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 to each class.  We suggest students be responsible for packing their own dance bags, thus avoiding the “My mom (dad, or other favorite scapegoat) forgot to pack my ballet shoes” syndrome.

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!

Danceimagination, On My Own:  Our youngest students are encouraged to wear comfortable, non-distracting clothing and bare feet.  This can include footless tights or leggings, athletic wear, dance dresses, etc.  Please pull dancer’s hair up and off the face.

Pre-Ballet and Ballet:  Females: 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.  Males: 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 optional.

Jazz:  Females: Leggings, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close fitting camisole or tank and jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled and away from face.  Males: Athletic pants and a t-shirt with jazz shoes. Jazz 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, black jazz shoes; Beg. Teen Jazz dark tan jazz shoes.

Tap:  Females: 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 face.  Males: Athletic pants and a t-shirt with tap shoes.

Contemporary:  Females: 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 face.  Males: Athletic or jazz pants and a t-shirt with bare feet.

Modern:  Females: 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 face.  Males: Athletic or jazz pants and a t-shirt with bare feet.

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

Musical Theater:  Females: Leggings, jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard or close fitting camisole or tank and jazz  or character shoes.  Hair should be pulled up and away from face.  Males: Athletic pants and a t-shirt with jazz shoes.

Making Dances:  Females: 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 face.  Males: Athletic or jazz pants and a t-shirt with bare feet.