Innovative Dance Dress Code

We understand that you like to give your child, growing room. Please don’t go up more than half a size bigger than needed. It is too difficult to dance in shoes that do not fit. We also know that some shoe brands don’t work for every foot. These shoe styles are the ones we prefer.

Ballet levels pre-ballet through ballet II:

  • Bloch pink ballet shoes style #205
  • Capezio ballet pink tights #1916C
  • Black leotard
  • Hair must be in a bun

Ballet levels III-VI:

  • Bloch pink ballet shoes style #203
  • Capezio ballet pink tights #1916
  • Black leotard
  • Hair must be in a bun

Clothing for tap, jazz, acro and lyrical:

  • Tights not required for class
  • Recital tights are Capezio #1916 or #1916C in caramel color
  • Jazz pants, dance shorts, capris all ok
  • Leotards preferred but dance tops ok
  • Please NO shirts, NO running shorts, street clothes or baggy clothing
  • If it was not designed for dance class, it’s not dance clothes
  • Hair must be tightly up and out of the face, ponytail preferred

Hip Hop:

Clean sneakers can be used for class, black converse needed for recital
Baggy clothes such as sweat pants, basketball shorts, and t-shirts
Hair should be out of the face
Knee pads required
Absolutely NO jeans, please

Lyrical Shoes:

Performing company ONLY – Pirouette II H061
All other lyrical classes – capezio foot undeez
Nude color needed for recital

Jazz and Acro Shoes:

Pre-school through third grade
Capezio #205 Black Daisy ballet shoes
Fourth grade and up
BLACK Bloch neoflex slip on jazz shoes SO495L
Performing company ONLY – TAN Bloch SO495L

Tap Shoes:

Pre-school through third grade
Capezio black tap shoes #625, jr. tyette
Fourth grade and up
Capezio Fluid Tap Shoe #CG17 (approximately $60)
Bloch SO361L respect (approximately $89)
Advanced Students
Bloch, SO327L Chloe and Maude (approximately $98)
Bloch SO313L Jason Samuels Smith (approximately $190)

Optional Dance Wear Stores

Dance Togs

The Leotard

Portland Dance Wear