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Dress Code & Shoes

Intro to Dance, Beginning Dance and Young Dancer Classes

Girls in these “Primary” classes will need pink, cross strap canvas ballet shoes for the June Show, mary jane style tap shoes (any color is fine for class), and any dancewear in which they feel comfortable.  Boys should wear black ballet shoes and black tap shoes, and any dancewear in which they feel comfortable.  We have an online shop at https://www.shopnimbly.com/capa if you wish to purchase any items online and save yourself a trip.  If your tap shoes have laces versus elastic, please purchase tap elastics from the office for $5 so that our dancers and teachers can spend more time dancing, less time tying shoes.  🙂  CAPA also sells leotards, dance dresses for little girls, tights and ballet slippers in the office.  Many parents want to know if it’s ok to leave their child unattended while they are in class at CAPA.  If your child can go to the bathroom by themselves, change from their ballet slippers into their tap shoes by themselves, and not get upset if a parent isn’t there, then the answer is “Yes.” If your child needs assistance to go to the bathroom; needs help changing shoes; or gets upset if a parents isn’t there, we ask that you please remain at CAPA in case you are needed.

Ballet Classes

here Girls must wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers for class.  Boys should wear black dance pants, white or black dance shirt, and black ballet shoes.  Any pink ballet slippers are fine for class for the girls, but for performances in Ballet 1 and above, dancers need to have pink Capezio “Hanami” cross strap canvas ballet slippers (unless your ballet company is performing on pointe or requires black shoes for a special piece), which are available for purchase in the office.  Performances also require Primasoft pink tights, also available from the office.  We require this because colors in shoes and tights from other vendors vary greatly.  Hair must be neatly secured in a bun if it is long enough.  If it is too short for a bun, it must be worn neatly away from the face.  CAPA sells leotards, Primasoft tights and Capezio Hanami ballet slippers in the office.

All Non-Ballet Classes & Ensemble Classes

go to site Students should wear regular dance clothes for all classes.  Colors are your choice. It is preferred that shirts, baggy shorts and sweats not be worn as this restricts the teachers’ ability to see your form and make corrections. Tights or thin socks should ALWAYS be worn with dance shoes for comfort to avoid blisters. Hair should be worn secured back if possible. Dangly earrings must be avoided so they won’t “catch and rip.” Various teachers can and do establish their own dress code for class. Please adhere to all stated dress codes. No street clothes in any class.  We have an online shop at https://www.shopnimbly.com/capa if you wish to purchase any items online and save yourself a trip.

All Contemporary Classes

Foot Undeez or Dance Paws (available for sale in the office).  Most CAPA dancers wear either black leotards or Ivivva/Athleta/Lululemon type activewear tops and leggings or dance shorts.

All Jazz Classes

Regular dance wear and tan jazz shoes, slip on preferred.  Most CAPA dancers wear either black leotards or Ivivva/Athleta/Lululemon type activewear tops and leggings or dance shorts.

Tap 1 & Tap 2

Regular dance wear and tan mary-jane style tap shoes.  Most CAPA dancers wear either black leotards or Ivivva/Athleta/Lululemon type activewear tops and leggings or dance shorts.  No street clothes.  Teachers must be able to see the dancer’s posture and lines.

Tap 3 and Higher Level Tap Classes

Regular dance wear and black slip-on or lace-up tap shoes with hard soles, not split soled. Capezio and Bloch are preferred.

* Teachers may ask you to leave class if you are not properly dressed.

* NOTE FOR PARENTS:  Neatness counts – a dancer performs better in class and behaves better when she is well groomed. Get in the habit of securing your daughters’ hair with pins and spray to avoid a messy appearance. Wash her dance clothes after each wearing. If she is maturing at all, please have her use deodorant. Don’t have her wear panties under tights (avoids a messy look). A dancer spends much time looking in the mirror. Make that image appealing!