Dress Code Policy

  • 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
  • CompliancePlease 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.

 

 

AWA Dancewear Order Form - Junior 1.pdf
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AWA Dancewear Order Form - Junior 2.pdf
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AWA Dancewear Order Form - Junior 3.pdf
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Dance Shoes

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)

 

 

Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoe

Beautiful definition and arch-hugging fit

  • Stretch canvas for better definition of the foot
  • Split-sole with stretch lycra insert hugs the arch and provides a beautiful fit
  • Elasticized binding instead of drawstring
  • Crisscross straps over the instep for a secure fit
  • Straight last construction - shoe fits either right or left foot
  • Medium width only
  • Whole sizes only

 

Premium Slip-On Jazz Shoe

Lower cut than a boot, with breathable inserts

  • Premium leather upper with breathable mesh panels
  • Elastic gore for easy, slip-on design
  • Flexible split-sole with durable suede arch
  • Medium width only
  • Whole and half sizes

 

Intro JT Shoe

Our entry level jazz tap shoe for your beginner students

  • Synthetic leather upper
  • Rigid sole for support and durability
  • Non-slip rubber patch and professional grade Revolution taps with fiberboard
  • 1" color-matched heel
  • Medium width only
  • Whole and half sizes

 

 

Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoe

Beautiful definition and arch-hugging fit

  • Stretch canvas for better definition of the foot
  • Split-sole with stretch lycra insert hugs the arch and provides a beautiful fit
  • Elasticized binding instead of drawstring
  • Crisscross straps over the instep for a secure fit
  • Straight last construction - shoe fits either right or left foot
  • Medium width only
  • Whole sizes only

 

Premium Slip-On Jazz Shoe

Lower cut than a boot, with breathable inserts

  • Premium leather upper with breathable mesh panels
  • Elastic gore for easy, slip-on design
  • Flexible split-sole with durable suede arch
  • Medium width only
  • Whole and half sizes

 

 

Dance Attire

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 cheryl@artworksacademy.com.  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 - Light Blue

Junior 2 - Burgundy

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

 

 

Junior 1 - Light Blue Leotards

Tank

  • Soft and seamless
  • Unique blend of 60% cotton, 28% nylon and 12% spandex
  • Adult sizes feature a shelf bra liner
  • Neckline in back mirrors design in front

Child Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium,

                   Large

 

Short Sleeve Scoop Neck

  • Soft and seamless
  • Unique blend of 60% cotton, 28% nylon and 12% spandex
  • Adult sizes feature a shelf bra liner
  • Neckline in back mirrors design in front

 

Child Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium, Large

 

Rhinestone Crisscross Back

  • Soft and seamless
  • Rhinestones on straps add a sprinkling of sparkle
  • Unique blend of 60% cotton, 28% nylon and 12% spandex
  • Adult sizes feature a shelf bra liner

Child Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium, Large

 

 

Optional Light Blue Skirt (Junior 1 only)

Girls Ballet Skirt

  • Sheer double layer nylon skirt with finished edge 
  • Elastic waistband with satin rosette and ribbon

Child Sizes: Small, Medium, Large

 

Junior 2 - Burgundy Leotards

Tank

  • Soft and seamless
  • Unique blend of 60% cotton, 28% nylon and 12% spandex
  • Adult sizes feature a shelf bra liner
  • Neckline in back mirrors design in front

 

Child Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium,

                   Large

Adult Sizes: Petite, Small, Medium,

                   Large, X-Large

 

 

Short Sleeve Scoop Neck

  • Soft and seamless
  • Unique blend of 60% cotton, 28% nylon and 12% spandex
  • Adult sizes feature a shelf bra liner
  • Neckline in back mirrors design in front

 

Child Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium, 

                   Large

Adult Sizes: Petite, Small, Medium,

                   Large, X-Large

 

 

 

Junior 3 - Navy Blue Leotards

Tank

  • Soft and seamless
  • Unique blend of 60% cotton, 28% nylon and 12% spandex
  • Adult sizes feature a shelf bra liner
  • Neckline in back mirrors design in front

Child Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium, Large

Adult Sizes: Petite, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

 

Short Sleeve Scoop Neck

  • Soft and seamless
  • Unique blend of 60% cotton, 28% nylon and 12% spandex
  • Adult sizes feature a shelf bra liner
  • Neckline in back mirrors design in front

Child Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium, Large

Adult Sizes: Petite, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

 

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