Dance Division Dress Code

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As a professional classical ballet school, Alma Dance School adheres to a professional dress code for all dancers. Current students should have their attire by the first day of class.  New students have one week to purchase the required attire; all students should have full attire by the second week of class.  Following is an overview of the dress code.

  • Dance Division (All Levels): Any black leotard with convertible pink tights.

SHOES: Pink canvas ballet slippers are required, please no leather slippers. Students approved by the directors to begin pointe work must also have their approval on the proper fit before sewing and wearing pointe shoes.

Any shoes worn in class should never have been worn outside or on pavement as this may cause damage to the marley flooring. Students should also wear shoes to and from the studio and not arrive or leave barefoot. (Also note that black ballet shoes or black pointe shoes cannot be worn in the studio as it can stain the flooring.)

PURCHASING ATTIRE: The uniform leotard, tights, ballet slippers and pointe shoes, can be purchased at the Dance ‘N Tees store. They have two locations, One in Schaumburg-Salem Plaza Shopping Center, 1065 N Salem Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60194, (847) 884-5924, and the other one in Naperville-Wheatland Marketplace, 3124 IL-59, Naperville, IL, 60564, (630) 904-4433. (You may want to call ahead to make sure your dancer’s size is in stock.)

CONDITIONING CLASSES: Same attire as ballet class is required. Dance shorts can also be worn. Please no pants, as the teacher needs be able to see the dancer’s legs during class. Dancers will need a mat, a theraBand, and two yoga blocks (Dimensions: 9 inches W x 6 inches H x 4 inches D / Weight: 4.6). Please click HERE to view the yoga blocks.

CONTEMPORARY/MODERN: Same attire as ballet class is required. Dance shorts may be worn. Please no pants as the teacher needs to be able to see the dancers’ legs.

HAIR: Hair must be pulled back neatly and secured in a bun.

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES: No jewelry is allowed in class, except for small stud earrings.  This includes no rings, watches, fitness trackers or bracelets of any kind. No leg warmers, black tights, ballet skirts or extra clothing of any kind may be worn to class.

COVER-UPS: All students should wear cover-ups to and from the school at all times.