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FAQS

WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS?

Any combination of exercise clothing that will allow the instructor to see the dancer's body movements. Specific class attire is provided via automatic email, but some are provided here:

  • BALLET -- Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers. Typically, pink tights, black leotard, and pink ballet slippers. Skirts and sweaters may be worn.
  • MINI DANCER -- Same as Ballet to include the Ballet slippers, but Tap shoes must also be purchased.
  • JAZZ (CREATIVE MOVEMENT & INTRO TO DANCE) -- For the bottom half: leggings, tights & shorts; tights & skorts. For the top half: Long camis, tank tops, leotards. If wearing a looser shirt, wear a cami underneath of leotard. DO NO SHOW MIDRIFFS. Jazz Shoes.
  • LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY-- Any combo of leotard, tights, leggings, camis, tank tops, shorts. Shoes can be Foot Thongs, Foot Undeez, Foot Paws, or Elasto Splits.
  • HIP-HOP -- Similar to Jazz attire, but can also wear sweat pants or shirt or hoodies. But again, no midriffs showing. Shoes will be High Tops (mostly black) that will be purchased specifically to be used for this class and not worn outside. Have purchased Vans in the past.
  • SALSA -- Similar to Jazz (to include Jazz Shoes).
  • IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE: ABSOLUTELY NO SOCKS!! Also, Basket Ball or Running Shorts are NOT considered Dance Attire--SO DO NOT WEAR THEM. Cheer Shorts are OK. Anytime shorts are worn, tights must be as well. No hoop/dangling earrings; No gum chewing; Hair away from face.

WHERE TO BUY ATTIRE/SHOES?

WAL-MART & Target sell basic dance attire for young dancers (tights, leotard, and leggings). Basic Ballet slippers, Tap and Jazz shoes can be purchased from Payless. Shoes for Lyrical and Contemporary and more extravagant attire will have to be purchased from Dance Boutiques. Some in our area are:

ESSENTIAL DANCE: 14500 Smoketown Rd, Woodbridge 703-690-0648.

HEATHER'S DANCE BOUTIQUES: 8759 Mathis Ave., Manassas 20110 703-331-5964

CAN I WATCH MY CHILD'S CLASS?

Yes, you may. Seating is right where classes are held. We believe that you as parents should see what is being instructed to give you the opportunity to rehearse with your dancer at home. But if it becomes a distraction, we reserve the right to ask that you wait outside or in your car.

WILL THERE BE A DANCE RECITAL?

Yes, we have an end-of-year recital (scheduled for mid-June). All classes perform in this recital (the adult classes will decide as a group if they wish to perform). Additional performances throughout the season are accomplished as they become available.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CLASS IS CANCELLED?

We may need to cancel class (for weather or schedule conflicts). If that occurs, we will make every attempt to reschedule the class. But if re-scheduling does not permit , then a class credit will be placed in your account.

WHERE CAN I GET !ACCENT! DANCER ATTIRE?

We periodically order T-shirts and other attire quarterly or before a performance.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to call or email me if you have any other questions that have not been answered here. Email: melinda@accentdancers.com Phone: 703-670-7813