Dress Code

General Information

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Dancewear is only appropriate attire for inside the dance class, therefor all students must wear street clothing or coverups over their leotards and tights. Coverups will also help keep their tights and dance wear clean and hole free. Being outside in a leotard and tights, especially after a class when your body is warm can lead to illness or cause injury to muscles. All students are responsible to present themselves in a professional manner at all times, including to and from class.

Classical Dance Dress Code

GIRLS

Black leotard
Footed pink tights
Pink ballet shoes
Hair in a neat bun
No skirts (Ballet III & below)

Boys

White shirt (tucked in or fitted)
Black leggings
Biker shorts or tights
Black or White ballet slippers with white socks
Dance Belt (athletic supporter)

Contemporary Dress Code

GIRLS

Solid, form fitted top
Crop tops and bra tops are not to be worn alone by dancers under 15 years of age.
jazz pants, leggings or shorts*
*Tights should be worn with shorts that fall above the knee.
Baggy pants or sweatpants for Hip Hop
Soft jazz shoes
No sneakers
Hip Hop students should wear jazz sneakers or black soled tennis shoes
[See instructor for tap shoe recommendations]

Boys

Solid shirt
black sweats or shorts
Hip Hop students should wear baggy sweats or loose fitting comfortable pants
Soft jazz shoes
no sneakers
Hip Hop students should wear jazz sneakers or black soled tennis shoes
[See instructor for tap shoe recommendations]

Musical Theatre Students Dress Code

GIRLS

Scripps Performing Arts Academy T-shirt
Solid, form fitted top
Jazz pants, leggings or shorts
Soft jazz shoes
No sneakers
[See instructor for tap shoe recommendations]

Boys

Scripps Performing Arts Academy T-shirt
Solid shirt
Black sweats or shorts
Soft jazz shoes
No sneakers
[See instructor for tap shoe recommendations]