Dress Code

All Items for Dress Code are available for purchase at DDA

  Pre-Professional Program

 Final week of each month is considered “FREE DRESS”

  • Dancer may wear skirt with leotard for ballet classes
  • Dancer may wear any color of leotard or shorts and accessories within reason for Contemporary/Jazz/Tap

 

Hair for all Levels should be pulled back off the face in a neat, clean bun.  This is a gesture of respect for the instructor, the art form, and the self.  It also allows the dancer to move freely in class without added distraction.

At DDA, the dress code is a representation of the dancer’s willingness and ability to be teachable, free from distraction.  This simple act will allow other dancers as well as the instructor to maintain a positive and nurturing learning environment.  Dressing as a dancer inspires young artists to reach higher and achieve the level of dancer they would like to be.

*Dancers who elect not to follow the dress code after several reminders may be asked to leave class until proper dress is achieved.

Embers

Wednesday Block

  • Black Leotard (black shorts optional)
  • Tan tights
  • Lyrical Half Soles/Tap boot (Revolution brand)

Thursday Block

  • Lavender Leotard
  • Pink Tights
  • Ballet Shoes or Lyrical Half Soles

Sparks

Monday 

  • Black Leotard (black shorts optional)
  • Tan tights
  • Lyrical Half Soles

Tuesday Block

  • Any Solid Color Leotard
  • Pink or Tan Tights
  • Ballet Shoes/Lyrical Half Soles

Nulights

Monday/Thursday Blocks

  • Black leotard
  • Black Shorts (optional)
  • Tan tights
  • Lyrical Half Soles/Tap Boot (Revolution brand) for Monday

Wednesday Block

  • Navy leotard
  • Pink Tights
  • Ballet Shoes or Lyrical Half Soles
  • Lyrical Half-Soles

Flames

Monday/Thursday

  • Burgundy leotard
  • Tan or Pink Tights
  • Ballet Shoes or Lyrical Half Soles

Tuesday Block

  • Black Leotard
  • Black Shorts (optional)
  • Tan Tights
  • Lyrical Half Soles

Luminaries

Monday Block

  • Any Solid Color Leotard
  • Tan Tights
  • Lyrical Half Soles

Tuesday Block

  • Burgundy Leotard
  • Pink or Tan Tights
  • Ballet Shoes/Pointe Shoes, Lyrical Half Soles

Thursday Block

  • Any Solid Color Leotard
  • Optional Dance Shorts (Solid Color)
  • Tights
  • Lyrical Half-Soles

Novas

Monday Block

  • Black Leotard
  • Pink or Tan Tights
  • Ballet Shoes, Pointe Shoes, Lyrical Half-Soles

Tuesday Block

  • Solid Color leotard
  • Optional Dance Shorts
  • Tan Tights
  • Lyrical Half Soles

Wednesday Block (if en pointe)

  • Black Leotard
  • Pink Tights
  • Ballet Shoes, Pointe Shoes

Thursday Block

  • Any Solid Color Leotard
  • Optional Dance Shorts
  • Tan Tights
  • Lyrical Half Soles, Ballroom shoes (if in Ballroom)

All Male Dancers

Ballet

  • Black dance tights
  • Dance Belt
  • PLAIN White, Gray, Black tank or fitted tee
  • Black Ballet Shoes

All Other Styles

  • Black Basketball Shorts, Jazz Pants, Capri length fitness pants or fitted sweats are acceptable.
  • Fitted tee or Tank in a Solid Color (no graphics, please)
  • Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes

*PLEASE do not wear socks without some form of non-slip tread for partner work.

Ballroom/Partnering Classes

  • Non-Slip Solid Color Leotard
  • Non-Slip Dance Shorts or Skirt
  • Tights
  • Ballroom Shoes, Lyrical Half-Soles

Studio Technique and Performance Program

Final week of each month is considered “FREE DRESS”

  • Dancer may wear skirt with leotard for ballet classes
  • Dancer may wear any color of leotard or shorts and accessories for Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary

Ages 8-11 years

BALLET I/II

  • PURPLE LEOTARD
  • PINK TIGHTS
  • PINK BALLET SLIPPERS (Revolution Brand)
  • HAIR SHOULD BE WORN IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN

JAZZ/TAP I/II

  • BLACK LEOTARD (BLACK DANCE SHORTS OPTIONAL)
  • TIGHTS
  • JAZZ SHOES (Dark Tan Revolution Brand)
  • STRETCH TAP BOOT (Tan Revolution Brand)
  • HAIR IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL

HIP HOP

  •  COMFORTABLE ACTIVE WEAR
  • CLEAN TENNIS SHOES
  • PLEASE NO SKIRTS, JEANS, or STREET SHOES
  • HAIR PULLED BACK OFF OF FACE/NECK

ACRO

  • ANY COLORED LEOTARD
  • LONGER LENGTH DANCE SHORTS/BIKE SHORTS
  • NO TIGHTS
  • BARE FEET OR DANCE PAWS
  • HAIR IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL

Ages 10-13 years (Pre-Teen)

MIDDLE SCHOOL BALLET

  • BLACK LEOTARD
  • PINK TIGHTS
  • BALLET SLIPPERS (Revolution Brand)
  • HAIR SHOULD BE WORN IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN

JAZZ/TAP I/II

  •  BLACK LEOTARD (BLACK DANCE SHORTS OPTIONAL)
  • TIGHTS
  • JAZZ SHOES (Dark Tan Revolution Brand)
  • STRETCH TAP BOOT (Tan Revolution Brand)
  • HAIR IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL

 HIP HOP

  •  COMFORTABLE ACTIVE WEAR
  • CLEAN TENNIS SHOES
  • PLEASE NO SKIRTS, JEANS, or STREET SHOES
  • HAIR PULLED BACK OFF OF FACE/NECK

 ACRO

  • ANY COLORED LEOTARD
  • LONGER LENGTH DANCE SHORTS/BIKE SHORTS
  • NO TIGHTS
  • BARE FEET OR DANCE PAWS
  • HAIR IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL

BASIC BALLROOM/PARTNERING

  • NON-SLIP BLACK LEOTARD
  • NON-SLIP BLACK DANCE SHORTS OR SKIRT
  • TIGHTS
  • BALLROOM SHOES

Ages 12-18+ (Teen)

SPARKS BALLET, CONTEMPORARY AND JAZZ

  • Refer to Dress Code for Sparks

TEEN TAP BLAZER, PYROS AND INFERNO

  •  BLACK LEOTARD (BLACK DANCE SHORTS OPTIONAL)
  • TIGHTS and of course CRAZY SOCKS!
  • STRETCH TAP BOOT (Blazer only) Dark Tan Revolution Brand
  • BLACK LACE UP TAP SHOES (Pyros and Inferno)
  • HAIR IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL

 HIP HOP

  •  COMFORTABLE ACTIVE WEAR
  • CLEAN TENNIS SHOES
  • PLEASE NO SKIRTS, JEANS, or STREET SHOES
  • HAIR PULLED BACK OFF OF FACE/NECK

 ACRO

  • ANY COLORED LEOTARD
  • LONGER LENGTH DANCE SHORTS/BIKE SHORTS
  • NO TIGHTS
  • BARE FEET OR DANCE PAWS
  • HAIR IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL

BASIC BALLROOM/PARTNERING

  • NON-SLIP BLACK LEOTARD
  • NON-SLIP BLACK DANCE SHORTS OR SKIRT
  • TIGHTS
  • BALLROOM SHOES

Young Dancer’s Program

Final week of each month is considered “FREE DRESS”

Dancer may wear any color of leotard or shorts and accessories OR old dance costumes within reason.

Ages 2-5 years

PRE-BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT

  • LIGHT PINK LEOTARD (Skirt or Tutu optional)
  • PINK TIGHTS
  • PINK BALLET SLIPPERS (Revolution Brand)
  • HAIR SHOULD BE PULLED BACK IN A CLEAN BUN OR PONYTAIL

Full season tuition paid in September.

Ages 5-7 years

BASIC BALLET

  • LIGHT BLUE LEOTARD
  • PINK TIGHTS
  • PINK BALLET SLIPPERS (Revolution Brand)
  • HAIR SHOULD BE WORN IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN

BASIC JAZZ/TAP COMBO

  • BLACK LEOTARD (BLACK DANCE SHORTS OPTIONAL)
  • TIGHTS
  • JAZZ SHOES (Dark Tan Revolution Brand)
  • SLIP-ON OR U-SHELL TAP SHOES (Tan Revolution Brand)
  • HAIR SHOULD BE WORN IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL

HIP HOP

  • COMFORTABLE ACTIVE WEAR
  • CLEAN TENNIS SHOES
  • PLEASE NO SKIRTS, JEANS, OR STREET SHOES
  • HAIR PULLED BACK OFF OF NECK/FACE

ACRO

  • ANY COLORED LEOTARD
  • DANCE SHORTS/BIKE SHORTS OPTIONAL
  • NO TIGHTS
  • BARE FEET OR DANCE PAWS
  • HAIR IN A CLEAN BALLET BUN OR PONYTAIL