Uniform & Personal Appearance

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Hair and dress codes may seem strict but they are based on ballet traditions for the best and safest training. 

All Classes

  • NO jewelry is to be worn during class, including watches. Only post earrings are allowed.
  • Make sure students arrive with enough time to get ready for class, with proper dance clothes, shoes, and hair done appropriately.
  • Students should arrive with their dance uniform on, with street wear over their dance clothing. 
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outside of the school. Dirt and debris can ruin the shoes and dance floor.
  • NO decorations of any kind on the leotards used for class – no crisscross straps, no designs or bedazzling. 
  • NO shorts, sweatpants or leggings allowed to be worn in class.
  • NO jazz boots or jazz tennis shoe allowed. 

Hair

Please see the photo for an example of how a bun should be done for class. Please do not use donuts in the hair. We recommend using hair nets, that can be purchased at any drugstore such as CVS, RiteAid, etc. Hairspray or hair gel can be used to keep flyways down.

Buns are required for ALL ballet classes and are recommended for Tap and Jazz classes also. Hair should be pulled neatly off the face. No side parts.

VIDEO TUTORIAL for HAIR BUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ballet

uniforms– Students must wear school colors for ballet (black leotard & pink tights) and have hair pulled back in a bun.

Leotards cannot have decorations of any kind and no crisscross straps. Leotards worn during regular class cannot have attached ballet skirts. *Please see below for uniform requirements during Parent Watch Week.*

The closest dance supply stores are Dance Supplies, Etc, located in Severna Park, and In Motion Dance Shoppe, in California. 


Pre Ballet I, Pre Ballet II & Pre Ballet III:  

Short sleeved or tank black leotard, Capezio ballet pink tights (SKU 1915 at Dance Supplies – child, adult or on Amazon, Capezio “Hanami” Canvas Ballet shoes with elastic (SKU 2037 at Dance Supplies – child, adult or on Amazon).


Fairytale Dance & Ballet Classes at Local Day Care Centers:

Students can wear any color leotard and pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled off face, preferably in a bun. 


Vaganova Level I, II, III:

Black camisole-style leotard with a pinch front and low back cut, Capezio ballet pink tights (SKU 1915 at Dance Supplies – child, adult or on Amazon, Capezio “Hanami” Canvas Ballet shoes (SKU 2037 at Dance Supplies – child, adult or on Amazon) with ribbons only (ribbons will need to be purchased separately and sewn onto the shoes – ribbons can be purchased online here)

Pointe Shoes:

Students going on pointe need a shoe consultation with Ms. Dee. She owned a dance store for 15 years and has extensive knowledge about the variety of different pointe shoes available, how to select shoes that are best for the individual foot and fit properly. She provides the pointe shoe consultation at our studio, where she will look at the feet and determine the appropriate size as well as brands that may be best for your dancer. The fee for the initial consult is $20 cash. Those students en pointe will need pink shoes with Bloch Double-Face Soft Elasto-Rib ribbons (#A0532 at Dance Supplies – this is a ribbon with built in elastic to provide additional support and protect the achilles ankle). 

Pointe shoes need to be darned. This is done around the box – the part that holds the toes when they go on pointe – to prevent slipping while on pointe. If you do not darn the shoes, the satin on the end of the shoes need to be removed. Ms. Dee can provide additional information about darning the shoes during the pointe shoe consult. Here is a video tutorial: Here
Jenn Brady is available to darn the shoes – please inquire at the office for pricing and contact information. 
 

Male Students:

Male students in ballet will need black tights and athletic supporter/Dance Belt, white T-shirt, and black or white ballet shoes. (If white shoes are worn, white socks will also need to be part of the uniform.)


We suggest that all students in Vaganova I through Vaganova IV purchase the book; Basic Principles of Classical Ballet, By Agrippina Vaganova


Parent Watch Week & Student Presentation Uniform:

*All female students will be required to purchase a ballet skirt for ballet classes, to be used for open classes and the Student Presentation. See chart below.*

Skirt Brands & Style Numbers

Pre Ballet I, II & III

Pink Skirt: Natalie Child Skirt N9301C or Capezio TC0011C from Discount Dance Supply

Vaganova I & II

Black Skirt: M. Stevens 531G  for Adult Size, Girls Ballet Wrap Skirt Style# TH5109C  for Child Size from Discount Dance Supply

Vaganova III & IV

White Skirted Leotard: Mirella M201L2 from Discount Dance Supply 3/8 satin white ribbon is required around the bun.


Jazz

Female Students: Black leotard – tank or camisole style preferred (no decorations of any kind, no crisscross straps), Black Jazz Pants with TAN* jazz slip-on shoes (Bloch Pulse – recommended brand).

*Advanced Students only* 

Character heels are optional, should be flexible, 1.5-2′ heel height. 

Male Students: BLACK T-SHIRT and BLACK JAZZ PANTS with TAN* jazz slip-on shoes, athletic supporter/Dance Belt.

ALL STUDENTS:                             

  • NO decorations of any kind, no crisscross straps, or t-shirts.
  • NO shorts, capris, sweatpants or leggings.
  • NO jazz boots or jazz tennis shoe. 

*Performance shoe to be determined. May not be the same shoe used for class. 

Hair: Hair should be pulled back into a bun or tight, slicked back ponytail.


Musical Theater

Female Students: Black leotard – tank or camisole style preferred (no decorations of any kind, no crisscross straps), Black Jazz Pants, Suntan Pedini Jazz Shoes.

*Advanced Students only* 

Character heels are optional, should be flexible, 1.5-2′ heel height. 

Male Students: BLACK T-SHIRT and BLACK JAZZ PANTS with TAN* jazz slip-on shoes, athletic supporter/Dance Belt.

ALL STUDENTS:                             

  • NO decorations of any kind, no crisscross straps, or t-shirts.
  • NO shorts, capris, sweatpants or leggings.
  • NO jazz boots or jazz tennis shoe. 

*Performance shoe to be determined. May not be the same shoe used for class. 

Hair: Hair should be pulled back into a bun or tight, slicked back ponytail.


Tap

Female Students: Black leotard (no decorations of any kind, no crisscross straps, shorts or t-shirts) with pink tights or footie socks (example here) and black mid-calf capri pants

Male Students: Black T-Shirt and Black Jazz Pants, athletic supporter/Dance Belt.

SHOES:

  • Tap I:  Girls – Tan buckle or Velcro Bloch brand Tap-On style. Boys – Black Oxford style tap shoe
  • Tap II:  Girls – Tan buckle Bloch brand Tap-On style. Boys – Black Oxford style tap shoe
  • Tap III: Black Oxford split sole style tap shoe for class (performance shoe to be determined)

Hair: Hair must be pulled back, preferably in a bun, or tight ponytail.


Contemporary

Female Students: Black camisole-style leotard with a pinch front, low back cut (no decorations of any kind, no crisscross straps). Capezio convertible/transition ballet pink tights or Danskin convertible/transition theatrical pink tights. Tan Jazz slip on shoes (Bloch Pulse shoes recommended) or Jazz Pedini shoes.

Male Students: Black T-shirt and black Jazz pants, athletic supporter/Dance Belt. Tan Jazz slip on shoes

Hair: Hair must be pulled back, preferably in a bun, or tight ponytail.


Adult Classes 

Loose, comfortable workout-like clothes, preferably all black. No shorts, cropped tops, or shirts with inappropriate language. 

Hair: Hair pulled back off face. 

Shoes: Adult Tap – any style tap shoes. Blended Barre+ – ballet shoes, socks, or barefoot. 


Stretch for Dancers

The Stretch class is a variety of exercises and movements to provide necessary stretching specifically for dancers. If the student does not have the items below they will not be permitted to take the class.

  • Stretch: Yoga Mat, 2 blocks, Stretch Band, Flexistretcher (if required by teacher) 

Security Kit

Items to include in dance security kit for all Vaganova Level students.

  • Hair pins, hair nets, bobby pins and hair spray/hair gel
  • Band-aids
  • Make-up
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Bio freeze
  • Second skin
  • Single use ice pack
  • Extra pair of tights
  • Safety Pins