•  Black leotard, any style (or pink for Pre-Ballet only)
  • Pink tights (not pantyhose)
  • Pink leg warmers (optional)
  • Short, simple, shear dance skirts (no more than 2 layers) MAY be worn. No tutus or fluffy skirts. 
  • Ballet - pink leather or canvas ballet slippers with elastic over the instep
  • NO Dearfoam bedroom-type slippers
  • Pointe - pink pointe shoes for those who qualify
  • Tap - black tap shoes
  • Lyrical - tan lyrical shoes


  • Solid color leotard, cami, tank top, or t-shirt (no writing or other adornment unless studio logo clothing)
  • Black stretch shorts, capris, or pants (no pajamas or jeans; no writing or other adornment unless studio logo clothing)
  • Tan jazz shoes (black is fine for class) or black hip-hop shoes

Dresses and jeans are not permitted. They do not allow freedom of movement and are easily torn. Tights are always worn on the legs, even in warm weather, in order to keep muscles warm and loose and to prevent injuries. For students in Pre-Ballet, Level 1 and Level 2 classes, tights are optional when outside temperatures reach 80 degrees or more.

Girls should wear a skirt or slacks over their leotard and tights when coming to and from class. It is highly improper to wear your dance attire on the street.

Dancewear can be purchased at Bee’s Costumes in Westland or Dance World in Livonia. Discount coupons are sometimes available at their websites.

Dress Code

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  • Black tights, sweats, or jazz pants (no writing or other adornment unless studio logo clothing)
  • Plain, white t-shirt
  • Ballet - black or white ballet shoes
  • ​Tap - black tap shoes


  • ​Jazz or hip-hop shoes