Dress Code

Why is it important to have the correct attire in dance class?

Alignment

safety

style

Helps instructors:

  • make technical corrections

  • observe body alignment

  • assess incorrect form 

Helps dancers:

  • prevent injuries

  • move efficiently

Helps dancers:

  • express themselves!

  • respect the art, culture, & history of dance

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Boys: 

  • Athletic shirt and shorts

  • Black ballet shoes and black tap shoes

Girls: 

  • Any leotard, tights, tutus, or skirts

  • Pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes

  • Hair pulled into a ponytail or a bun

BTJ Combo

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Ballet

Girls: 

  • Any color leotard

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Optional ballet skirt

  • Hair pinned in a neat bun

Boys: 

  • White short sleeve shirt

  • Black footed tights

  • Black ballet shoes

  • Longer hair pulled back away from face

Jazz

Girls: 

  • Any leotard, tank top, or form fitting shirt

  • Shorts or leggings

  • Skin-toned jazz shoes

  • Hair fully pulled back away from face

Boys: 

  • Any form fitting shirt

  • Athletic shorts or pants

  • Black jazz shoes

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Tap

Girls

  • Any leotard, tank top, or form fitting top

  • Athletic shorts, leggings, or pants

  • Black tap shoes

  • Hair pulled back from face

Boys: 

  • Form fitting shirt

  • Athletic shorts or pants

  • Black tap shoes

Hip Hop

Girls & Boys:

  • Any athletic attire (no street clothes)

  • Tennis shoes strictly for studio use (street shoes can damage floors)

  • Hair pulled back away from face

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Acro

Girls

  • Any leotard, unitard, tank top, or form fitting top

  • Athletic shorts or leggings

  • Bare feet

  • Hair fully pulled back from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids

Boys: 

  • Form fitting shirt

  • Athletic shorts or pants

  • Bare feet

Lyrical &
contemporary

Girls: 

  • Any leotard, tank top, or form fitting shirt

  • Shorts or leggings

  • Skin-toned half-sole shoes or bare feet

  • Hair fully pulled back away from face

Boys: 

  • Any form fitting shirt

  • Athletic shorts or pants

  • Skin-toned half-sole shoes or bare feet

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Boys: 

  • Form fitting shirt

  • Athletic shorts or pants

  • Bare feet, jazz shoes, or half-sole shoes

Girls

  • Athletic shirts

  • Athletic shorts or leggings

  • Bare feet, jazz shoes, or half-sole shoes

  • Hair fully pulled back from face

Musical Theater

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Not sure where to begin?

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Check out our studio page at DiscountDance.com for a custom guide for clothing, shoes, and accessories that your student may need for class. This guide offers great references to start getting your student ready to dance! Our studio code is: TP133812

We have a limited supply of items such as ballet shoes, tights, leotards, and shorts available for purchase at the front desk! We're also happy to answer any questions you may have regarding sizes, brands, etc for your student's dance classes.