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Dress Code & Additional Requirements

Mandatory Dress code/Additional requirements for all DDA Dance Classes 2022/2023

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 Solid Dance Leotard with or with out attached skirt (DDA logo optional), 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 offered which includes all DDA dance attire available at http://www.ddadance.com/dance-shop/) Password is dda

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

  • DDA Dance Academy Custom Light Pink Leotard or solid light pink leotard (no skirt), Pink Tights, Pink leather ballet shoes

Hip Hop Kidz – Kiddie Hop (3-5 yr. program):

  • Shirt: tank or t-shirt, studio apparel or sports bra
  • Pants: Sweats, leggings, yoga pants (No jeans)

  • Girls- Clean bottom solid white sneakers or white tennis shoes required (used only for class).
  • Boys- Solid black sneaker (used only for class)
Do not wear these sneakers outside. Specific sneakers might be required for our annual recital.

Outside shoes will not be allowed into studio.

Hip Hop: 6+

  • Girls-
  • Shoe-:solid black hip hop sneakers with white soles or solid black running shoes with white soles only used for dance class (outside shoes not allowed in studio). If you have Pastry brand- glam pie DDA custom or glitter sneakers from previous years you may use until recital sneaker is decided).
  • 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.
  • HIP HOP CREW MEMBERS PLEASE WAIT TO ORDER UNTIL SPECIFIC HIP HOP SNEAKER IS
  • Required recital sneakers will be announced during the school year.

FINALIZED.

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

Jazz/Lyrical Combination

  • Solid-colored Black Leotard, Racerback tank top, or solid black sports bra, black pants or black bike mini shorts with beige 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

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 (Capezio Hanami Leather recommended). Dancer’s must have their hair in a NEAT bun off the nape of their neck.(hair net/bun covers highly recommended). No skirts for ages 8+. Gentlemen, black ballet slippers close- fitted solid white t-shirt or tank, black bikers, or “jazz” pants

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

Stretching/Conditioning/Technique

  • Solid-colored Black Leotard, black 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 pulled away from the face in ponytail confined up off the neck.
  • Gentlemen must wear black jazz-pants, track-pants, or shorts, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes. Must bring any required props to specific classes (might include yoga block, ankle weights, Theraband, Mini Loop band, Fusion Ball (known as a soft stability ball or pilates soft ball) & more TBA.
  • Studio Color sports Bra, shorts, and/or tank may be required for the 2022-2023 season. Details coming soon!

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
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