PLEASE NOTE for ALL DANCE CLASSES: All Dance Attire/Footwear for HWSD is registered with ON YOUR TOES in Peabody: They are very busy at the start of September. Please call them. You may also find Dress Code Attire on Amazon or Bloch websites. Note: As listed on our Policies, due to COVID we must follow requirements that the dressing rooms must be closed. Please dress for class at home and or prior to arrival as best as possible. WE ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO DONATE DRESS CODE ATTIRE / FOOTWEAR THEY NO LONGER USE WHEN CHANGING LEVELS, Thank you. Donation baskets are at the studio.

HWSD Sells BUN BAGS: $20 consisting of 9″ zip bag with comb, brush, hairspray, pouch of long & regular size bobby pins, 4 covered hair bands and 3 bun hairnets. Leave orders and payments by cash/check in the lockbox on studio wall. HWSD also sells Dance activewear: Jackets: Pants and Cinch bags. Information is on bulletin board, orders may be placed in lockbox with sizes: Measure under arms around the chest. Measure waist for pants.

No writing or logo designs, no baggy sweaters/sweatshirts/leg warmers, no dangling jewelry to be worn. Hair must be back for all classes in the following way:  TIGHT HAIR BUNS on the crown of head with NO part down the middle for ALL WEEKLY BALLET CLASSES: Kindergarten thru to Advanced Ballet/Pointe no “messy” buns, or top head buns, no ponytails. Best to wear bun to school of ballet day if your student is coming straight from school. If hair is too short to wear a bun, hair must be worn off the face with a stretch head band and in addition if possible, placed in a small single ponytail in the back. HOW TO MAKE A BUN: Gather hair and make a tight ponytail with covered elastic. Twist hair as you coil the hair around the base of the ponytail and tuck the end under, using the longer bobby pins to pin around. Many dancers use hairnets to then cover the bun and re-pin again to secure for movement. See info about our BUN BAGS for sale. (For RECITAL, it can be best if hair has been left unwashed for a couple of days as natural oils from hair make for an easier bun and prevent fly away, static hair that makes buns loose) Dance footwear to be worn in Studio ONLY.  All footwear should be labeled in each shoe w/first and last name: Do not label or sew ribbons on pointe shoes until approved. Please do not buy any dance footwear at Payless Shoes. The ballet soles are cut too long and cannot be fitted properly. * All female students in multiple classes should have a camisole leotard known as an “undertard” for recital to go under leotards with low back and adjustable straps:  All Dancers should have a DANCE BAG of some kind to carry all necessary items for dance class. We sell HWSD Dance Outerwear and Dance Bags if interested. Older students should not leave the building in just a leotard.


Creative Movement/Dance: Children are welcome to wear the following: if in classic dance wear: Girls in pink footed tights and any color leotard and ballet slippers. Boys in gym pants/shorts and solid T shirt Ballet slippers optional in Black . All Children are also welcome to wear comfortable moveable clothing/workout wear: no jeans: Ballet slippers are preferred but stocking feet is acceptable. No street shoes: Do not wear dance shoes OUTSIDE. Please wear hair back of face.


All males for Ballet should have white/or black short sleeve T shirts with Black stretch ballet pants/leggings/jazz pants. Black or/white ballet slippers Bloch brand preferred leather with split or full sole.

LEOTARD/TIGHTS/FOOTWEAR STYLES FOR: Kindergarten to Advanced Ballet/PointeBLOCH leotard & Ballet slipper BRAND PREFERRED: See Listings here. Leo Colors are listed with class

Pink Ballet Slippers, leather with split or full sole.  Bloch brand preferred.

Child Sizes: Bloch Basic Tank CL5405: Bloch skirts CR5110 See color for class

Teen/Adult Sizes: Bloch tank BL5415:  Bloch Skirts R5130 See color for class

For Class & Recital: Ballet Pink Tights by Body Wrappers: Footed Child size #C80   Footed Teen/Adult size #A80 or (Convertible #A8 or Convertible style #C81 for PASS students)

No footless tights allowed for Ballet: Convertible tights are however acceptable & needed for Pre Pointe PASS students

Dance Sweaters: Optional:  Capezio #CS301 or #CS850 or Wear Moi black wrap.

Matching color Skirts are required for Ballet

COMBO K-Gr. 2 BALLET/JAZZ CLASSES: Bloch LAV (lavender leotard dress) CL8262 and Pink footed tights #C80. Pink Ballet Slippers, leather with split or full sole. Ballet Slippers may be worn for JAZZ portion of class. Children will have the option to change footwear in class to tan jazz shoes.

Youth Ballet Grade 3-5+: Multilevel: Burgundy leo and skirt: See above for Style & #

Intermediate Ballet I/II Royal Blue leotard and skirt: See above for Style &#

Advanced Ballet & Pointe Students : Black leotard and skirt: See above for Style & #

Ballet Instructors will Provide Pointe Shoe Information as to time to purchase shoes in the summer: Please have all POINTE shoes checked by the teacher before wearing them, sewing ribbons or putting your name in them.

PREPOINTE/P.A.S.S. CLASS: The P.A.S.S. class Students should wear convertible tights They will mostly be barefoot (due to COVID please wear peds/ socks in the class.  That is why the convertible tights work well so that they can be ready quickly for ballet right after P.A.S.S.    The convertible tights are made in a way that allows you to fold them up over your toes and then you can easily roll them back down over the toes to put your feet in ballet slippers. Two other items you’ll need for P.A.S.S. class are a stretch band (medium weight) THERABANDS for foot exercises and BIKETARD DANCE SHORTS with a 6/7 inch inseam to wear over the leotard.  If you don’t have these items the first day, that is fine.  You should be able to buy these at On Your Toes or on line or at sporting goods stores.

MODERN CONTEMPORARY DANCE: Dark color leotard: Males in dark color solid tee shirt. Dark color capri/dance pant/leggings (no dance shorts): No baggy printed sweatshirts, sweatpants or graphics/writing on shirts. Hair worn pulled back and off the face. Bare Feet or Socks can be worn.

JAZZ for Grade 3 to Grade 12: Dark color leotard (black preferred): Males in dark T shirts. Everyone in Black jazz pants full length preferred. Black capri pants optional (no dance shorts) Black Jazz shoes, slip-ons of whatever brand feels fitted.  All hair pulled/tied back w/black stretch headband. Advanced class will be notified if they need character shoes.

 TAP: Same attire as JAZZ with a Bloch tie Tap shoe (no high heel) 1/4 to 1/2 inch> Bloch tap shoes vary in price so whatever in the shoe description fits well either solid sole or split sole and is affordable.

ALL NON Performing Adult Classes/Specialty Classes should wear comfortable dance/workout attire: No jeans: hair back: A dance shoe or workout sneaker: NO STREET SHOES are ALLOWED in the STUDIO.