Toddler & Preschool Classes

GIRLS

  • Leotard and pink tights are required. Skirts are also allowed, but if they become a distraction in class students will be asked to take them off or not wear them the next week. NO costumes or dresses. All outfits must be leotard based.
  • Pink Leather ballet shoes are required for all Toddler and Preschool classes. Capezio is the preferred brand. 
  • Preschool I & II students should also wear black Mary Jane style tap shoes.

BOYS

  • A white or black shirt with black shorts or pants are required.
  • Black ballet or slip on jazz shoes are required for all toddler and preschool classes.
  • Preschool I & II students should also wear black lace-up tap shoes.

Kindergarten – 12th Grade

JAZZ

  • Dance apparel is required for all students in a jazz class. Examples include leggings, tank top, dance shorts, dance tops, and sports bras.
  • Pirouette or jazz shoes are preferred.
  • Hair should be secured back away from the face.

HIP HOP

  • T-shirts, tanks, and athletic jerseys are permitted.
  • Sweat pants (length should cover the knee), athletic pants, or shorts are preferred.
  • Street shoes are preferred.

BALLET

  • All ballet classes require pink tights, black leotard, and ballet shoes (we prefer split-sole canvas shoes).
  • Hair must be pulled up into a tight bun.

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

  • Dance apparel is required for all students in a lyrical class. Examples include leggings, tank top, dance shorts, dance tops, and sports bras. Layers are permitted.
  • Pirouette shoes are preferred, but socks are permitted.
  • Hair should be secured back away from the face.

MUSICAL THEATER/TAP

  • Dance apparel is required. Examples include leggings, tank top, dance shorts, dance tops, and sports bras. Layers are permitted.
  • Students will need jazz shoes and black tap shoes each week.
  • Hair should be secured away from the face.

BOYS

  • Ballet – White Shirt and Black shorts or pants. Black ballet shoes and white socks.
  • Tap – Black or white shirt and shorts or pants. Black tap shoes.
  • Combo – Black or white shirt and shorts or pants. Black Jazz shoes and tap shoes.
  • Hip Hop – Baggy or comfortable clothes are great for this class. No jeans. Tennis shoes (street shoes) are required.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our program, please don't hesitate to call or email one of our team members:

Saskia Harmon—Program Director
Jessica Stillman—Company Manager
Jen Burns—Dance Operations Manager
dance@rootsacademy.com
(615) 804-1177 x2