Dress Code

Dance Impressions maintains a dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness. Uniformity in dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of training.

2019-2020 Dress Code Requirements

  • Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.
  • Dancewear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis.
  • Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class.
  • All dancewear must be fitted. No loose clothing especially sweatshirts or oversized t-shirts may be worn to class.
  • A dance sweater, shrug, and/or legwarmers may be worn in the winter months.
  • Dance shoes should never be worn outside.
  • Female students must wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is recommended for ballet. Ballet teachers may require a bun for older dancers.
  • Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students age 10 or older.

Shoes

Class/Level

Girls

Boys

Baby Ballerina, Tiny Tots & Primary Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 Black Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69
Preschool & Kinder Combo Pink Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 & Black Tap Shoes Bloch #S0352 Black Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 & Black Tap Shoes So Danca #TA04
Tiny Combo (PRE-COMPANY) Pink Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 & Black Tap Shoes Bloch #S0352 & Tan Jazz Shoes Dance Now #DN981 Black Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 & Black Tap Shoes So Danca #TA04 & Black Jazz Shoes Dance Now #DN981
Grade 1 & 2 Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 & Black Canvas Character Shoes Sansha #CS23C Black Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 & Black Canvas Character Shoes TBD
Grade 3-6 Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD16 & Black Canvas Character Shoes Sansha #CL15 or #CL35 Black Ballet Shoes #SD16 & Black Canvas Character Shoes TBD
Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD16 & Pink Demi Pointe Shoes Black Ballet Shoes #SD16
Junior, Teen & Senior Ballet (COMPANY) Pink Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 or #SD16 Black Ballet Shoes So Danca #SD69 or #SD16
Mini, Petite & Junior Tap Tan Tap Shoes Bloch #S0302 Black Tap Shoes So Danca #TA05
Teen & Senior Tap Black Tap Shoes Bloch #S0361 Black Tap Shoes Bloch #S0361
Jazz Tan Jazz Shoes Dance Now #DN981 Black Jazz Shoes Dance Now #DN981
Jazz (COMPANY) Black Jazz Shoes Bloch #S0499 Black Jazz Shoes Bloch #S0499
Lyrical Nude Lyrical Half Soles Bloch #S0639 Nude Lyrical Half Soles Bloch #S0639
Tiny Tumblers & Acro No Shoes (Bare Feet) No Shoes (Bare Feet)
Hip Hop Pastry Pop Tart Grid Sneaker (Black with White Bottom) Pastry Pop Tart Grid Sneaker (Black with White Bottom)

* Dance shoes from Payless and/or Target are not allowed.

Dance Attire

Class/Level

Girls

Boys

Baby Ballerina, Tiny Tots, Preschool & Kinder Combo Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet Skirt optional Black or Navy Pants or Shorts, White T-Shirt
Tiny Combo (PRE-COMPANY) Light Blue Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet Skirt optional Black or Navy Pants or Shorts, White T-Shirt
Primary Ballet* Lilac Tank Leotard, Pink Tights, Lilac Skirt optional Black or Navy Pants or Shorts, White T-Shirt
Grade 1 & 2 Ballet Lilac Tank Leotard, Pink Tights, Leotard Belt, Lilac Skirt optional Black or Navy Pants or Shorts, White T-Shirt
Grade 3-6 Ballet* Navy Blue Tank Leotard, Pink Tights, Leotard Belt Black or Navy Pants or Shorts, White T-Shirt
Intermediate & Advanced Ballet* Black Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights, Leotard Belt Black or Navy Pants or Shorts, White T-Shirt
Junior, Teen & Senior Ballet (COMPANY) Any Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Leotard Belt, Black Ballet Skirt required Black or Navy Pants or Shorts, White T-Shirt
Tap, Jazz & Lyrical Any Color Leotard, Bra Top, or Fitted Tank Any Color Dance Shorts, Capris or Leggings Pink, Tan or Black Tights (footed, convertible, or footless) optional Any Color Pants or Shorts, Any Color T-Shirt
Tiny Tumblers & Acro Any Color Leotard, Bra Top, or Fitted Tank Any Color Dance Shorts, Capris or Leggings Pink, Tan or Black Tights (footed, convertible, or footless) optional Any Color Pants or Shorts, Any Color T-Shirt
Hip Hop Comfortable Clothes (NO JEANS), Knee Pads optional Comfortable Clothes (NO JEANS), Knee Pads optional
Company Rehearsals Solid Black Sance Attire: Leotard, Bra Top, Dance Shorts, Leggings Tan Tights optional Any Color Pants or Shorts, Any Color T-Shirt

*Dance attire for Primary, Grades 1-6, Intermediate & Advanced  Ballet classes must be purchased at the studio.

Dancewear may be ordered at the studio or purchased at Gigi’s Dance & Activewear in Rahway.