Recital Costumes and Dress Code:
Creative Edge Dance Studio Dress Code
We do not strictly enforce a dress code for preschool age classes, but we encourage the following:
Solid-colored leotard; Pink tights (convertible); Pink ballet shoes; Hair in ponytail or bun
Solid-colored T-shirt; Black shorts, tights, or athletic pants; Black ballet shoes
Pre-Ballet, Ballet I-V, Pointe, Open Ballet Tech
Solid-colored leotard; Pink tights (convertible); Pink ballet shoes (and/or pointe shoes); Hair in bun or twist; Optional for Ballet III-V: black hot shorts or skirt over leotard
Solid-colored, close-fitting t-shirt; Black tights; Black ballet shoes
Jazz and Tap Classes
Solid-colored leotard; Nude or black dance tights (convertible); Black jazz shoes or black lace-up tap shoes; Hair in ponytail, bun, or twist; Optional: Black hot shorts;
Solid-colored, close-fitting t-shirt; Black tights, black dance pants, or black athletic pants; Black jazz shoes or black lace-up tap shoes
Modern and Contemporary
Solid-colored leotard; Nude or black dance tights; Bare feet; Hair in ponytail, bun, or twist; Optional: Black hot shorts
Solid-colored, close-fitting t-shirt; Black tights, black dance pants, or black athletic pants; Bare feet
Hair pulled back, black hip hop sneakers, T-shirts, shorts, or leggings
NO jeans, khakis, or school clothes
Boys Hip Hop
Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Please avoid belts or other things that can scratch the students or the floor. Regular street sneakers are allowed as long as they are very clean. We suggest using an old pair of sneakers that can be dedicated to using for dance classes.
Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and the appropriate shoe for the style of dance (based on descriptions above). We suggest that long hair be pulled back and secured.
Wearing the appropriate clothing and shoes is an important part of a student’s dance education. If a student is not appropriately dressed for class, they may be asked to borrow “spares” from CEDS or asked to observe class rather than participate.
Please do not wear dangly earrings or long necklaces. Hair for all ballet classes must be neatly secured in a bun or twist. We strongly encourage dancers to use hairnets on their ballet buns (this is required for performances).
We understand that costumes are a really important part of dance class. They ARE really exciting! We measure our students in the Fall for their Spring Recital costume and do our best to size up so that their costume will fit them well. Costumes must be ordered the first week of December to ensure that we have enough time to try them on to see if they all work out well.
Costume Payments: Costume Payments must be made in full by DEC 1st. If they are not made by December 1st your costume will not be ordered. We will order them later, but they will be at least $10 more expensive.
Dance Tights: The appropriate color of dance tights will be included in the cost of your student's Recital Costume.
Costumes Prices for our 2016-2017 Season:
Preschool Creative Movement: $45.00
Classes Age 5-7: $50.00
Classes Age 8+: $55.00
All Performance Level Classes. Teen and Ballet II: $60.00
Ballet III, IV and V: $65.00