SEASON 15 / 2013-2014

A dancer's attire greatly determines the attitude toward his/her class work, and therefore we require that the standard of appropriate neatness be observed at all times.

If a student arrives to class not in proper dress code, they may be asked to change clothes or sit out. Any class time missed due to a student changing clothes cannot be made up. A Dress Code notice will be sent home with the student for their parents to review.
Please make every effort to come to class in proper dress code with hair securely up.

General Dress Code Rules:

No tube top style leotards, no leotards with cutouts, no stomachs showing, no french cut or thong style leotards. No t-shirts with questionable slogans, printing, or designs - solid colored t-shirts are preferred. If you have a question whether or not your attire is appropriate, please do not wear it.

In addition to the colored leotard for each level (purple, plum, teal, royal), solid black leotards are also allowed.

Dress Code Things to Remember:

• Be dressed properly for class, according to the dress code. Remember to have your hair pulled up and out of your face - see class hair requirements.
• Jewelry should not be worn during class with the exception of small earrings and wedding rings.
• Leotards are like bathing suits and are not to be worn with underwear. There reaches an age at which some dancers need additional coverage for support and modesty. There are specific undergarments made for dancers that can be purchased at dancewear stores.
• Dancers should practice good personal hygiene by bathing daily and wearing deodorant.
• Avoid wearing anything with a scent, such as lotions or perfumes. Many people are sensitive to smells and some even have allergic reactions.

Where Do I Buy Items for Dress Code?

Victory Dance carries a small selection of dancewear in our lobby, including shoes, booty shorts, etc. You may stop by anytime during class hours to purchase items such as shoes, tights, leotards, VDance merchandise, and more.
**WE WILL HAVE THE APPROPRIATE COLORED LEOTARDS & VARIOUS COLORS AND PRINTS OF BOOTY SHORTS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24, 2013** .
Dress Code items such as shoes, tights, etc. may also be purchased at your local dancewear store or boutique.
Many department stores now carry children's dancewear at very reasonable prices. Tights, shorts, and dance pants are available at many of your favorite stores, including: Academy, Burlington, Ross, Payless Shoes and more.

Shoe Information:

Victory Dance is registered at Creative Dancewear in Cassidy Square (Penn & Britton, 843.2545) and Showbiz Dancewear (NW 63rd & Meridian, 840.4406). They will have a list of proper shoes to purchase for your class. Let the associate working know you are dancing at Victory, and they will show you the proper shoes.

Notes About Shoes:

Do not wear dance shoes outside! Oils and dirt are hazardous when tracked into the studio rooms and are damaging to the shoe and to the studio's dance floor! To help control excessive noise, please do not wear tap shoes outside of the studio.
Shoes need to fit properly. Visiting a dancewear store for your shoes will help in the proper fitting of dance shoes. Please remember that dance shoes fit snugly without much room to grow. They do not fit like regular street shoes.
If you are unsure where to sew your elastic straps on your ballet shoes, please ask your instructor. Leather dance shoes will stretch. Canvas dance shoes will not. Ties on the top of ballet shoes should be tied and tucked into the shoe.

Dress Code

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DRESS CODE DETAILS BY AGE GROUP

Dancers : PREK (3-4yrs.) - PURPLE

Purple BALLET Girls - black or purple leotard (purple leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), pink footed or convertible tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred).
PURPLE leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Purple (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE PURPLE COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
No skirts or cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) and skirts/shorts may be worn to and from classes only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, no bangs (see helpful hints at bottom of this page).

Purple BALLET Boys - Fitted solid white t-shirt with any type of sleeve (short, long, tank, etc.) or Vdance student tshirt. Fitted black dance pants or shorts. Black socks. Black ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred).

Purple TAP Girls - black or purple leotard (purple leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio).
PURPLE leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Purple (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE PURPLE COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
Black pants are also allowed as the fall temps get cooler. Socks of your choice. Tights optional. Black tap shoes (lace-up ok, mary jane style ok).

No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Purple TAP Boys - Vdance tshirt or white tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Socks of your choice. Black tap shoes.

Purple ACRO Girls - black or purple leotard (purple leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Barefoot.
PURPLE leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Purple (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE PURPLE COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Purple ACRO Boys - Student tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Barefoot

Dancers : Kindergarten-2nd grade - PLUM

PLUM leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Carnation (color name)

**WE WILL HAVE THE PLUM COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**

Plum BALLET Girls - black or plum leotard (plum leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), pink footed or convertible tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred). No skirts or cover-ups allowed in class.
PLUM leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Carnation (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE PLUM COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
Cover-ups (student tshirt) and skirts/shorts may be worn to and from classes only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, no bangs (see helpful hints at bottom of this page).

Plum BALLET Boys - Fitted white t-shirt (no writing or print – solid only) with any type of sleeve (short, long, tank, etc.). Fitted black dance pants or shorts. Black socks. Black ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred).

Plum JAZZ Girls - black or plum leotard (plum leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Black pants are also allowed as the fall temps get cooler. Tights optional. TAN slip-on jazz shoes - no lace-up or sneaker style jazz shoes.
PLUM leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Carnation (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE PLUM COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Plum JAZZ Boys - Vdance tshirt or White Tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. TAN slip-on jazz shoes - no lace-up or sneaker style jazz shoes.

Plum TAP Girls - black or plum leotard (plum leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Black pants are also allowed as the fall temps get cooler. Socks of your choice. Tights optional. Black tap shoes (lace-up ok, mary jane style ok).
PLUM leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Carnation (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE PLUM COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Plum TAP Boys - Vdance tshirt or white tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Socks of your choice. Black tap shoes.

Plum ACRO Girls - black or plum leotard (plum leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Barefoot. No cover-ups allowed in class.
PLUM leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Carnation (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE PLUM COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Plum ACRO Boys - Vdance tshirt or white tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Barefoot

Dancers : 3rd-5th grade - TEAL

TEAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Peacock (color name)

**WE WILL HAVE THE TEAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**

Teal BALLET Girls - black or teal leotard (teal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), pink footed or convertible tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred). No skirts or cover-ups allowed in class.
TEAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Peacock (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE TEAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
Cover-ups (student tshirt) and skirts/shorts may be worn to and from classes only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, no bangs (see helpful hints at bottom of this page).

Teal BALLET Boys - Fitted white t-shirt (no writing or print – solid only) with any type of sleeve (short, long, tank, etc.). Fitted black dance pants or shorts. Black socks. Black ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred).

Teal JAZZ Girls - black or teal leotard (teal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Black pants are also allowed as the fall temps get cooler. Tights optional.
TEAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Peacock (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE TEAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
Shoes - TAN jazz shoes of your choice: Pedinis, Slip-On, Freeform, all ok.
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Teal JAZZ Boys - Vdance tshirt or white tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. TAN slip-on jazz shoes - no lace-up or sneaker style jazz shoes.

Teal TAP Girls - black or teal leotard (teal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Black pants are also allowed as the fall temps get cooler. Socks of your choice. Tights optional. Black tap shoes (lace-up or slip-on allowed / no mary-jane style allowed for this level).
TEAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Peacock (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE TEAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Teal TAP Boys - Student tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Socks of your choice. Black tap shoes (lace-up or slip-on allowed).

Teal ACRO Girls - black or teal leotard (teal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Barefoot.
TEAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Peacock (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE TEAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24**
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Teal ACRO Boys - Vdance tshirt or white tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Barefoot

Dancers : 6th-12th grade - ROYAL

ROYAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Royal (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE ROYAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24, 2013**.

Royal BALLET Girls - black or royal leotard (royal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), pink footed or convertible tights (no footless or capri length tights), pink ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred). No skirts or cover-ups allowed in class.
ROYAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Royal (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE ROYAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24, 2013**.
Cover-ups (student tshirt) and skirts/shorts may be worn to and from classes only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, no bangs (see helpful hints at bottom of this page).
Note: “Trash Day” allowed first class of the month. For details on “Trash Day” see below.

Royal BALLET Boys - Fitted white t-shirt (no writing or print – solid only) with any type of sleeve (short, long, tank, etc.). Fitted black dance pants or shorts. Black socks. Black ballet shoes (canvas allowed, leather preferred). Note: “Trash Day” allowed first class of the month. For details on “Trash Day” see below.

Royal JAZZ Girls - black or royal leotard (royal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Black pants are also allowed as the fall temps get cooler. Tights optional.
ROYAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Royal (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE ROYAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24, 2013**.
Shoes - Tan jazz shoes of your choice: Pedinis, Slip-On, Freeform, all ok.
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs. Note: “Trash Day” allowed first class of the month. For details on “Trash Day” see below.

Royal JAZZ Boys - Student tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Black slip-on jazz shoes - no lace-up or sneaker style jazz shoes. Note: “Trash Day” allowed first class of the month. For details on “Trash Day” see below.

Royal TAP Girls - black or royal leotard (royal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Black pants are also allowed as the fall temps get cooler. Socks of your choice. Tights optional. Black tap shoes (lace-up or slip-on allowed).
ROYAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Royal (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE ROYAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24, 2013**.
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Royal TAP Boys - Vdance tshirt or white tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Socks of your choice. Black tap shoes (lace-up or slip-on allowed).

Royal ACRO Girls - black or royal leotard (royal leotards are to be purchased at Vdance for studio uniformity), booty shorts in any color or print (available for purchase at the studio). Sweats and loose shorts also allowed for Royal Acro level only. Barefoot.
ROYAL leotard / must be BALERA or CAPEZIO brand leotard in Royal (color name)
**WE WILL HAVE THE ROYAL COLORED LEOTARDS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 10 & 24, 2013**.
No cover-ups allowed in class. Cover-ups (student tshirt) may be worn to and from class only, as well as during visitor/parent observation days. Hair in bun, french twist, or ponytail - no bangs.

Royal ACRO Boys - Vdance tshirt or white tshirt, fitted black dance pants or shorts. Barefoot

*Trash Day: Beginning in OCTOBER 2012, the first ballet & jazz class of every month will be “Trash Day”. This day allows Royal-level students only to have fun with their dress code. Colored leotards, tights, skirts, shorts, leg warmers, etc. may be worn with appropriate shoes. Trash Day is a benefit to Royal-level students only. Trash Day does NOT apply to Purple, Plum, or Teal level dancers.

ADULT DANCERS: 19-99

• Ladies – Comfortable pants or capris that you can freely dance in. Pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather ok) or TAN jazz shoes (slip-on, pedini, or freeform all ok). Hair in ponytail, bun, or french twist. No bangs. VDance dress code t-shirt (given at enrollment).

• Guys – Comfortable pants or sweats that you can freely dance in. Tan jazz shoes – lace-up or slip-on only. VDance dress code t-shirt (given at enrollment).


Notes About Hair

Instructions for Styling Hair into a Bun
1. Brush hair smooth. Remove all tangles.
2. Spray hair lightly with hair spray. Smooth hair with hands and secure wisps, layers or short ends into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. (Do not use rubber bands as they easily tear hair.)
3. Secure sides and back hair with clips and barrettes.
4. Divide ponytail into two sections and twist or three sections and braid.

5. Wrap each section of twisted or braided hair clockwise around the braided elastic band secure with hair and bobby pins as you wrap.

6. Spray hair and bun with hair spray to set. Smooth with hands and/or comb. You may also use a small hair net to secure the bun.
For Shorter Hair
1. Chin Length Hair - Pull hair into a ponytail, securing the sides back away from face with clips or barrettes. Spray heavily with hair spray to set.
2. Short Hair - Pull sides away from face. Secure long bangs back with clips.