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

  • Pink footed or convertible ballet tights

  • Thin ballet skirt permitted (leotard skirt combos ok)

  • Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes

  • 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

  • Dancers in Hanahan Saturday 10:15am Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combo class for ages 7-12 may wear Garnet/Maroon leotards if desired.

  • Pink OR Tan/Flesh footed or convertible ballet tights

  • Thin ballet skirt permitted (leotard skirt combos ok)

  • Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes

  • Tan tap shoes (velcro preferred)

  • No tutus permitted

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

 

Ballet

  • Solid leotard - Level appropriate color

  • Pink footed or convertible tights

  • Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes

  • 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 tan footed tights

  • Tan leather jazz shoes

  • Hair secured in bun or ponytail

 

Street Hip Hop and Hip Hop I and Hip Hop II/III

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

  • Black Pants

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

  • Hip Hop I Boys + Girls: Tan Jazz Shoes

  • Hip Hop II/III: Tennis Shoes or Street Shoes

  • Street Hip Hop: Tennis Shoes or Street Shoes

 

Tap and Tap/Hip Hop

  • Solid leotard – Level appropriate color

  • Solid black fitted dance pants, leggings, capris or boy shorts and/or tan footed tights

  • TAP: Tan tap shoes

  • TAP/HIP HOP: Tan tap shoes AND Tan jazz shoes

  • Hair secured in bun or ponytail​

 

Modern and Lyrical

  • Solid leotard - Level appropriate color

  • Solid black fitted dance pants, must cover knees OR tan footless tights with black boy shorts

  • MODERN: Bare feet

  • LYRICAL: Foot paws

  • Hair secured in bun or ponytail

Acro

  • Solid leotard - Level appropriate color

  • Solid black fitted dance pants, leggings, capris or boy shorts and/or tan footless tights

  • Bare feet

  • Hair secured in bun or ponytail​​

Boys (All Levels/Dance Styles)

  • Black pants

  • Black or White Solid T-shirt or Tank

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

  • Boys Hip Hop: Tennis shoes or street shoes

TRAVELING

Changing clothes may vary from school to school. Please see your school for details or email our Traveling Manager, LMowers@DanceMovesofCharleston.com

  • 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: Pink ballet shoes are recommended but not required for class.

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

  • Little Kid Hip Hop and Jazz/Hip Hop: Tan Jazz shoes are recommended by not required.

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