What a dancer wears, and how he/she presents himself/herself is also important. Each class has a specific uniform that the dancers are required to wear, as described below, and we have certain other (strong) recommendations for attire coming to class and leaving class, described at the end of this page.
Students at the Lasley Centre must conform to the Centre’s official class attire policy in order to participate in classes and rehearsals.
The dance uniform is a required discipline and also allows the teachers to easily see what each student is doing clearly, as well as how the group is moving together. All female ballet students are required to have their hair secured in a bun, with pins and hairnets, if necessary. If hair is too short for this, then barrettes, clips or hair bands may be used to keep the hair pulled away from the face. Please see your instructor for more guidance. This sometimes requires some practice. Please ask us if you need help! Jewelry is generally not permitted to be worn during classes, except for single-stud earrings.
Female dancers in Primary and Pre-Primary Ballet – Capezio Canvas Juliet (Style# 2028C) – Pink
Female dancers in Ballet I, II, III, IV, and adult classes – Capezio Canvas Sculpture II (Style# 20321) – Pink
Male dancers in any level of Ballet – Capezio Canvas Romeo (Style# 2021) – White
Pointe shoes are selected and fitted for each dancer on an individual basis.
Please make sure that you have the proper fitting shoes for each class you are enrolled in!
Parents of younger students: please make sure that your dancer has the proper fitting shoes for each class they are enrolled in. It is especially important to monitor your young children, as they grow and change sizes very quickly at times. For their physical health, we need to work together to make sure the shoes are always fitting properly. Instructors will occasionally contact you if shoe issues arise.
Questions? Please ask!
Ballet – Girls (Pre-Primary through Ballet IV)
Girls taking ballet classes at the Lasley Centre should arrive at class wearing the appropriate leotard for their class level, according to the following list, which was updated on September 18, 2016. Any new leotards purchased after this date should conform with the following list. Dancers already enrolled at the Lasley Centre prior to this date may continue to wear their existing Motionwear leotards that conformed with the dress policy in place prior to this date, until those leotards require replacement.
Pre-Primary – Lemon
Ballet III – Bluebell
Tights must be Bloch light pink, not ballet pink. Please select either T0935G or T0935L.
Ballet – Boys (Pre-Primary through Ballet IV, Boys & Men’s class)
Boys should discuss attire with their teacher prior to class to determine the proper items.
As a general rule, younger boys should wear the Wearmoi Altan leotard in white, with black footless tights.
Older boys should wear the Wearmoi Ivan leotard in white, with black or grey footless tights, and a dance belt.
Boys should wear white socks and split sole white canvas shoes.
For adult dancers, a solid color leotard is required, with Bloch tights in light pink or black. Various warmups and skirts are allowed in adult classes.
For Modern class, students should wear nude footless tights of their choosing.
Students should wear a leotard, tights, and tan jazz shoes. Jazz shorts are acceptable but not required.
Students should wear loose-fitting clothing and flat-bottom sneakers such as Converse All-Stars.
Students should wear comfortable loose fitting street clothes or dance attire.
Students should wear tan, slip-on tap shoes. These shoes are available online, and many are available at Heather’s as well.
Students should wear the RAD Character Skirt available from RAD USA in any color combination of their choosing. The skirt can also be purchased from the same vendor as the required leotards, using the following link: http://us.firstposition.com/1st-position-character-skirt.html
Students should wear Capezio Junior Footlight character shoes (Style #550) – Black
Coming & Going Attire
While dancewear is appropriate for the studio, it is not appropriate street wear. When entering and exiting the building, to and from dance classes and rehearsals, we ask that all students are properly dressed, covering their leotards and tights with street clothing. (We politely request that no print on the derriere is to be worn, in association with dance, by our students. Thank you.) Students should also dress for the weather, making certain that appropriately warm clothing is worn over the typically lightweight dance apparel expected for class participation.