LEOTARDS

ALL LEOTARDS for all ages must be fitted, must have a back, and must be solid throughout (no chiffon or see-through areas, nor the appearance of).

***Leotards for ages 10+ must be black.***

Please see examples of acceptable leotards at the amazon links below. These specific ones are not required, but if you need to buy one, any of these will work great.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096SB32JF/

https://www.amazon.com/Capezio-Classic-High-neck-athletic-leotards/dp/B002R0FCJU/

https://www.amazon.com/Bloch-Dance-Womens-Ballerina-Petite/dp/B00P2NGPEK/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PG8H4C8/

https://www.amazon.com/Capezio-Womens-Sleeve-Leotard-Medium/dp/B000KIA7Z0/

5/6 CLASS MOVEMENT CLASS

FEMALES – Any color leotard (please see leotard guidelines above), pink ballet tights. Dance skirts or dance shorts are allowed over tights. NO tutus are allowed.

MALES – Tight-fitted white t-shirt, black athletic pants. No shorts allowed.

SHOES – Ballet shoes; (pink ballet shoes for girls, black ballet shoes for boys).

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of the face. Ladies will need a bun or tight ponytail.

BALLET / PRE- BALLET CLASSES AND FOUNDATION CLASSES

FEMALES – Black leotard with black or pink tights. Dance skirts or tight dance shorts are allowed over tights. (Foundation classes will allow black leggings as well).

MALES- Tight-fitted white t-shirt, black athletic pants. No shorts allowed.

SHOES – Ballet shoes; (pink ballet shoes for girls, black ballet shoes for boys).

HAIR. – Ladies are required to have a ballet bun (Easy Ballet Bun Tutorial). Gentlemen must have hair pulled out of the face.

JAZZ CLASSES

FEMALES – Black leotard (please see leotard guidelines above), and black leggings or jazz pants.

MALES – Tight-fitted white t-shirt, black athletic pants. No shorts allowed.

SHOES – Black jazz shoes.

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of your face. Ladies will need a bun or tight ponytail.

TUMBLING

FEMALES – Any color leotard with either footless tights and dance shorts OR leggings.

MALES – Any color t-shirt with athletic pants; t-shirt must be able to be tucked in when needed.

SHOES – No shoes needed for tumbling.

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of your face. 

TAP CLASSES

FEMALES – Black leotard, black leggings OR black jazz pants; t-shirts or tank tops over leotards will be allowed in tap class.

MALES – T-shirt, black athletic pants.

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of your face.

SHOES – Tap shoes (MAKE SURE you *do not* get clogging shoes – both of the tap shoes at the links below are approved for this class. If a student comes with clogging shoes, they will have to return them and purchase tap shoes).

Here are some examples of approved tap shoes:

https://www.amazon.com/Theatricals-Child-Shoes-T9500CBLK13-5M-Black/dp/B0079MHPTG/

https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_T9500C.html

https://www.amazon.com/Bloch-S0302L-TAP-Tan-US/dp/B0041HYYIM/

https://www.amazon.com/Capezio-Womens-Fluid-Shoe-Black/dp/B001B851XQ/

Any of the child tap shoes at Academy should be fine.

Fancy Dancer in Tomball and Jazz Rags in Spring often have both child and adult tap shoes in their clearance sections if you ask. All the dance apparel stores will have the right shoes.

HIP HOP

FEMALES – T-shirts and leggings or jazz pants. No stomachs showing. 

MALES – T-shirt, black athletic pants.

SHOES – Jazz sneakers or regular tennis shoes.

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of your face. 

PARTNERING & SWING

FEMALES – Short-sleeved leotard or t-shirt is needed for this class. Shoulders need to be covered; t-shirts need to be worn over tank tops or tank leotards. No stomachs are to be seen even when performing lifts or lifting arms overhead.  Leotards are suggested for this reason although not required.  Skirts may be worn and can be helpful for correct movement, but you must have long biker shorts or leggings underneath.

MALES –T-shirts and athletic pants; no tank tops or shorts.

SHOES – Black jazz shoes.

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of your face.

COMPANY 1 & 2 

FEMALES – Black leotard, black leggings. Tank tops or fitted t-shirts will be allowed during rehearsal.

MALES – White, fitted t-shirt and black athletic pants.

SHOES – Black jazz shoes.

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of your face.

IMPROV/DRAMA, SIGHT SINGING, MASTERCLASS, AUDITION PREP

Please see the regular NYT Dress Code for Improv/drama class guidelines. https://nationalyouththeater.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/NYT-Dress-Code.pdf

SHOW CHOIR

FEMALES – Tank top or  t-shirt with black leggings or black jazz pants. No stomachs are to be seen even when performing lifts or lifting arms overhead.  Leotards under shirts are suggested for this reason although not required.  

MALES – T-shirts and black athletic pants.

SHOES – Black jazz shoes.

HAIR – Must be pulled back out of your face. 

***Specific undergarments/leotards and shoes may also need to be purchased for the spring recital.