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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.

Novice Level

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Novice Level

NOVICE LEVEL

Leotard Color: Light Pink

Females

  • Light Pink Leotard (Purchase yours)
    Optional Attached Skirt

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun.

Males

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

  • Black ballet tights or athletic pants

  • Black ballet shoes

  • Long hair should be secured back

NOVICE JAZZ / NOVICE TAP

Females

  • Light Pink Leotard (Purchase yours)
    Optional Attached Skirt

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun or Ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz: Ballet Slippers, Jazz Shoes

    • Tap: Tap Shoes 

 

Males

  • 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

Level 1

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Level 1

LEVEL 1

Leotard Color: Mulberry Pink

BALLET

Females

  • Mulberry Pink Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Black Short Skirt (optional) NO SHORTS

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun.

Males

  • 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

JAZZ / MUSICAL THEATRE /  TAP / LYRICAL / DANCE TECH

Females

  • Mulberry Pink Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Mulberry Pink t-shirt or tank top (no logos or designs)

  • Tights optional

  • Bottoms: black leggings, black dance shorts, black jazz pants

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz & Musical Theatre: Jazz Shoes (black or tan)

    • Tap: Tap Shoes (Black or Tan)

    • Lyrical: Turners or ballet slippers

    • Dance Tech: Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers or Turners

 

Males

  • 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

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

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Level 2

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Level 2

LEVEL 2

Leotard Color: Teal

BALLET

Females

  • Teal Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Black Short Skirt (optional) NO SHORTS

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun.

Males

  • 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

JAZZ / MUSICAL THEATRE /  TAP / LYRICAL / DANCE TECH

Females

  • Teal Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Teal Pink t-shirt, tank top, sports top (no logos or designs)

  • Tights optional

  • Bottoms: black leggings, black dance shorts, black jazz pants

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz & Musical Theatre: Jazz Shoes (black or tan)

    • Tap: Tap Shoes (Black or Tan)

    • Lyrical: Turners or ballet slippers

    • Dance Tech: Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers or Turners

​Males

  • 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

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

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Level 3

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Level 3

LEVEL 3

Leotard Color: Royal Blue

BALLET

Females

  • Royal Blue Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Black Short Skirt (optional) NO SHORTS

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun.

Males

  • 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

JAZZ / MUSICAL THEATRE /  TAP / LYRICAL / DANCE TECH

Females

  • Royal Blue Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Royal Blue Pink t-shirt, tank top, sports top (no logos or designs)

  • Tights optional

  • Bottoms: black leggings, black dance shorts, black jazz pants

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz & Musical Theatre: Jazz Shoes (black or tan)

    • Tap: Tap Shoes (Black or Tan)

    • Lyrical: Turners or ballet slippers

    • Dance Tech: Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers or Turners

​Males

  • 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

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

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Level 4

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Level 4

LEVEL 4

Leotard Color: Plum / Eggplant

BALLET

Females

  • Plum / Eggplant Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Black Short Skirt (optional) NO SHORTS

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun.

Males

  • 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

JAZZ / MUSICAL THEATRE /  TAP / LYRICAL / DANCE TECH

Females

  • Plum / Eggplant or Black Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Plum or Black t-shirt, tank top, sports top (no logos or designs)

  • Tights optional

  • Bottoms: black leggings, black dance shorts, black jazz pants

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz & Musical Theatre: Jazz Shoes (black or tan)

    • Tap: Tap Shoes (Black or Tan)

    • Lyrical: Turners or ballet slippers

    • Dance Tech: Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers or Turners

​Males

  • 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

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

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Level 5

LEVEL 5

Leotard Color: Black

BALLET

Females

  • Black Leotard

  • Black Short Skirt (optional) NO SHORTS

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun.

Males

  • 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

JAZZ / MUSICAL THEATRE /  TAP / LYRICAL / DANCE TECH

Females

  • Black Leotard (Purchase yours)

  • Black t-shirt, tank top, sports top (no logos or designs)

  • Tights optional

  • Bottoms: black leggings, black dance shorts, black jazz pants

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz & Musical Theatre: Jazz Shoes (black or tan)

    • Tap: Tap Shoes (Black or Tan)

    • Lyrical: Turners or ballet slippers

    • Dance Tech: Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers or Turners

​Males

  • 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

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

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Level 5

Level 6

LEVEL 6

Leotard Color: Dancer's Choice

BALLET

Females

  • Dancer's Choice Leotard

  • Short Skirt (optional) NO SHORTS

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Tights

  • Ballet Pink or Skin Tone Ballet Slippers

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun.

Males

  • 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

JAZZ / MUSICAL THEATRE /  TAP / LYRICAL / DANCE TECH

Females

  • Dancer's Choice Leotard

  • T-shirt, tank top, sports top

  • Tights optional

  • Bottoms: black leggings, black dance shorts, black jazz pants

  • Hair must be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz & Musical Theatre: Jazz Shoes (black or tan)

    • Tap: Tap Shoes (Black or Tan)

    • Lyrical: Turners or ballet slippers

    • Dance Tech: Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers or Turners

​Males

  • 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

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

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Level 6

Adult
Classes

ADULT CLASSES

Adults
BALLET

Females

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

  • Leotard and skirt optional.

  • Ballet Slippers or Socks

  • Long hair should be secured back.

​Males

  • T-shirt or tank top

  • Athletic pants

  • Ballet Slippers

JAZZ / TAP

ALL DANCERS

  • Athletic Bottoms: Leggings, shorts, athletic pants

  • Tops: T-shirt, tank top, sports top

  • Hair should be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Tap: Tap Shoes

    • Jazz: Ballet Slippers, Socks, or Jazz Shoes

​Males

  • T-shirt or tank top

  • Athletic pants

  • Shoes: Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers, Sock

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

Teen
Classes

TEEN CLASSES

BALLET

Females

  • Leotard: Black

  • Skirt optional

  • Tights: Ballet Pink or Skin Tone

  • Shoes: Ballet Slippers (Ballet Pink or Skin Tone)

  • Long hair should be secured back.

​Males

  • T-shirt or tank top

  • Athletic pants

  • Shoes: Ballet Slippers

HIP HOP

All Dancers

  • Top: T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Sweatshirt

  • Bottoms: Athletic Pants, Sweatpants, Shorts or Leggings (something comfortable to move in)

  • Shoes: CLEAN street tennis shoes

JAZZ / MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ / LYRICAL / TAP

Females

  • Athletic Bottoms: Leggings, shorts, athletic pants

  • Tops: T-shirt, tank top, sports top

  • Hair should be pulled back in a ballet bun or ponytail.

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Tap: Tap Shoes

    • Jazz / Musical Theatre Jazz: Ballet Slippers, Socks, or Jazz Shoes

    • Lyrical: Ballet Slippers, Jazz Shoes, or Turners

​Males

  • T-shirt or tank top

  • Athletic pants

  • Shoes: Style appropriate

    • Jazz / Musical Theatre Jazz: Jazz Shoes, Jazz Boot, Ballet Slippers

    • Tap: Tap Shoes

    • Lyrical: Ballet Slippers, Turners, or Jazz Shoes

Teen

Dance
Fitness

DANCE FITNESS

ALL DANCERS

  • Athletic wear or leotard

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

  • Additional equipment may be required.

Dancer Fitness

DRESS CODE
POLICIES & INFO

Where To Shop

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

BASICS

  • 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, POLICIES, & 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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