Attire / Dress Code

Dance Party/KinderMoves/Tiny Hip Hop/Tiny Tap/Tiny Ballet

Students should wear clothing they are comfortable moving in. This ranges from leotards and tights with skirts or shirts to leggings with tank tops or t-shirts. Students are expected to wear ballet shoes or go barefoot to class. Performances will more than likely be in ballet shoes. Attempt to pull student's hair up and away from their face and neck. 


Students must have hair pulled off of face and neck and securely neatly in buns or braids. Students with short hair must secure front part of hair off of face to avoid distraction. Students must wear leotards with tights (can be any color) with ballet flats or pointe shoes. Warm up clothing may be work during the winter months at the barre, but students should be prepared to remove extra articles of clothing as their instructor deems necessary. 

Jazz/Contemporary/Modern/Tap/Clogging/Musical Theater

Students should wear tight fitting clothing and have hair securely pulled off of their face and neck. Items work may include leotards, tights, shorts, leggings, sports bra, and  briefs as the student chooses. Warm up layers my be worn during winter months during the warm up, but students should be prepared to remove extra articles of clothing as their instructor deems necessary. Shoes are as follows:

Jazz: Tan Jazz shoes (preferably slip on style)

Contemporary: Barefoot or half soles, depending on instructors wishes

Modern: barefoot (socks are permitted with approval from their instructor) 

Tap: Black, full sole, tie-up tap shoes

Clogging: clogging shoes with buck tap

Hip Hop

Students are expected to wear looser fitting clothing, like sweat pants and t-shirts, Hats are allowed. Students should be wearing clean, indoor-only sneakers with a flat sole. Colors and specific styles for shoes are typically decided on when costumes are ordered in November. Meanwhile, students may also arrive to class barefoot. 


Students should wear a leotard, and tight fitting shorts or leggings. Gymnasts will work barefoot. 

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AuSable Dance Center is committed to providing a professional and safe environment where dancers gain 

self-confidence, respect and develop their talent at both the competitive and recreational levels.  

Our goal is to leave students feeling inspired.


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