CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND DRESS CODE  

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Dress Code 

We do have a dress code. At Starr, it is very important to be dressed appropriately for each dance class you take! Just like you wouldn't wear a tutu to soccer practice, we would prefer you save your soccer uniform for the field! Likewise, the same thing you wear to jazz class may not be appropriate for ballet class. 

 

Dressing appropriately gives dancers confidence! It helps teachers better see body lines so they can help you become the best dancer you can be. 

All dancers need to have the correct shoes for performances. To ensure everyone has the correct shoes for class, find a list of correct shoe styles below. If you are unsure if you purchased the correct style shoe, please show your instructor before wearing or removing tags.

 

Where to shop

 

Recommended Places to Purchase Shoes and Apparel  

Shop Local

Dance N Tees

3124 S Route 59 Ste 108, Naperville, IL, 60564 

(630) 904-4433

 

Online

www.discountdance.com

Use Referral ID TP34318 for a discount and to help give the studio credit to purchase dance room supplies.

 

Amazon does carry some shoe styles but not all.

DANCE ADVENTURE - INTRO TO DANCE PROGRAM AGES 2-6  Dance classes or our youngest dancers. These classes introduce the world of structured dance. A playful, encouraging environment that presents the concepts of pathways, space, body awareness, and large motor movement, using imagery, direction, and rhythms

Intro to Dance

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Pre Dance
Dress Code

Clothing

Girls - Solid colored Leotard and tights are required for all ballet & tap classes. Activewear is acceptable for Jazz and Hip-Hop Class.  All dancers need the correct shoes for the style of dance they are taking.

 

Shoes

Ballet – Pink Leather solid sole Ballet shoes  Recommended Brand #205 Capezio "Daisy" 

Tap – Black Patent Leather Tap Shoes

Recommended Brand #N625 Capezio "Jr. Tyette" 

Jazz & Hip Hop - See below under the Jazz and Hip sections. 

Ballet is the foundation of dance. Students learn highly developed technique, grace, and precision. Emphasis is placed on learning proper technique and terminology.

Ballet

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Clothing

Girls - Solid colored Leotard and pink tights are required for all ballet classes. Female dancers need to wear a bun in their hair.

Boys – Black shorts and a white t-shirt. All dancers do need the correct ballet shoes.

 

Shoes

Girls - Pink Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe. Boys – Black Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe

 

Recommended Brand - #2037 Capezio "Hanami" Ballet Shoe

Ballet
Dress Code

One of the most popular dance forms today...hip-hop is street dancing. Hip Hop is a breakdown of dance moves, which are then put into fun and fast paced combinations. Hip-hop teaches rhythm and coordination.

Hip hop

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Hip Hop
Dress Code

Clothing

Hip hop is more liberal with the dress code. T-Shirts, tank tops, sweatpants, leggings, and joggers are the most common clothes worn in class. Jean or Jean shorts are not acceptable. Shoes need to be clean and not worn outside.

 

Shoes

Black and white Converse Chuck Taylor low tops. This Includes Intro Level Hip Hop. 

A fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Lyrical challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music

Lyrical
Contemporary

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Lyrical/Contemporary
Dress Code

Clothing

Girls- Active wear is appropriate. Tops need to be fitted. Leotards, Tanks, and T's are the most common tops. Dancers mainly wear shorts or leggings on the bottom. We prefer solid colors. Female dancers need to have hair pulled back.  Boys - have the same requirement of wearing Active wear to class and no jeans

 

Shoes

Recommended Brand # H064W Capezio “Hanami” pirouette

A great upbeat class with mix of fun and technique. Our classes emphasize the many different styles that make up contemporary jazz dancing known today.

Jazz

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Jazz
Dress Code

Clothing

Girls- Active wear is appropriate. Tops need to be fitted. Leotards, Tanks, and T's are the most common tops. Dancers mainly wear shorts or leggings on the bottom. We prefer solid colors. Female dancers need to have hair pulled back.  Boys - have the same requirement of wearing Active wear to class and no jeans

 

Shoes

Tan Leather Split Sole Jazz Shoe with elastic on the top. Recommended Brand # S0401 Bloch “Super Jazz”

Tap is a type of dance that concentrates on footwork and rhythm. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor.

Tap

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Tap
Dress Code

Clothing

Girls- Active wear is appropriate. Tops need to be fitted. Leotards, Tanks, and T's are the most common tops. Dancers mainly wear shorts or leggings on the bottom. We prefer solid colors. Female dancers need to have hair pulled back.  Boys - have the same requirement of wearing Active wear to class and no jeans

 

Shoes

Black Full Sole Tap Shoe Recommended Brand # CG17 Capezio “Fluid”

Tumbling
Acro

Starr Dance is an Acrobatic Arts Certified Studio. We teach acrobatics and tumbling that are incorporated into the different styles of dance.

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Tumbling
Dress Code

Clothing

Girls- Active wear is appropriate. Tops need to be fitted. Leotards, Tanks, and T's are the most common tops. Dancers mainly wear shorts or leggings on the bottom. We prefer solid colors. Female dancers need to have hair pulled back.  Boys - have the same requirement of wearing Active wear to class and no jeans

 

Shoes

None - Barefeet