Why a dress code?

A dress code in dance is essential to the proper development of a student’s technique. The teacher needs to be able to see a dancer’s alignment and form in order to correct mistakes. Baggy clothing hides bad habits, hindering corrections and advancement. A dress code also cultivates discipline and unity — essential components to the study of dance. A dress code aids the focus and energy of a class. If you dress like a dancer, you feel and dance like a dancer.

Ages 2-3 & 3-4 Ballet
Girls: Light pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair pulled back.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black ballet shoes.

Kindergarten Ballet & Tap
Girls: Light pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, tan u-shell tap shoes, hair pulled back.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black ballet shoes, black lace-up tap shoes.

Ballet Ages 6-8 & 7-9
Girls: Light blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun. No skirts or shorts permitted.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black ballet shoes.

Ballet Level Ages 9-12
Girls: Lavender leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun. No skirts or shorts permitted.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black ballet shoes.

Ballet Level Ages 13-18
Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun. No skirts or shorts permitted.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black ballet shoes.

Jazz Ages 6-8 & 7-9
Girls: Light blue leotard, tan tights (or pink tights if also taking ballet), tan stretch boots, hair in bun or ponytail. No shorts.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black jazz shoes.

Jazz Ages 9-12
Girls: Lavender leotard, tan tights (or pink tights if also taking ballet), tan stretch boots, hair in bun or ponytail. No shorts.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black stretch boots.

Jazz Ages 13-18
Girls: Black leotard, tan tights (or pink tights if also taking ballet), tan stretch boots, hair in bun or ponytail. No shorts.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black stretch boots.

Tap Ages 6-8 & 7-9
Girls: Light blue leotard, tan tights, tan u-shell tap shoes, hair pulled back.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black lace-up tap shoes.

Tap Ages 9-12
Girls: Lavender leotard, tan tights, tan u-shell tap shoes, hair pulled back. Fitted black shorts optional.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black tap shoes.

Tap Ages 13-18
Girls: Black leotard, tan tights, tan u-shell tap shoes, hair pulled back. Fitted black shorts optional.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants, black tap shoes.

Hip Hop
Girls & Boys: Great South Bay Dance uniform t-shirt, black pants or shorts, black dance sneakers, hair pulled back. No street sneakers permitted.

Modern
Girls: Black leotard, black footless tights, hair in bun.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants.

Performance Ensemble
Girls: Pink footed tights, hair in bun;
— Petit Ensemble – blue leotards
— Junior Ensemble – purple leotards
— Dance Ensemble – black leotards
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black dance pants.

Musical Theater
Girls: Great South Bay Dance uniform t-shirt, black leggings, tan jazz shoes, hair pulled back.
Boys: Great South Bay Dance uniform t-shirt, black pants, black jazz shoes.

Tiny Tutu Club / Dance with Me
Recommended, but not required:
Girls: Pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes
Boys: white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, black ballet shoes

Dancers at Work
Ages 9-12
Girls: Purple leotards, pink footless tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black pants or shorts, black ballet shoes.
Ages 13-18
Girls: Black leotards, black footless tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black pants or shorts, black ballet shoes.

ChoreoKids Dance Summer Workshop
Girls: Blue leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun.
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black pants or short, black ballet shoes.

Special Ballet
(See Ballet above)

Acrobatics
Girls: black leotard, black footless tights, hair pulled back
Boys: Fitted white tank or t-shirt, black pants or shorts.

To ensure proper color for dance recitals, it is recommended that dancers’
tights and shoes are purchased from Great South Bay Dance.