LEOTARDS

ALL LEOTARDS for all ages must be fitted, must have a back, and must be solid throughout (no chiffon or see-through areas).

Leotards for ages 10+ must be black. A black fitted tank top may be worn over the leotard, if preferred. A sports bra is also allowed. A black dance skirt or black athletic shorts over the leggings or tights is also allowed, but not required.

If you have a leotard that is a different color than black or that does not meet the guidelines above, you are allowed to still wear it but you must wear a black fitted tank top over it.

Please see examples of acceptable leotards examples 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/

HAIR, ALL CLASSES

All hair needs to be pulled into a tight ponytail or bun. Hair must be completely out of the face.

4-5 CLASS

FEMALES – Any color leotard (please see leotard guidelines above), ballet pink tights. Dance skirts or dance shorts are allowed. 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)

6-7 CLASS

FEMALES – Any color leotard (please see leotard guidelines above), ballet pink tights or black jazz
pants/leggings. Dance skirts or dance shorts are allowed.

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

SHOES – black jazz shoes

8-9 JAZZ

FEMALES – Any color 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

8-12 TUMBLING

FEMALES – Any color leotard with either footless tights + 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

ALL FOUNDATIONS CLASSES

FEMALES – Black, fitted leotard (see leotard guidelines at the top of the page), black leggings OR black jazz
pants; black fitted tank top may be worn over leotard if preferred. Sports bras are also allowed.

MALES – Tight-fitted white t-shirt, black athletic pants

SHOES – Black jazz shoes or canvas ballet shoes (if purchasing ballet shoes; girls- ballet pink; boys- black). No jazz sneakers for this class.

10-12 and 13+ JAZZ

FEMALES – Black fitted leotard (see leotard guidelines at the top of the page), black leggings OR black jazz pants. Black fitted tank top may be worn over leotard if preferred. Sports bras are also allowed.

MALES – Tight-fitted white t-shirt, black athletic pants

SHOES – Black jazz shoes or jazz sneakers (NO regular tennis shoes and NO barefoot/socks)

10-12 and 13+ TAP

FEMALES – Black fitted leotard + t-shirt (t-shirt is optional), black leggings OR black jazz pants

MALES – t-shirt, black athletic pants

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.

10-12 and 13+ 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

PARTNERING & SWING

FEMALES – Attire that allows for ease of movement but no stomachs are to be seen even when performing lifts or lifting arms overhead.  Leotards are suggested although not required.  Skirts may be worn and can be helpful for correct movement but must have long biker shorts or leggings underneath.

MALES – shirts and athletic pants

SHOES – females will need black heeled character shoes, males can wear dress shoes or tennis shoes

COMPANY & TRAINEES

FEMALES – Black fitted leotard, black leggings. Black fitted tank top may be worn over leotard if preferred. Sports bras are also allowed.

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

SHOES – black jazz shoes

IMPROV/DRAMA

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

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