Dress Code

A dress code is one way students show respect for their peers and their instructors. It demonstrates an understanding of how a dance class operates, with minimal distractions and the ability to move easily for any combination of steps or choreography.

 

A dress code should not make the dancer feel uncomfortable but rather confident and in the right mindset of the class he or she is taking.  It also helps identify the classes/levels that the dancers are in for the instructors. Speaking of instructors, they are required to follow a dress code while teaching class!

Please do not allow your dancer(s) to wear their dance shoes outside. Wearing dance shoes outside ruins the sole and also tracks dirt, oil, & gravel into the studio, causing damage to the custom marley flooring. When wearing street shoes in Hip Hop classes, please wipe you feet on the mat in front of the studio entrances.

Dance shoes should be stored in a cool and dry location. Fibers in damp shoes often deteriorate more quickly. Do not store dance shoes in a plastic bag. Shoes that are unable to breathe decay and smell. 

For your convenience, you may purchase some dance wear for your dancer(s) through our front office.

 

Here are other dance wear stores:

 

 |SPELLS |

spellsdance@bellsouth.net

 

708 51st. Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37209

615-292-4387

 

330 Franklin Rd Suite 270B

Brentwood, TN 37027

615-376-4647

 

 

| BELISSIMO DANCE BOUTIQUE |

 

790 Jordan Road, Franklin, TN 37067

615-674-5484

info@bellissimodanceboutique.com

 

 |TARGET |

 

 |DISCOUNT DANCE ONLINE |

 1-800-328-7107

www.discountdance.com

My Grownup & Me
and
Twinkle Toes

  • a dance dress or leotard for girls is not required but welcomed

  • boys may wear anything they can move and feel comfortable in

  • barefoot, socks, or ballet shoes 

  • for My Grownup & Me the grownups may wear socks or be barefoot

  • no jewelry (for dancers) as it causes a distraction and is unsafe

Tiny Tot Combo

GIRLS

  • pink or skin colored convertible tights (no footless tights-Once the dancer's feet get hot they swell and it makes it uncomfortable for the shoes to be worn)

  • any pink dance dress or leotard

  • black velcro or snap tap shoes-no ribbon tie!

  • pink or skin colored ballet shoes-no slippers!

 

BOYS

  • black tap shoes

  • black ballet shoes

  • thin white socks (the socks must be thin or the shoes will be difficult to wear)

  • black athletic pants or shorts

  • white t-shirt 

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Musical Theatre Show Class A,
Musical Theatre Show Class B, and
Musical Theatre Song & Dance

GIRLS

  • any dance dress, leotard, or tank top

  • any colored convertible tights or black leggings, or bike shorts

  • black jazz shoes

 

BOYS

  • black shorts or athletic pants

  • and solid t-shirt or muscle shirt

  • black jazz shoes 

  • thin white socks 

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Primary Combo

GIRLS

  • pink or skin colored convertible tights (no footless tights-Once the dancer's feet get hot they swell and it makes it uncomfortable for the shoes to be worn)

  • any purple dance dress or leotard

  • black velcro, snap, or lace up tap shoes-no ribbon tie!

  • pink or skin colored ballet shoes-no slippers!

 

BOYS

  • black tap shoes

  • black ballet shoes

  • thin white socks (socks must be thin or the shoes will be too difficult to wear)

  • black jazz pants or athletic pants

  • white t-shirt or muscle shirt

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Preparatory  Combo

GIRLS

  • pink or skin colored convertible tights (no footless tights-Once the dancer's feet get hot they swell and it makes it uncomfortable for the shoes to be worn)

  • any black dance dress or leotard 

  • black velcro, snap, or lace up tap shoes-no ribbon tie!

  • pink or skin colored ballet shoes-no slippers!

  • black jazz shoes 

BOYS

  • black tap shoes

  • black ballet shoes

  • black jazz shoes

  • thin white socks (socks must be thin or the shoes will be difficult to wear)

  • black jazz pants or athletic pants 

  • white t-shirt or muscle shirt

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Primary Hip Hop/Tumble Combo and
Preparatory Hip Hop/Tumble Combo

GIRLS

  • any solid color leotard or tank top

  • black leggings

  • tennis shoes, high tops, converse, or combat boots

 

BOYS

  • any solid color t-shirt or muscle shirt

  • black jazz or athletic pants or shorts

  • tennis shoes, high tops, converse, or combat boots

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Level I Ballet,
Level II/III Ballet, and
Pre Pointe/Pointe

GIRLS

  • hair MUST be in a solid bun (with bobby-pins). Students will not be allowed to enter the classroom without a bun. *if you need assistance putting your hair in a bun please arrive early with your own hair accessories and the DAB staff will be glad to help!

  • any colored leotard 

  • pink or skin colored tights 

  • black skirt is optional but not required

  • black booty shorts allowed with permission

  • pink canvas or skin colored split sole ballet shoes

  • pink or skin colored pointe shoes for pointe class

BOYS

  • black jazz pants or tights with bike shorts or dance belt underneath

  • white canvas ballet shoes

  • white t-shirt or muscle shirt

  • white thin socks (socks must be thin or the ballet shoes will be difficult to wear)

 No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings. If hair is not long enough to put in a bun it needs to be pulled away from the face.

Level I Tap and 
Level II/III Tap

GIRLS

  • any solid color leotard or tank top (no t-shirts!)

  • black tights or leggings 

  • black booty shorts are permitted only with tights underneath

  • black tap shoes

 

BOYS

  • black jazz or athletic pants or shorts

  • any solid color t-shirt or muscle shirt

  • black tap shoes

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

GIRLS

  • any solid color leotard or tank top (no t-shirts!)

  • black tights or leggings (no booty shorts)

  • black booty shorts are permitted only with tights underneath

  • black jazz shoes

BOYS

  • black jazz or athletic pants or shorts

  • any solid color t-shirt or muscle shirt

  • black jazz shoes for jazz

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Level I Jazz
and 
Level II/III Jazz

Hip Hop/Commerical Jazz

GIRLS & BOYS

  • any color leggings, harem pants, or jazz pants

  • any solid color tank, off the shoulder top, or t-shirt 

  • no hair requirement

  • tennis shoes, high tops, converse, or combat boots 

  • flannel shirts are optional 

  • beanies and ball caps are optional

For safety no rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Contemporary

GIRLS

  • any solid color leotard or tank top

  • loose dance shirts are permitted (no t-shirts)

  • any color leggings or tights

  • booty shorts are permitted only with tights underneath

  • barefoot or dance socks

 

BOYS

  • any solid color dance shirt or muscle shirt

  • any color jazz pants or shorts

  • barefoot or dance socks

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail, bun, or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.

Acro

GIRLS

  • any color leotard or tank

  • any color bike shorts, gym shorts,  or leggings

  • bare foot

BOYS

  • any color t-shirt or tank or muscle shirt

  • any color athletic shorts

  • bare foot

For safety, all long hair must be pulled away from face in a ponytail or braids. No rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, or dangly earrings.