Dress Code & Dancewear Stores
Dance Wear Stores
Creative Movement & Ballet
Girls should wear pink leather or canvas Ballet slippers, pink tights, and a leotard of any color, with hair pulled back and no jewelry. A Ballet skirt may be worn if desired. Boys should wear black leather or canvas Ballet shoes, shorts or leggings, white t-shirt and no jewelry. Beware the imposter Ballet shoe- sold in some big-box stores- it's made of shiny spandex, and has a ribbon glued to the top instead of a proper drawstring. This is a dress up item for pretend play, not a proper Ballet slipper.
For both boys and girls, a black leather Jazz shoe should be worn, with a form-fitting but comfortable Jazz or athletic pant and a t-shirt or tank top. Long hair should be pulled back. No jewelry and no gum please.
Tap dancers can wear leggings, shorts or skirts, or any lower body garment that doesn't dwarf or hide the knees and ankles. A tank top, or tee shirt can be worn on top. Hair should be up and out of the face, no jewelry and no gum please.
Students should wear clean tennis shoes, loose fitting athletic pants or leggings, and t-shirt, tank top or a hoodie.
Dance Wear Stores:
We are blessed with two local dance wear stores that leave nothing to compromise:
The Dance and Fitness Studio in Monmouth sells a great selection of dancewear and shoes!
The Dancewear Store in Salem is a new find for Dallas Ballet- their prices are fair, their selection is extensive, and the owner Karol is extremely knowledgable. They are located at: 1127 Broadway St NE Suite 145 Salem, OR 97301.
Not so Local, but knowledgeable and helpful:
Payless Shoe Source- this store tends to carry Ballet, Tap and Jazz shoes for small children. Once you or your child needs an adult size, you'll need to branch out.
Dance Toggs, Beaverton Oregon
The Leotard, Portland, Oregon
The Glass Slipper, Corvallis, Oregon
And as always, online:
Discount Dance Supply- Use teacher ID TP 34653 to earn our studio points we can use to purchase necessary costume items for our performances! It will also give you 10% off your first purchase.
Amazon- (Discount Dance Supply often lists their inventory here, but if you have Amazon Prime you can get free 2 day shipping, so that can be advantageous!)