Dress Code

If you have confusion about your level, please email StarshipStudio@comcast.net for clarification. Dancers of different levels can attend the same classes – for instance, you may not be a Level IV simply because you take a Level IV class. If you are a Level IIIc student taking a Level IV class, you would wear your Level IIIc color. Appropriate leotard color is important for our Teachers.

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ClassLeotard ColorShoes
Mommy & Me
Creative Dance I & II
Any ColorBare Feet or Slippers
Pre Ballet ILight PinkPink Ballet Slippers
Pre Ballet IILight BluePink Ballet Slippers
Ballet IFuchsiaPink Ballet Slippers
Ballet IISea Foam GreenPink Ballet Slippers
Ballet IIIaLilacPink Ballet Slippers
Ballet IIIcDark PurplePink Ballet Slippers
Ballet IVBlack Pink Ballet Slippers
Ballet VRedPink Ballet Slippers
ModernAny Color Bare Feet
Boy's AttireBlack Shorts or Tights, White T-ShirtWhite Ballet Slippers

 As always, placement is made at the discretion of the Director and her teachers. No matter the level the classes you attend, you must wear YOUR level color (i.e. – a level IV student attending a level V class would wear their level IV color). This system is in place so teachers can easily identify the levels of their students with just one glance. If your dancer has been moved to a new level for next year, you will receive a personal email explaining this change.

Pre Ballet I – Light Pink (no change) 

Pre Ballet II – Light Blue 

Ballet I – Fuschia 

Ballet II – Sea Foam Green (CHANGED FROM 2016-17 DANCE YEAR)

Ballet IIIa Lilac- Pointe Preparation/Pre Pointe 

This level is the first step up from Level 2 – the class structure is a little more complicated and can take some time for a dancer to adjust to. The combinations get longer and the steps are harder. It’s a good time to work on fundamentals and strengthening.

Students will be considered “Pre Pointe” when they are comfortable in the advanced class structure and are studying with a focus in being ready for pointe work. More complete dancing is expected of these students and they are eligible for the pointe evaluation, which happens 2x a year for a fee of $25. Being in this level/taking the evaluation does not guarantee that the dancer will be placed en pointe the following year.

Ballet III Dark Purple – Pre Pointe and Beginner/Intermediate Pointe Students

Dancers who are excelling at pre pointe work as well as dancers who are placed en pointe will be placed in IIIc to work on beginner pointe work. The focus is on strengthening the right muscles. Exercises will allow the dancers to develop a firm grasp of the core muscles and leg muscles in order to execute ballet technique en pointe. Whether the student has passed the pointe evaluation or not, the focus will be on strengthening important muscles for pre pointe and pointe work.

Ballet IV – Black

Once the Starship Staff is confident a dancer is strong enough en pointe,  you and your dancer will be notified that they are a Level IV.

Ballet V – Red (with dancer’s choice leotard color on Saturdays)

If you are in the Open Division, please wear Hunter Green.