Shoes & Clothing Reccomendations

2’s, Too, Preschool, & Kindergarten Program Ballet Shoes


HAIR: · Preschool & Kindergarten: We respect sensitivities to hair; if possible, please secure the dancer’s hair away from the face. If not, freestyle hair is okay. Dress Code Girls: · We acknowledge sensitivities to tight fabric. If leotard and tights are not an option, please dress the dancer in comfortable activewear. · Leotard and tights with ballet skirt or tutu (preferred). We encourage colors, creativity, and fabulous tutus! SHOES: Preferred Characteristics: pink, split-soled canvas or leather, without strings/ties Examples: Capezio Child “Love Ballet” Leather Ballet Slipper MDM Child Elemental Leather or Canvas Spilt-soled Ballet Slipper Bloch Child (Toddler) ProElastic Ballet Slipper Tap Shoes: https://www.zearly.com/products/capezio-mary-jane-tap-shoe-adult-3800?_pos=13&_sid=eaff8c50d&_ss=r Ballet Slippers: https://www.zearly.com/products/capezio-hanami-ballet-child-2037c?_pos=14&_sid=31fe5fab8&_ss=r Boys: · Black dance pants, black long biking shorts with a t-shirt or tank top. Shoe Suggestion: Boys ballet slippers: https://www.zearly.com/products/hanami-ballet-child-black-2037cby-capezio?_pos=11&_sid=31fe5fab8&_ss=r




Ballet


HAIR: · Ballet and Pointe: Hair secured tightly in a bun to prevent injury and allow appropriate usage of the dancer’s head. Beginning Ballet & Ballet 1 Shoes: · Preferred Characteristics: pink, split-soled canvas or leather, without strings/ties · Examples: · MDM Child Elemental Leather or Canvas Spilt-soled Ballet Slipper · Bloch Child ProElastic or ProArch Ballet Slipper - https://www.zearly.com/products/bloch-proarch-canvas-ballet-slipper-s0271l?_pos=5&_sid=eb0f1f3ad&_ss=r · Male youth ballet slippers: Capezio Black Boys Ballet Slipper, Sansha Unisex Black Ballet Slipper, or black, split-soled canvas/leather ballet slippers https://www.zearly.com/products/hanami-ballet-child-black-2037cby-capezio?_pos=3&_sid=bd969cc8d&_ss=r




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 the instructor for recommendations on shoe selection based on the anatomy of the foot. · Please speak directly with the 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. Pointe Shoes: · Please speak directly with Tia 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.




Jazz


Hair: Hair secured away from face Female Dancers: · Dance/activewear 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 body lines 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 body lines and placement. Shoes: · Jazz- Split sole leather jazz shoes (tan) · Jazz Shoes: · Preferred Characteristics: girls/women tan, boys/men black split-soled leather, slip-on jazz shoes (without laces) · Examples: · Capezio Adult/Child “E-series” Slip-on Jazz Shoe - https://www.zearly.com/products/capezio-e-series-jazz-slip-on-caramel-child-ej2c?_pos=1&_sid=ddf14254a&_ss=r · Capezio Show Stopper Adult/Child Slip-on Jazz Shoe - https://www.zearly.com/products/capezio-show-stopper-jazz-shoe-child-cp05c?_pos=1&_sid=2ecab1629&_ss=r · Bloch Adult/Child Neo-Flex Jazz Shoe - https://www.zearly.com/products/bloch-neo-flex-slip-on-child-s0495g?_pos=2&_sid=a9f0e5ab2&_ss=r




Contemporary


Hair: Hair secured away from face Female Dancers: · Dance/activewear 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 body lines 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. Contemporary Shoes: Preferred Characteristics: flesh-tone, canvas or leather half sole Examples: Capezio Adult Canvas or Leather Pirouette II - https://www.zearly.com/products/capezio-canvas-pirouette-2-h061?_pos=2&_sid=80b97d773&_ss=r Capezio Adult “Turning Pointe 55” Pirouette Shoe - https://www.zearly.com/products/capezio-turning-pointe-55-child-h063c?_pos=1&_sid=e358414fd&_ss=r




Hip Hop (All Levels)


Hair: Hair secured away from the face Attire: · Shorts or pants with a fitted t-shirt or tank top. · Please refrain from wearing hats in class unless requested by the 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. Shoe Suggestions Preferred Characteristics: tennis/athletic shoes of any kind are acceptable as long as they provide ankle support and have a smooth bottom surface. Please refrain from wearing “street worn” shoes (sand, rocks, debris, and dirt could damage studio flooring). Examples: (Dance shoes designed especially for hip-hop from the following brands.) Gotta Flurt Double Platinum Capezio Child Fierce Pastry Adult




Tap


Hair: Hair secured away from the face Female Dancers: · Dance/activewear 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 body lines 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 body lines and placement. Tap Shoes: Preferred Characteristics: black leather, lace-up Examples: Beginning Tap: Capezio Tapsters (unisex), Child Capezio Flexmaster (split-soled girls) Advanced Beginning Tap-Advanced Levels: Capezio Child/Adult Flexmaster (split-soled girls/women), Capezio Child/Adult Respect (unisex), Bloch TapFlex, (split-soled girls/women) & Capezio Xtreme (unisex)




Acrobatics/Tumbling


Hair: Hair secured away from the face Female Dancers: · Dance/activewear 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 body lines 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: barefoot





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