Dress Codes

SUMMER CAMP DRESS CODES

  • Twinkle Camps (4 & 5 yos) -- Young dancers are not required to wear a particular class uniform during the summer camps. Campers should wear the following, however:  

    • dance leotard & skirt

    • dance tights or ballet socks

    • ballet shoes​​ (preferred, but not required)

  • Intro Irish Camps (all ages)

    • TOPS: t-shirt (campers will be given a school shirt during the week, too)

    • BOTTOMS: black shorts, black athletic skorts,  black "skater" skirts (with shorts underneath), or black leggings.

    • SOCKS: white or black socks -- no-show, ankle, crew, or "poodle" (traditional)

  • Beginning Ballet Camps -- New ballet dancers are not required to wear a particular class uniform during the summer camps. Campers should wear the following, however:  

    • dance leotard & skirt

    • dance tights or ballet socks

    • ballet shoes​​ (preferred, but not required)

  • Continuing Ballet Dancers may wear the leotard from the previous year. The new dress code (color) will be required at the beginning of the new dance season (in August). 

THE TWINKLE PROGRAM DRESS CODE (during the school year)

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  • Twinkle Babies (3yos) -- Specific dancewear is not required for the T-Babies, though we do ask that you consider the following guidelines:​

    • dance leotard & skirt - pink, lavender, or blue

    • dance tights or ballet socks - pink, or white

    • ballet shoes​​ - pink (no drawstrings, please!)

  • Twinkle Toes (4yos) -- Specific dancewear is required:

    • Revolution Skirted Leotard, PINK/2094

    • Revolution Color-Flow footed tights, PINK/1007; or Freed Ballet Socks, PINK

    • Revolution Stretch Ballet Shoe, CLASSIC PINK/150; OR SoDanca 69, OR Capezio C212 (or similar style --no drawstrings)

  • Twinkle Stars (5yos) -- Specific dancewear is required:

    • Revolution Skirted Leotard, SOFT LILAC/2091

    • Revolution Color-Flow footed tights, PINK/1007; or Freed Ballet Socks, PINK

    • Revolution Stretch Ballet Shoe, CLASSIC PINK/150; OR SoDanca 69, OR Capezio C212 (or similar style --no drawstrings)

 

IRISH DANCE DRESS CODES

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For Wexford through Prizewinner Irish:

TOPS: Rince na Grá school t-shirt (one will be provided with each registration)

BOTTOMS: black shorts, black athletic skorts,  black "skater"skirts (with shorts underneath), or black leggings.

SOCKS: white or black socks -- no-show, ankle, crew, or "poodle" (traditional)

Note: Before establishing this dress code, the Intro and Beginner dancers gravitated towards wearing "blacks" (a ballet look). But Irish dancing is better suited to athletic-type wear, hence the shorts and t-shirt. 

SHOES:

There are several good brands of Irish Dance shoes. We recommend Rutherford for most dancers. This is an Irish brand, of course, so sizes are not the same as American. Shipping is also very expensive. For this reason, we carry a “size-run” of both ghillies and hard shoes in the studio so your daughter can be properly sized. In addition, we have an arrangement with a supplier located in the United States where we can get wholesale prices if the order has at least ten pairs of shoes. 

    Soft Reel Pumps (ghillies) - "Rutherford Cavan"

  • Mandatory starting at the Beginner level 

  • Intro dancers (Wexford and Killarney classes) may wear black ballet shoes as an alternative

  • Retail price: $70 (plus shipping from Ireland!)...Studio price: $57   

    Hard Shoes ("Super Flexi" - black suede sole)

  • Mandatory for Intermediate Irish (and up)

  • Dance sneakers are great for practicing at home, but they should not replace hard shoes. Please note that teachers will sometimes wear these during class because of the many hours they dance.

  • Retail Price: $160 (plus shipping from Ireland!)...Studio Price: $125

BALLET DRESS CODES

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This spreadsheet provides an overview of what is required at each level.​

  • Primary Ballet

    • Revolution Skirted Leotard, SOFT BLUE/2095

    • Revolution Color-Flow footed tights, PINK/1007; or Freed Ballet Socks, PINK

    • Revolution Stretch Ballet Shoe, CLASSIC PINK/150; OR SoDanca 69, OR Capezio C212 (or similar style --no drawstrings)

  • Ballet 1​

    • Revolution Skirted Leotard, AQUA

    • Revolution Color-Flow footed tights, PINK/1007

    • Revolution Stretch Ballet Shoe, CLASSIC PINK/150; OR SoDanca 69, OR Capezio C212 (or similar style --no drawstrings)

  • Ballet 2

    • BURGUNDY Revolution Classic Tank Leotard RD50003; OR Eurotard 1089

    • Ballet skirt -- georgette/chiffon; wrap or pull-on; must provide plenty of coverage on the backside (ie: Revolution Ballet Wrap Skirt, BLACK/RD20001)

    • Revolution Color-Flow convertible tights, PINK/1057

    • Pink ballet, split-sole shoes -- Canvas or leather; Drawstrings are preferred but not required; Revolution, SoDanca, or Capezio are preferred.

  • Ballet 3

    • ROYAL BLUE Revolution Classic Tank Leotard RD50003; OR Eurotard 1089 (girls)/1002 (womens)

    • Ballet skirt -- georgette/chiffon; wrap or pull-on; must provide plenty of coverage on the backside (ie: Revolution Ballet Wrap Skirt, BLACK/RD20001)

    • Revolution Color-Flow convertible tights, PINK/1057

    • Pink ballet, split-sole shoes -- Canvas or leather; Drawstrings are preferred but not required; Revolution, SoDanca, or Capezio are preferred.

  • Ballet 4

    • NAVY Eurotard - 44264 (princess seam tank), 4402,1002/10089 (tanks), 10819 (adjustable strap camisole), or 44475 (short sleeve); or NAVY Revolution -- RD50062 (women's) or RD50031 (child size)

    • Ballet skirt -- georgette/chiffon; wrap or pull-on; must provide plenty of coverage on the backside (ie: Revolution Ballet Wrap Skirt, BLACK/RD20001)

    • Revolution Color-Flow convertible tights, PINK/1057

    • Pink ballet, split-sole shoes -- Canvas or leather; Drawstrings are preferred but not required; Revolution, SoDanca, or Capezio are preferred.

  • Ballet 5

    • NAVY Eurotard - 44264 (princess seam tank), 4402,1002/10089 (tanks), 10819 (adjustable strap camisole), or 44475 (short sleeve); or NAVY Revolution -- RD50062 (women's) or RD50031 (child size)

    • Ballet skirt -- georgette/chiffon; wrap or pull-on; must provide plenty of coverage on the backside (ie: Revolution Ballet Wrap Skirt, BLACK/RD20001)

    • Revolution Color-Flow convertible tights, PINK/1057

    • Pink ballet, split-sole shoes -- Canvas or leather; Drawstrings are preferred but not required; Revolution, SoDanca, or Capezio are preferred.

  • Ballet 6

    • BLACK Eurotard - 44264 (princess seam tank), 4402,1002/10089 (tanks), 10819 (adjustable strap camisole), or 44475 (short sleeve); ; or BLACK Revolution -- RD50062 (women's) or RD50031 (child size)

    • Ballet skirt -- georgette/chiffon; wrap or pull-on; must provide plenty of coverage on the backside (ie: Revolution Ballet Wrap Skirt, BLACK/RD20001)

    • Revolution Color-Flow convertible tights, PINK/1057

    • Pink ballet, split-sole shoes -- Canvas or leather; Drawstrings are preferred but not required; Revolution, SoDanca, or Capezio are preferred.

HOW TO WEAR YOUR HAIR

Hair must be pulled securely back for all classes.

  • For Twinkle dancers, & Primary Ballet -- bun, or ponytail

  • For Ballet 1 up -- ballet bun​

  • Irish -- ponytail, "half-up", or bun (headband for short hair)

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

No gum or jewelry (except stud earrings) during class.