Dress Code and Uniforms
• Firstly, we want to teach our students to "respect the art." Dress codes in dance look more professional and are part of the long history of dance.
• Dance is a discipline and begins with the way a student dresses for class. By "dressing the part," a student looks like, behaves like, and "becomes" a dancer.
• A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, teacher, and the art of dance.
• Teachers must be able to see a dancer’s alignment, lines and positioning from head to toe in order to make proper corrections when needed.
• A dress code cuts down on distractions in class such as who's wearing the latest cute dance attire or popular trends, and helps promote class unity.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in following the guidelines set out below as it allows our dance instructors to give their undivided attention to the needs of all our students. If you are not dressed properly with shoes and attire, you will be asked to sit out of the class. Absolutely: NO UNIFORM = NO ENTRY! There will be no exceptions! Please review our dress code before purchasing new attire and shoes.
• Street Shoes are NEVER allowed in the Dance Studio floor.
• Street and/or baggy clothing are not permitted, except for Hip Hop classes.
• Hair should be securely tied away from the face in a ponytail, braid, or bun.
• Dance Shoes must never be worn outside. You will not only ruin your shoes but our dance floors could be damaged as well.
• Tap shoes should only be worn in the Dance Studio for safety reasons.
• Jewelry and accessories should be kept to a minimum. Not only is it a distraction, it is dangerous and items can be lost. Post/Stud earrings are most acceptable.
• Gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking and appearance. All gum must be spit out before class starts. If a dancer requires a “cough drop” they will not dance until it is completely finished.
• All shoes, attire and other items should be labeled with the student’s name.
• TLC cannot be responsible for lost or stolen articles.
• PLEASE COME TO CLASS READY TO DANCE, with proper cover-ups on when entering and exiting. Students should arrive at the studio all ready in dance attire. Pajama pants are never allowed in the studio, not even as warm ups.
Ballet Classes (Level I and Up)
- Black Leotard (Must be Leotard cut, No Biketards or Unitards)
- Optional Ballet Skirt or Waist Band
- Pink tights
- Pink Ballet Slippers
- Hair in a tight bun (No Loose hair or fly aways)
· Same as Ballet but with Pointe Shoes
· Shoes should be fitted by a professional fitter
Boys Ballet and Technique Classes
- Black Ballet Shoes
- Black Shorts, Tights, or Jazz pants
- White T-shirt or Tank
- Leotard or Bike-tard
- Leotard with Shorts are also allowed
- Bare Feet
Pre-K or Kinder-dance
· Pink Tights
· Pink Ballet Shoes and Black Tap Shoes
· Dance skirt
Tap/Jazz Combination (Non-competition)
- Black Jazz Shoes
- Can Start with Ribbon Ties tap shoes but will transition into Tan Tap Slip ons by Spring
- Boys can have black lace up taps.
- Leo with shorts or leggings
- No baggy clothes
- Leotard, Cami tank or sports-bra top
- Dance Shorts
- Black Jazz Shoes for Nova Jazz
- Tan Jazz shoes for all other Jazz Classes
- Tan Jazz Shoes and Tan Heels for Broadway Jazz and upper level Musical Theater.
- Leotard or Sports-bra Top
- Optional Dance skirt or shorts
- Pink or tan tights (conversion or stir-up)
- Half soled turning dance shoe
- Dance shorts
- Tank, Leo or Tee
- Tan TIghts
- Black lace up Taps
- Bloch Taps for level IV students
- Leo with shorts or sweats
- Foot undies or bare feet
· Baggy shirt and pants are allowed here only
· Jazz Sneakers or Sneakers that will not mark a floor
· No street/day to day shoes