Proper attire is required for each class; this allows the instructor to see proper body alignment and make accurate adjustments. Cover ups are to be worn outside the studio as well as a change of shoes must be worn. DO NOT WEAR DANCE SHOES OUTSIDE!
Proper dress attire WILL be enforced this year as it can be very distracting to other students. Students not willing to dress appropriately will be provided with proper attire for the day or asked to observe. If this becomes a habit, the parent will be notified. Please let us know if you need help with attire.
Ballet/Pre-ballet/Pointe/Pre-pointe/Lyrical- Leotard (color of your choice) and tights (color of your choice) are MANDATORY. Pink ballet slippers (canvas or leather only). Please check with instructor if you have any questions before purchasing. Skirts are permitted. Warm ups are only to be worn during barre work and stretching. Hair is to be in a bun or ponytail. Boys are to wear a plain t-shirt (no printing) and black jazz pants or bike shorts. Black ballet slippers.
Jazz/Contemporary- Leotard and tights (color of your choice), and Jazz shoes or ballet slippers approved by instructor. Warm ups only for stretching.
Tap- Leotards and tights (color of your choice) Cover ups may be worn. Tap shoes are required. Check with instructor before purchasing tap shoes. Students will not be allowed to wear tap shoes that have been worn outside as they become abrasive and gouge the dance floor.
Broadway/Production- leotard and tights (color of your choice) Ballet slippers or jazz shoe. Please check with instructor before purchasing shoes. Warm ups may be worn over leotard and tights.
Hip Hop- Cover ups are permitted or gym clothes. Tennis shoes MUST BE clean. Shoes will be bought later as a class. Sports bras and booty shorts are UNACCEPTABLE and will not be permitted. Please do not feel necessary to change your students clothes if they have ballet before or after. Leotard and tights are fine for Hip Hop as well.
Tumbling- Leotards and white tumbling shoes. Please check with instructor before purchasing shoes. Students must have a leotard on; shirts can and do come up and pants fall down, embarrassing the child.
Kendall’s Music Crew/Artistic Variations- please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in, such as gym clothes and clean gym shoes.
Final Bow Company- Please dress school appropriate
ALL HAIR IS TO BE OFF OF FACE AND IN A PONYTAIL HOLDER!!!!! No excuses!!!
Absolutely NO sweat pants, jeans, dress, baggy pants, big t-shirts or pajama pants.
Please wait to purchase shoes until the instructor has determined what will be used in the recitals. Shoes sometimes are nonrefundable when purchased at dance supply stores. Final Bow will provide ONLY two shoe fitting days, one in August and one in January. If shoes are not purchased at this time, you are responsible for purchasing your own. Final Bow will no longer be ordering shoes. Uptown Dancewear in Richmond, Indiana will be ordering shoes and will have shoes available for purchase during the year. Judy will know the correct shoes for you to purchase. Much time and care has been taken into consideration for the best quality shoe for the best price.
It will be required that all students have necessary attire by the third class. We have a shelf of FREE shoes that have been donated to us and are for any student needing shoes. We ask that you donate back any shoes that your student has outgrown.