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

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.
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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.
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CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

  • 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.
  • Pirouettes or jazz shoes are permitted.
  • Hair should be secured back away from the face.
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COMBO (BALLET + LYRICAL)

  • Ballet dress code does not apply to this class.
  • Students can wear leggings, tank top, dance shorts, dance tops, and sports bras. Layers are permitted.
  • Pirouette shoes are suggested, but students can be barefoot.
  • Hair should be secured back away from the face.
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COMBO (BALLET + TAP)

  • Ballet dress code does not apply to this class.
  • Students can wear any color fitted dance apparel.
  • Pink ballet shoes are required, as well as black mary-jane style tap shoes.
  • Hair should be secured back away from the face.
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COMBO (JAZZ + TUMBLE)

  • Students can wear any color fitted dance apparel.
  • Pirouettes or jazz shoes are required for the jazz portion of class.
  • Students will be barefoot for tumbling portion.
  • Hair should be secured back away from the face.
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MUSICAL THEATER

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

  • Dance apparel is required. Examples include leggings, tank top, dance shorts, dance tops, and sports bras. Layers are permitted.
  • Students will need black lace up tap shoes. (Mini classes can wear Mary Jane style tap shoes)
  • Hair should be secured away from the face.
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ACRO

  • Fitted apparel that allows for full range of movement Examples include leggings, dance shorts, fitted dance tops, or sports bras. Please do not wear anything baggy (no jeans, t-shirts or sweatpants)
  • Students will be barefoot.
  • Hair must be secured up and out of student’s face.
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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.
  • Acro – Fitted clothing, not too baggy. No Jeans. Barefoot.
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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