Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes – Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes

Dress Code

The Dance Center- Carmel

Dress Code Policy and Recommendations

 

HAIR:

  • Preschool & Kindergarten: We respect sensitivities to hair; if possible, please secure dancer’s hair away from face. If not, freestyle hair is okay.
  • Ballet and Pointe: Hair secured tightly in a bun to prevent injury and allow appropriate usage of the dancer’s head.
  • All other dance genres: Hair secured away from face

 

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS

Girls:

  • We acknowledge sensitivities to tight fabric. If a leotard and tights are not an option, please dress the dancer in comfortable active wear.
  • Leotard and tights with ballet skirt or tutu (preferred). We encourage colors, creativity and fabulous tutus!

Boys:

  • Black dance pants, black long biking shorts with a t-shirt or tank top.

Shoe Suggestion: Capezio “Love Ballet”- Split Sole Leather Slipper.

 

BALLET AND POINTE (Level 1 and Up):

Female Dancers:

  • Black leotard and pink tights. (If a dancer has leotards of other colors, she may wear them until they are outgrown.)
  • Dance skirts (sheer) for all ballet levels.
  • Ballet 5: colored leotard of choice with pink or black tights.
  • A ballet warm up layer may be worn at the start of the class.

Shoes:

  • Split sole pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Please speak directly with instructor for recommendations on shoe selection based on the anatomy of the foot.
  • Please speak directly with instructor for recommendations on pointe shoe selection based on the anatomy of the foot. A specialized fitting must be scheduled for initial fitting or potential fitting / shoe changes.

Males Dancers:

  • Black dance pants, black long biking shorts or black tights with a dance belt for older dancers with a white or black fitted t-shirt or tank top.

Shoes:

  • Split sole black leather or canvas ballet shoes. Please speak directly with instructor for recommendations on shoe selection based on the anatomy of the foot.

 

JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, TAP, ACROBATICS (All Levels)

Female Dancers:

  • Dance / active wear of choice (boy shorts, leggings, jazz pants, yoga pants, fitted tops, tank top, sports bra).
  • Please refrain from wearing loose fitting clothing (sweat pants, athletic shorts, baggy t-shirts) as it will hinder your ability to dance as well as the instructor’s ability to adequately evaluate your bodylines and placement.

Male Dancers:

  • Black dance pants or black long biking shorts with a t-shirt or tank top.
  • Please refrain from wearing loose fitting clothing (sweat pants, athletic shorts, baggy t-shirts) as it will hinder your ability to dance as well as the instructor’s ability to adequately evaluate your bodylines and placement.

Shoes:

  • Jazz- Split sole leather jazz shoes (tan)
  • Contemporary-
  • Tap-
  • Acrobatics- Students will be barefoot

 

HIP HOP (All Levels)

Attire:

  • Shorts or pants with a fitted t-shirt or tank top.
  • Please refrain from wearing hats in class unless requested by instructor.

Shoes:

  • Tennis shoes of any kind as long as they are supportive of the ankle and have a smooth surface on the bottom of the shoe.
  • Please refrain from wearing “street worn” tennis shoes into class. The rocks, debris, and dirt will damage the flooring in the studios.