Dance training is an acquired skill that although fun and exciting, requires a certain amount of self-discipline, dedication and focus.  Once a course of study has been chosen, we expect each student to work hard and maintain quiet, respectful behavior while in class and on the premises. Doing so will insure a positive atmosphere for all.

  • Students are required to be on time to class and must enter class with proper attire on.  See dress code information below.
  • Absolutely no chewing gum or eating will be permitted in class.  Gum is not allowed anywhere in the dance studio.
  • Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Any disruptive behavior, use of profanity, or ridiculing of other students will result in immediate expulsion from the class.
  • Parents may watch their children through the viewing windows but are asked not to enter the studios during class.
  • An earnest effort must be made to attend every class.  Dance requires a group effort and every absence affects the entire class!  In the event of an absence, make-up classes are available. 
  • DTNE does not always follow the lead of the public schools when it comes to snow days.  In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call the school for closing information.  Classes missed to inclement weather will be made up at the discretion of the Artistic Director. 
  • DTNE is open for most Monday holidays; please consult the studio vacation schedule for details.

Dress Code

We consider it absolutely essential that the correct dance attire and properly fitting shoes be worn in class at all times.  No jewelry, body or facial piercing allowed in the class, as they are dangerous to the wearer and their classmates.  Please give attention to your personal hygiene as it makes the learning experience more enjoyable for everyone.  Students not adhering to the grooming regulations will be asked to sit out.

 

Creative Movement / Pre-Primary / Primary Dance

Girls' hair should be worn off the face either secured in a bun, braid(s) or ponytail. Boys' hair should be neatly combed for all classes.  Shoes should be appropriate with elastics/ribbons sewn properly.

Girls: 3-Kindergarten

  • Leotard: Pink Leotard
  • Ballet Skirt: Optional
  • Pink Tights or Thin White Socks
  • Shoes:
    • Pink Split-Sole Ballet Slippers
    • Caramel Mary Jane Tap Shoes with velco straps - Creative Movement
    • Caramel Mary Jane Tap Shoes with velco straps - Pre-Primary/Primary

Boys:

  • Top:  Close-fitting Plain White T-Shirt
  • Bottom:  Black shorts, leggings, or sweatpants
  • Shoes: White Split-Sole Ballet Slippers/Black Lace-Up Tap Oxfords
     
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Ballet

Ballet is not only a time-honored art form, but it is a discipline.  Its elegant style and technical detail require a strict code grooming.  We at DTNE have chosen to adhere to Ballet Company standards for grooming and attire.

Girls’ hair should be in a tight, neat bun, no exceptions. Boys' hair should be neatly combed for all classes.  Shoes should be appropriate with elastics/ribbons sewn properly.

Ladies:

Leotard :

Grades 1-3  Lavender

Grades 4-6  Navy
Grades 7-11 Black

Seniors A color of your choice.

  • Ballet Skirts: Optional
  • Pink tights
  • Shoes: Pink Split-Sole Ballet Slippers

Gentlemen:

  • Top:  Close-fitting, Plain White T-Shirt
  • Bottom:  Black Leggings, Tan Dance Belt
  • Shoes: White Split-Sole Ballet Slippers with White Socks

 

Jazz/Lyrical/ Modern/Contemporary

Girls' hair should be worn off the face either secured in a bun, braid(s) or ponytail. Boys' hair should be neatly combed for all classes.  

Ladies:

  • Leotard:  Any Solid color
  • Tights: Any color
  • Jazz Pants: Optional
  • Knit Ballet Shorts: Optional
  • Shoes: 
    • Jazz -
    • Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary - Tan "FootUndeez"

Gentlemen:

  • Top:  T-shirt
  • Bottom:  Shorts or Sweatpants and a Tan Dance Belt

(Please note that dance clothes should not be overly baggy)

 

Tap

Girls' hair should be worn off the face either secured in a bun, braid(s) or ponytail. Boys' hair should be neatly combed for all classes.  

 

Ladies:

  • Leotard: Any Solid Color
  • Tights: Any color
  • Jazz pants and skirts are optional
  • Shoes:
  • Junior/Teen: Caramel Full Sole Tap Oxfords
  • Seniors: Black Full Sole Tap Oxfords 

Gentlemen:

  • Top:  T-shirt
  • Bottom:  Shorts or Sweatpants and a Tan Dance Belt
  • Shoes: Black Lace-Up Tap Oxfords

 

Hip Hop

Girls' hair should be worn off the face either secured in a bun, braid(s) or ponytail. Boys' hair should be neatly combed for all classes.  

Ladies:

  • Leotard:  Any Solid color
  • Jazz Pants or Shorts
  • Shoes: Black Dance Sneakers

Gentlemen:

  • Top:  T-shirt
  • Bottom:  Shorts or Sweatpants
  • Shoes: Black Dance Sneakers

 

Acrobatics

Girls' hair should be worn off the face either secured in a bun, braid(s) or ponytail. Boys' hair should be neatly combed for all classes.  

Ladies:

  • Leotard: Any Solid Color
  • Jazz shorts
  • Shoes:  Bare Feet

Gentlemen:

  • Top:  T-shirt
  • Bottom:  Shorts or Sweatpants and a Tan Dance Belt
  • Shoes: Bare Feet

All dancewear should modestly cover the abdomen and any support. Like any bathing suit, all leotards should be worn without undergarments. If you have any questions or special needs, feel free to speak to us any time.

We are asking you to refrain from buying dance shoes from Walmart and Payless Shoes.  This footwear is excellent for dress-up, but is inappropriate for dance class as the shoes are not made of leather and will not respond to the child’s movement.  This is very frustrating to the student as well as the teacher.  Also, tap shoes from these discount stores release harmful aluminum filings into the air and are not safe for studio use.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Local Dancewear Stores

DANCER'S EDGE  508-822-0011
306 Winthrop Street, Taunton, MA
www.dancersedge.biz

JUSTINE'S DANCEWEAR  508-238-4969
594 Washington Street, South Easton, MA

ALL THAT JAZZ   508-946-5333
105 Charles Eldridge Drive, Lakeville, MA
www.allthatjazzma.biz

DANCERS WAREHOUSE  508-634-3262
91 Medway Plaza, Milford, MA
www.dancerswarehouse.com

 

 

 

Dance Theater of New England : 25 Scotland Blvd : Bridgewater, MA 02324 : (508) 697-5255 : Email
Deborah Stanton-Bianca – Artistic Director