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Jinkerbelle

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Just wondering what is standard studio attire where you all are? Is there a dress code? Is it different for ballet and other classes? Are booty shorts and sports bras allowed?
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For ballet, they must wear ballet pink tights and a black leotard with hair in a bun.

For most other styles (contemporary, lyrical, jazz, leaps and turns), they want close fitting dance clothes.  Yes, booty shorts and sports bras are allowed, as are leggings or other tight tops.  The studio expects these clothes to be black for rehearsals.  For these classes, their hair must be up but not necessarily a bun.

Hip hop and tap can have looser clothing.

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For competition kids...

DD's studio was all black attire for everything. Hair in a bun for every class.

Black booty shorts (black leggings were OK, but seldom worn) with black sport's bras, or tight fitting shirts for all jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical tech classes, stretch & flex, Pilates etc. 

All rehearsals were all black attire with hair in a bun as well.

Strictly black leotards with pink tights for all ballet classes. 
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Booty shorts (which we call bike pants) and bras (which we call crop tops). Is basically standard attire in dance studios and gymnastics clubs here!

Our kids can't wear them for classical, but can for all other styles. Many studios have their own studio ones for kids to wear.
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Seems like black leotard and pink tights is common requirement for ballet class. Any guidelines for the leotard? And specific brand of tights or doesn't matter as long as they are pink? I know for recital or performance a specific brand is required but wondering also about class?
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Black leo, no skirt, white tights for ballet. Black leo black skirt, tan tights for everything else. Hip hop is any loose fitting pants and t-shirt.
Edited to add, hair in a bun for everything.
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My kids are at a ballet studio. They have different color leotards for each level for ballet, pink tights, pink shoes. For jazz and comtemporary, black or level leotard, black shorts, pink tights, black jazz shoe/pink lyrical shoes. Hair always in a bun.

Boys wear black tights, black shoes, white shirt (or can match the girls in their level if they want).
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Black leos and pink tights for ballet.  For contemporary the kids generally look like they just got out of bed in leggings with t-shirts (generally leos or sports bras underneath).  I'm sure they could wear shorts and sports bras but no one does.
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Any leotard and pink tights for ballet with hair in a bun.  Boys must wear tight fitting t-shirt and either bike shorts or ballet tights.

Jazz, lyrical, acro, song and dance and tap can wear any leotard and tights including booty shorts and bra tops.  Hip hop is just looser dance clothing.  Hair must be tied back as well.
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ballet leo and tights hair in bun all others are booty shorts bra top, leotard or biketard pretty relaxed dress code hair away from face
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Leo and tights for ballet. No specific colors. Shorts, leggings, sports bras, leos, for the other classes. Hair has to be in a bun but a top knot is fine. They just don't want to see hair whipping around. Our studio isn't strict at all. 
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For ballet, black leo and pink tights, hair in a bun (can be high bun or french braided).  For other classes except hiphop, booty shorts and crop/bra top or leo and hair in a bun.  For hiphop, booty shorts, capri leggings, crop top or tshirt in studio color; hair can be in a pony although a bun is preferred.  Occasionally, they will request the girls wear comp wear which is specific booty shorts and bra top with the logo on them.  We all have to buy new comp wear next year because this year's was too small on everyone but one girl; we're hoping they go to leos for the compwear instead of cutesy bra/shorts sets.
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At one ballet school, there was a uniform leotard for ballet, each level with their own color. For jazz, tap and modern, is was supposed to be black leggings or pants with a school T or tank.. That was not followed religiously in the upper levels. Hip hop wore street clothing they could move in.
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Our studio isn't very strict in enforcing the dress code because it simply isn't necessary, most of our kids have been dancing for a pretty long time and know what is acceptable and isn't, she sends out a paper with guidelines at the beginning of the year.

For ballet and pointe classes it is a requirement to wear any color leo, pink ballet tights, hair must be up: neatly(preferably in a bun, but doesn't make a huge deal out of it as long as it isn't a problem), ballet shoes(preferably pink, but also doesn't make a big deal out of it). You're allowed to wear a ballet skirt if you'd like once you hit a certain level, same with warm ups for the warm up portion of class.
For turns/leaps/technique, contemporary, lyrical, acro, jazz, and musical theatre classes you can wear any color leo, bra tops/crop tops/sports bras, form fitting tops, booty shorts, or leggings, just so it is formfitting enough to show body lines. Hair can be any way you'd like just so it out of your way, hair can not be down.
For tap and hip hop classes you can wear pretty much whatever you want.
She's pretty relaxed about what you wear to privates, kinda depends on the style and what the individual dancer is more comfortable in, just so body lines can be easily seen and your clothing doesn't get in the way.
Rehearsals follow the same dress code as lyrical, technique, jazz, etc. category.

The guidelines for DD's "main"/competition studio are pretty relaxed because it really is more of a company. DD's ballet academy is a lot more strict.

For ballet/pointe classes and rehearsals it partially depends on levels. Our ballet school follows ABT curriculum and levelling guidelines.
Pre ballet and primary ballet may wear pink leos, pink tights, pink ballet skirts, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun, and no warm ups.
Ballet Tech 1 can wear black leos, black ballet skirts, pink tights, hair in bun, pink ballet shoes and, no warm ups.
Ballet Tech 2 can wear black leos, no ballet skirts, pink tights, hair in bun, pink ballet shoes, and no warms.
Ballet Tech 3-8 wears black leos, no ballet skirts, pink tights, hair in bun, pink ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes, and may wear warm ups
Tap classes wear black leos with black jazz pants or shorts, with black tap shoes, and hair in bun.
Jazz wears black leos, black jazz pants or shorts, usually tan jazz shoes but some of the jazz 2's wear black.
Modern classes are black leos, hair in bun, usually barefoot but sometimes wears tan half sole lyrical turners.
Tumbling classes wear any color leo, shorts, and go barefoot.
Hip hop, pilates, yoga, and musical theatre classes can wear anything form fitting with their hair up and out of their face.
For rehearsals, dancers are expected to wear black leos, pink tights, pink ballet shoes or pointe shoes, and hair in bun. If necessary, dancers are expected to wear white rehearsal tutus. If its a multi level dance, then dancer's have a specific color ballet skirts they are supposed to wear. For instance, Tech 3 is supposed to wear blue, while Tech 5 is supposed to wear white.

In conclusion, the two studios have totally different dress codes, lol!
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Wow this is so interesting to hear all the different requirements!
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For the company dancers they wear pink tights for ballet and either a black leotard or their team leaotad depending on the day. The boys wear black pants and either a Black or white tight fitting shirt or a shirt that is the same color as the team Leo the girls are wearing. Other days appropriate danxewar as previously mentioned. Bun for ballet. Up for everything else. French braids are acceptable for those days, as well

Pink tights, Leo and bun are required for rec ballet but not enforced.appropraife Dance attire for other classs
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Specific black leo for ballet with pink tights, hair in a bun, although there are times we were running late (we go right from school and work, if I get off late, it is just not fun) and it was in a ponytail. One teacher cares more than the other and will put it in a bun for the girls that don't have it (just a wrap around). I always make sure she has a bun for that class. There are 2 other color leos that are ok'd, but they are rarely worn by any of the girls. Other classes are whatever dance clothes they want, they do want them in tighter clothes to see lines, etc. Hair, whatever as long as it is off their face. They are required to wear black for rehearsals unless otherwise stated. My DD wears a leo, bra top and booties or leggings. 
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Black leo and pink tights for ballet. Hair in a bun.
Everything else except hip hop, hair up, form fitting clothes. This could be anything, but is usually booty shorts and a cami or bra. They are technically allowed to wear looser clothes for hip hop, but I see the kids wearing the same thing as they do to other classes. Usually, it's in the middle of a series of classes for most kids so changing doesn't make sense. The same goes for any classes they have on a day they have ballet- they tend to all just stay in the black leo for all classes that day. Some may had a booty shorts or a tank after ballet, but not usually unless it's cold.

That's company. Rec kids don't really have rules or a dress code other than clothes they can move in and the dance shoes that go with the style.

When she was at a ballet studio, she was required to buy a specific brand and color of leo based on level.
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For ballet classes and comp teams- pink tights and black leotard, can wear black booty shorts over leo for classes other than ballet. Recreational dancers can wear any colors, preferably closer fitting clothes. No one wears just booty shorts and sports bras only at our studio.

To add- hip hop comp teams wears black pants/leggings and black tank top. For all classes hair back or in a bun.
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For all classes the must wear the studio's unifrom however they can choose between the tights or shorts, singlet or tee etc. 
For ballet classes it depends on their grade for which colour they wear but DD16 is wearing a navy leotard  and pink tights. On team training days thay are allowed to wear what the like.
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Interfoundation and up wear black body suits to ballet with pink tights. Gr 4 was burgandy, grade 2-3 navy and pre primary- grade one is lilac I believe. The style matters for exams, I don't remember what they ask. The dance store in town always knows who does what. But for class as long as it's the right colour it's ok.
Jazz/lyrical/acro require tight fitting clothes with layers. If they wear a shirt, they need a body suit or crop top under. If they have pants, they need shorts or a body suit under. Depends on the class, but a lot of times the kids come out in crop tops and shorts. Especially during the summer dance.
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whatever they can dance in!  at a studio we were at in texas the only dress code was for ballet and that was pink tights black leo and hair in a bun.  that hair in a bun was a PITA for me because I picked up dd from after school care and she got dressed in the car and I had to try and get her bun in when we were at a stop light.  we got to the studio either right on time or 5 minutes late (her teach KNEW I was coming from across town at work so we were forgiven if we were late, and all the mom's knew and didn't judge us!)
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Our studio requires black leo for everything. You can wear shorts for any class but no sports bras, tee shirts or cropped tops allowed. Midriffs must be covered at all times. (our costumes cover midriffs too). You can wear dance pants for tap but no one does.  The only thing that is different in each class is the tights.  Some require convertible, some closed toe etc.  Ballet is pink and the rest are tan.  This year ballet and pointe were right after tap so the teacher let them remain in tan tights.  Hair must be pulled back for all classes either in a bun or ponytail.
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For ballet, pink tights and black leo with a bun. All other classes except hip hop require a black leo, tan tights (pink is OK if coming from a ballet class) and any booty shorts or black leggings if desired. No bra tops or colored leos. Hip hop allows leggings, booty shorts, and loose shirts over the leo.
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No dress code.  DD prefers to wear a leo for ballet but otherwise usually a tight t-shirt and leggings.
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