DRESS CODE

UPDATED FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON

A dress code ensures that a teacher will be able to see a dancer’s alignment and positions. Improper clothing can mask bad habits, making corrections impossible and hindering your dancer’s improvement. A dress code will also teach students discipline, helping with overall focus. By “dressing the part” dancers feel like dancers. Dress codes go a long way in students’ outlook and makes it much easier on parents!​​

 

Leotard colors (please read full dress code by class below):

  • Light Pink - Preschool / Dance & Tumbling / Ballet Tap Combo / Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combo / Little Kid Hip Hop

  • Light Blue - Level I 

  • Garnet/Maroon - Level II

  • Black - Level III and UP

 

**If your dancer is in a combined level class, ex: Acro II/III, they may wear either level-appropriate leotard color.**

**Students enrolled in multiple classes on the same day are not required to change clothes between classes.**

 

Preschool and Dance & Tumbling

  • Solid light pink leotard

  • Footed or convertible ballet tights (Pink, Tan, Maple, or Java)

  • Thin ballet skirt permitted (leotard skirt combos ok)

  • Leather or canvas ballet shoes (Pink or coordinating with tights)

  • No tutus permitted

  • Please label shoes w/ permanent marker to prevent accidental swapping!

Ballet Tap Combo and Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combo

  • Solid light pink leotard

  • Footed or convertible ballet tights (Pink, Tan, Maple, or Java)

  • Thin ballet skirt permitted (leotard skirt combos ok)

  • Leather or canvas ballet shoes (Coordinating with tights or pink)

  • Black or Tan tap shoes (velcro preferred). 

  • No tutus permitted

  • Please label shoes w/ permanent marker to prevent accidental swapping!

 

Ballet

  • Solid leotard - Level appropriate color

  • Footed or convertible ballet tights (Pink, Tan, Maple, or Java)

  • Leather or canvas ballet shoes (Coordinating with tights or pink)

  • Thin ballet skirt or fitted black boy shorts permitted

  • Hair secured in bun​

Jazz and Jazz & Hip-Hop and Little Kid Hip Hop

  • Solid leotard - Level appropriate color

  • Solid black fitted dance pants, leggings, capris or boy shorts and/or footed tights (Tan, Maple, or Java)

  • Black or Tan leather jazz shoes

  • Hair secured in bun, ponytail, or away from face

 

Hip Hop II/III and Teen Hip Hop

  • Solid color shirt, tank top, or leotard in level-appropriate color

  • Black Pants

  • Hair secured in bun, ponytail, or away from face

  • Tennis Shoes or Street Shoes

 

Tap 

  • Solid leotard – Level appropriate color

  • Solid black fitted dance pants, leggings, capris or boy shorts and/or footed tights (Tan, Maple, or Java)

  • Black or Tan tap shoes

  • Hair secured in bun, ponytail, or away from face

 

Modern and Lyrical

  • Solid leotard - Level appropriate color

  • Solid black fitted dance pants, must cover knees OR footless tights (Tan, Maple, or Java) with black boy shorts

  • MODERN: Bare feet

  • LYRICAL: Foot paws

  • Hair secured in bun, ponytail, or away from face

Boys (All Levels/Dance Styles)

  • Black pants or shorts

  • Black or White Solid T-shirt or Tank

  • Black ballet shoes OR Black jazz shoes OR Black tap shoes​​

  • Boys in Hip Hop: Tennis shoes or street shoes

TRAVELING

Changing clothes may vary from school to school. Please see your school for details or contact us.

  • Dancers in our Traveling Program may wear comfortable clothes they can move in or a leotard and skirt, leggings, or shorts. Tights are not recommended for our Traveling classes.

  • Preschool Dance and Dance & Tumbling: Ballet shoes are recommended but not required for class.

  • Ballet Tap Combo: Black or Tan Tap shoes are needed for this class. Ballet shoes are recommended but not required.

  • Little Kid Hip Hop and Jazz/Hip Hop:  Black or Tan Jazz shoes are recommended but not required for class

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DANCE MOVES OF CHARLESTON

A Charleston Dance Studio Dedicated to Creating Confidence & Positive Body Image

JAMES ISLAND & TRAVELING

349 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412

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