Dress Code

Dress Code
It can be tempting to wear what is most comfortable to class or easier to just grab clothes and go. But actually there are reasons why wearing the right clothes to class is important.

First, having the correct attire for class is respectful to instructors. It shows that students care about the class they are in, and that they are focused and ready to work on that instructor’s particular style and all they have to teach them.

Wearing the appropriate dance attire, tights and leotards and most importantly no extra or baggy clothes, is also necessary in order for instructors to see if the body is being held correctly, if the right muscles are being used and engaged, which in turn allows them to see what needs work and to give more precise and beneficial corrections in order to help their students grow.

This concept of wearing the right attire also applies to shoes. All dance shoes are different and are made specifically for their corresponding dance style. Turning in shoes is completely different from turning in socks. Shoes provide control during turns and can absorb shock from jumps and other moves.

So do not think of your dance clothes as an inconvenience but tools that create a better dancer.

Please note the following guidelines:
All hair must be secured away from dancer’s face.
Jewelry is not permitted, with the exception of stud earrings.
Jeans and short shorts are not permitted.

Specific class attire is as follows: 

 Beginning Combo – black leotard, ballet pink tights, black tap shoes (style D3720G Pat or 352G Black), pink ballet shoes (Bloch 205L Pink) , skirts optional 

Lil’ Tap & Hip Hop – solid colored leotard, light tan footed or transitional tights (for recital), white tennis shoes, black tap shoes (style D3720G Pat or 352G Black), skirt or shorts optional 

Mini Ballet & Jazz - black leotard, ballet pink tights or light tan tights, pink ballet shoes (Bloch 205L Pink), tan jazz shoes, skirts optional 

Mini / Elementary Ballet - black leotard, ballet pink tights, pink ballet shoes (Bloch 205L Pink), skirts optional 

Mini / Elementary Tap & Jazz – solid colored leotard, light tan footed or transitional tights, tan pull-on jazz shoes, black tap shoes (style D3720G Pat or 352G Black), jazz pants, skirts, or shorts optional 

Mini / Elementary Hip Hop - solid colored leotard, light tan footed or transitional tights (for recital), white tennis shoes, jazz pant or shorts ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS, JEAN SHORTS, OR SHORT SHORTS! 

Intermediate / Teen / Advanced Jazz - solid colored leotard, light suntan footed or transitional tights, pull on tan jazz shoes 

Intermediate / Teen / Advanced Ballet - black leotard, ballet pink tights, pink ballet shoes (Bloch 258 pink or 203 pink) NO canvas 

Intermediate / Teen / Advanced Hip Hop - comfy clothes to move in, white tennis shoes, ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS, JEAN SHORTS, OR SHORT SHORTS!! 

Intermediate / Teen / Advanced Contemporary - solid colored leotard, light suntan transitional tights, tan jazz shoes 

Intermediate / Teen / Advanced Tap - solid colored leotard, light suntan footed or transitional tights, black oxford tap shoes 

Pointe - Black leotard, ballet pink tights, pointe shoes (european balance or shoe that is fitted) Musical Theater- solid colored leotard, light suntan footed or transitional tights, pull on tan jazz shoes 

Clogging - Solid colored leotard, light suntan sooted or transitional tights, Clogging shoes...from carlsclogging.com (black free style clogging shoe with regular taps) 

Boys Ballet - White fitted shirt, black pants or shorts, black ballet shoes. 

Boys Jazz/Contemporary - White fitted shirt, black pants or shorts, black jazz shoes. 

Boys Tap - White fitted shirt, black pants or shorts, black oxford tap shoes. 

Boys Hip Hop - Clean tennis shoes, comfy clothes they can move in easily. No Jeans or restrictive clothing. 

Company / Jr. Company / Starz - All black fitted attire. 

Studio J carries leotards, tights, and shoes. Studio J is registered at On Pointe in Cassidy Square (Penn & Britton, 843-2545) and ShowBiz Dancewear in Edmond (334 S. Santa Fe, 341-7739) and in Oklahoma City (4427 NW 63rd St., 840-4406). They will have a list of proper shoes and tights to purchase for your class. Let the associate know you are dancing at Studio J.