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DRESS CODE

In general, we ask that our students wear something easy to move in, nothing too baggy, no denim and to avoid dresses and/or skirts. Proper shoes are essential and in most cases required for our intermediate and advanced level classes.

  • Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child's name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.

  • Dancewear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis.

  • Boys age 10 and older must wear a dance belt

  • Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class.

  • Dance shoes should never be worn outside.

  • Students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is required for all levels of ballet PP-7.

  • A neat bun or braids is required for all Acro classes, including Hip Hop/Acro and Acro Levels 1-5 

  • Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students age 10 and older.

Pre-Dance, Ballet/Tap Combo Classes

Boys:

  • Black sweatpants, white T-shirt, black ballet shoes. (Black tap shoes may be required.) 

Girls:

  • Leotards, tights. Ballet specific skirt optional. 

Pre-Dance:

  • Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. 

Ballet/Tap I:

  • Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes and black patent leather tap shoes.

Ballet/Tap II:

  • Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes and black patent leather tap shoes.

Jazz/Tap Combo:

  • Tan jazz shoes, Tan tap shoes 

Jazz/Lyrical Combo:

  • Tan jazz shoes, Nude ballet shoes 

Acro

Boys:

  • Black sweatpants or shorts, white T-shirt 

Girls:

  • Leggings or bike shorts with a sport top, leotard and tights or biketard.

All levels:

  • No t-shirts or sweatpants.

  • Please avoid denim and dresses.

  • Hair in neat bun or braids.

  • No shoes.

Jazz/Theater Jazz (Grades 1-12)

Boys:

  • Black sweatpants or jazz pants, white T-shirt, black jazz shoes.

Girls:

  • Leotard or form fitted dance top and leggings, leotard and tights, Shorts are okay if worn over tights.

All levels:

  • Please avoid baggy pants or oversized shirts, denim and dresses.

  • Hair up and out of face.

  • Tan jazz shoes unless specified by the instructor. 

Tap/Theatre Tap/Tap Technique (Grades 1-12): 

Boys:

  • Black tap shoes.

Girls:

  • Grades 2-4

    • Tan Tap shoes.​

  • Grades 5 & Up​

    • Black lace up tap shoes.​

All levels:

  • Shorts or leggings with a form fitted top, leotard and tights.

  • Please avoid denim, dresses and overly baggy clothing. 

Contemporary, Modern & Lyrical

Boys:

  • Sweatpants or shorts.

  • Fitted T-shirt or tank top.

  • No shoes.

Girls:

  • Leotard or form fitted dance top and leggings, leotard and tights, Shorts are okay if worn over tights.

All levels:

  • Please avoid baggy pants or oversized shirts, denim and dresses.

  • Hair up and out of face.

  • No shoes. 

Hip-Hop & Street Jazz

Boys & Girls:

  • ·Comfortable clothes (not jeans).

  • Clean black sneakers used only for class.

  • Sneakers for performance may be selected to compliment costume choices. 

Musical Theater/Broadway Workshop

Boys & Girls:

  • Something easy to move in.

  • Jazz shoes (any color and any style) or dance sneakers only worn for class.

  • Specific shoes may be selected for performances later in the year.

Ballet Dress Code Requirements 

For Class Levels Prima Primary (PP) - Level 7 

Ballet

Boys:

  • Black sweatpants or jazz pants

  • White T-Shirt

  • Black ballet shoes

Girls:

  • Leotard

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

    •  (Pink pointe shoes may be required)

  • Hair must be worn in a bun or twist for all levels. No pony tails or messy buns will be allowed

  • Ballet specific skirts are optional

Dancers must wear the color leotard that coincides with their ballet level

*Please contact jenm@newtowndance.com if you are unsure of your ballet level or need to be evaluated*

  • Prima Primary - Light Pink

  • Level 1A - White

  • Level 1B - Lavendar

  • Level 2A - Red

  • Level 2B - Maroon

  • Level 3A - Dark Green

  • Level 3B - Navy

  • Level 4 - Black

  • Level 5 - Black

  • Level 6 - Black

  • Level 7 - Black

*Level 4 and above must not have underwear, sports bras or regular bra straps showing. If your dancer is not in proper dress code, they will have to sit out and watch the class and receive an incomplete for the class.

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