Dress Code
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Class Dress Code
Toddler Dance Apparel: Solid colored leotard and pink tights are required.

Shoes: Pink leather ballet shoes are required.

Preschool I & II Apparel: Solid colored leotard and pink tights are required.

Shoes: Pink leather ballet shoes are required. Black Mary Jane style tap shoes are required for Preschool II. Student should be able to secure tap shoes themselves, no shoe laces please, velcro or snap closures required.

Mini Combo I Apparel: Solid colored leotard and pink tights are required.

Shoes: Pink leather ballet shoes and black Mary Jane style tap shoes are required. Tan slip on jazz shoes are required if doing a jazz dance in the recital.

Mini Combo II Apparel: Solid colored leotard and pink tights are required.

Shoes: Tan slip on jazz shoes and black Mary Jane style tap shoes are required.

Youth Combo & Junior/Teen Combo Apparel: Form fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement.

  • Not permitted:
    • Jeans
    • Exposed Midriff
    • Inappropriate words/graphics

Shoes: Tan jazz shoes and black tap shoes.

Ballet Apparel: Solid colored leotard and pink tights are required.

Shoes: Pink canvas ballet shoes are required.

Jazz Apparel: Form fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement.

  • Not permitted:
    • Jeans
    • Exposed Midriff
    • Inappropriate words/graphics

Shoes: Tan jazz shoes are required.

Tap Apparel: Form fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement.

  • Not permitted:
    • Jeans
    • Exposed Midriff
    • Inappropriate words/graphics

Shoes: Black tap shoes are required.

Lyrical Apparel: Form fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement.

  • Not permitted:
    • Jeans
    • Exposed Midriff
    • Inappropriate words/graphics

Shoes: Jazz shoes or pirouettes are preferred. Socks are allowed.

Hip Hop Apparel: Street clothes that allow for ease of movement. Hats are allowed.

  • Not permitted:
    • Jeans
    • Exposed Midriff
    • Inappropriate words/graphics

Shoes: Street shoes (free from dirt and gravel). Examples: Tennis shoes, sneakers, combat boots, etc.

Why is there a dress code at ROOTS DANCE?

We have dress codes here at ROOTS DANCE because we think it helps the overall experience of learning and makes for a more consistent and less distracting environment.  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.  By wearing proper attire, teacher’s are able to see a dancer’s alignment, lines and positioning from head to toe allowing them to make corrections when needed.  Following the dress code will set your student up for success in their class/lesson. 

Important Dress Code Reminders for ALL Dancers:

  • Shoe requirements:  The shoes noted are the shoes required for Recital.  You do not need to purchase new shoes for class just to match a color or style requirement unless required for Recital at the end of the year.

    For instance, if the required shoe for your jazz class is a tan slip-on and you already have a black pair that still fit  — it’s fine to use those for class until it’s time for you to purchase a new size or required shoe for Recital.

  • Cover-ups are required when coming in and out of the studio:   It is NOT permissible to wear classroom dance-wear outside of the dance studio. Please cover up when arriving to and leaving from class.
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