Dress Code Requirements

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No bare midriffs, jewelry, jeans, summer dresses, 

gum, sugary drinks, or food allowed in the classroom.

NEW THIS YEAR: 

If your dancer is in ballet or jazz we are transitioning all ballet and jazz shoes to flesh toned. If your dancer still has pink tights and pink ballet shoes they will be allowed to wear them this year for class but dancers will be required to have flesh toned tights and matching shoes for recital. When purchasing your dancer new tights and shoes please purchase flesh toned tights and matching shoes. Links are also below. 

If you are questioning what color shoes/tights to purchase from Blendz

we have a color swatch behind the front desk on the 4th floor. 

 

If you are locally purchasing shoes or dance wear we suggest shopping at

The Dance Shop in Union Turnpike 

The Dance Shop 

188-06 Union Tpke, Flushing, NY 11366

Dance Practice

3-4 Year Old Classes

Lil Hip Hop:

Girls/Boys:

Jazz shoes and hair pulled back. Clothing the student can dance in. No jeans, dresses or skirts. 

Required shoes and tights for girls: Blendz Apparel shoes and tights to match dancers skin tone.  

        Required shoes for boys: Capezio E Series Jazz Shoe in BLACK  

 

 

Pre-Ballet: 

Girls:

Flesh toned Ballet shoes and clothing the student can dance in. Hair pulled back. No jeans or skirts. Most girls wear a leotard and tights with a dance skirt or shorts. Can be any color. 

Boys:

Black Ballet shoes and clothing the student can dance in. Hair pulled back. No jeans. 

 

Required Shoes: 

       For Girls Blendz brand ballet shoes 

       For boys Hanami Canvas Ballet shoe from Capezio in black. 

Required Tights: 

      Blendz tights that are the same color as flesh tone ballet shoes and dancers skin 

      *these tights will best match the above shoes when purchased in the same color as ballet shoes and dancer         skin tone. Will allow for easy transition on and off the foot. 

 

 

 

Creative Dance: 

Girls/Boys:

Jazz shoes and hair pulled back. Clothing the student can dance in. No jeans or skirts. 

Required shoes and tights for girls: Blendz Apparel shoes and tights to match dancers skin tone.

Required shoes for boys: Capezio E Series Jazz Shoe in BLACK  

Dance Practice

5-6 Year Old Classes 

       

       Combo Classes with acro: 

          Girls:

                   Biketard OR a leotard with leggings/shorts (no skirts), flesh toned stirrup tights, and hair in a low ponytail.

          Boys:

                   Leggings and a form fitting shirt or tank (should not come up when going upside down). Hair pulled back.

 

         Required Tights for Acro/Jazz Combo Class: (No shoes necessary)

         Blendz brand Stirrup Tights in student's flesh tone

       

       

Combo classes with ballet: 

           Girls:

                   Leotard (any color) and tights. Hair pulled back.

           Boys:

                   A form fitting shirt and leggings or sweatpants (any color). Hair pulled back.

 

       

       

Combo classes without ballet: 

           Girls:

                   Form fitting clothing, no jeans or skirts. Hair pulled back.

           Boys: 

                   Form fitting clothing, no jeans or skirts. Hair pulled back.

          Required Shoes for Ballet: 

 For boys Hanami Canvas Ballet shoe from Capezio in black. 

 For girls Blendz brand ballet shoes

 

Required Tights:

Blendz tights that are the same color as flesh tone ballet shoes and dancers skin 

      *these tights will best match the above shoes when purchased in the same color as ballet shoes and dancer         skin tone. Will allow for easy transition on and off the foot. 

 

Required Shoes for Jazz/Hip Hop: 

Required shoes for girls: Blendz Apparel shoes and tights to match dancers skin tone.  

Required shoes for boys: Capezio E Series Jazz Shoe in BLACK  

Suggested Shoes for Tap: 

For girls:Jr. Tyette tap shoe in BLACK. 

For boys: Tic Tap Toe tap shoe in BLACK 

Required Tights for Acro/Jazz Combo Class: (No shoes necessary)

Blendz brand Stirrup Tights in student's flesh tone

Dance Practice

7-9 Year Old Classes and 10+/Teen Classes

All levels acro ages 7+: 

Girls:

A biketard OR a leotard with leggings/shorts, flesh toned stirrup tights, and hair in a low ponytail.

Boys:

Leggings and a form fitting shirt. Hair pulled back.

 

Required Tights for girls (No shoes needed):  

         Blendz brand Stirrup Tights in student's flesh tone


 

All levels Ballet ages 7+:

Girls:

Flesh toned tights, black leotard, flesh toned ballet shoes, hair in a bun, form fitting cover-ups allowed during winter months. No ballet skirts or shorts.

Boys:

Black leggings or tights, white or black form fitting shirt, black ballet shoes, hair pulled back. 

 

Suggested shoes and tights: 

For boys Hanami Canvas Ballet shoe from Capezio in black. 

For girls Blendz brand ballet shoes

 

Suggested Tights: 

Blendz tights that are the same color as flesh tone ballet shoes and dancers skin 

      *these tights will best match the above shoes when purchased in the same color as ballet shoes and dancer         skin tone. Will allow for easy transition on and off the foot. 

 

If the above shoes do not work for our older dancers, dancers 10+/Teen all levels, can wear any brand split soled canvas or leather flesh toned ballet shoes with matching tights that are comfortable for their feet. We suggest using this website or visiting Discount Dance Supply to research the type of dance shoe that might best fit their feet and match their skin color. Popular brands such as Capezio, Bloch, and Body Wrappers offer skin toned ballet shoes with matching tights. 

 

7+ Hip Hop level I & II:

Girls/Boys:

Dance sneakers (sneakers that are only worn in the dance  room) and hair pulled back. Clothing the student can dance in and socks. No jeans, dresses, or skirts. 

 

Required Shoes:​ All black sneakers with white soles (same brand not necessary, but should be an all black sneaker with all white soles. NOT TO BE WORN OUTSIDE.)

 

7+ Improv:

Girls/Boys:

Hair pulled back, clothing the student can move in and barefoot. No jeans, dresses or skirts. 

 

7+ Jazz: 

Girls Level I:

Flesh toned jazz shoes, form fitting athletic clothing (any color), hair pulled back. 

 

Boys Level I:

Black jazz shoes, tight leggings or sweatpants, and a form fitting shirt (any color).  Hair pulled back.

 

Girls Level II and III:

Flesh toned jazz shoes, leotard with either leggings or tights and shorts (any color), hair pulled back.

 

Boys Level II and III:

Black jazz shoes, tight leggings or sweatpants, and a form fitting shirt (any color).  Hair pulled back.

 

Suggested shoes and tights for girls: 

Blendz Apparel shoes and tights to match dancers skin tone.  

Suggested shoes for boys: 

Capezio E Series Jazz Shoe in BLACK  

If the above shoes do not work for our older dancers, dancers 10+/Teen all levels, can wear any brand flesh toned jazz shoes with matching tights that are comfortable for their feet. We suggest using this website or visiting Discount Dance Supply to research the type of dance shoe that might best fit their feet and match their skin color. Popular brands such as Capezio, Bloch, and Body Wrappers offer skin toned ballet shoes with matching tights. 

 

     

       7+ Lyrical: 

        Girls Level I:

                  Form fitting athletic clothing (any color) or leotard and tights/leggings, hair pulled back. 

     

       Boys Level I:

                  Tight leggings or sweatpants, and a form fitting shirt (any color).  Hair pulled back.

 

       Girls Level II:

                  Leotard with either leggings or tights/shorts, hair pulled back.

 

       Boys Level II and III:

                  Tight leggings or sweatpants, and a form fitting shirt (any color).  Hair pulled back.

 

       Required Tights for girls (No shoes needed):  

       Blendz brand Stirrup Tights in student's flesh tone

 

     

      7yrs+ Stretch and Strength: 

         Boys and Girls:

                 Hair pulled back, athletic clothing the student can move in, and barefoot. No jeans, dresses, or skirts.

 

 

7yrs+ Tap: 

Girls/Boys:

Black lace up tap shoes, hair pulled back, form fitting clothing. No jeans or skirts. 

 

Suggested shoes for all ages levels 1-3: 

Bloch Tap Shoes 

 

Required shoes for level 4: 

**Tap IV:

Being the most advanced tap class offered, it is important we are working with quality instruments and that includes the shoe and the flooring. Quality shoes will last longer, and have a better sound quality that will help with dynamics of the sounds. It is also important to be able to safely perform even when the staging isn’t ideal for tap dancers, which is why tap 4 also requires boards. Below are some options for shoes, but if you find something that works better for your foot, please discuss with us prior to purchasing.

 

So Danca TA805V Women's Professional Leather Tap Shoe with Leather Sole and Red Heart

 

Jason Samuels Smith shoe by Bloch (black)

 

Foldable tap boards: available to purchase for $150, or to rent annually from the studio for $75