Click on the button above for detailed inforamtion aobut each costume and hair style. All Students will need to wear their costumes for PICTURES and VIRTUAL RECITAL DAY. Costume payment is mandatory and not refundable. Costumes that have not arrived yet will be arriving by May 15 and they will be delivered to students. Detailed information on delivery date and delivery procedures will be sent to parents by email. Students do not have to return costumes to the studio after the recital. ANY dance attire (except tennis shoes for hip hop) should be purchased at a store or website specialized in dance attire. Dance items available at store like Target, Walmart, etc. are not suitable for our dance classes or performances. If ballet slippers are required, click here for detailed information. If pink tights are required, please purchase pink ballet tights with NO SEAMS, brand Capezio Transition or Capezio Foote Click here for information on where to purchase ballet attire. Since students will be changing into costumes at home, undergarment is optional.
Undergarment for male students: fitted shirt and fitted shorts under their costume. Purchase at any retail store.
Undergarment for female students: nude or beige color leotard (see picture below). Click here for information on where to purchase undergarments.
Make sure your costume is not used before the recital date for any purpose other than the Urbana Fine Arts Center’s picture day, dress rehearsal and recital.
Most ballet costumes will need to be steamed. If you don’t have a steamer, the easiest thing to do is to hang the costume in a bathroom with closed doors and fan off for about 30 minutes, while hot water from a shower is on. You can always turn the fan on later while the door is closed if you don’t want the humid air in your house. Important: DO NOT WET THE COSTUME.
The pictures below show how most of the costumes look like when they arrive and how they should look like after steamed:
Nail polish may not be used for pictures or performances.
No watches or jewelry. This includes ANY kind of earrings. If any kind of jewelry is required, we will let students and parents know.
All students must wear regular make up for pictures (powder, blush, brown eye shadow and lipstick).