- Arrive Prepared – Always remember to wear the correct dancewear and shoes to class. Please arrive on time and ready to begin class. It is best to arrive with
your dance clothes on, if possible.
- Hair – Girls hair should be secured and pulled away from their face and off of the neck. They must wear it in a ponytail or bun. Boys hair must be short enough
(or in some way secured) so it does not hang over their face and cover their eyes, as that can be a safety concern in class.
- Jewelry – Please remove jewelry before class. Most jewelry can be a potential hazard should the dancer catch it on their clothing, hair or other dancer. Small
studs or non-dangling earrings are allowed.
- Dance Shoes – Dance shoes are for use in the studio only and should NEVER be worn outside. Please come in street shoes and change in the lobby. Dirty dance shoes
can damage our dance floors. Dance shoes must be purchased through ArtWorks Academy. See required dance shoes below.
- Attire – As mentioned on the main dress code page, our dress code was developed to benefit the
movement of the dancer and their safety, as well as promote discipline, ensemble awareness, and help better assist the teacher in giving corrections and maintaining uniformity within the
studio. See the required leotard color below.
- Purchasing Shoes and Leotards - All shoes MUST be purchased from ArtWorks Academy. We have
selected shoes we feel are best for each level and also want all shoes to match for the dance recital. Leotards are available to purchase at the studio or can be purchased at a dance store, as
long as the color matches the required color for your child's level
- Compliance - Please make sure your child is in compliance with the dress code for every
class. Students will receive one warning. If they show up for a second class without being in dress code, they will have to watch and will not be allowed to participate.
PLEASE NOTE - You can download the order form and bring it in
when you place your order or we have extra copies at the studio. Please do NOT fill out the shoe size, until your child is fitted for shoes at the studio. Please make sure you download
the form that goes with the correct level for your child.
Junior Level dancers wear the following shoes, which must be purchased through ArtWorks Academy:
Ballet - Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoe (girls wear pink and boys wear black)
Jazz - Premium Slip-On Jazz Shoe (girls wear tan and boys wear black)
Tap - Black Intro JT Shoe (boys and girls)
Hip Hop - Black converse style shoes (can be purchased at your local shoe store)
All females must wear the following:
Each level within the junior level requires a different color of leotard. BEFORE you purchase a leotard, please make sure your child has been assessed for classes, so you know that they are
in the correct level. You can contact Cheryl Morris, Director of Dance, to find out when she can assess your child. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Returning students will
get a placement letter notifying them which level to enroll in and do not to be assessed.
The following leotard colors are required by level:
Junior 1/2 - Light Blue
Junior 3 - Navy Blue
Girls must wear pink tights to ballet. There are several styles of leotards available to purchase at ArtWorks Academy.
They are shown below. Girls in Junior 1 are allowed to wear a light blue dance skirt (NO tutus). Spanx style shorts and leggings may be worn to hip hop only.
All males must wear the following:
Black dance pants with a fitted white t-shirt