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2022 Calendar

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!!!!

October 5, 2022-Fannie May Fundraiser Delivered

October 24-29, 2022-Bring your "Ghoul Friend" to Class Week.(All classes may wear a Halloween Costume to class. Dance classes only may bring a friend to class.)

October 31, 2022-No Classes.  Happy Halloween!

November 22-26, 2022-No Classes. Thanksgiving Break!

December 10, 2022-Last Day of Classes before Nutcracker and Christmas Break.

December 12-17-Nutcracker Rehearsals/Performances all week. Includes warm up class for upper level participants.

December 16,2022-"The Nutcracker" Performance 6:30 pm

December 17, 2022-"The Nutcracker" Matinee Performance 1:00 pm

January 05, 2023-Classes Resume. 

Dance Wear

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, Nimbly or Discount Dance Supply.

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Our Dress Code

2022-2023 Dress Code

All Level 1 Dance Classes will wear a Raspberry Leotard (includes Home School)

All Level 2 Dance Classes will wear a  Purple Leotard (includes Home School)

All Level 3 Classes will wear a Burgundy Leotard

Level 4-5 Classes will wear a Black  Leotard 

Glitter Galaxy Stars-Light blue leotard or dance dress

Sparkling Show Stars-Light Lilac leotard or dance dress

Mom and Me Child-Light Pink leotard or dance dress

Tumbling-Red Leotard and black shorts or Red  bike-tard (with black on it is acceptable)

Boys-Black shorts, pants or tights and a white, red or grey shirt

Adults-Movement oriented clothing. Leotard preferred for Ballet.

The accessories listed below are also required for class according to dance style.

Ballet Class

 Leotard According to Class Level

     Girls-Pink Ballet Shoes 

    Boys- Black ballet shoes 

    Girls-  Ballet Pink Tights (Peachy pink)

    Boys- Black tights, leggings or shorts and a white t-shirt.

All female Ballet Students will also need a Black Long Sleeve Leotard

  Jazz Class

Leotard According to Class Level    

 Girls- Tan Jazz Shoes 

      Boys-Black Jazz Shoes 

    Girls-tan tights

      Jazz pants or dance shorts 

     Boys-T-shirt, black jazz pants or shorts   

Lyrical Class

Leotard according to class level

Girls-Tan  Stirrup  tights

     lyrical shoes

     Boys-same as jazz class

Tap Class

     Black tap shoes

    Girls- Leotard according to level

Girls-Tan tights

Jazz pants or dance shorts acceptable

Boys-T-shirt and black jazz pants or shorts

     

Young Dancers Combo Classes

Mom and Me-Music in Motion-Light Pink leotard and tights (peachy pink) or Dance dress and Ballet shoes/Mom may wear comfortable clothing for movement and ballet or jazz shoes.

Glitter Galaxy Stars- 4years old-Light Blue leotard or dance Dress, ballet pink tights,

black tap shoes and  pink ballet shoes.

Sparkling Show Stars-5 years old-Light Lilac leotard or dance Dress, ballet pink tights,

black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.

Boys- Grey T-shirt and  black shorts or black jazz pants

All items available at Flying D Dancewear in the Metro Center, 

Nimbly and Discount Dance Supply.

Because dance and tumbling require physical corrections and/or

spotting, a leotard for girls is mandatory . Absolutely no t-shirts and shorts!

Long hair should be worn in a bun for all Ballet Classes. Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Tumbling may wear a 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.

1.Eliminate Distractions

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.

3.Increase Focus

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.

4.Improve Confidence

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.

5.Create Cohesiveness

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.