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Dance Department Youth Dress Code


We value the integrity of our program and ask that you abide by and respect the dress code. When a child dresses for dance class in their uniform it helps to mentally prepare them to focus in class. Click on your child’s class for detailed information. For all classes excluding hip hop and break dancing it is NOT appropriate to wear school or play clothes. Black and pink leotards are available for purchase at the YMCA for $18. If you have any questions please call 760.942.9622, ext. 1285.

BALLET (6-14 yrs)

  • Boys: black pants, white T-shirt, black ballet shoes.
  • Girls: black, maroon, or blue leotard. Ballet pink tights. Wrap skirt optional. split sole ballet shoes (canvas preferred). Wear hair in a bun.
  • No tutus, jewelry, bangs or hair bows.

BALLET & TAP (2-6 yrs)

  • Boys: Black pants, white T-shirt, socks. Black tap shoes, black ballet shoes.
  • Girls: Light pink or black leotard. Pink or black tights. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes. Wrap skirt optional. Hair must be up and off the face.
  • No slippers, tutus, headbands, jewelry, or costumes.

CONTEMPORARY MODERN (6-14 yrs)

  • Boys: Black pants, black tank or t-shirt. Bare feet.
  • Girls: Black leotard or tank top. Tan footless tights. Bare feet.
  • No slippers, skirts, tutus, headbands, jewelry, or costumes.

HIP HOP (4-14 yrs)

  • Any comfortable clothing (sweatpants or leggings and T-shirt). Sneakers.
  • No jeans, hats, headbands, tutus or jewelry.

JAZZ (6-14 yrs)

  • Boys: Black pants, white T-shirt, black jazz shoes.
  • Girls: Cotton black jazz pants/leggings or shorts. Solid color leotard or tank top. Black jazz shoes without laces. Wear hair up and off face. No bangs.
  • No “booty” shorts or bare midriffs. No bows, headbands, tutus or jewelry. No street or school clothes.

MOMMY & ME BALLET/TAP (2 yrs)

  • Moms and Dad: Come as you are.
  • Boys: Black pants, white T-shirt, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes.
  • Girls: Light pink or black leotard. Pink or black tights. Leather or canvas pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes. Small wrap skirt optional.
  • No slippers, tutus, jewelry or costumes.

PRINCESS DANCE (3-4 yrs)

  • No dress code. Ballet shoes recommended.

TAP (2-8 yrs)

  • Boys: Black pants, white T-shirt, black tap shoes.
  • Girls: Light pink or black leotard. Pink, black, or tan tights. Black tap shoes. Wrap skirt optional.
  • No slippers, tutus, jewelry or costumes. No street or school clothes.

TAP (8-14 yrs)

  • Boys: Black pants, white T-shirt, black tap shoes.
  • Girls: Solid colored leotard or tank top. Black leggings or shorts. Black tap shoes. Hair up and off the face. No bangs.
  • No street or school clothes.