​​​NorwalkAcademy of Dance
DRESS CODE
It is important for students to abide by a dress code policy
​for the following reasons:

~ A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, teacher, and the art of dance.
​~ Teachers must be able to see the dancer's body outline clearly for the dancers safety and in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc.
~ For safety, hair must be properly secured and tied up off the face and neck for all styles of dance.
~ For safety, jewelry must not be loose or dangling.
~ For safety, gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking.
~ No loose fitting pants, blue jeans or t-shirts (street and/or school clothes) - dance attire only.  Not only is it disrespectful to the teacher, studio, and the artform, but street clothes do not allow the dancer to move properly  or allow for proper moisture absorption.
~ No costumes are allowed in class unless a dress up day is announced by the individual teacher.
~ Appropriate dance shoes must be worn in class to prevent foot injury as well as provide for the proper technique. No street shoes are allowed in the studio rooms at any time. For safety and respect of the class, if a dancer arrives without the proper dance attire they will be asked to observe the class for that day.
~ We understand certain circumstances may arise that may prevent a student from coming to the studio in dance attire, please make every effort to inform the teacher if such an instance occurs.


Ballet
NO BARE LEGS
LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP IN A BUN – No Ponytails!

Girls 6/7:
Any color leotard or dance dress
Pink dance tights
Pink leather full sole ballet slippers.
Short dance skirts are also permitted.

Girls 8+:
Any primarily solid color leotard
Pink dance tights
pink ballet slippers. - Advanced dancers may use canvas ballet slippers
Short dance skirts are permitted per teacher approval.  

For all girls: Ballet sweaters and leg warmers are permitted as the weather gets cooler.

​Boys (All):
Black boys dance tights or dance pants
Black or white solid color T-shirt
Black leather ballet slippers.



Hip Hop
LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP – Ponytails are allowed.
​SCHOOL CLOTHES AND BLUE JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Girls:
ATHLETIC ATTIRE...Any tight fitting ATHLETIC top
ATHLETIC pants/sweatpants or shorts

** if attending ballet before or after Hip Hop, students may wear leotard and a bottom of your choice.


solid color dance sneakers (similar to a Nike Roshe/Air Max) must NOT be used for street

Boys:

ATHLETIC ATTIRE...Any solid color T-shirt
athletic pants or sweatpants, basketball shorts
sneakers (*see above recommendations).



Jazz
​LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP – Ponytails are allowed.
“STREET”or SCHOOL CLOTHES AND BLUE JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Girls:
Any color leotard or tight fitting dance crop top
Jazz pants or dance shorts

Tights
Black slip-on jazz shoes - Recommended Shoes:
Bloch "Phantom", Capezio ® EOS Jazz Shoe (any solid canvas style jazz shoe)

Boys:
Any solid color cotton T-shirt
Black dance pants, sweatpants, or shorts
Black jazz shoes: Bloch "Phantom", Capezio ® EOS Jazz Shoe (any solid canvas style jazz shoe)




Lyrical/Contemporary
LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP – Ponytails are allowed.
“STREET” or SCHOOL CLOTHES AND BLUE JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Girls:
Any primarily solid color leotard or tight fitting dance crop top
Dance pants/leggings, dance shorts, or dance skirts
Pink or light suntan footless or transitional/convertible tights

Recommended Shoes:  Capezio Pirouette II Canvas, Capezio Hanami Pirouette in Nude,  Bloch Eclipse Canvas or Bloch Spin II Canvas


Boys:
Black or white solid color cotton T-shirt
black dance pants or dance shorts

Recommended Shoes:  Capezio Pirouette II Canvas, Capezio Hanami Pirouette in Nude,  Bloch Eclipse Canvas nor Bloch Spin II Canvas



Tap
LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP – Ponytails are allowed.
“STREET” or SCHOOL CLOTHES AND BLUE JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED.


Girls:
Any color leotard, or tight fitting dance crop top
dance shorts are preferred to see feet, leggings are also allowed


black or light suntan footed or transitional/convertible tights or socks

black tap shoes (see below)


​Boys:

Any solid color cotton T-shirt

black dance pants, or shorts

Black tap shoes (see below)


​Tap Shoes Girls and Boys:

Capezio: Tic Tap Toe #443, Fluid #CG17, Cadence CG19

Bloch: Sync #SO321L, Jazz Tap #SO301L



Tap-Ballet Preschool Classes ages 3-5


​LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP – Ponytails are allowed.

“STREET”or SCHOOL CLOTHES AND BLUE JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED.


Girls:

Any color leotard or leotard dress

pink footed dance tights

pink leather ballet shoes

black "Mary Jane" style tap shoes.


Boys:

Any solid color cotton T-shirt

black dance pants

black leather ballet shoesboys/uisex child tie on tap shoe