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The Academy of the Arts
Ballet students are required to wear a leotard and tights--no exceptions. Those students in levels 4 and up should wear black leos (the hour long class leotard can be any color) with tights that match their shoe color, and hair in a bun. They may also wear a ballet skirt but not booty shorts.
For all dance classes other than ballet, female students should wear a leotard or sports bra and shorts and appropriate shoes unless specified below. Any color/style is fine. Tights are optional. Boys should wear a fitted shirt and either sweatpants or shorts.
Tumbling/acrobatic students do not need to wear tights, however, if they do, they should be the footless style. Tumblers should also wear a leotard or booty shorts and a fitted (but not cropped) top. A loose t-shirt is not appropriate for acro.
Hip Hop students should wear dance or street clothes that they can dance in--please not too baggy, as the teacher needs to see body placement.
Combination Tap/Ballet Classes--black tap, pink ballet
Ballet Classes--pink or matching skin tone ballet shoes; all students in level 4 and up should wear split sole canvas
Hip Hop--black athletic shoes (these should ONLY be worn for class), no tights required
Tap Classes--tan u-shell or character for Tap Fundamentals and black oxford for Intermediate I & II, Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced levels
Jazz Classes--tan jazz shoes (boot or half shoes)
Modern/Contemporary--half shoes or bare feet, no tights required
Jazz/Pom/Hip Hop Mix--tan jazz shoes (lace up or boot, half shoes or pedinis are all fine)
Pointe--see your instructor for their recommendation
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR JEWELRY TO CLASS (post earrings or wedding rings are fine, but necklaces that are long or earrings that dangle are not appropriate for safety reasons)
A note about underwear----Tights ARE your underwear. Dancers should not wear underwear under their tights.
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