STUDIO ATTIRE & ETIQUETTE

 

Class Attire

Ballet

Attire

Leotard of choice and tan or pink tights. Ballet skirts are also acceptable.

Footwear

Pink canvas ballet slippers for girls, black canvas ballet slippers for boys.

Hair

Neat bun or pony.

 

Tap

Attire

Leotard of choice and tan or pink tights. Booty shorts or leggings are also acceptable.

Footwear

Any standard lace-up tap shoe is acceptable for class. Dancers will be required to purchase uniform tap shoes for recital. 

Hair

Neat bun or pony.

 

Jazz

Attire

Leotard of choice and tan or pink tights. Booty shorts or leggings are also acceptable.

Footwear

Jazz shoes or foot undies.

Hair

Neat bun or pony.

 

Contemporary/Modern/Improvisation

Attire

Leotard of choice and tan or pink footless tights. Booty shorts or leggings are also acceptable.

Footwear

Bare feet or foot undies.

Hair

Neat bun or pony.

 

Hip-Hop

Attire

Any type of athletic apparel including leggings, sweatpants, joggers, booty shorts are acceptable. Fitted t-shirts, tank tops and/or leotards are acceptable.

Footwear

For class, any clean sneaker that has NOT BEEN WORN OUTDOORS is acceptable. Dancers will be required to purchase uniform shoes for recital.

 

Adult Ballet Barre

Attire

Adult dancers may wear any athletic wear that they are comfortable in.

Footwear

Bare feet or socks are acceptable for class. Ballet slippers are NOT required.

 

Adult Hip-Hop

Attire

Adult dancers may wear any athletic wear that they are comfortable in.

Footwear

Clean sneakers are recommended, but not required. Bare feet are acceptable.

 

 

GLDF/GLDCo Apparel

Great Lakes Dance Factory & Great Lakes Dance Company apparel (t-shirts/zip-up hoodie may be purchased through the studio in the Fall of each season.

 

 

Kindness Policy

Dancers and their parents are required to be kind/respectful to all staff, students, event faculty, parents and others that they come into contact with inside the studio or at studio events. This is not a request, but a necessity here at GLDF.

 

We pride ourselves on creating a supportive, safe environment for dancers to learn, grow and experiment in. Mutual respect and kindness are absolutely necessary to cultivate this creative space. We do not tolerate gossip, bullying or negativity of any kind.

 

Dancers/families who struggle to maintain an acceptable attitude, work ethic or display the ability to be kind/respectful/supportive to others may be dismissed from Great Lakes Dance Factory/Great Lakes Dance Company at any time. No refunds will be issued for dancers dismissed/removed from the studio under any circumstances.

 

 

Illness

Please do not bring your dancer to class if they have had one of the following symptoms that day:

 

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever

 

We do not want to spread illness among the dancers. Please take your dancer to the doctor promptly during competition season to avoid a mass outbreak of strep, mono, the flu, etc.

 

 

Arriving/Pickup on Time

Dancers should arrive at least 10-15 minutes early, when applicable, to allow time to get their appropriate shoes on, stretch, etc. Students should be picked up promptly at the end of class. Please do not leave unattended dancers at the studio.

 

If your dancer is going to be tardy or absent from class, please email the studio directly.

 

Email: GreatLakesDanceFactory@gmail.com

 

 

Approved Shoes for Studio Rooms

ONLY approved dance shoes that have never been worn outdoors are allowed on the studio dance floors.

 

 

Lobby Etiquette

  • Please do not bring food into the studio. Dancers may bring personal water bottles.

  • Outdoor shoes should be stored on appropriate trays, dance bags stored under chairs/benches or on provided shelves, and coats can be hung on the hooks.

 

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