Uniform/dress code

FALL 2022/2023

All class specific uniforms/dress code items are REQUIRED (Dance w/Me items are optional but suggested) and may be purchased ONLINE ONLY (link above). We are unable to place orders through the studio. Our Online Boutique has been set up for you to order from/deliver to your home with all accurate sizing instructions/directions online that work if followed correctly, however, if you wish to come in person to be fitted, you may make an appointment HERE. We are a Revolution Dancewear authorized retailer that caries high-quality shoes, tights, leotards, and other dancewear items below the cost of retail prices. Our shoe prices are comparable to dance shoes you can find elsewhere, but are of a much higher quality. 

  • Our vendor (Revolution) sizing sizing chart shows sizes 8C-13C ("C" stands for child/little kid) and 1A-13 ("A" stands for adult/big kid).

  • For SHOES, we recommend going 3 sizes up for BALLET & JAZZ shoes, and 2 sizes up for hip-hop & tap shoes. For example, if 3-year old Emma wears a little kid size 7 street shoe, you would order a size 10C ballet & a size 9C tap shoe. If 10-year old Sophie wears a big kid size 4 street shoe, she would get a size 7A ballet/jazz shoe, and a size 6A hip-hop & tap shoe. If you would prefer to get fitted in person, at the studio, an appointment may be made HERE.

  • If any sizes are out of stock/arriving late, try ordering 1/2-1 size bigger.

  • All info (tracking, ETA) will be sent to you/available in your Nimbly account, and questions can be directed to their office.

 

If you are unable to receive your dresscode items prior to your first class, please dress similarly/comfortably and bring clean socks for all classes except Hip-Hop. For Hip-Hop, please bring CLEAN, (not worn on your way to the studio) sneakers that can be put on inside.

Why a dress code?

  • A dress code is standard at most accomplished dance institutions.

  • It allows teachers and dancers to see proper alignment of shoulders, center, back, hips, knees, and ankles resulting in proper teaching and execution of technique.

  • A dress code creates uniformity in class, and is part of the discipline of dance.

  • Learning to dance and work together as a team can be more easily achieved by removing the distraction of different dancewear.

  • Like martial arts, the different colors (and styles), represent growth to the next level of dance which give dancers a goal they can strive to attain.

  • Outside of our annual recital, SFK is sometimes offered performance opportunities in our community. Our uniform dresscode allows for us to be performance ready throughout the year. 

  • If you already have shoes prior to starting at SFK, you may wear them, but, our particular brand/color/style must be purchased, and arrive, prior to our annual recital. 

The following must NOT be worn in any class, at any time:

  • Jeans, skirts, dresses, school or play clothes.

  • Jewelry (including watches or fitbits). Stud/small earrings okay. 

  • Satin ballet slippers or patent leather tie tap shoes.

  • Shoes that have been worn outside. 

  • Underwear with leotards (that is why we wear tights).

HAIR:

  • Must pulled back and away from the face in a ponytail, braid, or bun. (All Classes)

  • A bun is preferred for Mini Ballet and required for Jr, Elite, Teen Ballet and Pre-Pointe.