Dress Code 2018/2019

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Dress for Success!

​Down East Dance strives to bring excellence into each of its classes.  We believe that when dancers are prepared and dress for success they start the process for achieving greatness...  

Please review our Dress Code carefully...

· Hair – all hair must be pulled back from face and secured.  Long hair should be in a bun for ballet class and   off the face and neck for other classes such as in a ponytail.  Short hair  should be secured with head bands or barrettes.  Please have extra ponytail holders, hair pins, etc. in your dance bag just in case you need them.


· Jewelry – not allowed in class unless small earrings.  


· Warmup Clothes – should be removed before class begins or at the discretion of your instructor.  


· No underwear with tights, boxer shorts, soffe shorts, t-shirts (except for Boys Hip Hop), denim, or other non-dancewear items to be worn during class; it limits the instructor to see students’ alignment properly.  


· No bras:  if you need support, wear a nude dance bra or nude body liner under your leotard – see us for help. 

 

· DO NOT WEAR YOUR DANCE SHOES OUTSIDE. You will not only risk ruining your shoes, but our dance floors could be damaged as well.  


· Please LABEL all shoes and other related dance items with your dancer’s name so lost items may be returned.

Class Colors/Dress Code 2018/2019

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• Tumble Time! (Tuesday)          

Cerise pink leotard, no tights, no shoes or socks.  (No underwear under leotard).  Boys - solid fitted tank & athletic shorts, no shoes or socks.  

              

• Preschool                                        

Lt. pink leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn  on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance – we carry great leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Kinderdance (Tuesday)             

Cerise pink leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be  worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East  Dance –  we carry leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe.                                        

 

• Kinderdance (Thursday)           

Peacock blue leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be    worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East  Dance – we carry leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Kinderdance (Saturday)             

Purple leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may  be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East  Dance - we carry leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 1  (Monday & Thursday)    

Peacock blue leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance –  we carry leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 1 (Wednesday & Saturday)                        

Purple leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance –   we carry leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 2 (Monday & Thursday)                      

Peacock Blue leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer that you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance - we carry great leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 2 (Wednesday)                         

Purple leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer that you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance - we carry great leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within  the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 3                                                    

Royal leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer that you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance - we carry great leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 4 (Monday)                              

Royal leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class of each month) *We prefer that you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance - we carry great leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 4 (Thursday)                         

Navy leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes (Separate ballet skirt may be worn on “Skirt Day”, the first class  of each month) *We prefer that you purchase your ballet shoes through Down East Dance - we carry great leather, split-sole ballet shoes without the nagging drawstring that comes untied or gets “lost” within the shoe. 

 

• Ballet 5 (Wednesday)                     

Royal leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes. Optional ballet skirt. 

 

• Ballet 5 (Thursday)                          

Navy leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes. Optional ballet skirt. 

 

• Ballet 6                                                 

Navy leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes.  Optional ballet skirt. 

 

• Ballet 7 (Wednesday)                    

Royal leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes.  Optional ballet skirt. 

 

• Ballet 7 (Thursday)                        

Navy leotard without attached skirt, pink tights (no footless tights), pink ballet shoes.  Optional ballet skirt. 

 

• Ballet 8/Adv. Ballet                        

Black leotard, pink tights (no footless tights), pink split-sole ballet shoes.  Optional ballet skirt.   

 

• Ballet Repertoire                            

Black leotard, pink tights (no footless tights), pink split-sole ballet shoes.  Optional ballet skirt.  Will also need a practice tutu (see Ms. Joan at first class) 

 

• Lyrical 1                                              

Purple leotard, black leggings, dance shorts or capris, no shoes required. 

 

• Lyrical 2                                              

Peacock blue leotard, black leggings, dance shorts or capris, no shoes required. 

 

• Lyrical 3                                              

Royal leotard, black leggings, dance shorts or capris, no shoes required. 

 

• Lyrical 4                                              

Royal leotard, black leggings, dance shorts or capris, no shoes required. 


 • Lyrical 5 & 6                                     

Royal leotard, black leggings, dance shorts or capris, no shoes required. 

 

• Advanced Lyrical                           

Any solid color leotard, black dance shorts, leggings or capris, no shoes required. 

 

• Jazz 1                                                

Purple leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black slip on jazz shoes. 

 

• Jazz 2                                                

Peacock blue leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black slip on jazz shoes 

 

• Jazz 3                                                

Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black slip on jazz shoes. 

 

• Jazz 4                                               

Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black slip on jazz shoes. 

 

• Jazz 5 & 6                                       

Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black slip on jazz shoes. 

 

• Advanced Jazz                            

Any color leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black slip on jazz shoes. 

 

• Tap 1 (Monday & Thursday)                                               

Peacock blue leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black tap shoes. 

 

• Tap 1 (Saturday)                                              

Purple leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black tap shoes.  

 

• Tap 2                                               

Peacock Blue leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black tap shoes.  

 

• Tap 3                                               

Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black tap shoes. 

 

• Tap 4 & 5                                       

Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black tap shoes. 

 

• Advanced Tap                            

Any color leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black tap shoes. 

 

• Hip Hop 1                                    

Peacock blue leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black dance sneakers. 

 

• Hip Hop 2                                    

Peacock blue leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black dance sneakers. 

 

• Hip Hop 3                                   

Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black dance sneakers. 

 

• Hip Hop 4                                  

Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black dance sneakers. 

 

• Hip Hop 5                                 

 Royal leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black dance sneakers. 

 

• Advanced Hip Hop                

Any color leotard, black leggings, capris, or dance shorts, black dance sneakers. 

 

• Acro for Dance (Ages 6-10)  

Peacock blue or Navy leotard dance shorts (no soffe shorts) tights are ok if they are footless or convertible, no shoes or socks.  (No underwear under leotard).  Boys - solid fitted tank & athletic shorts, no shoes or socks. 


 • Acro for Dance (Ages 11+)   

Navy leotard, dance shorts (no soffe shorts) tights are ok if they are footless or convertible, no shoes or socks.  (No underwear under leotard).  Boys - solid fitted tank & athletic shorts, no shoes or socks. 

 

• All Clogging                               

Any color leotard, athletic top, t-shirt, comfortable workout style dance pants,  black oxford or slip on tap shoes. 


 • Boys                                            

Ballet – white or black, fitted t-shirt or tank (not baggy), black leggings or shorts, white or black socks, black ballet shoes. 

 

Tap/Jazz/Lyrical – non-baggy t-shirt or tank, black jazz pants (no baggy pants) or shorts, black tap or jazz shoes. 

                                              

Hip Hop – t-shirt/tank top and shorts or sweatpants/athletic pants, black dance sneakers. No denim. 


• Adult Ballet                               

Any solid color leotard (if preferred), or yoga type fitted clothing, ballet tights (if preferred), ballet shoes.  

 

Those that qualify for Pointe:

*Pointe shoes should be fitted and purchased (upon approval of instructor) at one of the following dance shops: 

                                                • At Barre, Greenville, NC or •Sue’s Dance Boutique, Jacksonville, NC 

                              * Don’t wait until the last minute – we would like our students to be dressed and ready!