Dress Code for Class
Dancers at the Beginners -Intermediate levels have an assigned style and color of leotard. This is to be worn at each lesson. Advanced dancers are allowed to choose a leotard but it must be functional, one solid color, and have no sleeves that hide the shoulder area. An attached very short skirt is allowed. Remember this is ballet class and the style should reflect that.
Only plain light pink split-sole slippers are to code for girls - black for boys. Light pink/black canvas or leather, no embroidery or ribbons allowed. We do not recommend ordering on-line as a good fit is hard to manage and fit matters to the visibility of foot usage for the teacher. Label your slippers with your name on the INSIDE where it will not be seen when dancing. If you must buy on-line Yeren Plain Split-Sole, Theatricals Child Canvas Split-Sole Ballet, Fedol Girl's Canvas Split-sole, or Bloch Dansoft Split-Soles are good.
Tights must be light pink, with no color variation at the top as in nylons.
Tights may be purchased online. Brands that work are:
Bloch, ABT, Capeizo ballet pink, So Danca ballet pink.
Beginner: No skirts can be worn until the dancer shows consistent proper hip placement. Dancers in the beginner levels cannot wear skirts for this reason.
Intermediate: Most dancers at the Intermediate level have mastered their hip placement and can wear a skirt. The skirt must be short enough to allow a view of the foot when lifted. Only pull-on styles are allowed at the intermediate level, so if they need to be removed for better hip viewing, it can easily be done. A wrap skirt is hard to put on and can become a distraction if it needs adjusting. Adhering to the appropriate dress code per level helps to keep the dancer focused. Skirts must be of coloration that is not hard on the teachers' eye when moving, such as dots or stripes. Dancers should wear colors that are not in high contrast to their leotard as the body must retain its one-line appearance.
Advanced: Advanced dancers may wear wrap or pull-on styles. Skirts must be of coloration that is not hard on the teachers’ eye when moving, such as dots or stripes. Dancers should wear colors that are not in high contrast to their leotard, as the body must retain its one-line appearance.
Sweaters may be worn starting in LEVEL 4. They are special order and will match the class leotard color. The current fee is $20.
Hair must be securely pinned off face and neck.
Dancers should come to class with their hair off the face and neck. For shows, dancers must use hairspray, gel, and hairnets to secure all loose ends. No bangs are allowed for shows. Extra hair supplies in the studio are for emergency use only.
Warm-up wear must be tight, a solid color or a non-distracting print, and removed as soon as possible.
Only ballet-style wrap sweaters that match the leotard may be worn in cold weather. Legwarmers are only allowed in the advanced level and must be pink or black.
Dancers may be requested to own a nude undergarment for performances. Dancers must also have an appropriate manner to manage costumes they are performing with. (Bags)
Where to Purchase Dancewear
All items may be purchased in person at Dance Trenz. The type of leotard needed may be purchased in many places, but be sure it matches the dress code criteria.