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PDS Dress Code

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General Guidelines for All Classes

  • All dancers must strictly adhere to the Phoenix Dance Studio dress code. Dancers WILL NOT BE ADMITTED to any dance class without the proper dancewear uniform and footwear. 

  • Dancewear and footwear may be purchased in our Phoenix Dance Supply Store ( located in the room behind the front desk). Please bring thin socks or tights to try on footwear. The PDS Store does not carry pointe shoes. 

  • For health reasons, dancers are prohibited from wearing street shoes in class. Dance shoes should be worn in the studio only and should not be worn to and from class. Please do not allow your child to wear dance shoes outside the studio.

  • Female dancers for all ballet classes must wear their hair in a bun.

  • No jewelry in classes.

  • NO Sports Bra, Crop top, or any midriff dancewear permitted.  


Please observe the chart below for the appropriate dance and footwear per class style.

Combo 1, 2 & 3 

Any color leotard and tights are permitted for this class. If your child wears tights to class, please make sure tights can come off the feet for the acrobatics portion of the combo class. If you wish, a tutu, skirt, and shorts over a leotard are also allowed. For young boys, please wear gym shorts and shirts, no streetwear. Students will wear ballet and tap shoes. Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes and black tap shoes are necessary for this class. Classes will start with tap, then ballet, and end in Acro. Time permitting, PDS teachers or teacher assistants will help dancers switch from tap shoes to their ballet shoes.  

Ballet

Starting at age 6, the dress code for this class will be in full effect. A black leotard, pink convertible tights, and pink leather or canvas ballet shoes must be worn. Hair must be in a slicked-back ballet bun, intact with hairpins. The flatter the bun is to the dancer’s head, the better. Boys wear shorts or pants with black ballet shoes, and black or white form fitted ticked in a white T-shirt or athletic shirt, no wording on shirts. No accessories, including smartwatches. 

 

Pointe

Black leotard, pink tights, and pointe shoes of dancer/instructor's choice. Hair must be in a slicked-back ballet bun, intact with hairpins. 

 

Jazz

Any color leotard is required for this class. Spandex accompanied with the leotard is recommended. Jazz shoes/boots must be worn. Hair must be up and out of the dancer’s face. Boys wear any colored form-fitted athletic shirt or t-shirt, shorts, and jazz shoes. 

 

Tap

Any color leotard is required for this class. Spandex, athletic shorts, or leggings accompanied with the leotard are recommended. If you wish, a shirt is permitted to be worn over the leotard for this class. Black lace-up tap shoes are needed for this class. Hair must be up and out of the dancer’s face. Boys wear any colored t-shirt and shorts with black lace-up tap shoes. 

 

Acro

Any colored leotard must be worn with spandex shorts and leggings. Hair is to be worn up and out of the face; ponytails are not recommended. Boys wear any colored athletic shorts with a form-fitted athletic shirt. No shoes are required.

 

Lyrical/Contemporary

Any colored leotard is required for these classes. Spandex and/or leggings accompanied with the leotard is recommended. Hair needs to be pulled back and out of the face. Foot undies, bare claws, or bare feet are allowed in these classes. Boys wear any colored form-fitted athletic shirt and shorts. 

 

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk

A leotard is not necessary for these classes. Loose-fitted clothing is allowed; however, no street clothes: jeans, denim shorts, graphic t-shirts. Sneakers are needed for these classes, but please do not wear dirty/muddy shoes to class. Hair can be up or down but pulled back away from the face. 

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