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BRAVO Center Dress Code & Shoes

Coming prepared and dressed for class is a part of

the disciple of dance. It prepares you in many ways.

  1. It gets you thinking about class and puts you in the right frame of mind BEFORE you come to the studio.

  2. It trains you to have all your dance items together and organized in preparation for performances.

  3. Keeping your hair out of your face allows you to spot during turns and tricks

  4. Proper shoe wear and dance wear allow you to move in the ways you need to and allow your teacher to see how your body is aligned.

Below are the guidelines you must follow in order to participate in class:

  • Face masks are optional and may be worn if the dancer prefers.

  • Dancers must arrive prepared/dressed for dance class. There will be no changing upon arrival or between classes.

  • Shoes are the responsibility of the dancer to purchase and maintain. Teachers will make specific shoe requests known the first week of class.

    • Parents/Guardians, please keep in mind your student's abilities when choosing slip-on, tie or buckled shoes. Dancers are responsible for putting on their own shoes. ​

  • ​Students need to bring their own water bottle to class.

  • Parents/Guardians, please make sure your student's name is written somewhere on their dance shoes and water bottle.

  • Instructors reserve the right to make adjustments to set guidelines at their discretion.

  • Dress code will be enforced the 4th week of classes.

  • Note- sweaters, sweatshirts and dance jackets may be used during warm-ups only

Ideally we would like you to have these items available to your student prior to the first day of class. If you have any further questions, please address them to your dance teacher as they may have specific request.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Acceptable Attire

Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical & Technique Classes

Tights (seamed tights for ballet)

Sheer short wrap skirt

Hair in tight bun or twist- make sure your bangs are back

*Pointe Dancers- Please see Pointe Shoe Recommendations

at the bottom  of this page

Jazz, Tap & Hip-Hop Classes

Leotards or tight camisole tops 

Hair secured back  (i.e. ponytail, braid, bun, etc.)

Creative Movement & Beginning Jazz

Leotards

Leggings, tights or jazz bottoms 

Hair secured back  (i.e. ponytail, braid, bun, etc.)

Male Dancers

Close fitting shirt- no imprints

Athletic shorts or pants

Unacceptable Attire

Jeans or Denim of Any Kind

Athletic shorts (see Boys Exception)

Sport uniforms

Dresses or jumpers

Any top that shows more than 1 inch of stomach

Street shoes

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Advanced Ballet dancers, Holland & Yana, demonstrate Acceptable Ballet Attire

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Mondays 4:30-5:15 PM

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Recommendations for Pointe Shoes

 

Students who are taking Intermediate or Advanced Pointe should get pointe shoes properly fitted for their feet. Unlike other dance shoes, pointe shoes should not be purchased simply based on standard shoe size. For safety and a proper fit, we recommend families make an appointment to have their dancer's pointe shoes properly sized and fitted. Please do not order pointe shoes offline without knowing your preferred brand, size and style.

These are two locations in Madison that offer pointe shoe fittings, and are great resources for help with pointe shoes. Please reach out to your pointe instructor if you have any questions.

La Boutique

2605 S Stoughton Rd,

Madison, WI 

www.shoplaboutiquedancewear.com

608-221-4590

 

Rosy Cheeks

6045 Monona Rd,

Monona, WI

www.rosycheeksandcompany.com

608-663-9999

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Made 2 Move 

June 7th & 8th, 2024

The BRAVO Center proudly presents Made 2 Move June 7th & 8th, 2024 at the historic Al Ringling Theatre!

Dancers and families can visit our

JUNE SHOW page to stay updated on crucial show information!

Tickets for Made 2 Move are available on the Al. Ringling Theatre website HERE!

Show Week

June 3rd thru 8th, 2024

The following is a brief recap of our Show Week schedule. Please review our June Show page for more information!

  • Monday, June 3- Regular Monday classes meet at BRAVO Center [make-up class from Memorial Day]

  • Tuesday, June 4- Tech Rehearsal at Al. Ringling Theatre. See Tech Schedule Here!

  • Wednesday, June 5- Tech Rehearsal at Al. Ringling Theatre. See Tech Schedule Here!

  • Thursday, June 6- Dress Rehearsal at Al. Ringling Theatre at 5:00 PM

  • Friday, June 7- Performance at 6:00 PM! (Dancers call time at 5:30 PM)

  • Saturday, June 8- Performance at 6:00 PM! (Dancers call time at 5:30 PM)

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