Arrive On Time & Ready to Dance:

    1. WATER: bring a water bottle with your name on it! The studio does not have a drinking fountain.
    2. CLOTHING: Wear appropriate, approved dance clothing that follows the dress code
    3. SHOES: Our studio has very special, very delicate, flooring that is made especially for dancing. Please wear appropriate dance shoes that are reserved only for class (not outside). This is particularly true for hip hop sneakers.
    4. HAIR: Hair must be up and away from the face. Buns are required for ballet classes; tight ponytails are required for all other classes

Hair Styles for Class

For each class, longer hair must be pulled away from the face in a tight ponytail, bun, or braid, etc. Buns are required for ballet class (as possible). Dance is a physical activity; think about hairstyles you would wear for running or working out. 

Examples of approved styles:

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Examples of problematic styles:

Hair Tutorials

Tight Ponytail: 

– Video tutorial for a slicked-back ponytail that will stay in place for the entire class. This technique is also used for performances.

Classic Ballet Bun

For class, any style of bun is acceptable, as long as it keeps hair neatly and tightly in place away from the face.

For performances, Miss Lonnie requests a “classic ballet bun,” which lays relatively flat against the head — think cinnamon roll. Hair “donuts” typically add too much bulk that sticks out too far from the head. Use them only for thin or short hair.

Begin with a slicked-back ponytail (tutorial above). 

– Video tutorial for a classic ballet bun with bobby pins

– Video tutorial for a classic ballet bun with hair pins

– Video tutorial for a classic ballet bun with shorter or thinner hair

– Video tutorial for a classic ballet bun with longer or thicker hair

What to Wear

REQUIRED ATTIRE

**Write names on everything**

Parent/Tot & Creative Movement:

    • Stretchy clothing and bare feet

Ballet, Lyrical, and Tap:

    • Girls: leotard, pink or white tights, pink ballet shoes. Optional: ballet skirt, biker-style shorts, leg warmers, and/or wrap sweater, etc.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black stretch pants/sweats, black ballet shoes
    • For Ballet/Tap Combo Classes: also bring black tap shoes and nylon sock

Contemporary

    • Black stretchy pants, tights or shorts
    • Leotard, tank top, or t-shirt*
    • Half-sole shoes

Hip Hop:

    • Black stretchy pants: tights, jazz pants, sweatpants, etc
    • Sweatshirt, tank top, or t-shirt^
    • Black sneakers with non-marketing soles used only for class (not to be worn outside!)

Jazz / Tap:

    • Black stretchy pants: jazz pants or tights
    • Leotard, tank top or t-shirt^
    • Black jazz shoes
    • For Jazz/Tap Combo Classes: also bring black tap shoes and nylon socks

^ Cleavage and stomaches must be covered. Clothing cannot display violent/offensive language or imagery.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Gently Used Items:  Check the bin in the studio for free items. We also welcome donations of outgrown dance shoes, leotards, tights, or other dancewear. Another option is the Central Oregon Dancewear Exchange Facebook group. 

Move It Dancewear: A local dance store at 200 NE Greenwood Ave in Bend. 

Discount Dance: Online retailer with competitive prices, quick shopping, and great return policies. And, you have the option to reference our Teacher Code to support the studio: TP68980

NOTE: DANCEWEAR DOES NOT FOLLOW NORMAL SIZING AND IS INCONSISTENT ACROSS BRANDS AND STYLES. IF ORDERING ONLINE. PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT THE FRONT OFFICE WITH QUESTIONS.

Hip Hop (exanples) : a few options Amazon Kid SizesAdult Sizes

Ballet (examples)

    • Leotard: Theatricals Cotton Camisole in black
    • Ballet Slippers: Bloch Dansoft, Capezio Daisy, or Capezio Hanami light pink
    • Tights: Capezio Ultra Soft tights with self-knit waistband in ballet pink (any foot style), or Capezio Studio Basics footed tights

Contemporary: Capezio Pirouette II or Capezio Hanami half sole in nude. We recommend a suede sole for better grip on our specialty dance floor

Jazz (examples): Bloch Neo Flex Slip-On Jazz Shoe in black, or Capezio E-Series in black

Tap (examples): Theatricals Easy Strap Tap Shoe in black, Capezio Jr Tyette

SUGGESTED FOR TEEN DANCE BAGS

    • Theraband (Resistabands from DiscountDance)
    • Foam Roller (Amazon, High Density Round Foam Roller, 24 inches)
    • Lacrosse Ball (Amazon, Kieba Massage Ball for Myofascial ReleaseS