Dress code

In order to maintain a professional atmosphere necessary to teach and learn in a dance class, all students are expected to have appropriate dance attire, including shoes, at every class/rehearsal. They will be asked to sit and observe the class/rehearsal if they come unprepared. Dancers are expected to come to class with their hair secured away from their faces ( preferred in a bun).

Dance Attire:

Order the dance uniforms online from Discount Dance Supply http://www.discountdance.com/teacher_search.php.
Enter the studio or teacher ID #31718.
Families will get 10% off the first order and 5% off on subsequent orders. The required items are listed below.

Uniform Pre K – Pink ballet slippers, ballet tights (color classic pink), pink tank leotard, pink ballet skirt, dance bag. Optional: long sleeve leotard (for cold weather). Recommended styles from discountdance.com  Tank Leotard
Style No: N5501C, color pink, Printed Pull-On Skirt Style No: 138,Girls total STRETCH Convertible Tights
Style No: C81 color jazzy tan, Leather ballet shoes, color pink (any style brand)

Uniform 1st grade & up: Tank Leotard  black or blue color Tank Leotard
Style No: N5501. color pink, Printed Pull-On Skirt Style No: 138,Girls total STRETCH Convertible Tights
Style No: C81 color jazzy tan, Leather ballet shoes, color pink (any style brand)

  • Uniform for Hip Hop & Jazz all grades and ages: Leotard  black or blue color Tank Leotard
    Style No: N5501.Any color leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes, black hip hop shoes, black capri pants (optional)
  • New Hope Youth Dance Company: http://newhopedance.org/dance-attire/ Tank Lavender leotard, convertible tights (color classic pink), split sole pink ballet shoes, black hip hop & jazz shoes, black jazz pants, black capri pants (optional), warm-up suit, T-shirt

Hair Style Info for Dancers

Dancers can view  videos posted on youtube on how to style their hair for upcoming performances:

Classical Ballet Bun

Classical Low Ballet Bun

Half up Half Down Hairstyle


  • Present a positive attitude in classes, rehearsals and during performances
  • Show respect to other participants, teachers and choreographers
  • Attend all classes & rehearsals unless the teacher is notified of sickness or conflicts
  • Report to class/rehearsals/performances on-time
  • The NHYDC (Youth Dance Company) must be available for all performance opportunities (Notification of a conflict should be given to the NHYDC staff in advance of absence)
  • Take a minimum of 1 ballet class each week in addition to other styles of dance (required for dance company members)

Parents: Parental involvement is the key to success

  • Attend the parents’ info meeting (for dance company, NHYDC)
  • Transport your child to and from events/rehearsals (connect with another family if unable to do it)
  • Ensure that dancer reports to class/rehearsals on time (A show requires team work, a dancer missing affects all dancers)
  • Communicate effectively and timely any absences, conflicts, or other issues that may arise
  • Look for lost dance items in the dance dressing room lost & found box


  • We follow PGCPS for snow and emergency closing only. We do not follow the rest of their closing.

Make-up classes & withdraws from the program

  • There are no refunds for missed classes. Make-up classes must be done from the available schedule of classes.
  • Withdraw from the program must be notified on writing. A prorated refund will be given from the day of notification.


  • Dancers must wear the required color for tights during performances
  • To perform more than one dance style in the recital, students must attend more than one hour of class a week