Uptown Arts is an active, lively place and children should be dressed to move freely in classes. Please make sure your child is dressed for class when they arrive.
Dancers should come dressed for class: Girls wear leotards, tights, and leather ballet shoes. No extra ballet skirts or tutus are allowed. Leather ballet shoes are available at Payless or Target. If it is difficult for you to provide ballet clothing, make sure girls wear stretchy shorts that come to mid-thigh with a T-shirt. Boys wear shorts, T-shirt and black leather ballet shoes which can be purchased at Target or Payless Shoes. Long hair should be in a ponytail or braids.
Children should wear jazz shoes, T-shirts, sweat pants, stretch pants or shorts that come to mid-thigh. JEANS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Pants must not drag on the floor as this is dangerous. Jazz shoes can be purchased for ~$30 at Fabulous Feet in Cheviot (3705 Harrison Ave, 45211, (513) 661-2241) or Cincinnati Dancewear in Hyde Park (3673 Paxton Ave, 45208, (513) 533-9327).
Children should wear clothes that let them move easily. Sweat pants, stretch pants, shorts that come to mid-thigh or loose-fitting pants are best. Girls should not wear dresses, skirts or short shorts because many exercises take place on the floor. Shoes with hard heels, boots or flip flops will not be allowed. Gym shoes are recommended.
Clothing that children wear to school is acceptable as long as you realize paint spills (mostly washable) are a possibility. Care is taken by teachers to protect clothing, but accidents do happen even though we provide paint shirts.
Dancers wear short sleeved T-shirts and shorts. African skirts will be provided each week, but they must wear shorts under the skirts. Jeans, long pants, sweaters or fleece tops are not allowed. Dancers are barefoot, so be sure not to wear tights.
Drummers wear short sleeved T-shirts.