Dress Code & Class Attire

 

Regular Dance Classes


MUNCHKIN, CHILD & YOUTH LEVELS

Class Dancewear Shoes Tights/Socks
Ballet Black leotard any style. Pink ballet shoes. Footed or footless pink tights.
Tap Black leotard any style. Black tap shoes. Footed or footless pink tights.
Jazz Black leotard any style. Black slip-on style jazz shoes. Footed or footless pink tights.
Modern Black leotard any style. No shoes required. Some students prefer to wear foot thongs or turners. Footless pink tights.
Hip Hop Black leotard any style or Black T-shirt. Choice of black leggings, sweats or biker shorts. Any style/color of tennis shoes. Any color socks.
Break Dance Black leotard any style or Black T-shirt. Choice of black leggings, sweats or biker shorts. Any style/color of tennis shoes. Any color socks.
Boys in all disciplines Black T-shirt, Choice of black sweats, yoga pants or biker shorts. No denim jeans. Ballet shoes = black.
Tap shoes = black.
Jazz shoes = black.
Hip Hop & Break Dance = any style/color tennis shoes.
Any color socks.

 

JUNIOR & SENIOR LEVELS

Class Dancewear Shoes Tights/Socks
Ballet & Pointe Black leotard any style. Optional wrap skirts or form fitted top wraps or shrugs. Ballet = pink ballet shoes.
Pointe = pink pointe shoes.
Pink or light tan tights.
Tap Black leotard any style or form-fitted top. Choice of black leggings, yoga pants, sweats or biker shorts. No denim jeans. Black oxford-style tap shoes. Student’s choice of socks or tights. Some choose not to wear any socks.
Jazz Black leotard any style or form-fitted top. Choice of black leggings, yoga pants, sweats or biker shorts. No denim jeans. Black slip-on style jazz shoes. Pink or light tan tights.
Modern Black leotard any style or form-fitted top. Choice of black leggings, yoga pants, sweats or biker shorts. No denim jeans. No shoes required. Some students prefer to wear foot thongs or turners. Pink or light tan footless tights.
Hip Hop Black leotard any style or Black T-shirt. Choice of black leggings, sweats or biker shorts. Any style/color of tennis shoes. Any color of socks or tights.
Break Dance Black leotard any style or Black T-shirt. Choice of black leggings, sweats or biker shorts. Any style/color of tennis shoes. Any color of socks or tights.
Boys in all disciplines Black T-shirt, Choice of black sweats, yoga pants or biker shorts. No denim jeans. Ballet shoes = black.
Tap shoes = black.
Jazz shoes = black.
Hip Hop & Break Dance = any style/color tennis shoes.
Any color socks or no socks.

 

ADULTS

Adult students can follow the dress code for the ‘Junior & Senior Levels,’ but can also choose a more relaxed dress code. For instance, in ballet, pointe, jazz and modern, they can opt for camisole tops plus leggings or yoga pants rather than tights. In tap and hip-hop, adults can elect to wear comfortable clothing such as loose tops and bottoms (no denim jeans). Dance shoe requirements, however, must remain as noted in the ‘Junior & Senior Levels’ section above.

Attire for Flamenco & Hawaiian Dance Classes


Students in the flamenco class should consult with the instructor on the first day of class to find out where to order the flamenco ruffled skirt and flamenco shoes. It is recommended that students wear a camisole or other form-fitting top and leggings in black color in addition to the instructor’s recommended ruffled skirt.

Students in the Hawaiian class should wear a camisole top or other form-fitting top and leggings in black color. This class is taken barefoot. The instructor will make the recommendation as to the proper hip scarf students should get.

Attire for Acting and Choir Classes


All students in either acting or choir classes must wear a black shirt (t-shirt, camisole top, turtle-neck, leotard, etc.) and black bottoms such as yoga pants, leggings, biker shorts, hip-hop pants, or sweats. This dress code benefits a student’s education because it allows his/her facial expressions and character development to be the focal point in class rather than designs and busy print on shirts which are very distracting. Students can elect to wear any style/color tennis shoes or black jazz shoes.

Costumes, etc.


  • Dance, acting and choir students in every show produced by Heartbeat will be required to purchase a costume appropriate for the character of their dance, song or acting scene. In some shows, it will be necessary to order custom-made costumes, while in other shows, students may be asked to find a clothing item they already own. In all cases, Heartbeat is diligent in trying to keep costume expenses as low as possible. Costume order sheets and other related information are handed out to students prior to the start of each production preparation.
  • Female dancers of all ages participating in any of our musical theater productions will need to purchase a light tan body tight. The Capezio brand is recommended. The body tight will provide modesty when changing from one costume to another in the dressing area and will also serve as the ‘light tan tights’ requirement for our shows. If a parent can’t find a body tight small enough for their child, they can opt for a light tan or nude color camisole leotard and regular light tan tights. Information will be disseminated prior to each production as to where students can order the body tights online or find at a local dancewear store.