Dress Code

An Important Part of The Structure of A Dance Studio and The Study of Dance

Why is a Dress Code Important?

A dance dress code is an important part of the structure of a dance studio and the study of dance. The proper attire will help each dancer and teacher to ensure that each muscle is being worked correctly, and that proper form is being executed.

The right shoe selection is more important than one might think. We do a lot with our feet, which is why it is critical that we carefully consider our footwear choices. The right dance shoe should be snug-fitting, more so than a regular street shoe, to ensure long lasting support once the shoes stretch out.

Looking to create the perfect Ballet Bun? Read our Ballet Bun Instructions, or or watch a Ballet Bun Instructional Video for more information.

If you are unsure of the fit of your dance shoes or clothing, please ask one of your instructors or an assistant at your local dance store.

Recreational Division Dress Code

DANCE GENRE FEMALE MALE
Acro Black Leotard or Purple/Lavender (ISTD) Leotard
Black Shorts | Black Leggings | Footless Tights
Shoes: Bare Feet Only
Hair: High Bun or Ponytail
Black or White Fitted Dance T-Shirt or Tank Top
Black Dance Shorts | Black Dance Pants | Black Sweat Pants
Shoes: Bare Feet Only
Ballet Black Leotard or Purple/Lavender (ISTD) Leotard
Pink Tights
Shoes: Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Slippers or Canvas Split Sole (Fit is most Important)
Hair: Slick Ballet Bun
Pre-Primary and Primary Level: May wear Pink, Black , or Lavender Leotards
Black or White Fitted Dance T-Shirt OR Tank Top
Black Dance Shorts or Black Tights
Shoes: White Leather Full sole or Canvas Spilt Sole Ballet Slipper
Contemporary Black Leotard or Purple (ISTD) Leotard
Black Tights | Black Leggings | Black Shorts
Shoes: Bare Feet Only
Hair: High Bun
Black or White Fitted Dance T-Shirt OR Tank Top.
Black Dance Shorts | Black Sweats | Black Dance Pants
Shoes: Bare Feet Only
Hip Hop Landing T-Shirt/Tank of Choice
Black or Grey Sweatpants | Loose Shorts
Shoes: Clean Flat Soled Shoes (Black or White)
Hair: Secured Up and Out of Face
Landing T-Shirt of Choice
Sweatpants OR Loose Shorts
Shoes: Clean Flat Soled Shoes (Black or White)
Hats or Bandanas – Optional
Jazz/Lyrical Black Leotard or Purple/Lavender (ISTD) Leotard
Black Shorts | Tights | Black Leggings
Shoes: Caramel Coloured Capezio Freeform
Hair: Bun or Ponytail
Black or White Fitted Dance T-Shirt OR Tank Top.
Black Dance Shorts | Black Sweats | Black Dance Pants
Shoes: Slip on Jazz Shoe – Black
Musical Theatre Leotard or Landing T-Shirt/Tank of Choice
Black Dance Shorts | Black Sweats | Black Leggings
Shoes: Slip on Jazz shoe Black or Tan
Hair: Secured Up and Out of Face
Landing T-Shirt of Choice
Black Dance Shorts | Black Sweats | Black Leggings
Shoes: Slip on Jazz Shoe-Black
Tap Leotard or Landing T-Shirt/Tank of Choice
Black Dance Shorts | Black Sweats | Black Leggings
Junior, Pre-Teen, & Teen Shoes: Oxford Style Tap Shoe (So Danca or Capezio)
Pre-Primary & Primary Shoes: Patent Leather or Capezio Leather Mary Jane
Hair: Secured Up and Out of Face
Landing T-Shirt of Choice
Black Dance Shorts | Black Sweats | Black Dance Pants
Shoes: Oxford Style Tap Shoe (So Danca or Capezio) Hats or Bandanas – Optional