Dress Code

Approved Dress Code for 2022-2023 Dance Season
  • For continuity throughout all studios and classes, please follow the below requirements.
  • It is essential that the correct dance attire be worn in class at all times so teachers may observe proper placement and alignment.  
  • Hair must always be secured and neatly pulled back. A bun must always be worn for Ballet. Scrunchies are not an acceptable hair tie, they do not securely hold hair back/up.
  • When dressed like a dancer, students FEEL like a dancer and will be more confident! 
  • Dress codes also help remind dancers that they are a part of a group. The following items are selected specifically for each level. 
  • Please purchase these specific items from our suggested retailers listed below. Support small business dancewear shops!
  • We are transitioning to some new items.  If an item is new, you may wear your current style until you need to purchase the new item.
  • For the safety of our dancers, jewelry may not be worn in class.  Small stud earrings are the only jewelry permitted in class.
  • Street shoes worn outside are never allowed inside the Studio dance room. For Hip Hop and Adult Classes we ask that you please designate a pair of sneakers to be worn in class only.
  • Warmup jackets are not to be worn in class.
  • Leg warmers should be light pink to match tights, plain knit with no tassels, flowers, things hanging off, etc.
  • Camisoles (All dancers need a camisole for all performances and dress rehearsal.)              
    • 2/4 and 4/6 So Danca #245
      6/7, 8/10, 12/14:  Capezio #3532C
      XSA, SA, MA, XLA:  Eurotard # 44821  
    • A camisole is a skin toned spaghetti strap leotard that is worn under costumes at performances.
    • Camisoles are NOT to be worn as a leotard in class.
    • Please choose the color camisole that is closest to your dancer’s skin tone.
We do not sell dancewear at our Studios. Visit our friends:
Competitor's Closet 3055 West Shore Road, Warwick RI 401-737-7447
LaBrie Shoes and Dance 375 Putnam Pike, Smithfield RI 401-232-2266
Masks are optional for all dancers.

Toddler and Me
  • Girls:
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face
  • Capezio short sleeve pink leotard (no skirts attached)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Hair pulled away from face
  • Adult: Comfortable clothes, socks

Preschool and Primary
  • Girls:                                            
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face
  • Capezio short sleeve light blue leotard (no skirts attached)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes leather (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • Capezio black patent leather tap shoes (So Danca black patent leather tap shoes are also sold at Competitor's Closet and is an approved option)
  • (Optional) Light pink knit Ballet shrug + calf leg warmers
  • Boys: White T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face

Level 1/Level 2
  • Girls:
  • Hair: bun for Ballet, pulled back away from face for Jazz/Tap
  • Capezio long sleeve black nylon leotard (134C)
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink (Ballet) and light suntan (Jazz/Tap)
  • *Pink tights should always be worn in ballet class. Students should not change tights for Jazz/Tap.  Light suntan tights are needed for performances.
  • So Danca split sole ballet slippers leather pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoes caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • (Optional for Jazz/Tap) Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face

Level 3/4
  • Girls:
  • Hair pulled away from face
  • Solid black one piece leotard
  • Light suntan transition tights
  • So Danca split sole ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L) or So Danca canvas ballet slipper 
  • Capezio jazz shoes black (EJ2)
  • Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) *This shoe has laces
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W)
  • So Danca split sole ballet slippers leather pink (SD-60L) or canvas. Can also wear contemporary shoes for Ballet.
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug
  • 12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and skin tone spaghetti strap camisole are needed for all performances
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face

Hip Hop/Hippity Hop
  • Comfortable clothes and sneakers that have not been worn outside.  
  • No tight jeans.  
  • No shoes worn outside are permitted on the dance studio room floors. Please designate a pair of sneakers to be worn in class only.
  • Hip Hop only, not Hippity Hop: Needed for performances: any ALL black dance sneaker, Capezio transition light suntan tights, skin tone spaghetti strap camisole
  • *If you are taking a class before Hip Hop, put your Hip Hop clothes on over your previous dance wear.

Acro
  • Barefoot
  • Ages 3-7: Capezio short sleeve light blue leotard and pink transition tights.
  • Ages 7+: Solid black leotards and pink/tan transition tights. Optional- fitted solid black athletic shorts/leggings. Primary level 7 year olds can wear light blue leotard and pink transition tights.
  • Boys: White fitted athletic shirt and athletic shorts
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COMPANY DRESS CODE
  • Solid black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, should always be worn in Ballet. 
  • No Ballet skirts or other non-approved clothing items permitted. 
  • No shirts over leotards.
  • Warmup jackets are not to be worn in class.
  • Only stud earrings approved for jewelry that can be worn.
  • Black undergarments must be worn if needed-no colors

Closed Class/Preparatory
  • Capezio long sleeve black Leotard (must have)
  • Any Solid Black leotard can be worn to class
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan, light suntan stirrup tights
  • So Danca split sole leather ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoe caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • 10mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances

Pee Wee Company
  • Capezio long sleeve black Leotard (must have)
  • Any Solid black leotard may be worn to class
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan, light suntan stirrup tights
  • So Danca split sole leather ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoe caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) 
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • 10mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances

Rhythmettes/Jr/Sr Company
  • Capezio long sleeve black Leotard (must have)
  • Any solid black leotard may be worn to class
  • Tights must always be worn
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • So Danca split sole ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L) for performance
  • So Danca canvas ballet slipper Pink may be worn in class
  • Capezio jazz shoe caramel and black (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) 
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) 
  • Character Shoe TBA
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • 12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances
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Session Classes:

Yoga
  • Capri or full length athletic leggings
  • Full length athletic top
  • (Young yogis may not wear just a sports bra or crop top.)
Contemporary 7-11
  • All Black Leotard or black athletic crop top (not just a sportsbra)
  • Solid black high waisted athletic leggings
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W)
  • Boys: Any color athletic shirt, black athletic pants
Conditioning
  • Black leotard or Fitted black full length athletic top
  • Solid black athletic shorts or leggings
  • Tights if wearing leotard
  • Sneakers or barefoot
Musical Theater
  • Black leotard
  • Tan tights
  • Solid black dance shorts
  • Jazz shoes
  • For ages 12-17, optional- character shoes if you have them (not required)
Adult Fitness
  • Any athletic clothes you are comfortable in
  • Sneakers not worn outside or barefoot