DRESS CODES

Ballet Levels 1 & 2

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes

Top: Any color ballet leotard

Bottom: Pink footed dance tights

Hair: Ballet bun; hair must be worn up

Misc.: Dance dresses or skirts are ok; 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

Jazzy Hip Hop Levels 1 & 2

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 hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO accessories

Ballet Levels 3 & 4

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes

Top: Black ballet leotard (no gymnastics leotards)

Bottom: Pink footed dance tights

Hair: Ballet bun required w/ hair pins & hair net, NO bangs or wisps

Misc.: NO skirts, shorts, or undergarments

Ballet Levels 5-8

Shoes: Pink split-sole ballet shoes

Top: Black ballet leotard (no gymnastics leotards)

Bottom: Pink convertible tights

Hair: Ballet bun required w/ hair pins & hair net, NO bangs or wisps

Misc.: NO skirts, shorts, or undergarments

Pointe - All levels

Shoes: Pink pointe shoes

Top: Black ballet leotard

Bottom: Pink convertible tights

Hair: ballet bun required w/ hair pins & hair net, NO bangs or wisps

Misc.: Skirts are ok

Tap (All Levels)

Shoes: black tap shoes (Levels 4+ must have laces)

Top: Any color leotard or fitted dance top

Bottom: Any color tights, leggings, or dance shorts

Hair: Bun, braid, or ponytail

Misc.: NO split-sole tap shoes

Jazz (All Levels)

Shoes: Tan jazz shoes preferred (black is ok)

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

Hip Hop / Jazz Funk

Shoes: Clean sneakers (NO outside shoes!)

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

Bottom: Joggers, leggings, or gym shorts

Hair: Ponytail or braid hair must be worn up

Misc.: NO ballet attire

Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, & Musical Theatre

Shoes: Tan 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 skirts, 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 or loose clothing; NO long nails or jewelry

Male Dancers - All Styles

Shoes: Black or tan, jazz, or ballet shoes, or tan half-soles

Top: Black, grey, or white fitted tank

Bottom: Black or grey fitted shorts or leggings

Hair: Hair must be out of the face

Misc.: NO baggy t-shirts or pants

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), 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.

2201 Pillsbury Rd. #174, Chico CA

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