Use the passcode: LJDsupplies1
Our philosophy on dress codes is that young dancers should simply be wearing dancewear which is optimal for learning. Our goal is to have the lines of each young dancer visible to their instructors as well as to encourage a sense of pride in dressing as professional dancers do. We understand that kids have many different body types and our school encourages every child to dance! We do not aspire to any single aesthetic in our students. Our older classes are offered options which will allow maturing dancers to be completely comfortable and to relax and have fun in class!
LJD Dress Code and New ONLINE Dance store!!!!
For your convenience we are happy to offer an online dance store through Curtain Call for Class. We have selected appropriate items for each class and the best part is you will get the items at a discount below retail prices.
The items you order will be shipped directly to your home.
As an alternative there is a lovely Capezio store now in Clark
only 20 minutes or so from Maplewood!
Use the passcode: LJDsupplies1
To shop quickly, once on the site, click on your individual class and see the items we have suggested for your class. Or feel free to shop through the entire store if you want to see more choices, but please refer to the dress code below. And check out the “Extra Class” section where we have selected cool warm up gear and fun athletic items and accessories.
(Parents, they have really nice women’s yoga pants for a steal!!)
Please note at this time, no online items can be personalized with studio name. Dancewear items that have logos on them in the photos will arrive PLAIN with no writing. There are quite a few very sparkly logos in the photos and, as you know, this is not our style. NO WORRIES these items will arrive plain without any writing.
We will be offering our own LJD School T shirts this fall separately!
General Dress Code for LJD
Please note we welcome our young dancers to wear clothing that best represents their gender identity
or any combination of these options that makes them comfortable.
Dance wear traditionally suggested for girls:
Creative Ballet, Intro to Ballet and Mommy and Me: Any solid color leotard or ballet dance dress in pink or black. Pink tights and ballet shoes
Ballet I: Any solid color leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes. Pink or black ballet skirt is optional.
Ballet II and III: Any solid color leotard or form fitting dance top (LJD t-shirts are acceptable), pink or black tights (tights should have convertible bottoms) or black leggings. Ballet shoes are required. Black ballet skirt is optional.
Contemporary I, II: Black Leggings or black tights (tights should have convertible bottoms). Any color leotard and/or form fitting dance tank top (no mid drifts may be exposed). Dancers must wear ballet shoes. No bare feet. LJD t-shirt is also acceptable.
Contemporary III and Student Performance Company: Black Leggings, form fitting black dance pants, or black tights. Leotards and/or form fitting dance tank tops are acceptable (no exposed mid drifts.) LJD t-shirts may be worn. Black dance shorts may be worn over tights or leggings. All dancers must have ballet shoes, no bare feet. If older dancers already own flat slip on jazz shoes these are also acceptable.
Hip Hop: Same dress code as Contemporary III but dancers may wear dance sneakers or street sneakers. Dance sneakers can be ordered at our online store and are great because they allow the dancers to point their feet.
Dance wear traditionally suggested for boys: ALL Classes
Black dance pants, leggings or tights, white or black t-shirt, black ballet shoes. Black athletic shorts may be worn over tights or leggings.
Extras: Our new dance store has beautiful athletic clothing, warm up pants and jackets, and dance accessories if you would like to purchase items to keep warm on your way to and from class or to wear outside of the studio.