HF-L Dance Centre - "It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer."
 
Shoe & Attire Requirements
 
 
You've asked:
 
Why is there a dress code for dance classes?
 
 
We answered:
 
Leotards: It is very important for dance teachers to see the dancer's bodies at work. The students must wear a leotard that is form fitting and flexible. Specific colors are required so the class appears unified providing teachers awareness to instruct and determine when corrections are necessary.
 
Tights: Tights are worn to protect the legs from scrapes and burns that can occur from shoes or the floor. (Pantyhose do not protect legs and are therefore not acceptable for class.)
BOYS: A t-shirt and shorts or flexible pants are appropriate attire.
 
Shoes: Appropriate shoes (including specified color) are required. Attention should be paid to the proper fit, as loose fitting shoes can cause injury, and those that are out-grown can cause improper development of the bones.
 
Hair: Hair must be secured away from the face in a bun.
 
We do not require dance attire for NEW dancers during the summer session. Our 10-month session does follow the dress code below.
 
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ALL SHOES CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE STUDIO...and we do suggest this to avoid the wrong color/style/fit of shoes.

We provide shoes to try on for fitting purposes at the studio for most required shoes.

 (Must be paid for at the time of order.)
UPDATED: 8/17/15

 
 
 
 
Entry Level Classes (Generally ages 2-4):
Tap:White Tap Shoes (Mary Jane-buckle style) & Leotard and tights of any color/style.
Ballet: Pink Leather Ballet (split-sole only, no full-sole shoes) & Leotard and tights of any color/style.
Jazz: Tan slip-on jazz shoe & Leotard and tights of any color/style.
Tumbling: No shoes - class will be in bare feet & Leotard of any color/style and footless or conversion tights.  Tights are REQUIRED to prevent floor or mat burn on legs/knees.
 
 
Level 1's & 2's & Beginner Classes (Generally ages 5-12):
Tap: Level 1: Tan Tap Shoes, Mary Jane buckle style shoes for & Leotard and tights of any color/style .  
 Tap: Level 2 and Beginner Class ages 8+:  Tan jazz tap shoes  & Leotard and tights of any color/style  .
Ballet: Level 1: Pink Leather Ballet (split-sole only, no full-sole shoes
Ballet: Level 2 and Beginner Class (ages 8+):  pink canvas elasto-split ballet shoes & Leotard and tights of any color/style.
Lyrical: Level 2 and Beginner Class (ages 8+) only : Nude Foot Undeez & Leotard and tights of any color/style.
Jazz: Tan Jazz Shoes & Leotard and tights of any color/style.
Hip Hop: Black Hip Hop Sneakers - specifics will be chosen once we pick costumes in October.
Tumbling: Nude Foot Undeez & Leotard of any color/style and footless or conversion tights.

 

 
Competitive Students:
Specific details will be provided after groups in October as costumes are being selected. Dancers will be required to have the correct shoes by November.  Competitive dancers are required to purchase shoes through the studio to ensure exact match.
Must wear a black leotard (or black bra top and black shorts) to every competitive class.
 
 
Boys:
Tap: Black tap shoes & shorts (or flexible pants) and shirt
Ballet: Black leather ballet & shorts (or flexible pants) and shirt
Jazz: Black leather jazz & shorts (or flexible pants) and shirt
Hip Hop: Black Hip Hop Sneakers & shorts (or flexible pants) and shirt
Tumbling: No shoes required, flexible pants and shirt
 
 
 
Warm-up's or cover-up's can be worn during warm-up only. A dance skirt over the leotard is acceptable for ballet classes. For tap, jazz, or hip hop classes a pair of lycra dance shorts can be worn over the leotard. Teachers will ask students not following the dress code to sit out of class.
Teachers reserve the right to change any of these requirements as they see fit for their classes and/or for recital performance.
 
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