DCE students receive a 10% DISCOUNT on required dancewear at ALLEGRO DANCE BOUTIQUE, 2114 Central St, Evanston, 847.733.8460. Click logo above to visit their website.

  • Close-fitting white t-shirt and black athletic shorts (above the knee), white socks, and black Ballet shoes.
  • For Men's Technique: Close-fitting white t-shirt, black tights, white socks, and white Ballet shoes.
  • For Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, or Modern: Solid color t-shirt and dark stretchy athletic/dance pants, black Jazz shoes, black Tap shoes, clean light-sole sneakers for Hip Hop, bare feet for Modern.
  • MODERN Black leotard and black footless tights or leggings.
  • JAZZ Solid color leotard and black tights or black capri leggings. Shorts are not permitted below Jazz 4.
  • TAP Solid color leotard and tights or jazz pants, socks, and tap shoes.
  • HIP HOP Solid color top or leotard, stretchy athletic/dance pants, clean light-sole sneakers.
  • BALLET Leotard* is worn with either pale pink tights and pale pink ballet shoes or skin-tone tights and matching skin-tone ballet shoes.
    Camisole leotards are not permitted in levels below 2B or Cecchetti II.
    Halter leotards are not permitted below Academy level.
  • HAIR Must be in a bun for Ballet Basics and above. For all other classes, hair must be secured off the face and neck. NO JEWELRY.

    (No skirts please!)
    Tippy Toes 1: Light Pink 1 3
    Tippy Toes 2: Light Yellow 3 6
    Pre-Ballet 1: Light Blue 1 3
    Pre-Ballet 2: Light Purple 1 3
    Basics: Turquoise 1
    Ballet 1A: Mulberry 5
    Ballet 1B: NEW COLOR! Purple 1 2
    Ballet 2A: Navy Blue 12
    Ballet 2B: Burgundy 1 3
    Ballet 3: Garnet 4
    Ballet 4: Royal 4
    Ballet 5: Raspberry 3
    Academy 1: Chocolate 3
    Academy 2: Gray 3
    Academy 3: Any solid color
    Cecchetti: Black
    Teen Ballet: Black
    Brands: 1 Eurotard, 2 Capezio, 3 Motionwear, 4 Mirella, 5 Body Wrappers, 6 Bloch