Dress Code

The dress code for classes at BSD is meant to allow proper, unrestricted movement, while keeping the dancer comfortable and the teacher informed regarding the student’s body mechanics and form.
Please note: If a class  allows sneakers (or any other non-dance shoe), they must be specifically designated indoor-only shoes. The bottoms need to be clean of debris to keep our studio floors in good condition.

For your convenience, the dress code has been broken down by class below. If you need to purchase dance gear, BSD does keep some in stock. Please ask a teacher or front desk worker for more details.


Classes for Students 6 and Under

  • Toddler’s Dance, Creative Dance 3-6 – Leotard or fitted shirt, footless tights or leggings, bare feet

Ballet

  • Children’s Ballet IPink leotard, pink convertible tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun or pulled back away from the face
  • Children’s Ballet IILavender leotard, pink convertible tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun or pulled back away from the face
  • Children’s Ballet IIIMaroon leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers, hair in a bun
  • Children’s Ballet IVDark blue leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers, hair in a bun
  • Youth Ballet VBlack leotard, tights, ballet slippers, hair in a bun
  • Beginning Ballet, Advanced Beginning Ballet, Low Intermediate Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, Advanced BalletDancer’s choice of leotard, tights, ballet slippers or pointe shoes, hair in a bun
  • Pointe I – IIIDancer’s choice of leotard, tights, ballet slippers or pointe shoes, hair in a bun (Pointe shoes can be purchased at Bodygears in Rutland, VT. They are the best at fitting students.)

Modern

  • Youth Modern, Advanced Beginning Modern, Intermediate ModernLeotard or fitted exercise top, leggings or dance pants/shorts, bare feet or socks/toe undeez, hair pulled back and away from face (but not too high in the back, to facilitate lying on the floor)

Tap

  • Children’s Tap I, Children’s Tap II, Intermediate Tap, Advanced Beginning Rhythm Tap – Clothes you can move in (leotards and leggings prefered), sturdy low-heeled Oxford-style tap shoes
  • Advanced Beginning Theater Tap – Clothes you can move in (leotards and leggings or tights are prefered), flat or heeled tap shoes

Jazz

  • Children’s Jazz, Beginning Jazz, Intermediate Jazz – Leotard or fitted exercise top, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes or dancer’s choice, hair pulled back and away from face (but not too high in the back, to facilitate lying on the floor)
  • Intermediate Dunham Jazz – Clothes you can move in, bare feet

Hip Hop

  • Children’s Hip Hop, Beginning Hip Hop – Clothes you can move in, dance sneakers or hip hop sneakers (NO outdoor shoes), hair pulled back and away from face (not too high in the back, to facilitate lying on the floor)

Zumba

  • Zumba – Work-out wear you can move in, dance sneakers (Regular sneakers are allowed if they are only used indoors, though you may want to consider “slip on dancers,” a product which provides more ability to twist and turn on the floor without the tread of your shoe sticking to the floor. Find out more on their website, www.slipondancers.com)

Yoga and Pilates

  • Embodyoga/PilatesClothes you can move in, bare feet (You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, but there are also mats available for students to use.)
  • Beginnging Pilates, Multi-Level Pilates Clothes you can move in, bare feet (You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, but there are also mats available for students to use.)

Other Classes

  • Theater Dance – Leggings or tights and dance shorts; fitted t-shirt, leotard or dance top; socks;  jazz shoes (heels or flats)
  • Therapeutic Dance – Dancewear or comfortable workout clothes

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