Grooming is an essential part of correct dance training. At SiSu® Dance Academy, we are assisting our dancers by preparing them in class to portray themselves in a polished presentation on stage. Students who come to class with beautiful hair, correct dress, and a neat appearance excel in their dance work and begin to see themselves as a dancer. To this end, we have a dress code to prepare your dancer for the disciplined expectations of a professional dance environment.
Female Dress Code
Dancers are required to wear canvas or cloth, split-sole slippers that enhance their training, movement, and appearance. Ballet slippers are the most important part of your dancer’s equipment and can affect their ability to articulate foot movement.
Several styles of pointe shoes are acceptable and endorsed by SiSu® Dance Academy. These approved brands assist dancers in executing their pointe work technique with greater precision, articulation, and are more aesthetically pleasing. Please make sure to have Pointe Shoes approved by the Director before sewing ribbons and elastics.
Primary Ballet Lilac Leotard, pink convertible ballet tights; pink ballet slippers. Hair neatly pulled back into a bun.
Sub Junior Tropical Green Leotard, pink convertible ballet tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair neatly pulled back into a bun.
Junior Black/Burgundy Leotard, pink convertible ballet tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun.
Senior Black/Burgundy Leotard, pink convertible ballet tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun.
Advanced Black/Burgundy Leotard, pink convertible ballet tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun.
Jazz/Contemporary/Tap Any modest dancewear. Black or nude jazz shoes. Hair pulled back in a bun.
Acro Any color leotard with black leggings. Hair in French Braids.
Hip Hop Any modest dancewear. Hair in Braids.
Adult Dancers Wear neat, conservative dancewear of your choice. If performing with class, you will need the required performance dancewear as indicated above.
Male Dress Code
Primary Fitted white t-shirt, black shorts/pants (no pockets).
Sub Junior, Junior, Senior, Advanced Fitted white t-shirt, black shorts/pants, black ballet slippers.
Tap Fitted solid-color athletic t-shirt, fitted black athletic nylon pants, black jazz shoes or tap shoes.
Jazz/Contemporary Comfortable clothes that body can be seen with movement.
Adult Dancers White or black fitted athletic shirt, black compression shorts (2” above the knee)/pants, fitted black shorts, black canvas shoes, and dance belt. Socks will be required.
For All Dancers in Year-Long Classes
- ONLY dress code apparel and specified warm-ups
- No watches or jewelry are allowed except stud earrings
- No sports bras or other undergarments may be visible
- Hair must be secured off the face
- Bangs that are above the eyebrow are acceptable for class, but not for performances
- Buns are required for all Ballet classes