Formerly Encore! Dance Studio - 32 years studio owner experience
All hair must be pulled back for all classes: Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Baton, and Combo classes. Hair must be in a classical bun for 45-minute Ballet classes. A French braid, pigtails or low ponytail work well for acro. Short hair should be in low ponytail or clipped back with hair secured to head.
*Do not wear shoes prior to your first class*
Please have teacher approve shoes before there is any wear. Although it is highly uncommon, sometimes you may have been sold the wrong style/color etc.
Girls Ballet* Full sole Leather Ballet pink
Girls Tap * Black patent leather tap shoes
Boys Ballet-*Full sole black leather
Boys Tap *Black oxford tap shoes
BALLET(45 min. ballet or competitive level):
Girls*Canvas Ballet classic Pink
Boys *Canvas Black
Please knot ballet shoe strings & cut off.
If elastics do not come attached, they should be sewn on by the 1st class.
TAP: (45 minutes or competitive level)
*Premium Full Sole Tap Shoe black leather oxford style with laces.
HIP HOP: Any type of sneakers that are worn in the studio only.
JAZZ: Boys & Girls-Pull On Black Jazz Boot
ACROBATICS: Black Gymnastic Shoe
LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY: Dark Tan Stretch Jazz Boot
Any type of sneakers that are worn in the studio only.
POINTE: Pointe shoe style will depend on teacher suggestion and fitting of the foot.
* It is imperative that dance shoes fit properly. By getting shoes loose fitting to "get your use out of them" you are wasting money on the dance lessons.
* If last year's shoes are painted & still fit, you can wear them.
* Please put child's 1st & last name in each shoe(once you have teacher's confirmation that you have the correct shoe style/fit).
Shoes that are required to be painted to match recital costumes can be worn the following season.
IDRESS CODE & HAIR
Students should always have proper dance shoes and clothing and hair pulled back. The dance rooms are kept at a consistent temperature year round. Thermostats are set to 72 degrees plus body heat on top of that which is also a reminder for deodorant for pre teens & teens and good hygiene.
We believe that "if you look like a dancer, you will feel like a dancer."
Being in fitted dance attire on a regular basis and learning to be comfortable in that also prepares dancers for the stage when then will be performing in fitted costumes.
DRESS CODE GUIDELINES
All 45 minute Ballet classes(not ballet/tap combo): any solid black leotard with light pink tights-hair in a bun. Black ballet sweaters, black leg warmers and black fitted Ballet spandex shorts are allowed.
Hip Hop: Any athletic wear that you can move in. NO JEANS
ACRO: Acro students should wear tight fitting spandex or lycra that will not ride up when upside down. It can be one or two pieces. NO t-shirts. NO jewelry besides stud earrings. Safety is our number one factor when spotting, doing partner tricks, and being upside down and tumbling.
ALL OTHER CLASSES
Dancers can wear spandex leggings or spandex shorts, leotard and tights, unitards, bike unitards or two-piece spandex/lycra of any color or style. No T-shirts or loose baggy clothing allowed. These rules are so dancers will be comfortable with fitted dancewear and aren't self-conscious when it comes time to put on a form fitting costume for the recital. Teachers also need to see body lines for correct technique.
BOYS: Wear T-shirt and shorts or running suit. No jeans, pants with zippers, over sized shirts or over sized pants.
Students must be in correct dance attire & have hair pulled back properly to participate in class.
INTENSIVES FALL DRESS CODE: Black leotard, pink tights, optional black spandex shorts for Ballet (no skirts) tights can be footed, footless, convertible or stirrup. Black leotard can be any style solid black leo.
All other subjects black ankle length leggings worn over leotard and tights. *no color waistbands on shorts or leggings.
Either black or skin toned bras/under garments
Hair in neat slicked back secured bun.
Dance Shoes - Tights - Dancewear
Available On Site
GREAT PRICES EXTRA CONVENIENCE
Come to one of our Open House Dates, we'll size you for shoes, you pay that day then we will email you when they arrive.
Combo Ballet: $15 tax
Combo Tap: $20 + tax
Ballet Canvas: $17 + tax
Tap Premium Full Sole: $55 + tax
Jazz Pull On Boot: $38 + tax
Lyrical Pull On Boot: $38 + tax
Acro/Gymnastic Shoe: $20 + tax