Creative Movement: Any leotard of your choosing, style and color, tights and ballet slippers or bare legs and bare feet.
Pre-ballet: Lavender leotard with attached skirt*, ballet pink footed tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Hair pulled into ponytail or pinned into a snug bun. *Leotard is available for purchase at the ballet studio or at Discountdance.com (Girls dance dress # TH5510C by Theatricals in Lavendar).
Youth Ballet 1: Light pink leotard (shoulder straps must be 1"or wider or sleeved), no skirt, ballet pink footed tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Hair pulled into a secure bun.
Youth Ballet 2: Light blue leotard (shoulder straps must be 1" or wider or sleeved), no skirt. Ballet pink footed tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Hair pulled into a secure bun.
Youth Ballet 3: Maroon leotard (shoulder straps must be 1" or wider or sleeved), no skirt, ballet pink footed tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Hair pulled into a secure bun.
Youth Ballet 4: Navy blue leotard. Ballet pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Hair pulled into a secure bun.
Youth Ballet 5: Black leotard, no skirt, capezio ballet pink mesh tights with seams, pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled into a secure bun.
For youth classes pink leg warmers are acceptable, but all other clothing (shirts, shorts, baggy pants, skirts, etc) are not allowed. During the cold months ballet warmup sweaters may be worn.
Applegate Dance Company Dancers: Tuesdays and Thursdays and during master classes company leotard, capezio ballet pink mesh tights with seams, pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday Leotards and tights of choice appropriate foot wear.
Teen/Adult Ballet: Leotard of your choice, tights, pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes.
Skirts and shorts are allowed.
Boys: White shirt, black shorts/tights/ballet pants, black ballet slippers, white socks.
Teen/Adult Ballet Classes: Appropriate ballet class attire of your choice, ballet slippers.
Jazz & Contemporary Class: Any color leotard, tights at least to the knee,
dance shorts, knee pads, jazz shoes, bare feet, or foot undies.
What to Expect: We ask everyone involved with Applegate Dance to please help promote a positive, encouraging, family like environment.
Be On Time: Arriving late is disruptive to the overall flow of the class, other students and the teacher. If you must be late it is very important that you enter unobtrusively between combinations. No one is allowed to enter a class more than 10 minutes past the scheduled starting time.
Be Neat: Come to class clean, neat, and well put together. Keep your hair pulled back off your face and neck and firmly secured. Ballet dancers must wear their hair in a bun. Do not wear jewelry to class. We do allow small earrings.
Dress Like a Dancer: Follow the dress code. The dress code allows the teacher to see your physical movement and make the proper corrections.
Social expectations: All dancers are expected to be polite and respectful to teachers and classmates. Dancers who can not do so may be dismissed from class or expelled from the school. Please limit talking in class.
Where to Stand: Be respectful of other dancers physical space. When class moves to the center please do not stand at the front of the class unless you feel you have a good command of the combinations. When moving across the floor or from the back to the front of the room, take your position in line and be ready to go, otherwise go to the back of the line.
Do not sit down in class unless changing shoes or asked to do so.
Personal Items: Dancers should always take their dance bags with them to class. It is a good idea to have your items labeled with your names. Please do not bring expensive items to the studio. Dance bags should be kept in the dressing room. There are lost and found bins in the dressing room. Lost and Found items are sent to goodwill periodically.
Food and Water: Dancers may bring a water bottle to class. Students may also drink water from the water fountain during the break between barre and center and before and after dance class. Absolutely no gum or food allowed in the classroom. After eating food in the lobby please clean up after yourself.
Leaving Class: Youth dancers should always ask permission to leave the studio while class is in progress, even if ill or using the restroom. If you must leave class early please notify your teacher before class begins.
Lobby: Students and visitors are expected to keep the noise level low in the lobby and in dressing rooms. The lobby door may remain open at the teachers discretion. To avoid student distraction, parents and siblings not attending the lesson are asked to remain in the lobby or outside the studio until the end of class. If parents would like to observe a lesson, please see the instructor to arrange a time.