Dress Code 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.

*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:
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. Pony tail for long hair. Please NO TUTUS. 

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT: 

Lilac leotard, footed ballet tights, leather ballet slippers. Ballet skirt optional. Pony tail. Please NO TUTUS. 

 

DISCOVER DANCE & PRE-BALLET 1: 

Light blue leotard, footed ballet tights, leather ballet slippers. Ballet skirt optional. Pony tail. 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. 

 

PRE-POINTE & POINTE: 

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

 

PATHWAY COMPANY I:

Forest Green Company leotard, convertible ballet tights, and canvas or leather ballet slippers. Hair in bun.

(Discount Dance: Adult Pinch Front Tank Leotard in “forest”)

 

PATHWAY COMPANY II:

Purple Company leotard, convertible ballet tights, and canvas or leather ballet slippers. Hair in bun.

(Discount Dance: Girls/Adult Pinch Front Tank Leotard in “purple”)

 

LEAPS & TURNS TECHNIQUE:

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

 

TAP 1 &2: 

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

 

TAP 3, 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 1-3), hair in bun (Jazz 4-6). 

 

HIP-HOP: (All genders)
Loose clothes & clean dance sneakers. Pony tail for long hair. No denim or shoes worn outside permitted. 

 

CONTEMPORARY/MODERN: 

Solid color 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. 

Class uniforms are listed below and may be found online at Amazon.comDiscountDance.com (Use Studio Code 125200 to support our studio!) or by visiting our friends at the Oak Park BLOCH Store!

By Class 

**While not a requirement, nude leotards are highly suggested for performance times, for wearing under class costumes.** 

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