Youth Dance Program Information

The following are requirements of all youth dance program participants. Contact the Lakewood Cultural Programs Coordinator at natren@lakewood.org or 303-987-7877 with any questions. 

Studio Dress Code

REQUIRED APPAREL

Creative Movement, Pre-Tap, Pre-Ballet, Tap I, Ballet Level 1, Ballet/Jazz, Ballet Level 2, Choreography Project:
Girls: Leotard and tights (no color restrictions). Tutus/skirts optional.
Boys: Sweatpants/shorts and plain t-shirt (no color restrictions).

Pre-Hip Hop, Hip Hop 6-9 yrs., Latin for Kids, Hula Hoop:
All: Athletic/jazz pants/leggings and form-fitted tee/tank top.

REQUIRED FOOTWEAR 
Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet Level 1, Ballet Level 2:
Girls: Pink or white ballet slippers, leather-soled only (no satin-soled, socks or house slippers)
Boys: Black ballet slippers, leather-soled only (no satin-soled, socks or house slippers)

Pre-Tap, Tap I:
All: Tap shoes.

Ballet/Jazz, Choreography Project:
All: Jazz shoes, lyrical slippers or ballet slippers.

Pre-Hip Hop, Hip Hop 6-9 yrs., Latin for Kids, Hula Hoop:
All: Clean-soled tennis shoes.

HAIR AND JEWELRY
Dancers with long hair should have their hair back in a ponytail, bun or braid to prevent from falling in eyes and face. Jewelry should not be dangling or possibly catch on other dancers hair or clothing.

Studio Etiquette

  • Students should not enter the class before they are invited in by the teacher.
  • Students should arrive for class on time, dressed and ready to begin.
  • Students must not leave class without permission from the teacher.
  • No food or gum is allowed in the studio. Water is only allowed in a container with a lid and be placed in the bin or on the counter.
  • Class viewing is at the discretion of the teacher. The studio door will be closed. Teachers may invite parents to watch part of class on certain days.