DRESS CODE

All dancers are required to attend class in full uniform and dance shoes.

The information below is for dancers enrolled in the GCDC program.
REC dancers click here for dress code information.


 

You will need to be fitted for your uniform at Tutu in Bridgeville. Let them know you are with Grace Christian Dance Company and they will bring you the proper uniform. Cost for the three piece uniform will range from $50-$60 with an additional charge for plus sizes. The dance shoe will run $20-$30. We also have a resale bin that may have uniform items in the sizes you need. Ask a staff member at the front table during classes or new families can send us an email via our contact page for more information.

Dancers not in complete uniform, including shoes, will need to rent the pieces they are missing at the front desk. You cannot substitute a similar looking piece of your own. Rentals are $5 for shoes and/or all or part of the uniform. If a rental is not available, dancers are welcome to sit in the back of the classroom and observe for that week.

REQUIRED FOR CLASS:

1. Black short sleeved leotard (GCDC and ACRO)

2. Black capri (GCDC and ACRO)

Capri falls 1-2 inches below the knee. Preschool, Adore, Declare dancers should aim for 1 inch below the knee.

3. Black opaque skirt (GCDC)

So that we can see that knees are aligned properly, skirt length must be mid-thigh. Measure your dancer from the top of her knee cap to the top of her leg. Skirt should fall between those two points (within an inch either way), cutting if necessary. You may have to buy two during the year to keep the correct length.  Skirt must fit properly for the entire year. You may not roll the skirt at the waist to shorten the length.

4. Hair is in a ponytail or bun. All hair is secured. No loose hair hanging down or bangs in their eyes. Black headbands are permitted if they stay in place.

5. Dance Shoes

All dancers are required to take class in a ballet slipper or the older girls have the option of using a jazz shoe. They can be any brand or color, but make sure you are not buying a ballet-looking bedroom slipper. Either shoe should fit like a glove and not have more than 1/4 inch growth room. A child might be pointing correctly, but the teacher can’t see it if there is too much room at the top of the foot.

If wearing ballet slippers, please do not pull the elastic string out of the ballet slipper. Tighten it to fit your child’s foot and then double knot it and either snip it or tuck in the bow. If you are cutting the strings, please have your child wear the shoe for 15 minutes and make sure it isn’t tied too tightly. If your child will be participating in the Spring Show, you will be required to purchase a brand-new shoe in March. 

Required Show Shoes:

Dancers are required to purchase new dance shoes for April’s Spring Production. You will receive information on which shoe to buy in March. Some groups are required to have two different styles of dance shoe.

*If your group is required to purchase split-sole ballet slipper, click here for instructions on how to sew the elastics. Other groups may purchase the split-soled version of the Show shoe, but must remove both straps and sew one on in front of the ankle.

 Required Show Pants: 

ALL GROUPS – may be required to have specific black pants purchased from Tutu for the Spring Show and any additional performances. These will be used year to year, so you may purchase a little bigger and have them hemmed. Hem is to be touching the floor when the dancer is in her bare feet. Pants should not stretch tightly around the rear end and crotch area. Pants are now available for buy back and resale at a discounted price. 

NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM:

1. Other than small stud earrings, please remove ALL JEWELRY. Dancers will be asked to remove any earrings that hang below their lobe.
2. Make sure your child is not entering with gum or candy in her mouth.
3. Other than a water bottle, leave all personal items outside of the classroom.

OPTIONAL UNIFORM PIECES:

Two additional pieces will be allowed in class. They would also need to be purchased through Tutu. No additional garments will be permitted.

1. Optional Cami – Some of the older girls had mentioned that they would feel more comfortable with an additional layer over the leotard. This cami is made out of thick material and is shelf lined.

2. Optional Shrug – This will cover the entire arm and tie under the bust so we can still see the body lines to make corrections. If your child is cold in class, this is a good option for her. Do not order this item too large, if we cannot see body lines, your child will be asked to remove the shrug.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DRESS CODE, PLEASE CONTACT DANIELLE BLACK at (412) 296-0922 or psalm149three@hotmail.com.

 

For Performances, please see:

Spring Show Requirements

Additional Performances

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