Dress Code

Items may be purchased at​
Kinney Dancewear
14765 Hazel Dell Crossing
Noblesville, IN 46062
317-581-1800
(They have our dress code on file and will properly fit your dancer)
Click on the genre below to view the dress code.

Early Childhood Division

Princess Classes

Any clothing that allows for a full range of motion is acceptable. Leather ballet slippers, bare feet or non-skid socks. Hair secured away from face.

Pre-Ballet/Tap

Required

  • Leotard: light blue, cap sleeve Capezio CC400c
  • Tights: Pink, footed
  • Shoes: Pink full sole ballet slippers, Black tap shoes
  • Hair: secured away from face

Optional

  • ​Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)
  • Pull on skirt: White, Capezio TC0011c (no wrap skirts or fluffy tutus)

Undergarments
​It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard.

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay), baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

Pre-Ballet/Pre-Jazz/Tap Add On

Required

  • Leotard: light blue, cap sleeve Capezio CC400c
  • Tights: Pink, footed
  • Shoes: Pink full sole Ballet slippers for Ballet & Black Jazz shoes for Jazz
  • Hair: secured away from face
    *no jewelry please

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)
  • Pull on skirt: White, Capezio TC0011c
  • (no wrap skirts or fluffy tutus)

Undergarments
​It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard.

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay), baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

How To Make A Ballet Bun

How To Prepare Your Shoes For Class

Ballet

Ballet 1A

Required

  • Leotard: Lavender, Tank Capezio CC201
  • Tights: Pink or flesh colored, convertible
  • Shoes: Pink or flesh colored, split sole ballet slippers ***tights and ballet shoes need to match (ie. flesh with flesh and pink with pink)
  • ​Hair: in a ballet bun – please see tutorial
    ​If you are unable to put your hair in a traditional ballet bun, please be sure that it is neatly secured from your face and off of your neck. If you are in a level where you are turning you will want to make sure your hair is firmly secured so it does not whip you in the face when “spotting”.

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom. Dancers needing more coverage due to monthly cycles may wear black bike style shorts.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Ballet 1B

Required

  • Leotard: Burgundy, tank Capezio CC201
  • Tights: Pink or flesh colored, convertible
  • Shoes: Pink or flesh colored, split sole ballet slippers
    ***tights and ballet shoes need to match (ie. flesh with flesh and pink with pink)​
  • Hair: in a ballet bun – please see tutorial
    ​If you are unable to put your hair in a traditional ballet bun, please be sure that it is neatly secured from your face and off of your neck. If you are in a level where you are turning you will want to make sure your hair is firmly secured so it does not whip you in the face when “spotting”.

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom. Dancers needing more coverage due to monthly cycles may wear black bike style shorts.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Ballet 2A

Required

  • Leotard: Hunter Green, tank Capezio CC201
  • Tights: Pink or flesh colored, convertible
  • Shoes: Pink or flesh colored, split sole ballet slippers ***tights and ballet shoes need to match (ie. flesh with flesh and pink with pink)
  • ​Hair: in a ballet bun – please see tutorial
    ​If you are unable to put your hair in a traditional ballet bun, please be sure that it is neatly secured from your face and off of your neck. If you are in a level where you are turning you will want to make sure your hair is firmly secured so it does not whip you in the face when “spotting”.

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom. Dancers needing more coverage due to monthly cycles may wear black bike style shorts.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Ballet 2b & Ballet 2b/3

Required

  • Leotard: Royal Blue, tank Capezio CC201
  • Tights: Pink or flesh colored, convertible
  • Shoes: Pink or flesh colored, split sole ballet slippers
    ***tights and ballet shoes need to match (ie. flesh with flesh and pink with pink)​
  • Hair: in a ballet bun – please see tutorial
    ​If you are unable to put your hair in a traditional ballet bun, please be sure that it is neatly secured from your face and off of your neck. If you are in a level where you are turning you will want to make sure your hair is firmly secured so it does not whip you in the face when “spotting”.

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom. Dancers needing more coverage due to monthly cycles may wear black bike style shorts.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Ballet 3 & Ballet 3/4

Required

  • Leotard: Choice of Leotard in DARK PURPLE (leo color will be called blackberry or aubergine depending on which style chosen)
    • Mirella Camisole: M210LD (pinch or scoop neck)
    • Mirella Cap Sleeve: M515LD
    • Bloch Tank: L5605
    • Bloch Camisole: L5607
  • Tights: Pink or flesh colored, convertible
  • Shoes: Pink or flesh colored, split sole ballet slippers ***tights and ballet shoes need to match (ie. flesh with flesh and pink with pink)
  • ​Hair: in a ballet bun – please see tutorial
    ​If you are unable to put your hair in a traditional ballet bun, please be sure that it is neatly secured from your face and off of your neck. If you are in a level where you are turning you will want to make sure your hair is firmly secured so it does not whip you in the face when “spotting”.

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom. Dancers needing more coverage due to monthly cycles may wear black bike style shorts.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Ballet 4 & Ballet 5

Required

  • Leotard: Your Choice of Leotard in BLACK (Saturday ballet 3-5 is ANY color)
  • Tights: Pink or flesh colored, convertible
  • Shoes: Pink or flesh colored, split sole ballet slippers
    ***tights and ballet shoes need to match (ie. flesh with flesh and pink with pink)​
  • Hair: in a ballet bun – please see tutorial
    ​If you are unable to put your hair in a traditional ballet bun, please be sure that it is neatly secured from your face and off of your neck. If you are in a level where you are turning you will want to make sure your hair is firmly secured so it does not whip you in the face when “spotting”.

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom. Dancers needing more coverage due to monthly cycles may wear black bike style shorts.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Tap

Tap/Musical Theater 1 – 2

Required

  • Leotard: Color & style of your ballet leotard (those not in ballet: black, Capezio CC201)
  • Tights: Black, Pink or Flesh tone
  • Shoes: Black, oxford Style Tap shoes
  • Hair: secured away from face

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)
  • Fitted Shirt: Black (solid or with DCA logo)
  • Dance Shorts: Black
  • Dance Pants: Black
  • Leggings: Black

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Tap/Musical Theater 3-4

Required

  • black or ballet level colored leotard or Form fitting top in black
  • Tights or jazz pants or leggings or long bike shorts, black
  • Shoes: Hard sole Character Shoes w/ taps, Tan AND oxford hard sole tap shoes, black
  • ​Hair: secured away from face

Optional

  • Wrap or Fitted Sweater: black (for winter months)

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Jazz

Jazz/Musical Theater 1 & 2

Required

  • Leotard: Color & style of your ballet leotard (those not in ballet: black, tank Capezio CC201)
  • Tights: Black, Pink or Flesh tone
  • Shoes: Black, leather slip on or tie
  • Hair: secured away from face

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)
  • Fitted Shirt: Black (solid or with DCA logo)
  • Dance Shorts: Black
  • Dance Pants: Black
  • Leggings: Black

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Jazz/Musical Theater 3 -4

Required

  • Leotard: Color & style of your ballet leotard (those not in ballet: black leotard of your choice) – a fitted top is acceptable but a leotard must be worn under it.
  • Tights: Flesh tone, Black or Pink
  • Shoes: Black, leather slip on or lace up
  • ​Hair: secured away from face

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)
  • Fitted Shirt: Any SOLID color
  • Dance Shorts: Black
  • Dance Pants: Black
  • Leggings: Black

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Contemporary

All Levels

Required

  • Leotard: Color & style of your ballet leotard (those not in ballet: black, tank Capezio CC201) – a fitted top is acceptable but a leotard must be worn under it
  • Tights: Black, Pink or Flesh tone
  • Shoes: Bare feet
  • Hair: secured away from face
    *no jewelry. Please see the paragraph at the top of this page regarding undergarments

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)
  • Fitted Shirt: Black (solid or with DCA logo), level 4 may wear any solid color shirt
  • Dance Shorts: Black
  • Dance Pants: Black
  • Leggings: Black

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Praise Dance

Required

  • Leotard: Color & style of your ballet leotard (those not in ballet: black, tank Capezio CC201) – a fitted top is okay but a leotard must be worn under it.
  • Tights: Black, Pink or Flesh tone
  • Shoes: Ballet and/or Bare feet
  • Hair: secured away from face
    *no jewelry. Please see the paragraph at the top of this page regarding undergarments

Optional

  • Wrap Sweater: black (for winter months)
  • Fitted Shirt: Black (solid or with DCA logo), level 4 may wear any solid color shirt
  • Dance Shorts: Black
  • Dance Pants: Black
  • Leggings: Black

Please do not wear:
Jewelry (stud earrings are okay) skirts, baggy tops or legwarmers or any other items not listed on the dress code. Dancers may wear cover ups in the lobbies but they should be removed upon entering the classroom.

Undergarments
It is the industry standard to not wear underwear with leotards. Tights are regarded as the dancers undergarments and are designed with a cotton gusset. If undergarments are deemed necessary, they should be a solid neutral color so that they can not be seen through the leotard and high cut enough so that they can not be seen hanging below the leotard. Our leotards were carefully picked so that dancers needing extra support can wear a bra that can be completely hidden. Please no racer back style sports bras. Kinney’s has a selection of undergarments that are designed for dancers to wear under leotards.

Boys

All Styles

Required

  • Top: Plain White Fitted T-Shirt or Tank
  • Bottoms for Ballet: Tights, Black
  • Bottoms for Tap, Jazz and Contemporary – Black jazz pants or shorts
  • **Dance belts are encouraged for all male dancers and required for those ages 11 and up.
    Compression shorts are acceptable but will not provide the same support as a dance belt when dancers reach the upper level technique classes.
    Here is an excellent resource for more information on dance belts.
  • Shoes:
    • Ballet ages 3-7 Black, leather full sole
    • Ballet ages 8+: Black, leather split sole
    • Jazz: Black, leather slip on or lace up
    • Tap: Black, oxford style
    • Contemporary: Bare Feet

Adults

Any clothing that allows for a full range of motion is acceptable. Clothing should be form fitting so that the instructor can see your alignment. Please see specific genre regarding shoes.