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: Pink tights, leotard in any color or black tights, white t-shirt, and ballet shoes. Long hair should be secured in a ballet bun. Close-fitting ballet sweaters or warm-ups may be worn during barre work. Ballet skirts are optional.

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

Tap:   Leggings, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close-fitting or tank t-shirt and non-heeled tap shoes.  Long hair should be pulled up and away from the face.

Modern and Contemporary:   Leggings, tights, jazz pants, athletic pants or dance shorts and a leotard, close-fitting tank or t-shirt and bare feet.  Long hair should be put up and away from the face.

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.