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Dress Code

RDA maintains a dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness. Uniformity in dance wear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.

We understand that a student may start class with different attire and shoes and move towards the requirements as new shoes and attire are purchased.

Please be advised: Jewelry and watches should not be worn to class.Dance shoes should never be worn outside. Dance wear is to be kept in good condition and laundered on a regular basis. Please label all belongings with your dancers name.Hair should be tightly secured, away from the face; a neat bun is preferred. No baggy clothes. No inappropriate words, signs, or symbols on clothing. Advanced levels require more shoes.


Dress Codes by Style:

Ballet

(Hair must be secured in a bun)

Shoes: ballet level 1 ,2, 3: pink leather, 4,5,6: canvas for class and pink leather for recital, pointe shoes at the advice and consent of the instructor.

Girls~ pink tights, black leotard

Boys~ black tights/pants, white shirt, black ballet shoes, dance belt suggested age 10 and older

Bitty Ballet

Pink leather ballet shoes, pink ballet tights, any color leotard, skirt or tutu optional

Contemporary Ballet

Any color tight and leotard

Ballet Ensembles

Pink tights, leotards are coordinated by level; 1/2 navy blue, 3/4 purple, 5/6 burgundy

Tap

Shoes: Black full sole, oxford, (capezio one screw- suggested) tap shoes

Black: Pants to ankle, capris or shorts. Any color top, form fitting, tank or t-shirt. Hair secured low pony or bun. No hair in eyes, please secure bangs. Leotard and tights are always an appropriate choice as well.

Jazz

Shoes: Level 1, 2 black slip on jazz shoe, 3,4,5 foot undeez or paws or caramel capezio pendini- please refer to instructor

Black: Pants to ankle, Capri’s or shorts. Any color top, form fitting, tank or t-shirt. Hair secured low pony or bun. No hair in eyes, please secure bangs. Leotard and tights are always an appropriate choice as well.

Combo and Tots

Girls: Pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, pink tights, fun leotards of any color

Boys: Black ballet and tap shoes, comfortable pants or shorts, T-shirt

Acro

Girls: Leotard, shorts, (acro shoes for acro dance)

Boys: Shorts, t-shirt

Hip Hop

Shoes: Vans, Converse One Star, Niki, Osiris, tennis shoes~ please designate shoes only for studio wear, no outside street shoes will be allowed thank you!

Sweats, athletic wear, loose fitting is acceptable, T-shirt, no jeans

Lyrical/Modern

Shoes: Not required

Girls: Black convertible tights, black leotard or shorts and tank

Boys: Same as jazz

Broadway

Same as jazz, may require character shoes

Leaps and Turns

Same as jazz or ballet

Zumba

Athletic wear

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.”

— Mikhail Baryshnikov