Dance Attire

Ballet

CDE enforces a strict dress code for ballet.  Students that do not adhere to the dress code will observe class.  Ballet students should wear ballet pink tights and any style black dance leotard.  Shorts, black tights, leg warmers, jazz pants, or cover ups of any kind are not permitted since the instructors will need to clearly see the body alignment of the student.  Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings.  Hair must be pulled back in a bun.  All hair should be kept out of the face.  Students in Ballet 1a should have pink leather ballet shoes, Ballet 1b and up should have pink canvas split sole ballet shoes.  Ballet shoes are available for purchase in the CDE apparel store.  The student’s name should be written in each shoe.  Please do not wear shoes outside. This damages the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors.

Tap

Tap students should wear casual dance attire.  Stretchy capri pants or properly hemmed black jazz pants that don’t drag the floor are permitted.  Dance shorts are permitted.  Hair should be back in a pony tail and kept out of the face. The student’s name should be written in each shoe.  Please do not wear shoes outside. This damages the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors. See your instructor for shoe type.

Jazz

Preferred attire for Jazz is any color/style leotard, shorts, and tights.  Hair should be back in a ponytail and kept out of the face.  Students should wear the Capezio E-Series split sole leather tan jazz shoes.  Jazz shoes are available for purchase in the CDE apparel store.  The student’s name should be written in each shoe.  Please do not wear shoes outside. This damages the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors.

Contemporary

Ballet or Jazz attire is appropriate. Hair should be back in a ponytail and kept out of the face.  Dancers will go barefoot.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop student may dress casually with stretchy capri pants, sweat pants or black jazz pants.  Shorts are not permitted.  See your instructor for shoe type.  Please do not wear shoes outside. This damages the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors.  The student’s name should be written in each shoe.

Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet

Children in these classes generally wear pink leotards and pink tights.  If skirts are worn, teachers recommend that they be attached to the leotard to lessen class disruption.  Hair should be in a bun, ponytail, or otherwise pulled back.  Pre-ballet students should wear pink leather ballet shoes.  Creative Movement students go bare foot until January and then transition into pink leather ballet shoes.  Please do not purchase satin ballet slippers, they fall off easily.  Please do not wear shoes outside. This damages the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors.  The student’s name should be written in each shoe.

Clogging

Stretchy capri pants or properly hemmed black jazz pants that don’t drag the floor are permitted. All levels of clogging require white clogging shoes with Stevens Stompers clogging taps.  Clogging shoes are available for purchase in the CDE apparel store.  Hair should be back in a ponytail and kept out of the face.  Please do not wear shoes outside. This damages the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors. Do not wear clogging shoes in the rain (taps will rust).  The student’s name should be written in each shoe.