Class uniform Requirements

Clothing worn for class has an important influence on dancers' posture and focus. Teachers must be able to see the joints in order to correct anatomical alignment, aid in injury prevention, and promote correct dance technique. For these reasons, Principle Dance has a dress code specific to each class. Dancers dressed inappropriately may be denied class participation.

Class uniforms are listed below and may be found in our new Online Discount Dance Store, organized by class/style!

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*Please note: NO TUTUS are permitted during class because they are a distraction for young dancers. Wearing a tutu is saved for the performance experience. Simple chiffon ballet skirts are permitted in some classes.*

GENTLEMEN/JUMPIN’ JACKS:

Plain black or white t-shirt, black fitted athletic shorts/pants, and black dance shoes. Bare feet for Contemporary Modern. (See Hip Hop note for exception.) 

 

JOY OF MOVEMENT:

1st SEMESTER: (September - December) Loose clothing and bare feet.

2nd SEMESTER: (January- June) Lilac leotard, footed ballet tights*, leather ballet slippers. Ballet skirt optional. Ponytail for long hair. Please NO TUTUS. 

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Lilac leotard, footed ballet tights*, leather ballet slippers. Ballet skirt optional. Hair in ponytail. Please NO TUTUS. 

 

DISCOVER DANCE & PRE-BALLET 1

Light blue leotard, footed ballet tights*, leather ballet slippers. Ballet skirt optional. Hair in ponytail. Please NO TUTUS. 

 

PRE-BALLET 2 & BALLET 1: 

Pink leotard, footed ballet tights*, leather ballet slippers. Short pink ballet skirt optional. Hair in bun. 

 

BALLET 2 & 3

Navy leotard, convertible or footed ballet tights*, leather ballet slippers. Hair in a bun. 

 

BALLET 4, 5, & 6

Burgundy leotard, convertible ballet tights*, canvas or leather ballet slippers. Hair in bun. 

 

TEEN BEGINNING BALLET:

Black leotard, convertible ballet tights*, canvas or leather ballet slippers. Hair in bun. 

 

PRE-POINTE & POINTE

Solid colored leotard, convertible ballet tights*, and canvas or leather ballet slippers/pointe shoes. Hair in bun. 

 

ACRO (1 - 3)

Solid colored leotard, form-fitting black shorts, and bare feet. Tank tops, loose shorts, or loose pants are not permitted as they are a safety hazard for the dancer and spotter. Hair pulled back into a ponytail or bun.

 

LEAPS & TURNS TECHNIQUE (1 - 2):

Leotard or top, and leggings/jazz pants (no shorts permitted). Ballet or jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

 

TAP, RHYTHM, RHYME & TAP 1:

Light blue leotard, footed ballet tights* or black tights, black tap shoes. Ballet skirt optional. Hair in ponytail.

 

TAP 2 & 3

Black leotard, black footed tights, black tap shoes. Black ballet skirt optional. Hair in ponytail or bun. 

 

TAP 4 & 5

Black leotard or top, black footed tights or black leggings. Hair in ponytail or bun. 

 

JAZZ (1 - 6):

Black leotard, black footed tights, black jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail (Jazz 1-2), hair in bun (Jazz 3-6). 

 

HIP-HOP (Minis, 1 & 2):

Loose clothes & clean dance sneakers. Ponytail for long hair. No denim or shoes worn outside permitted. 

 

CONTEMPORARY/MODERN (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2)

Solid colored leotard or top, leggings/jazz pants (no shorts permitted). Bare feet (no socks). Hair pulled back. You may bring a t-shirt or sweatshirt for floor work. 

    

COMPOSITION & CHOREOGRAPHY:

Solid colored leotard or top, leggings/jazz pants (no shorts permitted). Bare feet, jazz, or ballet shoes. Hair pulled back. You may bring a t-shirt or sweatshirt for floor work. 

 

MOMENTUM PERFORMANCE COMPANY REHEARSALS

BALLET: Black leotard, convertible ballet tights*, canvas or leather ballet slippers. Hair in bun. 

JAZZ: Black leotard, black footed tights, black jazz shoes. Hair in a bun. 

CONTEMPORARY: Solid colored leotard or top, leggings/jazz pants (no shorts permitted). Bare feet (no socks). Hair pulled back.

 

*Ballet tights can be pink or the color of the dancer’s skin-tone.

 

**While not a requirement, nude/skin-toned leotards are highly suggested during performance times, for use under class costumes, for anyone that has more than one costume to wear during a performance, has a costume quick change, or is wearing a rented costume (Property of Principle Dance).