Principle Dance 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.


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


*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.*


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


Joy of Movement

1st Semester: Loose clothing and bare feet.
2nd Semester: Lilac leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers. Chiffon ballet skirt optional. Pony tail for long hair.

Creative Movement
Lilac leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers. Chiffon ballet skirt optional. Pony tail.

Discover Dance & Pre-Ballet 1
Light blue leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers. Chiffon ballet skirt optional. Pony tail.

Tap Rhythm & Rhyme
Light blue leotard, black footed tights, black tap shoes. Chiffon ballet skirt optional. Pony tail.

Pre-Ballet 2 & Ballet 1
Pink leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers. Short pink chiffon ballet skirt optional. Hair in bun.

Ballet 2&3
Navy leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair in a bun.


Ballet 4/5
Burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.  Hair in bun.


Jazz 1 & Tap 1:

Wear all black. Black leotard, black footed tights, black jazz or tap shoes. Pony tail. 


Jazz 2-4 & Tap 2-4:

Wear all black. Black leotard. Black jazz pants, leggings, tights, or shorts (derriere covered!!!). Black jazz or tap shoes.
Pony tail or bun.


Jazz 5

Solid color leotard, black bottoms, black jazz shoes. Pony tail.

 

Jazz 6: 
Solid color leotard or top. Black leggings, tights, or shorts (derriere covered!!). Black jazz shoes. Pony tail.


Hip Hop Boys and Girls
Loose clothes & clean dance sneakers. Pony tail for long hair. No denim or shoes worn outside permitted.


Contemporary:

Bare feet. Solid color leotard or top, leggings/jazz pants. Hair pulled back. Bring a t-shirt or sweatshirt for floor work. No buns, pink tights, or shorts permitted.


Pathway Ballet/Pointe
Solid color leotard, convertible pink tights and pink ballet slippers/pointe shoes. Hair in bun.