All Classes: All students MUST have their hair pulled away from the face in a bun or ponytail. Boys should wear black dance pants, white t-shirt, and black jazz, tap or ballet shoes. Each dance class has a dress code to enable the teachers to view the body and determine correct form. Jewelry is not allowed. Please leave it at home or in the dance bag.
Boys: Black pants or shorts, white t-shirt, black jazz, tap or ballet shoes.
Ballet III: Black leotard, Ballet Pink footed or convertible (Body Wrappers Ballet Pink C80/A80 or C81/A81), Pink ballet slippers (Bloch #205 full sole)
Ballet IV-VI: Black leotard, Ballet Pink seamed convertible tights (Body Wrappers Ballet Pink C45/A45), Pink leather split sole ballet slippers (Bloch 258 or Bloch 208)
Emphasis on strengthening technique with new steps introduced at each level. Coordination of arms, legs, head and total body awareness become integral part of development. Combination steps, speed, and more advanced skills also introduced at this level. Pointe (11 years old and up): All pointe students are required to take ballet class twice a week (with the exception of Beginning Pointe). Requires strength and correct alignment. Students are chosen for pointe work on an individual basis at the discretion of the director.