What should your child wear to dance class?

Dress Code is an integral part of each student’s training. Having the appropriate dancewear, shoes and hairstyle help both the dancer and the instructor.  If you have a new dancer tying classes with us during their Free Week, no special clothes or shoes are needed. Our friendly DSD Staff can help you with appropriate clothing/shoes for your dancer to wear during their trial classes. Once enrolled, all students will need to follow the DSD Dress Code by dance style listed below. Need dancewear? Click on our red Shop Now buttons!

Combo

A combination of tap, ballet, and jazz the class is for preschool and elementary aged children. Designed for the youngest of dancers, this class uses age appropriate  music and dance movement to enhance coordination and develop self  esteem while learning the fundamentals of tap, ballet, tumbling, and  jazz.

Combo Dress Code

One-piece dance dress preferred or leotard with dance skirt. No street clothes or tutus. Leather ballet shoes (no cloth slippers) and tap shoes required. Socks suggested or tights optional. Please ask us about our SPARKLE Starter Package.

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Hip Hop

An urban dance form choreographed to hip hop and rap music (clean and edited). Hip Hop incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movements, and footwork. Our classes teach popping, locking, waving, breaking and more. Hip Hop is a great class for beginners of all ages as it enhances strength and cardiovascular fitness.

Hip Hop Dress Code

Hip Hop students should wear athletic-type wear, shorts or sweats with comfortable tank tops or t-shirts. Clean sneakers are preferred, but dance shoes are acceptable.We recommend that hair be pulled off face. Dress the part and be funky! Baggy clothes and hats are OK.

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Ballet

Our Ballet Classes are for most ages and all levels of dancer. We begin at age 5 and continue through High School. Our Ballet training emphasizes the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on  proper placement and alignment. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center floor work while building strength and flexibility.

Ballet Dress Code

For girls, black leotards with ballet tights and leather or canvas ballet slippers. Girls' hair pulled up into a neat bun. For boys, black bike shorts, white tees and leather or canvas ballet slippers.

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Jazz

Jazz Dance is a combination of technique and style. Influenced by ballet and other dance styles, it is a uniquely American dance form that is  contemporary and enjoyable. Our Jazz classes use stretch and strength exercises to promote proper body  placement. Students will learn turns, kicks, leaps, and footwork in this class.

Jazz Dress Code

Form fitting dancewear, preferably all black. Close fitting tank, tee or crop top with leggings or dance shorts. Jazz shoes in tan or black. No baggy clothes, sweats, or Sofie shorts. Long hair must be secured off the face in a ponytail or bun.

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Contemporary / Jazz

Contemporary/Jazz is a more interpretive style of dance that combines jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Not as regimented as ballet but very disciplined, dual Ballet enrollment required for higher Levels of this class.

Contemporary / Jazz Dress Code

Form fitting dancewear preferably black is required for this class. Leotards or close fitting t-shirt, cami, or crop top with leggings, jazz pants, or shorts. No baggy clothes, sweats, or Sofie shorts. Barefeet, jazz shoes or dance turners allowed. Long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail.

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Musical Theater

A style seen on Broadway, in Las Vegas, and on movies and television. Musical theater classes incorporate dramatics, jazz and tap dance, comedy, singing, and lip synching. Our classes are high energy, interactive, and fun. Jazz dance experience for higher level classes required.

Musical Theater Dress Code

Form fitting dancewear preferably black is required for this class. Leotards or close fitting t-shirt, cami, or crop top with leggings, jazz pants, or shorts. No baggy clothes, sweats, or Sofie shorts. Barefeet, jazz shoes or dance turners allowed. Long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail.

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Tap

Originating from the USA in the 19th Century, Tap Dance is known for its special shoes and energetic sound. This form of dance highlights the importance of rhythm and sound created by your feet. The higher the level the more intricate the steps and sounds.

Tap Dress Code

Form fitting dancewear is required for this class. Leotards or close fitting t-shirt, cami, or crop top with leggings, jazz pants, or shorts. No baggy clothes, sweats, or Sofie shorts. Each dancer needs to wear their own tap shoes. Long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail.

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Wiggles & Giggles

Speciality class held in sessions for children 18-36 months with a parent or guardian. With you by their side, your toddler will explore their creativity through dance, creative movement and tumbling. Laughter and fun encouraged!

Wiggles & Giggles Dress Code

Toddlers and adults should wear clothes that are easy to move in, like athletic wear leggings and t-shirts. Dance dresses allowed but not required. Each should bring sneakers and socks or jazz dance shoes.

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