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Dress Code

​​​Ballet

Female students must wear a black or solid color leotard with black or pink tights and black or pink ballet shoes. Women should wear hair in a ballet bun; shorter hair should be kept off the face. A short ballet skirt in black or pink may be worn for class. Men must wear a black or white leotard with black tights, black ballet shoes and a dance belt. Hair must be well groomed.
Note: Level 1 students taking class with Professor Costas will be required to wear a black leotard.

Modern Dance​

Students must wear a black or solid color leotard with black or solid color tights or jazz pants. Hair should be well groomed, kept off the face, and pulled back in a bun or ponytail. Men must also wear a dance belt.

Jazz Dance

Students must wear a black or solid color leotard and black or solid color tights or jazz pants. Students must have black or tan jazz shoes. Men must also wear a dance belt. Hair must be well groomed, kept off the face, and pulled back in a bun or ponytail.
Note: Level 1 students taking class with Professor Costas will be required to wear a black leotard.

Improvisation and Choreography Classes

Students must wear fitted dance clothing that reveals body lines. Dancewear must be solid colors (no patterns or athletic stripes), and hair must be kept off the face. No jewelry is permitted for improvisation class, and men should bring an extra T-shirt if they perspire excessively.

American Social Dance, Latin Dance Styles, Hip Hop, and Tap

Students may wear street clothes with the appropriate shoes to their particular style of dance class. Ballroom dance shoes, character dance or jazz shoes are options for the American Social and Latin Dance classes. Tap dance students must wear tap shoes (low heeled shoes are preferred). Taps should be secured with screws that do not stick out above the tap; students must bring a screwdriver to every class.

World Dance (African, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Indian)

​Students in these classes are required to dress in the style of the class to create a more authentic experience.

African Dance: female students must wear a lapa or fabric wrap around their waist and male dancer should wear loose fitting pants or shorts and a tank top, preferably made of African materials.

Middle Eastern Dance: students should wear fitted dancewear with a scarf or belt around the hips.

Spanish Dance: female students should wear Spanish dance skirts with leotards and character shoes. T-shirt, pants, and Spanish dance boots for male dancers.