back off of face (preferably in pigtails or a ponytail). 

PRE-BALLET (AGES 3-4)

Purple Tu-tu dress, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, hair pulled back off of face (preferably in pigtails or a ponytail). 

COMBO I (AGES 4-5) & COMBO II (AGES 5-6)

leotard (Combo I pink leo, Combo II black leo), pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, hair pulled back off of face (preferably in pigtails or a ponytail).

MINI JAZZ (AGES 4-6)

Solid color leotard, pink or tan tights (optional), form fitted black jazz shorts, tan leather jazz shoes, hair pulled back off of face (preferably in a ponytail or bun).

MINI ACRO (AGES 4-6)

Black or pink leotard with black form fitted shorts or black short tard, tan footless tights, bare feet, hair pulled back off of face (preferably in pigtails for rolling with ease).

coMPANY iNSPIRED (AGES 5+)

All black dance wear, tan tights, black tap shoes, tan leather jazz shoes, hair in a ballet bun. 

Leveled Program

 

Leveled Class dress code is listed below and can either be purchased In our studio, at After the Dance!, or an online vendor of your choosing. 

Acrobatics

Hair must be in a neat bun, black leotard or short-tard, tan footless tights, bare feet, (black jazz pants, leggings, or form fitted jazz shorts are optional).

Ballet

Hair must be in a neat bun, black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes (leather or canvas). Leg warmers and ballet skirts may be worn at teacher’s discretion.

Contemporary

Hair must be worn pulled back, any form fitting black dancewear, tan or pink tights optional, half-soles, black jazz pants, leggings, or form fitted jazz shorts are optional.

Hip Hop

Hair must be worn pulled back, comfortable dance clothes, t-shirts, tank tops, sweatpants (no jeans or skirts allowed), Pants are needed for floor work or slides done in class so knees are covered, hip hop sneakers or clean bottom tennis shoes (used only for hip hop class- no street shoes on dance floors).

Jazz

Hair must be in a neat bun, any black form fitting dancewear, tan or pink tights, jazz shoes, black jazz pants, leggings, or form fitted jazz shorts are optional.

Tap

Hair must be worn pulled back, any form fitting black dancewear, tan or pink tights optional, black tap shoes, black jazz pants, leggings, or form fitted jazz shorts are optional.

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