Students at EPA are required to wear appropriate attire for all classes. The dress code is as follows:
Ladies: Black leotard, convertible pink tights, pink ballet slippers (leather preferred) or pointe shoes. A black or pink ballet skirt may be worn for pointe. Dancers may wear jazz shoes or foot thongs for any non-ballet class. Dancers may wear black shorts for any non-ballet classes.
Gentleman: A white or black t-shirt, black tights or black shorts (cut above the knee), a dance belt, black socks and black ballet slippers (leather preferred). Dancers may wear jazz shoes or foot thongs for any non-ballet class.
Hair must be secured out of the face at all times in a neat bun or similar style. Floppy/messy buns are not acceptable. Small, non-dangling earrings may be worn. No other jewelry is allowed (including long earrings, bracelets, necklaces and watches) as they can be dangerous. Dancers should never wear dance shoes outside of the studio, as this tracks dirt into the studio and is detrimental to the marley floors, as well as dangerous for the students. All dress code requirements are mandatory in every class and rehearsal for level at EPA. Parents are responsible for making sure their dancer meets proper dress code when dropping them off for class.