Hair is generally worn in a ponytail or bun or otherwise fastened away from the face, so that it does not get in the way, especially during turns. Acro students should wear two pigtails or buns, or a low ponytail, since a single ponytail or bun would interfere with some movements, such as forward rolls. For Acro, if wearing a headband, it must be a soft material (no plastic, metal, or hard headbands, as that is painful for tumbling). No ribbons or barrettes in hair for Acro.

 


If you have dance shoes of a different color or style that still fit, talk to the studio before buying new ones. Students in Combo classes may obtain shoes from a store like Payless. All other students should consider purchasing a higher quality of dancewear from our in-studio option, a local dance shop, or online dance store. Keep in mind that at the recital, students must have shoes that match the shoes (in style and color) of the other dancers in that class.

 

 

 

No earrings or jewelry are to be worn during dance class.

 

 

 

At FDC, we encourage our dancers to dress for success.  Like most dance studios, we have a dress code for our dance classes.  Our teachers strictly enforce the dress code.  Our dress code allows instructors to see how the students are moving, and encourages concentration on the instruction. Please call the studio if you have any questions about what can or cannot be worn.  Students who are just trying classes should call the studio before purchasing dance clothes and dance shoes. Please put your name in all shoes and clothing!  We retrieve many forgotten items each day, and we would like to return items to their appropriate owners.
 

 

Class Shoes Tights Leotard Optional Accessories
Preschool Combo Classes (ages 3-4) Pink Ballet

 

Any color footed Any color; small ballet skirts and tutus are encouraged. Please no long ballet skirts or ballet platter tutus
Pre K, K, & Beginning Combo Classes (ages 4-9) Black Tap AND

Pink Ballet

(If you have tan tap shoes that still fit, they may be worn for practice but will likely need black for recital)

Any color footed Any color; small ballet skirts and tutus are encouraged. Please no long ballet skirts or ballet platter tutus Mandatory: Dance bag to hold 2nd pair of dance shoes. We prefer a bag that has a zipper. Make sure to put name on the outside of the bag
Dance Tots (no formal dress code for youngest dancers) Pink Ballet or bare feet Not necessary.  If worn, may be any color. Not necessary.  Any color; small ballet skirts and tutus are welcome. Please no long ballet skirts or ballet platter tutus Form-fitting clothes.  Dance, yoga, or jazz pants, capris, dance shorts, form-fitting tank tops and dance tops.  Leotards are always acceptable.

 

Acro Barefoot

 

Not necessary.  If worn, may be any color but must be footless or convertible Any color.  May also be a unitard (bike shorts) No hard, plastic, or metal barrettes or headbands.  Hair must be worm in low ponytail or bun, or in 2 side ponytails/buns.  No high buns. No sweaters or hoods.  Shirts must be form fitting.
Ballet & Ballet Technique classes Pink Ballet Shoes (Beg. & Combo: leather; Int. & Adv.: canvas or leather) Ballet pink footed Black or Burgundy (one color only) Leg warmers, ballet skirts, ballet sweaters may be worn during warm up at beginning of class only
Hip Hop Hip hop dance sneaker Any (not necessary) Any (not necessary) Form-fitting clothes.  Dance, yoga, or jazz pants, capris, dance shorts, form-fitting tank tops and dance tops.  Leotards are always acceptable. No hoods or sweatshirts.
Jazz Tan jazz gore boot (stretch boot).  If you have black jazz shoes that still fit, they may be worn for practice, but will likely need tan for recital Any color Any color Jazz pants, capris, dance shorts, form-fitting tank tops and dance tops are allowed as optional attire over top the leotard and tights, but must be sensible, modest, form-fitting,
Lyrical &

Modern

Pink ballet shoes, tan jazz shoes, foot undies, or bare feet (No socks or stocking feet) Any color Any color Jazz pants, capris, dance shorts, form-fitting tank tops and dance tops are allowed as optional attire over top the leotard and tights, but must be sensible, modest, form-fitting,
Tap Black, tie, full-sole Any color footed or socks Any color (leotard not necessary) Dance, yoga, or jazz pants, capris, dance shorts, form-fitting tank tops and dance tops.  Leotards are always acceptable.
Theatre Any dance shoe type you already have [jazz, ballet, hip hop, foot undees] Any (not necessary) Any (not necessary) Form-fitting clothes.  Dance, yoga, or jazz pants, capris, dance shorts, form-fitting tank tops and dance tops.  Leotards are always acceptable. No hoods or sweatshirts.

 

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