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DRESS CODE

Gasper's & School of Dance maintains a dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness (variations in attire can be distracting and contribute to feelings of inequality). Uniformity in dance wear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.

 

Students should carry their dance wear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents. Dance wear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis.

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Updated 8/29/2022  Apparel and dress code subject to change. 

BALLET

FEMALES (Novice)

  • Pink Ballet Tights

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Leotard (in color below) without skirt or with ATTACHED Skirt

  • Hair should be secured in a neat ballet bun

​FEMALES (Ballet 1 - Ballet 8)

  • Pink Tights (full tights (no cut offs) under the leotard and in the ballet slipper)

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Leotard (as per chart below)

  • No skirt, unless the instructor allows it. If they do, it must be a Black. (Example in our Class List on Discount Dance)

  • Hair should be secured in a neat ballet bun

  • Pointe: Leotard color of the ballet level you are enrolled in OR Black only.

  • COMBINED LEVEL 6 & 7: Black Leotards

MALES (All levels)

  • Black or white shirt or tank top (no logos)

  • Black ballet tights or athletic pants

  • Black ballet shoes

  • Unitards okay too

  • Long hair should be secured back

TEEN BALLET

  • Black Leotard

  • Pink Ballet Tights (worn under the leotard and in the shoe)

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Skirt of any kind optional

  • Hair secured in a neat ballet bun

JAZZ, DANCE TECH

FEMALES

  • Leotard (preferably BLACK or the leotard color of your ballet level you are enrolled in - especially if classes are back to back)

  • Black or white t-shirt or tank top (no design or logo)

  • Black Jazz Pants or Jazz Shorts or Leggings

  • Longer styled sports bra / crop top okay (not preferred)

  • Black, pink or Tan Tights

  • Jazz Shoes (black or tan)

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

MALES

  • Black or White T-Shirt or Tank Top

  • Black Jazz Pants, Athletic Shorts or Athletic Pants

  • Jazz Shoes (Black or Tan)

TEENS

  • Leotard, T-Shirt, or Tank Top

  • Jazz Pants or Athletic pants or shorts or leggings

  • Jazz Shoes (tan or black)

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, MODERN

FEMALES

  • Leotard (preferably BLACK or the leotard color of your ballet level you are enrolled in - especially if classes are back to back)

  • Black Jazz Pants, Leggings or dance shorts

  • Black, pink or Tan Tights (no tights okay)

  • Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers, Turners

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

MALES

  • Black or White T-Shirt or Tank Top

  • Black Jazz Pants, Athletic Shorts or Athletic Pants

  • Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers or Turners

TEENS

  • Leotard, T-Shirt, or Tank Top

  • Jazz Pants or Athletic pants or shorts or leggings

  • Jazz Shoes (tan or black), Ballet Slippers or Turners

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

TAP

FEMALES

  • Leotard (preferably BLACK or the leotard color of your ballet level you are enrolled in - especially if classes are back to back)

  • Black Tank top or T-shirt

  • Black Jazz Pants or Jazz Shorts

  • Black, pink or Tan Tights (no tights okay)

  • Tap Shoes

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

MALES

  • Black or White T-Shirt or Tank Top

  • Black Jazz Pants, Athletic Shorts or Athletic Pants

  • Tap Shoes

TEENS

  • Leotard, T-Shirt, or Tank Top

  • Jazz Pants or Athletic pants or shorts

  • Jazz Shoes (tan or black), Ballet Slippers or Turners

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

MUSICAL THEATRE

FEMALES

  • Leotard (preferably BLACK or the leotard color of your ballet level you are enrolled in - especially if classes are back to back)

  • Black Tank top or T-shirt

  • Black Jazz Pants or Dance Shorts or Leggings

  • Black, pink or Tan Tights (no tights okay)

  • Jazz Shoes or Character Shoes

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

MALES

  • Black or White T-Shirt or Tank Top

  • Black Jazz Pants, Athletic Shorts or Athletic Pants

  • Jazz Shoes

TEENS

  • Leotard, T-Shirt, or Tank Top

  • Jazz Pants or Athletic pants or shorts or Leggings

  • Jazz Shoes or Character Shoes

  • Hair needs to be secured in a ballet bun or secured pony tail

HIP HOP

ALL DANCERS

  • T-shirt, tank top, sweatshirt or crop top

  • Athletic pants, sweatpants, leggings, athletic shorts, or dance shorts

  • Dance Sneakers, Jazz Shoes, or CLEAN tennis shoes (no outside street shoes or black soled shoes that could scuff up the floor).

ADULT CLASSES

ALL DANCERS

  • Comfortable clothing you can move in. Athletic wear or see styles above for suggestions.

  • Shoes should be based on the style of dance you are enrolled in.

DANCE FITNESS

ALL DANCERS

  • Athletic wear or leotard

  • If required (weight lifting especially) -- clean tennis shoes

  • Additional equipment may be required.

FEMALE STUDENTS

Basics

  • Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class.

  • Dance shoes should never be worn outside.

Hair

Female students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is mandatory for all ballet classes. Lack of secured hair student will not be able to participate in class.

Hygiene

Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students age 10 and older.

MALE STUDENTS

  • Boys age 10 and older must wear a dance belt.

  • Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class.

  • Dance shoes should never be worn outside.

Hair

Male students with long hair, should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face. Lack of secured hair student will not be able to participate in class.

Hygiene

Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students age 10 and older.

WHERE TO SHOP?

GSD has leotards for your classes for purchase in the lobby. As well as a small assortment of shoes and Gasper Logo Dance wear.

 

You may also shop for these items at the following retailers:

  • Applause Costumes & Dancewear

    • 788 Second Ave S.
      Moorhead, MN 56560
      218-287-3421​

  • Eurotard.com​

    • This is the official leotard company for Gasper's School of Dance.​

  • Discountdance.com​​​

    • We can email you a link with suggestions and the above attire list.​ Send us an email for the link.

    • If you purchase online please use our Teacher Code: 47110.

  • Dance or online store.​

  • Itty Bitty Dancers, you can often find pink leotards at Target and Walmart.

  • Young dancers (Novice / Beginner level) Ballet slippers can also be found often at Payless Shoes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WARNINGS

  • The uniformity of having a dress code in ballet class and dance styles is to help instructors see proper alignment and body position. Having the same color leotard provides less distraction to both the instructor and the students in the class.

  • We do require our dancers to follow our dress code that is put forth on this web page. 

  • Dancers have 3 weeks to comply to the dress code as stated above.

  • Leotard, tights, and shoes may be purchased at Gasper's School of Dance, Discount Dance, Eurotard.com or locally at Applause.

  • SKIRTS: If you want to wear a skirt in ballet class, the instructor teaching must allow it. If they do, it must be a black "bullet pointe" style skirt (linked above under ballet).

  • Leotard colors purchased outside of Gasper's School of Dance, must be a close match to the colors we have laid out above.

  • Novice Level Dancers (Itty Bitty and Pre-Ballet): It works best if the skirt is attached to the leotard. So your young dancer does not fiddle and play with the skirt during class.

WARNINGS

​Please adhere to our Dress Code set forth in our classes. If you (or your dancer) do not wear the appropriate color leotard or attire for ballet we will take the following actions.

  1. WEEK 1 of non-dress code color
    A verbal reminder from instructor, studio director, or front desk staff about the proper ballet leotard color.

  2. WEEK 2 of non-dress code color
    We will email the parent / caregiver with the proper attire your dancer should be wearing for class. If we have a print out, we will mail it home.

  3. WEEK 3 of non-dress code color
    You will be asked to sit to the side during class and watch. If we have loaner leotards, we will ask you to use that for the day.

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