To the Pointe. Dance Studio - Dress Code
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Dress Code Requirements

DANCE ATTIRE is required for all dance classes. The proper attire sets a standard in class for behavior, respect for the classroom and the style of dance being taught. It also allows the instructors to make necessary corrections, see where improvement is needed, lessens distractions, and enables the teacher to praise correct alignment. The teacher is unable to properly observe the students body movements for correct form and technique if the proper attire is not worn, which can lead to injury. Please see below for your class dress code or ask your teacher for more detailed information. Attire policy will be strictly enforced. Students who are not appropriately dressed (including hair) will be asked to sit and observe the class. Dance Attire may be purchased at https://www.shopnimbly.com/2thepointe. **Please take special notice of the sizing guides! Revolution brand shoes should be ordered 2-2.5 sizes larger than street shoe sizes. See guides for details.**
 
Hair should be secured in a ponytail, braid or bun, depending on the style of dance (all Ballet I-V classes require buns), with long bangs clipped or pinned out of face. If hair is short, a headband, braids, or small ponytail should be in place. 

Jewelry is strongly discouraged as it can become a hazard or be lost/misplaced. 

Dance shoes should only be worn inside the studio. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floors at any time. Please be sure to tuck ballet shoe drawstrings in so that we do not have to worry about them coming untied. 

Dance tights and a leotard are required for females in ALL class styles.

Undergarments: 
- Underwear can be left off. It is unnecessary under leotards and tights and often makes dancers uncomfortable/embarrassed as it rides down below the leg line of leotards. Dancers will not be allowed to wear underwear at recital so now is a great time to start preparing them. 
- Nude camisole leotards are acceptable for added coverage. These leotards are considered undergarments and may not be worn to classes as a class leotard. They are intended to be worn under leotards and costumes for added privacy & support.   - Supportive athletic sports bras (medium to strong control depending on size) are required for pre-teen and teen female dancers.
- Compression shorts or dance belts are required for pre-teen and teen male dancers.

Tiny Toes, Twinkle Toes, Preschool Ballet:
Females: Any color, any style leotard. Any color footed dance tights. Pink leather ballet slippers. Ballet skirts & tutus are encouraged.
Males: Any solid color t-shirt, black gym shorts or sweat pants/joggers, black ballet slippers. 

Combination Tap/Ballet:
Females: Any color, any style leotard. Any color footed dance tights. Pink leather ballet slippers and black mary jane style buckle tap shoes. Ballet skirts & tutus are encouraged. 
Males: Any solid color t-shirt, black gym shorts or sweat pants/joggers, black ballet slippers, black jazz tap shoes. 

Ballet I-V:
Females: Black leotard, pink tights, pink split sole ballet slippers (canvas or leather). Dance shorts and Ballet skirts are permitted at times. 
Males: Solid White shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), black ballet slippers or canvas fit jazz shoes.

Open Ballet:
Females: Any color leotard, pink or flesh tone tights, pink ballet slippers (leather or canvas). Dance shorts or ballet skirts optional. 
Males: Solid White shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), black ballet slippers or canvas fit jazz shoes. 
 
Contemporary/Modern/Lyrical:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone convertible, footless or stirrup tights, flesh tone half sole shoes (such as Foot Undeez, Neoprene half soles or Canvas Turners), or flesh tone Apolla dance socks (https://www.apollaperformance.com/pages/apolla-shocks). Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or ballet skirts optional. 
Males: Solid White shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), flesh tone half soles, or flesh tone Apolla dance socks. 

Intro Jazz, Jazz I-V, Broadway Stars, Musical Theatre:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone tights, black jazz shoes (tie or slip on, leather or canvas). Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or ballet skirts optional. 
Males: Solid White shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), black leather or canvas jazz shoes. 

Tap I-V:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone tights, black jazz tap shoes (tie or slip on, leather). Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or ballet skirts optional. 
Males: Solid White shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), black jazz tap shoes (tie or slip on, leather).

Hipptiy Hop and Open, Beg/Int, Int/Adv Hip Hop:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone tights, black dance sneakers. Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or harem pants optional. 
Males: Any solid color shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), black dance sneakers.

AcroDance:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone convertible, footless or stirrup tights, flesh tone half sole shoes, or barefeet. Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or unitards optional. NO loose clothing or jewelry due to safety concerns.
Males: Any solid color compression shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), flesh tone half soles, or barefeet. NO loose clothing or jewelry due to safety concerns. 

Irish:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone tights, black ghillies (Remember to check the sizing guide! http://www.keilys.com/fayessoftshoes.html). Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or ballet skirts optional. 
Males: Solid White shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), black leather or canvas jazz shoes. 

African:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone convertible, footless or stirrup tights, flesh tone half sole shoes (such as Foot Undeez, Neoprene half soles or Canvas Turners), or flesh tone Apolla dance socks (https://www.apollaperformance.com/pages/apolla-shocks). Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or ballet skirts optional. 
Males: Solid White shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), flesh tone half soles, or flesh tone Apolla dance socks. 

Dance Company:
Females: Any color leotard, pink, black or flesh tone tights, black dance sneakers. Leggings, dance shorts, dance capris, or joggers optional. 
Males: Any solid color shirt, gym shorts, athletic capris or joggers (must not drag or be too long), black dance sneakers.