All required dancewear is available for purchase at NGSB.

Dress Code

Children’s Classes (ages 1.5 – 9)

Ballet:

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Pink tights

  • Black or light pink leotard

  • Black or light pink ballet skirt (optional)

  • Hair must be neatly pulled back in a bun. (Children under the age of 4 are encouraged to have a ballet bun but not required if it is not possible for their hair length. Their hair must be pulled back off their face.)

Tap:

  • The above dress code plus black patent tap shoes

 

Jazz:

  • The above dress code plus black jazz shoes

 

Hip Hop:

  • Dancers may wear black or light pink leotard with tights OR black leggings OR black jazz pants

  • Black jazz shoes

  • No shorts or bare midriffs

  • Hair must be pulled back into a ponytail or bun

Combo Classes:

  • Ballet/Tap classes will need the above dress code requirements for both Ballet and Tap.

  • Ballet/Hip Hop classes will need the above dress code requirements for both Ballet and Hip Hop.

  • Ballet/Jazz classes will need the above dress code requirements for both Ballet and Jazz.

  • Ballet/Jazz/Tap classes will need the above dress code requirements for Ballet, Jazz, and Tap.

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Classes for ages 9+

Ballet:

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Pink tights

  • Black leotard

  • Black or light pink ballet skirt (optional)

  • Hair must be neatly pulled back into a bun

 

Tap:

  • The above dress code plus black tap shoes

  • Hair must be neatly pulled back into a bun or ponytail

 

(Company classes must wear black lace up oxford style tap shoes. Dancers may wear black leggings or jazz pants.)

 

Jazz:

  • The above dress code plus black jazz shoes

  • Hair must be neatly pulled back into a bun or ponytail

 

(Company dancers may wear black leggings or jazz pants.)

Hip Hop:

  • Leotard with leggings, tights, or jazz pants

  • Sneakers (clean as to not track in dirt)

  • No shorts or bare midriffs

  • Hair must be pulled back into a ponytail or bun

Modern:

  • Black leotard

  • Black leggings

  • Hair must be pulled back into a ponytail or bun

  • Class is done barefoot

Teen/Adult Classes:

  • Leotard with Tights or Leggings

  • Ballet shoes (for ballet class)

  • Clean sneakers (for hip hop class)

  • Tap shoes (for tap class)

  • Ballet and Hip Hop classes must wear a leotard, no bare midriffs

  • Hair must be pulled back off the face

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Why do we have a dress code?

A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, teachers and the art of dance. Teachers must be able to see the dancer’s body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc. Hair must be properly secured and tied up off of the face and neck for all styles of dance.  Jewelry must not be loose or dangling. Gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking and appearance. No loose fitting pants, blue jeans or t-shirts. No costumes are allowed in class unless a dress up day is announced by the teacher.

 

Part of ballet training is simple discipline, teaching children that details matter and respect is important. That includes having your hair up in a bun for ballet class, following dress code and arriving on time with what you need for class.  Take this seriously -- it's one of the beautiful things that sets our art apart from other activities.