MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!!!!
November 24-28, 2021-Thanksgiving Break.
December 21, 2021-January 5, 2022-Christmas Break
January 9, 2022-Classes resume
January 17, 2022-No Classes. Martin Luther King Holiday
March 20-27, 2022-Spring Break
April 15-17, 2022-No classes Easter.
May 21, 2022-Last Day Tumbling Classes and Saturday Ballet
May 23, 2022-Recital Dress Rehearsal
May 24 and 25, 2022-Recital
May 23-30, 2022-No classes! Recital week and Memorial Day Holiday
May 31, 2022-Classes resume
July 4, 2022-No Classes. Independence day
@ July 18 Ms. Tamra will have teacher training in Chicago. Not certain of dates yet. No classes will be held. This is why we go into the first week of August. If the seminar does not happen we will end the last week of July.
August 6, 2022-Last day of classes for 2021-2022 Season!
For the very best fit of your dance wear we suggest shopping local at Flying D Dancewear in the Metro Center, Peoria. Nancy is a former dance teacher, who has a great passion for dance wear.
If you must shop on line, please check out her online store, or Nimbly. Our studio does get a kick back from Nimbly if you purchase there. Sizing is variable however.
Our Dress Code
2021-2022 Dress Code
All Level 1 Dance Classes will wear a Raspberry Leotard
All Level 2 Dance Classes will wear a Dark Purple Leotard
All Level 3 Classes will wear a Burgundy Leotard
Level 4-5 Classes will wear a Tropic Green Leotard
The accessories listed below are also required for class according to dance style.
Leotard According to Class Level
Girls-Pink Ballet Shoes
Boys- Black ballet shoes
Girls- Pink Tights
Boys- Black tights, leggings or shorts and a white t-shirt.
All female Ballet Students will also need a Black Long Sleeve Leotard
Leotard According to Class Level
Girls- Tan Jazz Shoes
Boys-Black Jazz Shoes
Jazz pants or dance shorts
Boys-T-shirt, black jazz pants or shorts
Leotard according to class level
Girls-Tan Stirrup tights
Boys-same as jazz class
Black tap shoes
Girls- Leotard according to level
Jazz pants or dance shorts acceptable
Boys-T-shirt and black jazz pants or shorts
Twinkle Star Dance
Twinkle Star Babies 2-3 years old=Pink Ballet Dress, pink tights and black tap shoes
Twinkle Stars Dance 4-5 years old-Light Blue Ballet Dress, pink tights,
black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes
Twinkle Stars Dance 5-6 years old-Lavender Ballet Dress, pink tights,
black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.
Boys-T-shirt and shorts or black jazz pants
All items available at Flying D Dancewear in the Metro Center, Nimbly,
and Discount Dance Supply.
The studio will no longer carry leotards. We will continue to have some tights
and Velocity Dance Apparel.
Because dance requires physical corrections and/or
spotting, a leotard for girls is mandatory .
Long hair should be worn in a bun or low ponytail for all classes.
Warmers or skirts may be worn, but may need to be removed at times,
so that the instructor may see the bodies alignment.
5 Reasons Dress Codes are Important
at Dance Studios
Most dancers are excited to wear beautiful costumes when they perform. The matching dresses, tights, and bows can make any performance even more exciting. But just as important as wearing the right clothing on stage is wearing the right clothing in the studio. Here are five reasons why it is t is important to have a dress code in a dance studio.
No matter if they are just starting or have been dancing for years, dancers need to focus so they can learn and perform their best. Wearing clothes outside the dress code can be distracting for all the dancers in the room and take away from the class. Even if a dancer is wearing dance attire that doesn’t match the dress code, it can still cause distractions. A dancer might be distracted if their leotard is the wrong size or their hair falls in their face, and other dancers in the studio could be distracted by a dancer’s clothes that stand out and draw their attention away from the instructor. It’s often difficult to keep kids and teenagers focused in ideal situations, and clothing issues can just make it worse.
2. Allow Dancers to Move Properly
Most dance studios have dress codes so that dancers can move properly for the type of dance. A hip-hop class might require dancers to wear loose- fitting pants so that the dancers’ legs can perform the moves correctly, while a ballet studio might require dancers to wear a certain color of leotards and tights. Each dress code is chosen for a reason to enable the dancer to focus on their steps, not what they’re wearing. When left on their own, dancers might not wear proper clothing, which can hinder their ability to learn the choreography and move properly. Improper clothing can impact technique and precision, especially in partner or group numbers.
Following a dress code puts the dancers in the right mindset to learn and focus. Instead of being able to show up in whatever they want, following the dress code takes effort and shows that the dancers are serious about wanting to develop their skills. This is especially true for younger dances because wearing the proper clothes signals that they are ready for a structured dance class, not a wild playtime. A dress code can teach dancers to be disciplined and puts them in the right mindset to listen and respect their teachers.
When dancers look the part, they often feel better. Just putting a dancer in the proper attire can completely change their posture and outlook. In the right clothes, a dancer feels like they can take on anything and can be more willing and confident to attempt new skills and steps. Wearing matching or similar clothing to the other dancers in the class puts everyone on the same page, which can be helpful for dancers who are struggling and don’t want to stand out. When students look like dancers, they feel like dancers and it shows in their confidence and attitude.
A dance studio dress code helps all dancers look cohesive and creates a bond between the group. When everyone is wearing the same type of clothes, it is easier to see the group as a cohesive unit instead of just a mismatched group of people. When dancers wear proper clothing, it helps their team members and teachers better see how their bodies move. Cohesiveness can help dancers better visualize what the dance will look like and can create stronger bonds between dancers as they realize they are all working towards the same goals.Dress codes are an important part of dance studios and can change the attitude and performance of all dancers. Dancers at all levels can benefit from wearing proper attire when they practice and perform.