Attire for Classes


BALLET - Cecchetti Method:  The basis of all dance movement. Enhances technical form, alignment, placement and posture. Recommended for all students of all ages and levels.

TINY STEPPERS:  Ballet & Tap Combo Class;   Ballet, Creative Movement and Tumble/Acro Combo Class or Hip Hop Class. Students ages 2-4.  Introductory level class with emphasis on motor skill development t through basic dance technique.

TAP: Performed in hard sole shoes with attached metal taps.  Essential classes for learning rhythmic dynamics, speed and agility.  Suggested for students 5 and older.

JAZZ:  An American art for drawing from ballet technique.  Jazz technique taught from proper stretching to across the floor & center work. Suggested for students 5 and older. Fast Paced Jazz with formation changes incorporating leaps, turns, kicks and tilts.

CONTEMPORARY: Competition Students only. Flowing movements with emphasis on character and portraying the ideas in the music. Can be seen on SYTYCD.

HIP HOP:  Fast tempo dance best known for use in music videos, America’s Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance.  Boys and Girls ages 5 and up.

TUMBLE/ACRO:  Floor gymnastics skills from the beginner to the advanced.  Rolls, handstands, front/back limbers/walkovers, back handsprings to aerials. Conditioning and strength technique weekly. Acro Dance class helps students perform acro skills in their dance routines.

*POINTE:  Movement performed on hard toe shoes. Prerequisites:  See Miss Stephanie

COMPETITION CLASSES: Senior, Junior, Petite, & Mini.  Ages 5 and older. Compete in Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop.  

The proper dance attire is needed for each discipline of dance.  We have these requirements in order for the student to dance to their full ability without being distracted  with unnecessary clothing.   WE ARE YOUR ONE STOP DANCE STUDIO:  Purchase dancewear/tights/shoes all at NSD!  (except the low-top converse black/white for hip hop recreational classes)  At time of fitting/ordering shoes/dancewear payment is due by e-payment. 

Students must have a dance bag for all their personal items. Please label all shoes, bags and clothing with your child's name. We are not responsible for items left in the studio.  Hair must be secured in a ponytail or bun for ballet classes and fly away hair sprayed back.  Students will not be able to attend class without proper attire. 

Dance shoes should NOT be worn outside.                                   

  •      Tiny Steppers (2-4 yrs)  Leotard and footed tights of any color/style.  Stay away from long skirts. For Hip Hop, leggings with t-shirt.
  •      Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combo:  Leotard and footed tights of any color/style.  Stay away from long skirts. 
  •      Ballet, Jazz, Tumble Combo: Ballet shoes and leotard with tights.  Stay away from skirts.
  •      Hip Hop: Yoga or workout pants, fitted t-shirt or tank tops.  No shorts or skirts.
  •      Tumble:  Fitted  booty shorts and a leotard. Barefooted for class, No T-shirts​
  •      Ballet Technique (Middle School, High School and Competition Students):  Black leotard and Pink Tights, hair in a bun.
  •      Competition Classes:  Specific shoes other than what may be purchased for recreational classes will be emailed ASAP. Yoga pants/booty shorts, leotard           or sports bras for all classes.  No baggy clothing allowed as to see the proper form of body positions.