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Dance Dress Code

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Dress Code Requirements

YPAC maintains a dress code for all dance classes to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness (variations in attire can be distracting and contribute to feelings of inequality). Uniformity in dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.

  • Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents. Dancewear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis.
  • Boys ages 10 and older must wear a dance belt with the exception of Hip Hop.
  • Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class. Dance shoes should never be worn outside.
  • Female students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is preferred.
  • Students are expected to observe proper personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students ages 10 and older.
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Dance Class Attire

Programs Girls Attire Boys Attire
Child/Caregiver Programs Comfortable clothes (not jeans) Comfortable clothes (not jeans)
Recreational Programs Ages 3-6 Light pink leotard, pink tights Black sweatpants, white t-shirt
Recreational, Graded Technique and Specialty Programs Ages 7-18 Ballet – Black leotard, pink tights. GT program will need to purchase the colored belt that corresponds with their level.

All other programscolored leotard, pink, black, or tan tights. Dance pants/shorts may be worn over. Modern-footless or stirrup tights.

Ballet -Black sweatpants/shorts or tights (for ages 10 and up) and white t-shirt

All other programs -Black sweatpants/shorts and plain colored t-shirt

 Hip Hop Programs

(includes Hip Hop Kids)

Comfortable clothes (not jeans) and clean sneakers Comfortable clothes (not jeans) and clean sneakers
Tumbling Programs

(includes Acro)

Any colored leotard and dance shorts

Tights are optional

Black sweatpants/shorts, Plain colored t-shirt
GT Ballet 3/4 in Belt Colors  I-Light Pink, II-Light Blue, III- Lilac, IV- Hot Pink, V- Red, VI-Royal, VII- White  I-Light Pink, II-Light Blue, III- Lilac, IV- Hot Pink, V- Red, VI-Royal, VII- White


Program Shoe Style
Children’s Ballet: Tippy Toes, Tutus 4 Tots, Kidlets Daisy (ballet pink)
Ballet GT I, Beginning & Building, Teen Ballet Technique Cobra (light pink)
Ballet GT II-VII Juliette (light pink)
Children’s Tap: Tiny Tappers, Taplets Tyette (black)
Tap GT I , II, Beginning & Building Mary Jane (caramel)
Tap GT III-VII Flex Master (black)
Beat Boys Fluid Tap (black)
Jazz, Lyrical, Leaps & Turns Showstopper Jazz (caramel)
Hip Hop Clean Sneakers
Acro/Flex, Tumbling No Shoes