Dress Code

 

PLEASE READ


Dress code items may be purchased at your own discretion, or you may purchase them from “The Little Dance Shoppe” located at SO Dance Studio. Dancewear can be fitted at the first lesson, but be aware that it is often crowded, which may prevent your child from arriving in dance class on time. For your convenience, the store is open evenings, Monday through Thursday, 6:00pm–8:30pm, and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm. We have great clearance prices on leotards and a limited supply of used tap shoes. Ballet shoes are in stock; however, new tap shoes must be ordered.

ABSOLUTELY NO STREET SHOES OR
STREET CLOTHES IN THE DANCE STUDIO.


Leotards


All leotards and tights need to be solid color, no designs or patterns. Any color can be worn in any level. Footed tights or convertible tights need to be worn for every class. Dancers are welcome to wear ballet skirts, dance shorts, dance leggings, and leg warmers if they are of solid color. Our dress code prohibits tutus in class. Please, soft skirts only.

A leotard is a unisex, close-fitting one-piece garment, made of a stretchy fabric, that covers a person's body from the shoulders to the top of the thighs and typically the arms, worn by dancers or people exercising indoors.


 

Ballet Shoes


Ballet shoes are required for all classes, full or split sole. The preferred brand is Revolution. Their shoes are made with a soft, supple leather and have a full cotton lining. They have an ultra-flexible, full-suede sole, and they have an elastic drawstring and pre-sewn elastic strap. Certain dress code items, like Ballet shoes, are available in “The Little Dance Shoppe”.

A ballet shoe, or ballet slipper, is a lightweight shoe designed specifically for ballet dancing. It may be made from soft leather, canvas, or satin, and has flexible, thin soles. Traditionally, women wear pink shoes and men wear white or black shoes. Tan colored slippers—which are unobtrusive and thus give the appearance of dancing barefoot—are worn in modern ballets and sometimes modern dancing by both men and women.


Tap Shoes


1st year through 3rd year combination dancers should wear one-half inch heel black tap shoes. 4th year through 7th year combination dancers should wear one-and-a-half inch heel black tap shoes. Pre-Pointe through Advanced dancers should wear two-inch heel black tap shoes. The preferred brand is Revolution or Balera Tap shoes, which are available in “The Little Dance Shoppe” at SO Dance Studio.

Tap shoes are made with a specially hardened sole or attached metal plates at toe and heel to make a tapping sound in tap dancing. Did you know that tap shoes were originally made of wood? Metallic taps weren't introduced until the early 1900's.


 

Jazz Shoes


All Jazz classes (excluding 4th year) will need tan, slip on jazz shoes. The preferred brand is Revolution. Since Jazz reflects the energy in jazz music where movements can be sharp or smooth, quick or slow, subtle or strongly angular, having jazz shoes that meet our dress code are strongly recommended.

Jazz shoes are available in “The Little Dance Shoppe” inside SO Dance Studio. A jazz shoe is a type of shoe worn by dancers. They are used in jazz dance and many other styles of dance. Most have rubber soles, which provide traction and also help to cushion the foot, and some have thicker heels for better shock-absorption.


Pointe Shoes


Pointe shoes are a required dress code items for all classes Pre-Pointe through Advanced. A pointe shoe is a type of shoe worn by ballet dancers when performing pointe work. Pointe shoes help dancers to appear weightless and have evolved to enable dancers to dance en pointe (on the tips of their toes) for extended periods of time. They are manufactured in a variety of colors, most commonly in shades of light pink.

PLEASE READ

ABSOLUTELY NO STREET SHOES OR STREET CLOTHES IN THE DANCE STUDIO

Dress code items may be purchased at your own discretion, or you may purchase them from “The Little Dance Shoppe” located at SO Dance Studio. Dance-wear can be fitted at the first lesson, but be aware that it is often crowded, which may prevent your child from arriving in dance class on time.

The Little Dance Shoppe
(located inside SO Dance Studio)
Monday-Thursday
6:00pm–8:30pm
Saturday
9:00am-12:00pm

We have great clearance prices on leotards and a limited supply of used tap shoes. Ballet shoes are in stock; however, new tap shoes must be ordered.

Leotards

Solid Color Only

All leotards and tights need to be solid color, no designs or patterns. Any color can be worn in any level. Footed tights or convertible tights need to be worn for every class. Dancers are welcome to wear ballet skirts, dance shorts, dance leggings, and leg warmers if they are of solid color. Our dress code prohibits tutus in class. Please, soft skirts only.

A leotard is a unisex, close-fitting one-piece garment, made of a stretchy fabric, that covers a person's body from the shoulders to the top of the thighs and typically the arms, worn by dancers or people exercising indoors.

Ballet Shoes

Full or Split Sole

Ballet shoes are required for all classes, full or split sole. The preferred brand is Revolution. Their shoes are made with a soft, supple leather and have a full cotton lining. They have an ultra-flexible, full-suede sole, and they have an elastic drawstring and pre-sewn elastic strap. Certain dress code items, like Ballet shoes, are available in “The Little Dance Shoppe”.

A ballet shoe, or ballet slipper, is a lightweight shoe designed specifically for ballet dancing. It may be made from soft leather, canvas, or satin, and has flexible, thin soles. Traditionally, women wear pink shoes and men wear white or black shoes. Tan colored slippers—which are unobtrusive and thus give the appearance of dancing barefoot—are worn in modern ballets and sometimes modern dancing by both men and women.

Tap Shoes

1/2" Heel, Black

1st year through 3rd year combination dancers should wear one-half inch heel black tap shoes. 4th year through 7th year combination dancers should wear one-and-a-half inch heel black tap shoes. Pre-Pointe through Advanced dancers should wear two-inch heel black tap shoes. The preferred brand is Revolution or Balera Tap shoes, which are available in “The Little Dance Shoppe” at SO Dance Studio.

Tap shoes are made with a specially hardened sole or attached metal plates at toe and heel to make a tapping sound in tap dancing. Did you know that tap shoes were originally made of wood? Metallic taps weren't introduced until the early 1900's.

Jazz Shoes

Tan, Slip On

All Jazz classes (excluding 4th year) will need tan, slip on jazz shoes. The preferred brand is Revolution. Since Jazz reflects the energy in jazz music where movements can be sharp or smooth, quick or slow, subtle or strongly angular, having jazz shoes that meet our dress code are strongly recommended.

Jazz shoes are available in “The Little Dance Shoppe” inside SO Dance Studio. A jazz shoe is a type of shoe worn by dancers. They are used in jazz dance and many other styles of dance. Most have rubber soles, which provide traction and also help to cushion the foot, and some have thicker heels for better shock-absorption.

Pointe Shoes

Pre-Pointe Through Advanced

Pointe shoes are a required dress code items for all classes Pre-Pointe through Advanced. A pointe shoe is a type of shoe worn by ballet dancers when performing pointe work. Pointe shoes help dancers to appear weightless and have evolved to enable dancers to dance en pointe (on the tips of their toes) for extended periods of time. They are manufactured in a variety of colors, most commonly in shades of light pink.