Dress Code

All Classes: Hair should be pulled away from face and off the neck for all dance clases. All dance shoes should not be worn outside the studio space. It is extremely important to only wear tap shoes on the dance floor. Concrete or other hard surfaces will scratch the metal tap, which in turn will scratch the studio dance floors. 

Tap/Jazz Combo & Intro : Any style or color leotard. Skirts / Tutus allowed if above the knee. Ballet & Tap shoes required for Intro. Boys may wear any comfortable dance attire they can easily move in. No pants that drag on the floor and no jeans please.

Tap: Comfortable dance attire. No pants that drag on the floor and no jeans. Feet must be visible. Tap shoes required.  

Hip-Hop/Breaking: Comfortable clothing. No tight jeans. NO skirts, no boots, no flip flops, no elevated shoes of any sort. Sneakers preferred. Baggy clothing acceptable. For breaking, pants below the knee is suggested. 

Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/pants). Jazz shoes are required for jazz class.  


We suggest purchasing dance attire at Capezio in Sacramento, or online at discountdance.com or dancewearsolutions.com. Limited dance attire for younger dancers can sometimes be found at Target or Kohls.


BALLET DRESS CODE

New students trying classes do not need to have the correct colored leotard for ballet until the teacher confirms their level.

FEMALE ATTIRE

Level 1: Pink (Only level allowed to wear skirts attached to leotard)

Level 2: Hunter Green

Level 3: Light Blue

Level 4: Burgundy

Level 5: Royal Blue

Level 6: Deep/Dark Purple (NO lavender/lilac)

Level 7: Black

Below you will find examples of acceptable leotards in the new dress code. You should be able to purchase them in each levels’ colors. All of these can be found at Capezio (either the store or online) and similar styles will be carried in the Capezio store, even if they are made by a different brand. These leotards are not the only ones accepted but please use them as a guide as you are looking at other styles. The ‘C’ at the end of the number stand for Children and the ‘A’ stands for Adult.

Short Sleeve: (Only allowed in levels 1-3): CC400C,TB132C

Tank Leotard: CC201C, CC201A, TB142C, TB142A, TC0002C, TC0002A

Cami Leotard: TB1420C, TB1420A, CC100C, CC100A, CC202C, CC202A, CC102C, CC102A, CC123A

*The only levels allowed to wear short sleeves are Levels 1, 2 and 3

*Levels 4-7 may wear cap sleeves but not short sleeves. It takes away from an advanced dancer’s line.

*Please make sure the leotards follow these guidelines: open back must be above the tight line, leotards can not be too strappy (the CC123 example is the most “strappy” a leotard should be), no halter leotards and no turtlenecks. Mesh detailing is okay as long as it is not distracting and does not reveal too much skin underneath. The simpler and more elegant the better. If you have questions please ask Miss Kayla or ask Sheila at Capezio before purchasing.

Tights:

*All levels must wear pink tights. *Levels 6 and 7 must wear tights with a seam in the back. (Example: Capezio Theatrical Pink #9). This will help as we work on perfecting details in class.

*Levels 4+ are required to wear transitional tights.

Shoes:

*Levels 1-3 are required to wear the Capezio “Lily- 212C” Shoe. This shoe is a full sole, leather shoe, without a drawstring. This will help the student develop strong feet and set them up better for pointe, if they choose to take it in the future. This will also avoid any drawstring “antenna” which is distracting in class.

*Levels 4-7 are allowed to pick their flat shoe, as long as it is pink, either canvas or leather and either full sole or split sole. Drawstrings are acceptable in level 4+, as long as they are trimmed and tucked in.

*Pointe Shoes: Should be fitted at either Capezio or Benecia.

Please contact Miss Kayla or Miss Heather before going to your fitting.


Male Attire

Gentlemen (regardless of level) are to wear the following:

Top: White shirt

Bottom: Black tights or leggings (ankle length only) and dancebelt

Shoes: Black shoes with black socks (if tights don’t cover feet. There should be no skin showing)


ETIQUETTE

TARDINESS - Dancer must arrive at class on time. If a student is later than 10 minutes, the dancer will sit and watch the class. The first 10 minutes are crucial warm up time. Stretch exercises prevent injuries. 

NO TALKING - No talking during class. Talking means that you are not hearing what the teacher is saying. Listening carefully is a critical part of the learning experience. 

RESPECT - All students should have respect for their teachers and classmates. They should listen when their teacher corrects another student as the suggestion may also apply to them. Students should NOT correct each other. 

ATTENDANCE - Consistent attendance is crucial for real progress. If you want to become a successful dancer, you will need discipline. Dancers must use good time management skills to ensure they don't miss classes. 


PARENT OBSERVATION POLICY

The observation of classes is only permitted the first week of each month. This will allow your dancer to be more capable of focusing on his / her dance classes. Focus in class is important to ensure that the lesson is learned in a confident and capable manner. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in supporting this policy.


CLASS MAKE-UP POLICY

If your dancer misses or plans to miss a class, you are welcome to do a make-up class. The class must be age/level appropriate and must be equivalent to the class missed. Please contact us at info@elitestudioofdance.biz if you have questions regarding this policy.