CLASSES

Uptown Dance Arts offers instruction in a variety of styles for ages 18 months through adult. Please contact us for class days, times, and level placement.

Level placement is determined by our teachers and directors. Individual level placement is based on the student's technique, length of training, and many other factors.

Uptown Dance Arts offers instruction in a variety of styles for ages 18 months through adult. Please contact us for class days, times, and level placement.

Level placement is determined by our teachers and directors. Individual level placement is based on the student's technique, length of training, and many other factors.

  • Ballet & Pointe

  • Contemporary

  • Cultural Dance

  • Hip Hop

  • Jazz

  • Jazz Funk

  • Lyrical

  • Modern

  • Musical Theatre & Vocal

  • Pre-dance

  • Stretch & Strength

  • Tap

  • Tumbling & Acro

  • Yoga & Pilates for Dancers

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Uptown Dance Arts is now enrolling classes for our tiniest dancers! We have 3 different styles available for ages 3-4 and 5-6! Email us to register: info@uptowndancearts.com

DRESS CODE

Ballet Levels 1 & 2

Top: Any color ballet leotard

Bottom: Pink or skin tone footed dance tights

Shoes: Ballet shoes, match tights color

Hair: Ballet bun; hair must be worn up

Misc.: Dance dresses or skirts are ok; NO accessories

Ballet Levels 3 & 4

Top: Black ballet leotard

Bottom: Pink or skin tone footed dance tights

Shoes: Ballet shoes, match tights color

Hair: Ballet bun required w/ hair pins & hair net

Misc.: NO skirts, shorts, or undergarments

Ballet Levels 5-8

Top: Black ballet leotard

Bottom: Pink or skin tone convertible tights

Shoes: Split sole ballet shoes, match tights color

Hair: Ballet bun required w/ hair pins & hair net

Misc.: NO skirts, shorts, or undergarments

Pointe - All levels

Top: Black ballet leotard

Bottom: Pink convertible tights

Shoes: Pink pointe shoes

Hair: ballet bun required w/ hair pins & hair net

Misc.: Skirts are ok

Jazzy Hip Hop Levels 1 & 2

Shoes: Black or tan jazz shoes

Top: Any color leotard, t-shirt, or tank top

Bottom: Any color sweats, leggings, or dance shorts

Hair: Ponytail or braid, hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO accessories

Tap & Tumble 1 & 2

Shoes: Black tap shoes

Top: Any color leotard or fitted dance top

Bottom: Any color leggings or dance shorts

Hair: Bun, braid, or ponytail hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO dance dresses or skirts; NO accessories

Tap (All Levels)

Shoes: Black tap shoes (Levels 5+ must have laces)

Top: Any color leotard or fitted dance top (NO t-shirts)

Bottom: Any color tights, leggings, or dance shorts

Hair: Bun, braid, or ponytail, hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO split-sole tap shoes

Hip Hop / Jazz Funk

Shoes: Clean sneakers (NOT worn outside)

Top: T-shirt or tank (a leotard or dance/sports bra should be worn underneath)

Bottom: Sweats, joggers, leggings, or gym shorts

Hair: Ponytail or braid, hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO ballet attire

Jazz & Musical Theater (All Levels)

Shoes: Black or tan jazz shoes

Top: Any color leotard or fitted dance top

Bottom: Any color tights, leggings or dance shorts

Hair: Bun, braid, or ponytail

Misc.: NO skirts or t-shirts

Contemporary & Lyrical

Shoes: Skin tone half-soles

Top: Any color leotard or fitted dance top

Bottom: Any color tights, leggings, or dance shorts

Hair: Bun, braid, or ponytail hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO t-shirts or loose clothing

Tumbling/Acro (All Levels)

Shoes: Bare feet

Top: Any color leotard

Bottom: Any color footless tights, leggings, or dance shorts

Hair: Low ponytail or braid; hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO skirts, t-shirts, or loose clothing; NO long nails or jewelry

Cultural (All Levels)

Shoes: Bare feet, jazz shoes, or half-soles

Top: Any color leotard or dance top

Bottom: Any color tights, leggings, or dance shorts

Hair: Bun, braid, or ponytail, hair must be worn up

Male Dancers - Ballet

Shoes: Black or skin tone ballet shoes

Top: Black fitted t-shirt or tank

Bottom: Black shorts or joggers

Hair: Hair must be out of the face

Misc.: NO baggy t-shirts or pants

Male Dancers - All Other Styles

Shoes: Black or skin tone shoes, appropriate for the style.

Top: Any color t-shirt or tank

Bottom: Any color shorts or joggers

Hair: Hair must be out of the face

Misc.: Hats or sweatpants are ok for hip hop

For ALL ballet classes hair must be in a REAL ballet bun, secured with hair pins and a hair net if needed. There are MANY YouTube tutorials that can show you the proper way to create a ballet bun. Please NO door knob buns (hair coiled around and wrapped with an elastic) or bun-makers/"donuts"; they are messy and always fall out!

  • No excessive jewelry. Rings, bracelets, necklaces and large earrings are not allowed in ANY class

  • DO NOT wear perfume or heavily scented lotion or deodorant

  • Deodorant is required if age appropriate. Again, please no heavy scents

  • Keep your body, dance apparel, and shoes clean, well-groomed and odor free

Large retailers (Target, Walmart, etc.) do not sell proper dance shoes or tights. They sell dress-up apparel, not suitable for actual dance class. Fashion tights are not the same as dance tights. Dance tights are made specifically for movement and durability. Also, dance tights are considered undergarments, underwear should not be worn under dance tights at any age. Real dance shoes and tights can only be purchased through a dance apparel source. All dancewear and shoes required for our dress code are available for purchase at DanceAway in downtown Chico, located at 228 Main St. or online at Discount Dance Supply.