Evjen Academy Attire & Shoe Guidelines 2020-2021

EVJEN ACADEMY DRESS CODE & CLASS CONDUCT  2020-2021

All Dancers MUST have their hair secured away from their face for all classes. 

Ballet buns or Protective styles (for example: braids) are required for all ballet & pointe classes.

  • Dancers must enter the studio ready to dance with proper attire, shoes and hair. Bathrooms are not to be used for changing. 

  • Leg warmers and fitted dance layers are allowed in winter months and during warm-up portion of class

  • Bring a labeled water bottle to every class

  • Use the restroom BEFORE class begins

  • Food is NEVER allowed in the studios or beyond the front lobby area -  please remind your dancers of this if they plan to snack between classes & rehearsals. 

  • Siblings and family members are NOT allowed in the studio or dancer waiting area for safety and insurance reasons

  • See below for age/style specific dress-code and shoe requirements 

TIGHTS for Ballet, Pointe & Combo Classes (Teeny, Prima and Ballet/Tap or Ballet/Jazz) 

Dancers may wear ballet pink tights and pink ballet shoes or true-tone tights and shoes that match their skin tone, whatever they are most comfortable with. Recommendations for where to purchase true-tone tights are listed at the bottom of this page. 

AGES 2-6 (TEENY BALLERINYS & TAPPERS / PRIMA PETITES / BALLET & TAP COMBO)

Canvas Ballet Shoes

Black Shiny/Patent-Leather Tap Shoe (buckle or velcro recommended)

Black Leotard (other colors allowed for “Teeny” class)

Ballet skirts may be worn over leotards. In cold weather ballet wrap sweaters and leg warmers are recommended. 

AGES 4-6 BALLET & JAZZ COMBO

Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes

BLACK Slip-On Jazz Shoe *email us for recommended brand/style

Black Leotard

Ballet skirts may be worn over leotards. In cold weather ballet wrap sweaters and leg warmers are recommended. 

WEE BOP HIP HOP

Clean Black Sneakers-NOT worn outside (any style)

Dance tops and shorts or leggings, t-shirts, shorts or sweatpants

Hair pulled back in a ponytail or bun

EVERYBODYDANCE 

Dance tops and shorts/ leggings, t-shirts, shorts/sweatpants - whatever the dancer is most comfortable in and allows them to move freely. 

Socks, bare feet, ballet shoes, clean street shoes - all are acceptable! 

BALLET / POINTE 

Any color leotard - black recommended

So Danca Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Shoe / Pointe shoe of proper fit

Ballet skirts or shorts may be worn over leotards; ballet wrap sweaters and leg warmers are also allowed in the colder months and/or for warm up portion of class. 

DEMI POINTE 

Prior approval is required before beginning demi pointe class. Shoes should NOT be purchased before class begins, dancers will receive fit & shoe selection instruction on their first day of class or by alternate arrangement. 

Black Leotard

BOYS BALLET/LYRICAL/JAZZ

Black shorts or leggings *email us for recommended styles

Black or white fitted T-shirt

BlackCanvasBallet Shoes / Lyrical & Jazz Shoes as listed with style

TAP 

Black Tap Lace Up Oxfords (NO Split Sole — tap shoes must have a full sole)

Leotard (any color) or Dance Top

Leggings, Shorts and/or tights

Tights or Socks are recommended under tap shoes

JAZZ 

BLACK Canvas Stretch Jazz Shoe *email us for recommended brand/style

Leotard (any color) or Dance Top

Leggings, Shorts and/or tights

No loose fitting t-shirts, shorts or sweatpants

MUSICAL THEATER 

BLACK Canvas Stretch Jazz Shoe *email us for recommended brand/style

Leotard (any color) or Dance Top

Leggings, Shorts and/or tights

No loose fitting t-shirts, shorts or sweatpants

HIP HOP

We prefer Black Nike Free (with white swoosh), but any similar sneaker is acceptable (NOT to be worn outside)

Dance tops and shorts or leggings, t-shirts, shorts or sweatpants

Hair pulled back in a ponytail or bun

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL 

Bare Feet, Dance Paws, Pirouette Shoe or Apolla Shocks* (please ask specific instructor for preference, all are acceptable for class)

Leotard (any color) or Dance Top

Leggings, Shorts and/or tights

No loose fitting t-shirts, shorts or sweatpants

*Exact footwear for lyr/contemp class recital will be determined in January

WHERE TO SHOP

Starmaker Performance Boutique: Meriden, CT, Phone: 203-235-7827 / Dancingly Yours: Plainville, CT Phone: 860-793-1077 

Discount Dance Supply: www.discountdance.com (Teacher Referral ID TP29020) /  Dancewear Corner: www.dancewearcorner.com 

MDM Dancewear: https://www.mdmdance.com/  / Apolla Performance Wear: https://www.apollaperformance.com/

Tru-tone Tights: https://nudebarre.com/ - OR - https://www.balletcafenaturals.com/

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