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Dress code requirements for each class are expected to be followed by all young artists.  

No food, gum or beverages (other than water in a sealed container) are permitted in the studio spaces.

Young artists arriving after class has started must ask the instructor’s permission before joining in the class.  If the class has been in session for more than 15 minutes, the instructor may require the student to observe instead of participate.

Everyone is expected to act in a respectful manner while in the studio spaces or waiting areas.

Young artists who are disrupting the class by talking or acting inappropriately will be asked to leave the room until they can focus again.

A doctor’s clearance will be required when returning from an injury or prolonged illness.

Please notify The Conservatory of Performing Arts in advance of any absences. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please make an appointment to meet with either of the directors to discuss them directly.  We are unable to fix problems we are unaware of.

Conservatory of Performing Arts Dress Code

Proper attire allows the young artist freedom of movement and safety during class while allowing the dancer and teacher to be able to see their body lines. Proper footwear is crucial for reducing injuries.  We do not advise handing down shoes from one dancer to another as the footbed of the shoe adapts to the original wearer’s foot and can cause the next wearer to develop foot and gait issues.

Musical Theatre Workshop – Clothing that artists can move comfortably in.  Footwear TBA

 

Boys – Black jazz pants or running tights and any solid color fitted tee shirt  

Dancing Fun 1, 2, Jr Ballet, Jr Jazz, Ballet and Variations– Black canvas ballet slippers

Jr Tap and Tap – Black oxford style tap shoes with a full, hard sole

Adv Beg Jazz and Int Jazz – Black lace up split sole jazz shoes

Company Class – TBA

Company Prep, Leaps and Turns – Black leather lace up split sole jazz shoes or black canvas ballet slippers

Floor Barre, Prepointe 1, Modern – Bare feet (socks needed for floor barre and prepointe)  

Jr Hip Hop, Hip Hop – Black dance sneakers (no high tops, no regular sneakers)

PrePointe 2  – Prepointe shoes – We will order these for dancers

 

Girls – All classes except for Ballet (ages 8+) and Pointe – Leotard and tights, or leotard and leggings, dance skirts (not tutus) may be worn.  Hair must be secured off face and neck.  

Ballet (8+) and Pointe – Leotard and tights, ballet skirts or dance shorts (leotards and shorts must be solid colors).  Ballet sweaters, sweater tights or fitted long sleeve tops are allowed in colder weather.    Advanced beginner ballet and above and all pointe classes hair must be in a ballet bun, French twist or tucked braids.  Please note that a ballet bun requires hair pins / bobby pins and a hair net so that it stays up through class – NO MESSY BUNS.  

Dancing Fun, Jr Ballet, Jr Jazz, Ballet, and Variations – Pink canvas split sole ballet slippers

Jr Tap – Tan matte Mary Jane with a snap or velcro closure

Jr Hip Hop and Hip Hop – Black dance sneakers (no high tops, no regular sneakers)

Tap – Black oxford style tap shoes with a full, hard sole

Adv Beg Jazz and Int Jazz – Black lace up split sole jazz shoes

Company Class – TBA

Company Prep, Leaps and Turns – Black leather lace up split sole jazz shoes or pink canvas ballet slippers

Floor Barre, Prepointe 1, Modern – Bare feet (socks needed for floor barre and prepointe) 

Prepointe 2  and Pointe – Pre-pointe or pointe shoes as recommended by instructor

Proper fitting of dance shoes requires a selection of brands and styles to accommodate the variety of shapes and sizes that feet come in.  You are welcome to purchase your dance wear and shoes at the location of your choice, as long as the items fit the above guidelines.  Locally, The Dance Bag on Route 17 in Paramus carries all the shoes and dance wear to fulfill our dress code.  They offer a discount to our students. 

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