Dress Code is Strictly Enforced! Dance appropriate attire is always required. It is important to be able to see the placement of feet and alignment of body to insure proper execution a technique and steps. Dress code also teaches students discipline, helping with overall focus and energy. By “dressing the part,” dancers feel like dancers. It also creates a unity among the dancers. All of this will be achieved if all students adhere to the PZDA dress code.
WHY A DRESS CODE?
A dress code ensures that a teacher will be able to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning. Teachers need to be able to see a dancer’s
mistakes. Baggy clothing can mask bad habits, making corrections impossible. Most dance studios require students to wear a leotard and tights
for ballet, sometimes requiring pink or light-colored tights to make the lines of the legs visible. Formfitting dance wear is also a requirement in
many jazz, acro or modern classes. A dress code will also teach students discipline, helping with overall focus and energy. By “dressing the part,”
dancers feel like dancers. Dress codes can also create unity among the dancers instead of causing a few dancers to stand out, much like a school
uniform policy. Dress codes go a long way in minimizing distractions, and help give classes a unified look.
ABSOLUTELY NO JEWELRY (SMALL STUD EARRINGS, OK)
Little Ladybugs, Fabulous Fireflies, Dancing Dragonflies: Ages 2-7
*Pink or Black Solid Leotard. With or without skirt, BUT SKIRT MUST BE ATTACHED ➜ (NO tutus)
*White Convertible/Transitional tights
*White Bloch or Capezio Leather Full Sole Ballet Slippers
*White Bloch or Capezio Leather Tap Shoes (NO tap shoes for Talented Two’s)
*Hair pulled back into a ponytail, braid or secured bun
Magnificent Monarchs: Ages 7-10
*Black or Red Solid Leotard (NO skirts or tutus) with Pink Convertible/Transitional Tights
*Ballet Pink Bloch Prolite II Split Sole Leather Ballet Slipper
*Tan Bloch “Tap on” Buckle Strap Tap Shoe
*Hair SECURELY pulled back in a ponytail, braid or bun
*ALL GEM TEAM BALLET, JAZZ, TAP, STRETCH & MODERN CLASSES ➜ Black or Red Leotard
*Ballet ➜ Bloch “Prolite II” Split Sole Leather Ballet Shoe in Pink w/ Pink Convertible/Transitional Tights w/ Motionwear
pull on Ballet Skirt in Black HAIR IN A SECURED BUN
*Jazz ➜ Bloch Jazz “Elasta Bootie” Shoe in Tan w/ Black or Tan Convertible/Transitional Tights HAIR IN A BUN
*Tap ➜ For Amethyst, Emerald and Diamond Team Tap Dancers: Bloch “Respect” Black Tap Oxford w/ Black or Tan
Convertible/Transitional Tights HAIR IN A SECURED BUN
*Tap ➜ For Topaz, Ruby and Sapphire Team Tap Dancers: Bloch “Tap-On” Tap Shoes in Tan HAIR IN A SECURED BUN
*Modern ➜ Class is taken bare foot wear Black or Tan Transitional, Stirrup or Footless Tights. Hair pulled back.
ALL Acro/Tumbling: *This class is done in bare feet.
*GIRLS: Solid Black Leotard with Tan or Black Tights. Black Booty shorts are allowed. NO T-shirts, shorts or pants. Hair pulled back.
*BOYS: Solid Black or White T-Shirt with Back sweatpants or shorts.
ALL Hip Hop: NO OUTDOOR STREET SHOES ➜ Indoor sneakers are required NO bare feet or socks.
“PZDA” clothing OR black solid colored leggings, yoga pants, hip hop harem pants or “PZDA” sweatpants with a
“PZDA” T-Shirt or a solid colored (NO graphics) T-Shirt are required. Hair pulled back securely. NO STREET CLOTHES.
EXCEPTIONS TO DRESS CODE:
1. TAP CLASSES: “PZDA” T-shirts, Sweatshirts or Track Jackets may be worn with booty shorts, leggings or “PZDA” sweatpants
(you must have tights and leotard on underneath).
2. WINTER MONTHS: If it is below 65º in the building, you may wear solid colored leg warmers, a dance “ballet” sweater or a
“PZDA” sweatshirt in class until it gets warm.