Dress codes are in place to maintain dance traditions, promote unity and as a commitment to high personal and professional standards in the studio. Be sure to label all your dance clothes, shoes and bags!

 

Hair

Hair for all dance classes must be securely pulled back, away from the face and off the neck. Ponytails and buns are highly recommended. If a male student has long hair, please secure it away from the face. For female ballet students in the secondary division, hair must be styled into a slick bun with use of both bobby pins and a hair net and without stray hairs or bangs.

 

How To Do A Bun

How To Do A Bun

Pull hair back into a ponytail and fasten with a ponytail holder. Twist the hair into a tight spiral and wind it around the holder in a circular path, securing it with bobby pins or hair pins as you go. Cover the bun with a hair net and anchor the net with pins. Hair spray and securely clip back any stray hair strands and bangs.

It is always preferable to take class without wearing eyeglasses for safety reasons.  If your child needs to wear glasses in class, they must be adequately secured. 

To assist with your dance wear needs, Ace Dance Academy carries most required attire and shoes at the studio store. We also carry items with the Ace Dance Academy logo. The office and store are open Monday-Thursday 2-7p.

Creative Dance

Comfortable clothes and barefeet

 

Primary Division

Pre-Ballet:  light pink leotard, no skirt, light pink footed tights, light pink ballet slippers with elastic

Tap/Jazz: solid-color leotard, no skirt, solid-color footed tights, black patent leather Mary Jane tap shoes with elastic sewn, light pink ballet slippers with elastic

Hip Hop: leotard or fitted dance top, fitted dance pants/bike shorts and tights, no skirts/jeans, plain white tennis shoes (no slip-ons) worn only in studio

Contemporary: any solid color leotard and footless or convertible tights - barefeet

 

Secondary Division

Ballet: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers with elastic, no visible undergarments, black sports bras ok, no skirts/shorts

Jazz: leotard or fitted dance top, fitted dance pants/bike shorts and tights, no skirts/jeans, tan slip-on style jazz shoes

Tap: leotard or fitted dance top, fitted dance pants/bike shorts and tights, must be able to see ankles, no skirts/jeans.  Tap White 7-9: black patent leather Mary Jane tap shoes with elastic sewn.  All other tap classes: black oxford leather tap shoes, full sole

Contemporary: leotard or fitted dance top, fitted dance pants/bike shorts and footless tights, no skirts/jeans, bare feet

Hip Hop: tank top or t-shirt, dance pants, sweat pants, or long basketball shorts, no jeans/cargo pants, plain white tennis shoes (no slip-ons) worn only in studio

Musical Theatre: leotard or fitted dance top, fitted dance pants/bike shorts and tights, no skirts/jeans, tan slip-on style jazz shoes

Creative Dance

Comfortable clothes and barefeet

 

Primary Division

Pre-Ballet: black tights or fitted dance pants, fitted solid white t-shirt, black socks, black ballet slippers with elastic

Jazz/Tap: solid-color fitted dance pants, fitted solid-color t-shirt, black socks, black oxford leather tap shoes, black ballet slippers with elastic

Hip Hop: dance pants or bike/soccer shorts, no jeans/cargo pants, t-shirt, plain white tennis shoes (no slip-ons) worn only in studio

Contemporary: solid-color fitted dance pants, fitted solid-color t-shirt - barefeet

 

Secondary Division

Ballet: black tights or fitted dance pants, fitted solid white t-shirt, black ballet slippers with elastic

Jazz & Jazz/Hip Hop: solid-color fitted dance pants, no jeans/cargo pants, fitted solid-color t-shirt, black slip-on style jazz shoes

Tap: dance pants or bike/soccer shorts, no jeans/cargo pants, t-shirt, black oxford leather tap shoes

Contemporary: solid-color fitted dance pants, no jeans/cargo pants, fitted solid-color t-shirt, bare feet

Hip Hop: tank top or t-shirt, dance pants, sweat pants, or long basketball shorts, no jeans/cargo pants, plain white tennis shoes (no slip-ons) worn only in studio

Musical Theatre: solid-color fitted dance pants or sports shorts, no jeans/cargo pants, fitted solid-color t-shirt, black slip-on style jazz shoes


To dance is to be out of yourself.
Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.

~Agnes De Mille