The Dance Centre Dress Code

The Dance Centre does not allow any mid-drift or low cut tops.  Bellies must always be covered.

Ballet tights are available for purchase in the lobby. Jazz and ballet shoes are also available in the lobby to use for sizing only. There are instructions for sizing the shoes hanging next to the shoes in the lobby.

To order jazz, ballet, tap or ballroom shoes as well as ballet leos and anything else you might need for dance, please visit www.discountdance.com.  The items required for each class are listed in the dress code associated with our studio.

  • Please use teacher code 61341 when checking out.
  • Once you’re on Discount Dances website click on students link at the very top of the page.
  • It will give you the option to find a studio, find my dress code or find my teacher.
  • You can click on any of those three options and type in either The Dance Centre, Charity Duersch or the teacher ID#61341.
  • Once you’ve located the dress code for our studio, you can choose the class type and it will list the required items for that class. You can purchase those items directly from the links provided and they will be shipped to your house.
  • Returns are also easy through Discount Dance and the instructions are online.

 

Dress codes for classes are as follows:


Ballet Technique Classes 

  • Pink tights – these must be the Balera brand sold in the store for pictures and recital.
  • Solid Black leotard
  • Pink split sole ballet shoes – these should be purchased through discount dance or another reputable dance store….no Payless Shoes…they have a bad sole.
  • Hair must be pulled back neatly in a bun. No ponytails.
  • No jewelry
  • Advanced classes only may wear a color leo during the last week of the month. Color leos may also be worn by any of the dancers to Nutcracker rehearsals.

Ballet Conditioning Classes

  • Spandex or other form fitting clothes – can also wear ballet leo and tights with feet rolled up.
  • Bare feet
  • Hair is to be pulled back away from the face and neck. A low pony tail or braids is best as much of the work in this class is done laying on your back and a bun or high pony tail can be uncomfortable.

All Jazz, Leaps and Turns Classes, Choreography and Contemporary Classes 

The Dance Centre does not allow any mid-drift or low cut tops. Bellies must always be covered.
  • Spandex or other form fitting top and jazz shorts or spandex type leggings
  • Tan split sole Jazz shoes required for beginning and intermediate jazz classes. Advanced classes can wear toe undeez, socks or bare feet. Jazz shoes not required for contemporary or choreography classes.
  • Hair is to be pulled back away from the face and neck
  • No jewelry

Dance Competition Teams 

  • Form fitted tanks and shorts in black or gray.
  • Hair must be up out of the face in a ponytail or bun.
  • Shoes required for this class will be the shoes you’re performing in and will vary with each team
  • No jewelry

2-3 year old and Kindergarten Combo Classes (Ballet and Jazz) 

  • Black leotard
  • Pink Tights
  • Pink Ballet shoes – split sole shoes work best for this age, no Payless type shoes.
  • They can accessorize with a tutu or a skirt. For our younger dancers it works best if the tutu or skirt is attached to the leo.
  • They will have a “free” day on the last lesson of every month, where they can wear whatever dance attire they would like to.

Preschool Combo Classes (Ballet and Tap) 

  • Black leotard
  • Pink Tights
  • Black Tap Shoes
  • Pink Ballet shoes – split sole shoes work best for this age, no Payless type shoes.
  • They can accessorize with a tutu or a skirt. For our younger dancers it works best if the tutu or skirt is attached to the leo.
  • They will have a “free” day on the last lesson of every month where they can wear whatever dance attire they would like to.

First Grade Combo Class

  • Ballet Leos.  Shorts and tanks are ok for this class.
  • Jazz shoes will need to be purchased for the jazz portion.
  • Pink ballet shoes will need to be purchased for the ballet portion – split sole shoes.  No Payless type shoes.
  • Hair must be up out of the face in a ponytail or bun

Tumbling 

  • Spandex or other form fitting top and jazz shorts.  No jeans.
  • Bare Feet
  • Hair is to be pulled back away from the face and neck
  • No jewelry

Hip Hop 

  • Sweats or hip hop style pants are ok, as long as they are not too long and dragging on the ground.
  • Tanks tops and tee shirts are also ok
  • Tennis or jazz shoes
  • For girls – hair must be up out of the face in a ponytail.

Ballroom 

  • Girls
    • Tight fitted dance top and jazz Capri or jazz pants to see alignment. No baggy clothing.
    • A dance skirt with shorts or legging underneath is also ok.
    • Tan ballroom shoe with 2.5” heel – MUST HAVE HEEL GUARD.
    • Hair up and out of the face
    • No jewelry
  • Boys
    • Work out type clothing, Under Armour, basketball shorts etc.
    • Black ballroom shoes

Musical Theatre 

  • Girls
    • Same as what you would wear for a jazz class. No baggy clothing.
    • Tan jazz shoes 
    • Hair up and out of the face
    • No jewelry
  • Boys
    • Work out type clothing, Under Armour, basketball shorts etc. 
    • Black jazz shoes 

Tap 

  • Girls
    • Same as what you would wear for a jazz class. No baggy clothing.
    • Black tap shoes
    • Hair up and out of the face
    • No jewelry
  • Boys
    • Work out type clothing, Under Armour, basketball shorts etc.
    • Black tap shoes
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