Dress Code

Here at Step Above Most we enforce a strict dress code. This encourages both discipline and respect while giving the dance instructor the opportunity to see the alignment of each dancer. Your attire in class is imperative to proper training. There are many companies that make specific clothing for dancers. We expect that you will go to these companies when shopping for dancewear. The cut of a leotard is different for each dancer than for a gymnast or fitness expert. For this reason, we recommend brands such as Capezio, Bloch, Mirella and Danskin. Feel free to ask us where you can find these and other brands specifically for dancers.

Ballet

Hair must be worn in a neat and tidy bun secured with multiple bobby pins and a hair net. There is to be no schrunchies or hair accessories. Hairspray or gel is a must. Shoes may be leather or canvas -- recommended brands Capezio, Bloch, Grishko or Sansha. Tights must be pink with a seamed back leg -- recommended brands Capezio, Bloch or Danskin. Skirts may be worn at the barre only.

Class Leotard Color
Pre-Ballet Light Pink
Ballet 1 Light Blue
Ballet 2 Cerise (Hot Pink)
Ballet 3 Peacock (Teal)
Ballet 4 Purple (Grape)
Adult/Teen/ Ballet 5/Pointe Black

Boys and men can wear white T-shirts, black sweatpants and black ballet slippers -- recommended brands for slippers are the same as girls/ladies.

Jazz

Hair must be worn in a neat, tidy ponytail secured with elastic. No hair accessories. Shoes must be black leather with no laces -- recommended brands Capezio or Bloch. Tights may be black, pink or tan -- recommended brands Capezio, Bloch or Danskin. Jazz pants are permitted, but must be black and not too long. Refer to ballet section for appropriate leotard color.

Tap

Hair must be worn in a neat, tidy ponytail secured with elastic. No hair accessories. Shoes may be tan or black, but should be a full sole. Capezio and Bloch both make a suitable tap shoe. Tights may be black, pink or tan -- recommended brands Capezio, Bloch or Danskin. Jazz pants are permitted, but must be black and not too long. Tank tops or T-shirts will be allowed, but make sure they are not too large.