Dress Code for Children and Teen Classes

Casco Bay Movers’ dress code policy is designed to help dancers and their instructors visualize proper alignment, ensuring that our students are developing sound movement practices.  Proper dancewear and footwear must be worn for each class.

Self-expression through dance fashion is a fun and valuable part of the classroom experience. Dancers may choose colors and styles of their leotards, leggings, pants, etc. to suit their tastes and comfort levels within the parameters of the dress code listed below.  CBM strongly encourages modesty in the classroom.

For your convenience dancewear is now available at the studio through Revolutions Dancewear!  We also highly recommend Petit Jete Dance Boutique in Brunswick.

Danceimagination, On My Own:  Our youngest students are encouraged to wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and bare feet.  This can include footless tights or leggings with leotards, athletic wear, simple dance dresses, etc.  Please keep in mind that dancers will be crawling, rolling and sliding on the floor.  Long hair should be pulled up away from the face.

Pre-Ballet and Ballet:  Female identifying: Pink tights, leotard and ballet shoes.  Hair should be secured in a ballet bun. Close-fitting ballet sweaters or warm-ups may be worn during barre work.  Male identifying:  Black tights, white t-shirt, and ballet shoes.

Pointe:  Pink tights, leotard and pointe shoes.   Hair should be secured in a ballet bun.  Close-fitting ballet sweaters or warm-ups are permitted during barre work.  Ballet skirts are optional.

Jazz:  Female identifying: Leggings, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close-fitting camisole or tank and black jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled and away from the face.  Male identifying: Athletic pants and a t-shirt with jazz shoes.

Tap:  Female identifying: Leggings, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close-fitting camisole or tank and non-heeled tap shoes.  Hair should be pulled up and away from the face.  Male identifying: Athletic pants and a t-shirt with tap shoes.

Contemporary:  Female identifying: Leggings, tights, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close-fitting camisole or tank and bare feet.  Hair should be put up and away from the face.  Male identifying: Athletic or jazz pants and a t-shirt with bare feet.

Modern:  Female identifying: Leggings, tights, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close-fitting camisole or tank and bare feet.  Hair should be pulled up and away from the face.  Male identifying: Athletic or jazz pants and a t-shirt with bare feet.

Hip Hop, Freestyle and Breakdance:   Loose-fitting, athletic type top and bottom and clean sneakers with minimum tread. Sneakers designed for cross-training or skateboarding tend to work better than those designed for running.  Sneakers are required to participate in class for dancer safety.

Musical Theater Teen Workshop:  Female identifying: Leggings, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close-fitting camisole or tank.  Hair should be pulled up and away from the face.  Male identifying: Athletic pants and a t-shirt.  Dancers will explore Ballet, Jazz and Tap styles through the choreography based class.  Tap shoes are required. Cotton socks can be used in lieu of ballet shoes.