Tights, Shoes, Hair & Makeup


Tights & Shoes: To ensure that there are no discrepancies in color and style, students wear special dance tights (not nylons) or black leggings and specific shoes for their performance. *reference your classes handout for specifics

*Junior Recital Dancers-  GIRLS: should arrive wearing pink tights and pink ballet shoes and Boys: should wear black ballet shoes (Pre-primary dancers should also bring their tap shoes)

*More information coming soon for our upper school dancers dancing in “The Pursuit.”

Makeup: Stage lights are very bright and can wash out features. In order to see every dancer’s sparkling eyes and smile, girls wear makeup on stage: lipstick, blush, eye shadow, and mascara are recommended. For the boys, a little blush works well.

*Click here for Make-up How-to’s

Hair: Uniform hairstyles are also required.

    • For Girls: our ballet, tap, and jazz classes wear their hair in a bun. Hip Hop classes wear their hair in a ponytail. Hair should be smooth or slicked back so that it looks polished on the stage (no bangs or stray hairs). Hair should not wiggle or move when the dancer shakes her head.
    • For Boys: their hair should be combed so it looks neat and tidy. No hair should be able to get into the eyes while they dance. Using hair product of some kind to hold the hair in place is best.

*Click here for General Directions for Making a Ballet Bun

*Helpful Hair & Makeup tutorial videos are below