Ideal Dance

403 Butler Street

Pgh PA 15223

412-782-DNCE (3623)

Helping dancers grow in abilities, personal development, and well-being.



  • Costume prices average $50 - $85 per costume.
  • Costumes deposits of $40 per costume are due by November 30
  • The remaining balance is due  by April 1
  • Costume deposits are refundable, less a $10.00 charge per costume, if cancelled before December 15
  • Beyond December 15, deposits will not be refunded and the costumes must be paid in full.


Performance Policy

  • Each year we have an annual performance at Dorseyville Middle School in June.
  • We will be having a show on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
  • You are not required to participate in the performance.
  • If you choose to participate in the performance, you MUST do both shows. No exceptions.
  • There is a mandatory $55 performance/fundraiser fee that includes a Blu-ray of the show and a $15 credit for an ad in the program, due by 10/31. No substitutions are allowed.


Dress Code

Our dress code will be enforced: those students not in correct attire and shoes will be asked to sit out of class. Students must have the proper shoes and dress for each form of dance. No belly exposure in any class.

Hair must be worn off the face for all classes.

Ballet/Pointe: Leotard, tights (ballet skirt, sweater, legwarmers optional). Shoes: pink ballet/pointe shoes

Jazz: Leotard, jazz shorts/capris/pants                                                        Shoes: black jazz shoes or barefoot 

Tap: Leotard, jazz shorts/capris                                                                    Shoes: black tap shoes

Hip Hop: Athletic clothes. No jeans. No belly exposure                            Shoes: sneakers for studio only

Contemporary: Leotard, jazz shorts/capris/pants                                        Shoes: barefoot or foot undies

Live Green. Dance Green.

Ideal Dance is “green.”  We will be sending information home via email.  Please get into the habit of checking your inboxes once a week.  On top of the environmental benefits of “greener” information distribution, this will allow me to send more information to you at an increased speed--including but not limited to reminders, weather cancellations, performance updates, costume descriptions, holiday schedules and more.

Please make sure to share your email address with Gretchen at

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