Required Classroom Attire

Each discipline (i.e., ballet, tap, jazz, etc.) has a dress code of its own. Please purchase the appropriate attire (i.e., shoes, apparel, etc.) for classes. This will ensure optimal participation. 

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you're interested in shopping locally. If you don't mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel. 

GDSC Dress Code

JAZZ

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; "Bloch Super Jazz Slip-On" tan jazz shoes (boys and girls); tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

TAP (Ages 5-10)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); any style of child's tap shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

TAP (Ages 11+)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); hard-sole tap shoes with tap toe box, Capezio preferred; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way 

PRE-BALLET

Girls: Light pink leotards, skirts are OK; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair up off of neck

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

BALLET 1

Girls: Light blue (also called Copen blue) leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

BALLET 2

Girls: Burgundy leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

BALLET 3/4

Girls: Navy blue leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

INTERMEDIATE BALLET TECHNIQUE A & B

Girls: Black leotards (any brand, any cut; no underwear, no skirts); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes, theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

TEEN/ADULT BALLET

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form fitting, any color); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers);  hair up

HIP HOP

Girls:  Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black "Gia Mia Hi-Top" sneakers from Just for Kix: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. IMPORTANT: Availability is limited. If you cannot find your child's size, try Amazon and/or plug "Gia Mia GS4" into your search engine. This shoe can be found from other retailers. If you're still struggling, contact admin and we will do our best to help you search.
(DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions. If you are ordering the girls "Hi Top Sneaker," order at least two sizes bigger.)

Boys:  Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black "Pastry Pop Tart Grid Hi Top" sneakers: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes
(DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions.) 

BREAKDANCE

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black high-top shoes (i.e., Converse)

MUSICAL THEATER

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; see instructor for shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

LYRICAL

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan leather half-soles; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

CONTEMPORARY

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet--please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

TUMBLING/ACRO

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails