What to Wear

Proper dancewear is required for all classes:

  • Hair pulled back (bun for ballet)
  • No jewelry
  • Street Shoes and clothes are NOT allowed in any class
  • No basketball shorts (long), baggy sweats or tee shirts allowed ONLY in Hip Hop and Musical Theatre classes.
  • Wearing only socks is not allowed in any class

Tiny Dancers and Preschool 1 & 2

  • Girls Pink leather ballet, or color closest to skin tone, Guys= Black leather,  with elastic instep no ties Capezio brand “Lily” preferred , black tap shoe with velcro closure. Either velcro buckle or faux tie style with elastic is OK.  Guys =  any brand black Oxford tie style. Girls=  Any color leotard and tights= Guys Tee shirt & stretchy shorts

Combos 1 & 2

  • Girls Pink leather ballet, or color closest to skin tone, Guys= Black leather,  with elastic instep no ties Capezio brand “Lily” preferred , black tap shoe with velcro closure. Either velcro buckle or faux tie style with elastic is OK.  Guys =  any brand black Oxford tie style. Girls=  Any color leotard and tights= Guys Tee shirt & stretchy shorts

Musical Theatre 

  • Must wear any style black or caramel dance shoes (jazz, ballet or dance sneakers) or pair of sneakers used only for this class, on the studio floors. Wearing only socks, is not allowed!

Level 1 & 2 

Ballet

  • Girls = Pink  all leather , Guys= Black, all leather ballet shoes, preferably Capezio brand “Lily” no drawstring style, pink tights, and any color leotard. Dancers may also wear a dance skirt.  Hair must be pulled back in a neat bun.

Jazz

  • All Genders= Split sole, slip on jazz bootie Capezio style EJ2 in Caramel or color closest to skin tone . Tights must be worn. Any color leotard permitted. Dancers may also wear short shorts over tights. Hair pulled back. If Capezio “Pedini” shoe is requested you will need it in leather and the color is “Caramel” or color closest to skin tone.

Hip-Hop

  • All Genders: Pastry Shoes: Cassata (Black) Adult sizes #71051A  Child sizes 71051K. All HH students will need these shoes for performance. If you cannot find these shoes in your style, All black, canvass Converse High Tops  with white bottoms will work. Can be found at www.ilovepastry.com, DSW, Amazon, Discountdance.com, etc. Tank tops /teeshirts and dance pants requested (No Bra Tops) Hair pulled back, bun not required.

Lyrical

  • All genders: Slip on jazz bootie EJ2 Capezio split sole caramel. Any color tights and leotard. Skirts or short shorts are permitted over tights. Hair neatly pulled back. Guys can also choose to wear a black jazz shoe.

Tap

  • Girls; MaryJane Flat tap shoe with a buckle strap. Capezio 3800A in Caramel  or color closest to skin tone or Bloch #S0302 in Tan (g for girls sizes/ L for ladies).
  • Guys: Any Brand Oxford tie up style in black ( Bloch Respect or Capezio Fluid preferred)

Level 3 

Ballet

  • Girls; Capezio Leather Juliette split sole shoe in pink . Ballet pink tights, and any color leotard. Dancers may also wear a dance skirt. “Bloch” brand shoes preferred. Hair must be pulled back in a neat bun.
  • Guys: Any Black Leather Ballet shoe, no show socks, black shorts or legging style pant ( no sweat pants), plain white tee shirt

Jazz

  • Girls: Split sole, slip on jazz bootie Capezio style EJ2 in Caramel or color closest to skin tone.
  • Guys: Black,slip on jazz bootie Capezio style EJ2, black shorts or legging style pant ( no sweat pants), plain white tee shirt
  • Girls = Tights must be worn. Any color leotard permitted. Dancers may also wear short shorts over tights. Hair pulled back.

Hip-Hop

  • All Genders; Pastry Shoes: Cassata (Black) Adult sizes #71051A  Child sizes 71051K. All HH students will need these shoes for performance. All HH students will need these shoes for performance. If you cannot find these shoes in your style, All black, Converse High Tops with white bottoms will work.  Can be found at www.ilovepastry.com, DSW, Amazon, Discountdance.com, etc.  Tank top /teeshirts and dance pants requested (No Bra Tops) Hair pulled back, bun not required.

Lyrical

  • All Genders: Slip on jazz bootie EJ2 Capezio split sole caramel or color closest to skin tone. Any color tights and leotard. Skirts or short shorts are permitted over tights. Hair neatly pulled back.

Tap

  • All Genders: Capezio “Fluid ” Oxford lace up style Tap shoe in black Style # CG17 or CG17C for child sizes or Bloch brand “Respect”.

Contemporary : Class is taken barefooted

Junior, Senior Companies and Teen Classes

Ballet

  • Girls Capezio split sole  leather shoes, Juliette or Cobra Style, color= pink
  • Guys Capezio split sole leather shoes, Romeo Style, color= black

Jazz

  • All Genders  = *NEW Capezio Jazz Glove Choose the color closed to your skin tone, you may also be asked to wear black for certain routines depending on costuming.
  • If Capezio “Pedini” shoe is requested you will need it in leather

Hip Hop

  • All Genders: Pastry Shoes: Cassata (White) Adult sizes #71051A  Child sizes 71051K. www.Ilovepastry.com, DSW.com, Amazon, Discountdance.com

Tap

  • All genders = Black “oxford style” with laces. Bloch Brand “Respect” full sole. If they do not come in your size please talk to you teacher. The Capezio Fluid is recommended for most. Do not buy big tap shoes! They must fit correctly to be able to make your sounds!

Lyrical

  • All genders: Jr B = “Foot Undeez” color closest to your skin tone
  • All genders: Jr A, Sr B, Sr A, Teen= Capezio Leather Pirouette II color= closest to skintone

*Junior & Senior Companies

  • All genders: “Foot Undeez” required. If Capezio Pirouette II shoe is requested you will need it in leather NOT CANVASS