Dance Attire

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Creative Movement:

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.  Creative Movement students go bare foot.

Ballet/Tap Combo:

Children in these classes generally wear a pink leotard 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. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. The required ballet shoes are the Daisy by Capezio in ballet pink leather, and the required tap shoes are the Mary-Jane by Capezio in the caramel color. Students can be sized for these shoes in our CDE apparel store for purchase. The student’s name should be written in each shoe. Please do not wear either of these dance shoes outside. Doing so will damage the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors.

Jazz/Tap Combo:

Children in these classes generally wear a pink or black leotard and pink tights with spandex shorts or leggings. Hair must be pulled back and out of their face. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. The required shoes are the Caramel EJ2 Slip-On Jazz Shoes by Capezio and the Caramel Mary Jane Tap Shoes by Capezio. Students can be sized for these shoes in our CDE apparel store for purchase. The student’s name should be written in each shoe. Please do not wear either of these dance shoes outside. Doing so will damage the shoes and may subsequently damage the dance floors.

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, as for all hair should be kept out of the face. The required ballet shoes are the Pink Canvas Hanami by Capezio. Students can be sized for these ballet shoes in our CDE apparel store for purchase. 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 I:

These 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 also permitted. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. Hair should be back in a pony tail and kept out of the face. The required shoes are the Caramel Mary Jane Tap Shoes by Capezio. Students can be sized for these tap shoes in our CDE apparel store for purchase. 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 II, III & Adult 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 also permitted. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. Hair should be back in a pony tail and kept out of the face. The required shoes are the Black Fluid Tap Shoes by Capezio. Students can be sized for these tap shoes in our CDE apparel store for purchase. 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.

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. Students can be sized for these jazz shoes in our CDE apparel store for purchase. 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.

Lyrical & Contemporary:

Ballet or Jazz attire is appropriate. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. Hair should be back in a ponytail and kept out of the face. Dancers can be barefoot or wear Pirouettes, which can be sized for purchase in our CDE Apparel store.

Acro:

Attire for acro classes is a leotard and spandex shorts, leggings, or tights. Hair must be pulled back and out of your face. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. Students must be barefoot.

Musical Theater:

Any sneakers and athletic dance attire is recommended for this class.

Jazz Funk, Hip Hop & Boyz Breakdance:

Students 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.

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.

Mini Company:

Form fitting athletic dance attire is required. Hair must be pulled back. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. Students can be sized for all required shoes, listed below, in our CDE apparel store for purchase. 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.

Required Shoes:

  • Caramel Mary Jane Tap Shoes by Capezio
  • Tan Neo Flex Jazz Shoes by Bloch

Junior & Senior Company:

Form fitting athletic dance attire is required. Hair must be pulled back. Please, no jewelry or dangly earrings. Students can be sized for all required shoes, listed below, in our CDE apparel store for purchase. 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.

Required Shoes:

  • Black Cadence CG19 Tap Shoes by Capezio
  • Tan Neo Flex Jazz Shoes by Bloch (black may be required based on costume)
  • Skin Tone Leather HO62 Pirouette II by Capezio