Dress Code
2022 - 2023 Season

Young Ballet Dancer

Studio Dress Code:

 

Dress codes are in place to maintain dance traditions, promote unity and as a commitment to high personal and professional standards in the studio. Be sure to label all your dance clothes, shoes and bags!

 

Many items can be purchased at our on-site Dance Store at the studio. Proper dance wear is required to all classes. School clothes may not be worn to dance class. 

 

Students are expected to come to EVERY class in the required dress code. Requiring a specific dress code keeps it simple for students to know what they need to wear to class each week and also helps to create a professional learning atmosphere. Dance wear also allows students to move freely while also allowing their instructor to see their body alignment. We have done our best to keep the requirements to a minimum and as you'll see your dancer will be able to use the same dance wear and shoes for multiple styles.

RCDA Dress Code for Classes

 

GIRLS ATTIRE:

 

TAP/BALLET or TAP/JAZZ COMBO CLASSES:

  • Solid Colored Leotard (any color)

  • Pink or Tan Footed Tights

  • SHOES: Black Tap Shoes and Pink Ballet Shoes and/or Tan Jazz Shoes

  • HAIR: Slick Back into a high/low bun (Must be pulled back and out of face and neck - NO WISPIES)

    • Short Hair must be pinned back from the face and neck

 

BALLET: 

  • Solid All BLACK Dance Leotard for Levels 1 - 3

  • Solid Colored Leotard (any color) for Levels 4 - 5

  • Pink Tights (Footed or Convertible)

  • BALLET SHOES: Stretch Ballet Shoes in Classic Pink

  • HAIR: Slick Back into a high/low bun. (Must be pulled back and out of face and neck - NO WISPIES)

    • Short Hair must be pinned back from the face and neck

 

 

 

TAP/JAZZ/THEATER DANCE:

  • Solid Color Leotard (any color) or Fitted Top (no bra/crop tops)

  • Leggings or Dance Shorts (tights MUST be worn with shorts)

    • Ankles must be visible with leggings

  • JAZZ/ THEATER DANCE SHOES:

    • Black or Tan Jazz Shoes

    • PLEASE NOTE: All REQUIRED Shoes are available for purchase on our Online Dance Shop, please CLICK HERE >>
      • All students must purchase their required shoes exclusively from our Online Dance Shop OR from our in-studio Dance Store located at the RCDA Front Lobby.

 

  • HAIR: Slick Back into a high/low bun or ponytail (Must be pulled back and out of face and neck - NO WISPIES)

    • Short Hair must be pinned back from the face and neck

 

 

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL:

  • Solid Color Leotard (any color) or Fitted Top (no bra/crop tops)

  • Leggings or Dance Shorts

    • Ankles must be visible with leggings

  • CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL SHOES (no bare feet or socks): 

  • HAIR: Slick Back into a high/low bun or ponytail (Must be pulled back and out of face and neck - NO WISPIES)

    • Short Hair must be pinned back from the face and neck

HIP-HOP:

  • Solid Color Leotard (any color) or Fitted Top (no bra/crop tops)

  • Leggings or Dance Pants 

  • HIP-HOP SHOES: Black Sequin High Top Sneakers

  • HAIR: Slick Back into a high/low ponytail (Must be pulled back and out of face and neck - NO WISPIES)

    • Short Hair must be pinned back from the face and neck 

PROHIBITED CLOTHING/ITEMS FOR CLASS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS:

  • Cell phones inside the dance room

  • Loose hair or hair left down (hair must ALWAYS be pulled back & secured)

  • Skirts

  • School clothes or uniforms

  • Baggy Clothing (sweats, pajamas, oversized shirts, pants, etc)

  • Jeans

  • Denim Shorts

  • Jewelry (necklaces, over-the-Top earrings, bracelets, etc)

BOYS ATTIRE:

TAP/BALLET or  TAP/JAZZ COMBO CLASSES:

  • Solid Color T-Shirt (any color is fine)

  • Black Dance Pants or Workout Shorts

  • SHOES: Black Tap Shoes and Black Shoes and/or Black Jazz Shoes

    • PLEASE NOTE: All REQUIRED Shoes are available for purchase on our Online Dance Shop, please CLICK HERE >>

    • All students must purchase their required shoes exclusively from our Online Dance Shop OR from our in-studio Dance Store located at the RCDA Front Lobby.​​​

BALLET:

  • Plain White Fitted T-Shirt

  • Black Full Length or Capri Tights (Men’s Dance belt recommended to be worn underneath)

  • White Crew Socks

  • BALLET SHOES: Stretch Ballet Shoes in Black

 

 

TAP/JAZZ/THEATER/CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL:

  • Solid Color T-Shirt (any color is fine)

  • Black Dance Pants or Workout Shorts

 

 

HIP-HOP:

  • Solid Color T-Shirt (any color is fine)

  • Black Dance Pants or Joggers 

  • All Black High Top Sneakers

 

PROHIBITED CLOTHING/ITEMS FOR CLASS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS:

  • Cell phones inside the dance room

  • Loose hair or hair left down (hair must ALWAYS be pulled back & secured)

  • Skirts

  • School clothes or uniforms

  • Baggy Clothing (sweats, pajamas, oversized shirts, pants, etc)

  • Jeans

  • Denim Shorts

  • Jewelry (necklaces, over-the-Top earrings, bracelets, etc)

ADULT DANCE CLASS DRESS CODE:

ADULT TAP:

  • Solid Color T-Shirt or Tank Top (any color is fine)

  • Dance Pants, Workout Shorts or Leggings

ADULT HIP-HOP:

  • SHOES: Clean sneakers or tennis shoes

  • Solid Color T-Shirt or Tank Top (any color is fine)

  • Dance Pants, Workout Shorts or Leggings

Hair

 

Hair for all dance classes must be securely pulled back, away from the face and off the neck. Ponytails and buns are highly recommended. If a male student has long hair, please secure it away from the face. Hair must be styled into a slick bun with use of both bobby pins and a hair net and without stray hairs or bangs.

 

  • How to do a Proper Dance Bun: Pull hair back into a ponytail and fasten with a ponytail holder. Twist the hair into a tight spiral and wind it around the holder in a circular path, securing it with bobby pins or hair pins as you go. Cover the bun with a hair net and anchor the net with pins. Hair spray and securely clip back any stray hair strands and bangs.