Every student is expected to become familiar with and follow the PDAZ Dress Code and Studio Regulations. Part of learning the discipline of dance is learning classroom etiquette, which cultivates self-respect and respect for others.

What is the Dress Code?

Intro to Dance Program

Dance shoes MUST be purchased from a local dance store or from the front desk.

Kinder Combo Classes (5-6 years): 

Girls: Leotard (any color), pink tights.  Skirts/tutus optional. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes with “buttons” (no ties). Hair off the neck in ponytail, bun, or braid.  Dancers with short hair should have it clipped back.
Boys: T-shirt, shorts or sweatpants, and socks. Black ballet shoes, black tap shoes.

Primary and Pre-Primary Combo Classes (3-5 years):

Any color leotard or leotard/skirt combination.  Any color tights.  Sparkles, tutus, and ribbons are all welcome!  Pink leather ballet shoes.  Black tap shoes with “buttons”.  Hair off the neck in ponytail, bun, or braid.  Dancers with short hair should have it clipped back.

Creative Movement:

Clothes that allow for full range of movement. Bare feet, or pink leather ballet shoes (black or white for boys). Tutus and tights are welcome! No ‘slippers’ please.


Technique Program

The PDAZ Dress Code will be strictly enforced.  After the third week of class, any student not in appropriate attire will not be permitted to participate in class.  As a convenience, some dancewear and shoes may be purchased at the studio.  Required clothing may also be found at local dance shops and online.  Please do NOT purchase dance shoes from a big box store or shoe franchise as the quality of these shoes do not allow for the technique we require.  No gum, watches, or jewelry (other than small earrings) are allowed.  Hair must be neat and pulled back from the face.

Ballet: Black leotard; pink tights; pink ballet shoes.  Hair must be pulled back from face, off of neck and SECURED in a bun.

Jazz: Any color leotard or tight-fitting dance tank top; jazz pants or dance shorts.  Tan, black, or pink tights MUST be worn with dance shorts. Tan jazz shoes. Hair secured out of face and off of neck.

Tap: Leotard (any color); tights and shorts and/or dance pants; tap shoes.  Students may wear a close-fitting tank top at the discretion of the teacher. Hair out of face and off of neck.

Hip Hop: Tshirt and pants (may layer over dancewear), non-mar sneakers.  STUDENTS MUST HAVE A DESIGNATED PAIR OF SHOES FOR CLASS.  Shoes worn for class MAY NOT be worn in the street.  Hair pulled back out of the face.

Musical Theater: Any color leotard, dance top, or close-fitting t-shirt; jazz pants or shorts with tights, tan jazz shoes. Hair out of face.

Pre-Pointe / Pointe: Class attire is the same as for ballet class.  Students who are ready for pointe shoes will be advised.

Lyrical / Contemporary: Leotard (any color); tan, black, or pink footless or convertible tights. Hair secured off of neck and out of face.

Acro: Any color leotard, dance shorts or footless/convertible tights. Hair pulled out of face and off of the neck.

Improv / Choreography: Class attire is the same as for jazz class.

Adult Classes: Clothes or workout gear that allows for a full range of movement (tighter-fitting garments are helpful for assessing corrections).  Leotard and tights are recommended for ballet class but not required.  Ballet or jazz shoes.