Costume Central 

When costumes go home in classes, please keep them safe for our June Gala. 

When costumes go home, we will want to hand that over to a grown-up. You will be notified as to the date(s) costumes will be sent home.

Costume Changes.

If your child has one or more costume changes, they are required to have and wear a foundation garment (Nude leotard). You can find these on Amazon, Discount Dance and The Dance Store in Salem. This will aid with quick changes and maintain modesty.

 

Costume Care instructions:

Write child's name in EVERY piece of the costume, including both shoes. If it is coming to the auditorium it should have a name on it.

Remove the costume from the garment bag and hang it so wrinkles will relax. You can take the costume into the bathroom during a hot shower to aid in the process. If the costume is a tutu, after steaming in the bathroom or with your own steamer, pull the tutu skirt straight with your fingertips as it dries and then hang upside down, not in the garment bag. This will provide minimum wrinkles and maximum fluffiness. 

Costume Details by Class

Creative Movement

Provided by Studio

  • Lilac Dress

  • Pink Tights

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Nude Leo if they complain about

  • itching or having a costume change.

Hair

  • Ballet Bun

 

Ballet I

Provided by studio

  • Pink Ballet dress

  • Dark pink hair Bow

  • Pink tights

Provided By Family

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Nude Leo if they complain about itching or having a costume change

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. The hair bow that came with the costume should be secured above (preferably) or to the side of the student’s ballet bun. If hair is too short for a bun, it can be used to hold hair back from the face to one side.

 

Ballet II

Provided by Studio

  • Mint Ballet dress

  • Cream Hair bow

  • Pink tights

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Nude Leo if they complain about itching or having a costume change.

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. The hair bow that came with the costume should be secured above (preferably) or to the side of the student’s ballet bun. If hair is too short for a bun, it can be used to hold hair back from the face to one side.

 

Ballet II Demonstrator

  • Please wear long black leggings and a black fitted shirt or Black skirt with black leotard.

 

Ballet I & II

Provided by Studio

  • White and blue dress

  • White gloves

  • Blue hat with bobby pins

  • Pink tights

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Nude Leo if they complain about itching or having a costume change.

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would.

  • The hat that came with the costume should be secured to the top of the head. Position the student’s ballet bun in a spot that does not interfere with the hat and it sits nicely.

Ballet III (feminine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Blue Dress

  • Pink Tights

  • Headband with Balloons

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Nude undergarments

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would.

  • Headband secured to head, balloons on right side of the head.

Ballet III (masculine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • White leo with vest attached

  • Pants with suspenders

  • Hat

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family

  • Black Ballet Slippers

  • Nude undergarments

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hair

  • Hair must be in a low ponytail or bun and out of the face. If hair is too short for a bun, it can be pulled back to stay out of the face.

  • Hat secured to head

Ballet III Demonstrators

  • .Please wear light blue leo and light blue skirt

 

Ballet Trio

Provided by Studio

  • Purple dress

  • Purple Hair piece

  • Pink tights

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Slippers

  • Nude undergarments

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would.

  • The bun wrap that came with the costume should be secured around the student’s ballet bun.

 

Ballet IV/V & Pre-Pointe (feminine presenting) #1

Provided by studio

  • Maroon dress

  • Pink tights 

  • Tiara (pre-pointe only)

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Shoes (pre-pointe ribbons)

  • Nude Leo 

  • Nude undergarments

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. Jazz III/IV Space Buns are ok too. 

Ballet IV/V & Pre-Pointe (feminine presenting) #2

Provided by studio

  • Purple lace dress

  • Pink tights 

  • Tiara (pre-pointe only)

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Shoes (pre-pointe ribbons)

  • Nude Leo 

  • Nude undergarments

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. Jazz III/IV Space Buns are ok too. 

Ballet IV/V & Pre-Pointe (feminine presenting) #3

Provided by studio

  • Purple dress with embroidered flowers

  • Pink tights 

  • Tiara (pre-pointe only)

Provided by Family

  • Pink Ballet Shoes (pre-pointe ribbons)

  • Nude Leo 

  • Nude undergarments

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. Jazz III/IV Space Buns are ok too. 

Ballet IV/V (masculine presenting)

Provided by studio

  • Purple mesh shirt

Provided by Family

  • Black Ballet Shoes

  • Black ballet tights

  • Black fitted t-shirt 

  • Nude undergarments

Advanced Ballet (feminine presenting) #1

Provided by studio

  • Burgundy dress

  • Pink tights

  • Arm Poofs (can wear for pointe and/or Wednesday class dance)

Provided by Family

  • Ballet Shoes

  • Nude undergarments

  • Nude Leo

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. Jazz III/IV Space Buns are ok too. 

Advanced Ballet (feminine presenting) #2

Provided by studio

  • Fuschia tutu

  • Pink tights

Provided by Family

  • Ballet Shoes

  • Nude undergarments

  • Nude Leo

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. Jazz III/IV Space Buns are ok too. 

Advanced Ballet (feminine presenting) #3

Provided by studio

  • Maroon Tutu

  • Pink tights

  • Hair piece (may be worn in Wednesday night class dance)

Provided by Family

  • Ballet Shoes

  • Nude undergarments

  • Nude Leo

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. Jazz III/IV Space Buns are ok too. 

Advanced Ballet (feminine presenting) #4

Provided by studio

  • Pink Tutu

  • Pink tights

  • Hair piece (may be worn for Wednesday night class dance)

Provided by Family

  • Ballet Shoes

  • Nude undergarments

  • Nude Leo

Hair

  • Ballet Bun - this could be a "Happy Bun" (worn low on the back of the head, right above the neck) or a "Classical Bun" (worn on the crown of the head). Hair too short for a Ballet bun should be secured away from the face if it drifts into the eyes. Otherwise it can just exist on the owner's head in whatever way it usually would. Jazz III/IV Space Buns are ok too. 

 

Advanced Ballet (masculine presenting)

Provided by studio

  • Black Velvet Tunic

Provided by Family

  • Black Ballet Shoes

  • Black ballet tights

  • Black fitted t-shirt 

  • Nude undergarments

Hip Hop II (feminine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Black and purple Unitard

  • Black and purple jacket

  • Purple bow

Provided by Family

  • Clean Black tennis shoes (or dark colored) with traction

  • Black socks

  • Nude Leo if they complain about itching or having a costume change

Hair

  • Ponytail secured with elastic and accented with a bow above the pony tail.

Hip Hop II (masculine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Black jacket

  • Purple t shirt

  • Black pants

Provided by Family

  • Black Tennis Shoes (or dark colored) 

  • Black socks

  • Nude Leo if needed.

Hip Hop II Demonstrator

  • Please wear all black, with long hair in a ponytail

Hip Hop III/IV (feminine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Black unitard

  • Blue jacket

  • Black hat

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family

  • Black tennis shoes (or dark colored)

  • Black No Show socks

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hair

  • Ponytail through hat, pinned to hair for security.

Hip Hop III/IV (masculine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Blue jacket

  • Black pants

Provided by Family

  • Black tennis shoes (or dark colored)

  • Black No Show socks

  • Black fitted shirt

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hip Hop IV (feminine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Black leo from Hip Hop III/IV

  • Yellow flannel

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family

  • Black tennis shoes (or dark colored)

  • Black No Show socks

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hair

  • Ponytail

Hip Hop IV (masculine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Yellow flannel

  • Black pants

Provided by Family

  • Black tennis shoes (or dark colored)

  • Black No Show socks

  • Black fitted shirt

  • Nude Leo if needed

Tap II (feminine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Tan safari dress

  • Safari hat

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family

  • Black tap Shoes

  • Nude Leo if they complain about itching or having a costume change.

Hair

  • Low ponytail or bun or pinned back so the hat can be worn.

Tap II (masculine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Khaki Shirt

  • Safari hat

  • Black pants from hip hop

Provided by Family

  • Black Tap Shoes

  • Black pants

  • Black socks

  • Nude Leo if needed

Tap II Demonstrator

  • Please wear long black leggings and a fitted black shirt

Tap III (feminine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Blue dress

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family

  • Black tap Shoes

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hair

  • Two high buns

Tap III (masculine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • Black hip hop pants

Provided by Family

  • Black tap Shoes

  • Black shirt

  • Black socks

  • Black tank top for changing

Tap III Demonstrator

  • Please wear long black leggings and a fitted black shirt

Tap IV (feminine presenting) #1

Provided by Studio

  • Maroon dress

  • Black gloves

  • Black hat

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family 

  • Black tap Shoes

  • No show black sock

  • Nude Leo if they are changing.

Hair

  • Low bun with hat secured with pins to hair. Smaller brim of the hat goes towards the bottom.

Tap IV (feminine presenting) #2

Provided by Studio

  • Green dress

  • Black gloves

  • Black hat

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family 

  • Black tap Shoes

  • No show black sock

  • Nude Leo if they are changing.

Hair

  • Low bun with hat secured with pins to hair. Smaller brim of the hat goes towards the bottom.

Tap IV (masculine presenting)

Provided by Studio

  • White button up

  • Black tie

  • Black pants

Provided by Family

  • Black tap Shoes

  • Black socks

  • Nude Leo if needed

Elite Tap

Provided by Studio

  • n/a

Provided by Family

  • Black tap Shoes

  • Plain color fitted t shirt

  • Black pants

  • Black socks

Jazz I

Provided by Studio

  • Blue dress

  • Nude tights

  • Necklace

  • Hair piece

Provided by Family

  • Black Jazz Shoes

  • Nude Leo if they complain about itching or having a costume change.

Hair

  • High bun with hair piece wrapped around it.

 

Jazz I Demonstrator

  • Please wear long black leggings and a fitted black shirt

 

Jazz II

Provided by Studio

  • Blue dress

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family

  • Black Jazz Shoes

  • Nude Leo if they complain about itching or having a costume change

Hair

  • Two high buns

Jazz II Demonstrator

  • Please wear long black leggings and a fitted black shirt

Jazz III/IV

Provided by Studio

  • top

  • pants

  • Nude tights

Provided by Family

  • tan half sole shoes

  • Nude Leo if needed

Hair

  • Two high buns

Here are some helpful videos regarding stage make up application, Ballet Bun and other performance hair dos, as well as how to gently steam your student's costumes.