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Dress Code

Appropriate dress is important for the technical growth of your dancing student.  Inappropriate clothing will hinder their dance development and make it difficult for the instructor to 'see' your student dance. Coming to class dressed in your appropriate class dress is also an important part of preparing yourself for your class. When you take the time to respect the dress code, you are setting yourself up for success in class and you are showing your class, your teacher, and the discipline of dance respect. Dress code, including hair, will be enforced this year, especially in intermediate and advanced classes. Students not dressed to dance will either have to borrow our 'spares' or observe. We thank all parents and students alike for supporting each other in coming to class prepared.


At any age, the ritual of putting on dancing clothes to go to dance class is important.  Most students will enjoy wearing these clothes to class each week. Please pull your students hair back and remove any dangly necklaces or jewelry. Ballet slippers without ties, if you can find them, are great, or you can help the instructor by cutting the ties off or tucking them into the ballet shoe before class. A limited selection of dancewear and shoes can be found locally at The Foot Lodge on E. Riverside Blvd. in Loves Park (behind Beef-a-Roo), Target in both Rockford and Machesney Park, or on Amazon.

 

Tiny Steps, Tutus for Tots and Kidance-

 Hair in a tight neat bun. Ballet Pink tights. Solid Ballet Pink leotard. Solid Ballet Pink skirt (can be attached to leotard). Ballet Pink ballet slippers. Black tap shoes (Tutus for Tots and Kidance only)

Ballet Classes- Beginning Ballet, Ballet Levels I, II, III, IV, Pre-Pointe, Pointe

Hair in a tight neat bun. Ballet Pink tights. Solid Black leotard. Solid Black skirt (can be attached to leotard). Ballet Pink ballet slippers. (Black tap shoes for Kidance students, too)

NO BAGGY T-SHIRTS OR CAMISOLES OVER YOUR LEOTARD, leather or canvas ballet slippers and/or pointe shoes required. Satin style bedroom slipper ballet shoes are not allowed.

Jazz/Tap Classes-

Hair in a ponytail or bun. Solid BLACK colored leotard, nude dance tights, plain BLACK Capri leggings, tan jazz shoes OR black tap shoes (NO HEEL PLEASE), NO BAGGY T SHIRTS, NO JEGGINGS, STRETCHY JEANS, or tight camisole tops are allowed.

Lyrical and Contemporary-

Hair pulled back, Solid BLACK colored leotard, nude dance tights, plain BLACK

Capri leggings, bare feet or toe paws.

Hip Hop-

Hair pulled back, Black Hip Hop Sneakers, NO JEANS, KHAKIS, OR SCHOOL CLOTHES. Exercise T-shirts, tanks, shorts or leggings are acceptable.

STG Shine and Illuminate Dance Company-

Hair pulled back, Solid BLACK leotard, Black capris or leggings, Tan jazz shoes or toe paws.