Allegro has specific attire and shoe requirements for all students. A dress code adds uniformity, promotes teamwork and discipline in the classroom. Females should wear hair off their face for all classes (all ballet students must wear a bun). Jewelry should be limited to stud earrings. Male students should wear black jazz or sweat pants, a black t-shirt and proper footwear. A ballet skirt is optional for ballet students.

Preschool Dancers

Pink leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes and/or black Capezio 3800 mary-jane velcro tap shoes.

Combo 1 through Advanced Level

Black leotard, pink tights and genre-appropriate shoes. Ballet shoes must be split-sole. Tap shoes for levels 1-4 are black Capezio velcro mary-janes. Level 5+ wear tied shoes – So Danca TA-48 in black. Black booty shorts or leggings are appropriate in classes other than ballet. Jazz Shoes are tan Bloch S0495 “neo-flex” slip-on. Capezio light suntan tights are also fine for classes other than ballet. Modern, lyrical, contemporary students may dance with barefeet, black socks or dance “Paws”. Tights are only mandatory in ballet class.


Any color leotard without tights or shoes.

Hip Hop

Students may wear anything they’d like for hip hop – as long as you can dance in it! No bare bellies, offensive sayings and no jeans! In the winter, please bring your sneakers and change into them before class, otherwise you trail salt, sand and wetness into the studios.


Leotards and booty shorts are NOT required! Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear!

In the colder months, dancers are welcome to wear form-fitting black longsleeve t-shirts or sweaters and black sweatpants for warm-up only.