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Dress Code & Additional Requirements

Shoe Covers Required

Please note, dancers scheduled in studios A, D, & E will be required to order & wear waterproof anti-slip shoe covers over dance shoes to wear from car into the Academy.

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Mandatory DRESS CODE/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS for All DDA Dance Classes 2020/21

DRESS CODE: Proper attire is important to start a good attitude toward dance class discipline and allows the instructor to view and correct body placement. Please have your child(s) wear their required dance attire. Hair should be up and away from their face in order to participate.

Music & Movement Program (4 months-2.5yrs):

  • Please wear comfortable clothing for moving and sitting- non slip socks or barefoot for adults and children

Tiny Tappers/Tippy Toes/Twinkle Starz/Combination Classes (2 1⁄2 -5 years):

  • Light Pink DDA Dance Academy Leotard or Light Pink Solid Dance Leotard with or with out attached skirt, Pink Tights, Pink leather ballet shoes & white tap shoes. Boys must wear black-sweats, track pants, or shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes, and black tie tap. (Star is Born Package which includes all DDA dance attire available at http://www.ddadance.com/dance-shop/) Password is DDA – Leotards might be available at Studio
  • NEW requirement for our Tiny Tappers, Tippy Toes, Twinkle Starz, Tumbling/Creative Movement dancers- DANCE PROP KIT! Bring your kit with you to each class. Props provide an extra element of exploration, creative play and helps to keep our little dancers engaged. This special kit will prevent sharing of class items while helping keep proper social distancing during each class.
  • 2-4 year Prop kits includes Bear, Princess Star Wand, Scarf, and Princess Tiara
  • 5 year Prop kits includes Scarf and Ribbon Wands

Tumbling/Creative Movement/Ballet (3&4, 4-5 & 5-6yrs):

  • DDA Dance Academy Custom Light Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink leather ballet shoes (No skirts)
  • NEW requirement for our Tumbling/Creative Movement dancers- DANCE PROP KIT! Bring your kit with you to each class. Props provide an extra element of exploration, creative play and helps to keep our little dancers engaged. This special kit will prevent sharing of class items while helping keep proper social distancing during each class.
  • 2-4 year Prop kits includes Bear, Princess Star Wand, Scarf, and Princess Tiara

Hip Hop Kidz – Kiddie Hop (3-6 years):

  • Comfortable dance clothing. Pants: sweats, leggings, yoga pants Shirt: tank or t-shirt or studio apparel. No Jeans! Outside shoes will not be allowed into studio. Girls- Clean bottom solid white sneakers or white tennis shoes required- Boys- Solid black sneakers "solid black converse recommended" - used only for hip hop class – no street shoes on dance floors (specific shoes might be required for our annual recital and will be announced once costume has been chosen.

Hip Hop: 6+

  • PASTRY BRAND BLACK SNEAKERS WITH WHITE SOLE BOTTOMS https://www.lovepastry.com/dance-collection– DDA Customized Glam pie or Glam pie glitter sneakers - can be ordered online at ddadance.com/shop password is Dda –you may get sized and place order at the Dance Bag in Paramus- Comfortable dance clothing- T-shirts, tank tops, sweat pants, shorts etc. NO JEANS! Hair must be worn pulled back off of the face in a pony tail. If hair is too short for a pony then may be worn in half up, half down fashion. Gentlemen must wear any black pants, black track-pants, or black shorts, and any colored t-shirt. Shoe: Boys- must wear solid black sneaker with clean sole. Outside shoes will not be allowed into studio. NO street shoes- specific strap might be required to customize the look of the sneaker to match recital costume. HIP HOP CREW MEMBERS PLEASE WAIT TO ORDER UNTIL SPECIFIC HIP HOP SNEAKER IS FINALIZED. We recommended any brand NO TIE LACES for quick shoe changes (Laceez)

Acrobatics “Acro”/Floor Gymnastics (6-18 yrs.):

  • Girls: Solid Black leotard/Solid Black Sports Bra or Solid black racerback tank top and black leggings to ankle/calf/ or Shorts Black Unitard or black biker shorts with footless tan tights. Hair confined up off the neck in a ponytail or bun. Gentlemen must wear sweatpants or athletic shorts and a solid black t-shirt. Dancers will be barefoot for all acro classes.

Jazz

  • Solid Black leotard/Sports bra, or solid black racerback tank top, Black pants or bike shorts with nude tights & TAN split sole JAZZ SHOES. Hair confined up off the neck and back from the face.
  • Gentlemen must wear black jazz-pants, track-pants, or shorts, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes

Tap

  • Solid Black leotard/Sports bra, or solid black racerback tank top, Black pants or bike shorts with nude tights, Tan Tap shoes, oxford style low heel. Hair confined up off the neck and back from the face.
  • Gentlemen must wear black jazz-pants, track-pants, or shorts, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes/black oxford style low heel tap

Ballet:

  • Solid Black Leotard, pink tights, pink leather split sole ballet shoes, and hair slicked back and pulled back away from the face in a clean bun (hair net bun highly recommended). Ballet skirts are optional. Gentlemen, black ballet slippers close- fitted solid white t-shirt or tank, black bikers, or “jazz” pants

Jazz/Tap 7-9yr Combo

  • Solid Black leotard, Black sports bra, or solid black racerback tank top, Black pants or bike shorts with nude tights & TAN split sole JAZZ SHOES and Tan Tap shoes, oxford style low heel. Hair confined up off the neck and back from the face.
  • Gentlemen must wear black jazz-pants, track-pants, or shorts, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes & black oxford style low heel tap

Lyrical/Contemporary/Leaps/Jumps/Turns:

  • Solid-colored Black Leotard, Racerback tank top, or Solid black sports bra, Black pants or black bike mini shorts with beige convertible or footless tights. Shoe Requirement- Tan Turners. Hair must be pulled back away from the face. Gentlemen, close- fitted solid white t-shirt or tank, black bikers, or “jazz” pants, bare feet unless otherwise noted by instructor

Company Dance Class

  • Solid Black leotard/Sports bra, or solid black racerback tank top, Black pants or bike shorts with nude tights & Tan split sole slip on Bloch Bootie style #499 (other jazz shoes may be required for competition once costume is chosen). Hair confined up off the neck and back from the face.
  • Gentlemen must wear black jazz-pants, track-pants, or shorts, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes/black oxford style low heel tap
  • Must bring Yoga block, Theraband, Mini Loop band, Fusion Ball (known as a soft stability ball or pilates soft ball) to certain classes

Adult Classes:

  • Adult Classes do not have a specific dress code… just comfortable clothing to move in!
  • No jewelry except for small stud earrings. No hoop or dangle earrings. No multiple piercing or body piercing to be worn in classes.
  • Please label all your belongings.
  • Students will not be allowed to take class if that are not suitable dressed