Dress Code

At Studio 5•6•7•8 we believe in being professional in our classes by providing the best possible dance education to our students.  Having a dress code is one of the criteria in achieving that goal.  A dress code contributes to a structured environment, minimizes distractions, and helps to ensure dancers’ safety in class. For teachers, a dress code helps in correcting body alignment, stretched feet and extended knees that cannot be seen when draped in baggy sweats.

The list below outlines the proper attire that all dancers require. If a dancer has multiple classes in one night, we ask that they wear a bodysuit and tights to ALL classes, so there is no need to change between classes. 

Fitted athletic tanks/tops and leggings are an acceptable alternative to a bodysuit.  As a general rule, the top must meet the bottom and the bottom must meet the top.  Bodysuits must be worn for Ballet.

All the items listed can be purchased at “Starburst Dancewear” located at 1175 Wilson Street East, Ancaster. 905-304-0169

Jazz & Musical Theatre

  • Bodysuit of any color
  • Full foot tights, convertible tights, or leggings
  • Bike shorts can be worn over bodysuit
  • Beige Gore boots (girls) 
  • Hair tied back
  • Boys: Plain T-shirt and black gym shorts, black gore boots


Tap

  • Bodysuit of any color
  • Full foot tights, convertible tights, or leggings
  • Bike shorts can be worn over bodysuit
  • Beige tap shoes – Pre Tap, Tap 1, Tap 2, Mini & Pre Junior Company
  • Black tap shoes – Tap 3, Junior, Intermediate, Senior Company
  • Hair tied back
  • Boys: Plain T-shirt and black gym shorts, black tap shoes


Acrobatics

  • Bodysuit of any color
  • Stirrup tights, convertible tights, or leggings
  • Bike shorts can be worn over bodysuit
  • Bare feet
  • Hair tied back
  • Boys: Plain T-shirt and black gym shorts


Ballet & Pointe

  • Black Bodysuit. Skirts are allowed in Pre Ballet.
  • Ballerina Pink tights
  • Pink leather ballet slippers
  • Hairstyle: bun


Ballet (Boys)

  • White fitted T-shirt
  • Navy or black shorts above the knee
  • Black leather ballet slippers
  • Hair neatly groomed

Hip Hop

  • Plain T-shirt
  • Sweatpants or leggings (no shorts, no jeans)
  • Clean indoor running shoes
  • Hair tied back


Lyrical Jazz

  • Bodysuit of any color
  • Stirrup tights, convertible tights, or leggings
  • Bike shorts can be worn over bodysuit
  • Half soles (turning shoes)
  • Hair tied back
  • Boys: Plain T-shirt and black gym shorts, half soles


Little Leapers & Kinder Leapers

  • Bodysuit of any color
  • Full foot or convertible tights
  • Skirts are allowed
  • Gym slippers – pink or black
  • Hair tied back
  • Boys: Plain T-shirt and black gym shorts


Aerial Hoop

  • Bodysuit of any color
  • Stirrup tights, convertible tights or leggings
  • Bare feet
  • Hair tied back
  • Boys: Plain T-shirt and black gym shorts or fitted athletic pants

During class all students must:

• Not chew gum in class
• Remove all dangling jewelry
• Not be disruptive in class

No provocative clothing is allowed at any time. The studio reserves the right to remove a student from class if he/she is not following the dress code.

Re-Sale Bin
We offer a re-sale bin for gently used shoes. We will accept new or very gently-used dance shoes to sell for the duration of one dance season (we have the right to refuse any items).  Items are placed in the bin at your own risk. Please be sure your items are clean and placed in a zip-lock bag with your name and price clearly labeled.If someone purchases your item, we will notify you to pick up your payment (cash only). Any shoes tried on and not purchased are to be handed in to the front desk to be sanitized.