Art of Dance

Dress Code for Dancers

Irish
• Fitted t-shirt/tank top and a black skort/skirt with shorts underneath.
• Irish light shoes or black ballet slippers (for Beginner dancers only).
• Irish hard shoes and light shoes (for Intermediate/Advanced dancers).
• White poodle socks or black tights.
• Hair must be pulled back and off the face.
• Dancers may bring a water bottle to class, as drinks are permitted during designated times.  Irish dance is a cardiovascular exercise and water is a must!

Lyrical
• Leotard and tights.  Skirts are optional.
• Suntan jazz shoes.
• Hair must be in a secure ponytail or bun.

Ballet
• Leotard and pink footed tights.  Ballet skirts/ballet wrap sweaters are optional.
• Pink ballet shoes.
• Hair must be pulled back in a secure bun.

Jazz
• Leotard/biketard and tights.  Dance shorts and fitted shirts are optional.
• Black or tan jazz shoes.
• Hair must be in a secure ponytail.

Tap
• Leotard and tights, or fitted top with dance shorts or ¾ dance pants.  Skirts are optional.
• Suntan tap shoes with strap (Beginner dancers only)
• Black tie shoes (Intermediate/Advanced dancers only).
• Hair must be pulled back & off the face.

Pointe
• White leotards and pink tights.  White tank tops over leotards are optional.  White ballet skirts are optional.
• Pointe shoes (pre-pointe students may wear pointe shoes at recommendation of teacher).
• Hair must be in a secure bun.

Boys
• Shorts or pants (no jeans).  Pants must not cover the feet.
• Black shorts or pants for ballet.
• Boys tap shoes, black jazz shoes or black ballet shoes.

Gymnastics
• Dancers are to wear a leotard/biketard or dance shorts and a fitted top.
• Bare legs (no tights).
• Bare feet (no shoes).
• Hair must be tied in a secure ponytail or bun.

Combo
• Dancers are to wear a leotard and tights.  Skirts are optional.
• Pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.  Tap shoes must have a proper fitted elastic so dancers can slip them on and off themselves.  No ties or laces.
• Dance bag to carry shoes to and from class.
• Hair must be pulled back & off the face.

Hip-hop
• Comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. 
• Sweatpants are recommended.  No jeans.
• Hip-hop sneakers or clean sneakers (for class only).
• Hair must be pulled back & off the face.

General Studio Policies
• No jewelry
• No gum
• No talking or using cell phones during class
• All dancers should have a dance bag to carry their shoes in.  Dance shoes are not permitted to be worn outside.
• All shoes/bags should be labeled with the dancer’s full name.  AOD is not responsible for any items left in the studio.
• Dancers should arrive to class 10 minutes early so they are properly dressed in shoes and clothing when class starts.
• Any student who arrives more than 10 minutes after class begins may not be allowed to participate in class and asked to watch on the side.
• Dancers should use the bathroom before the start of class.
• No food or drink is permitted in the dance room.
• No street shoes are permitted in the dance room.


 

Art of Dance LLC
908-879-4919
15 Seminary Avenue
Chester, NJ 07930
Studio Hours
MON & WED 9:30am - 8:30pm
TUES 9:00am - 8:30pm
FRI 9:30am - 7:00pm
SAT 9:00am - 4:00pm
SUN CLOSED