DRESS CODE
​​​NorwalkAcademy of Dance
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 and LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP IN A BUN – No Ponytails!

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

Girls 8+:
Any primarily solid color leotard, pink tights and pink 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:
Black boys dance tights or dance pants, black or white solid color T-shirt, and black leather ballet slippers.



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

Girls:
ATHLETIC ATTIRE...Any color leotard or tight fitting ATHLETIC top, ATHLETIC pants/sweatpants or shorts, solid color dance sneakers, "Converse" Style sneakers, or combat boots NOT used for street (hip hop 5/7 may use any plain color sneaker NOT used for street)

Boys:
ATHLETIC ATTIRE...Any solid color T-shirt and athletic pants or sweatpants, basket ball shorts,  sneakers (*see above recommendations).



Jazz

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

Girls:
Any color leotard or tight fitting ATHLETIC top, tights, jazz pants or dance shorts, black slip-on jazz shoes

Recommended Shoes:
Bloch "Phantom", or Capezio ® Unisex Slip-on Jazz BootStyle No: CG15 or Style No: CG05, or Bloch ® Women's Jazz Boot Style No: S0499L or Style No: S0495L  

Boys:
Any solid color cotton T-shirt and black dance pants or sweatpants black jazz shoes(*see above recommendations).



Lyrical/Contemporary


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

Girls:
Any primarily solid color leotard or tight fitting ATHLETIC top, pink or light suntan footless or transitional/convertible tights., dance pants, shorts, or skirts are allowed. 

Recommended Shoes:
 Capezio Pirouette II Canvas, Block Eclipse Canvas.

​Boys:
Black or white solid color cotton T-shirt and black dance pants.

Recommended Shoes:  Dance Paws Lyrical Half Sole


Modern


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

Girls:
Any primarily solid color leotard or tight fitting ATHLETIC top and footless or transitional tights. Jazz pants, dance shorts or dance skirts are allowed.

Boys:
Black dance pants, black or white solid color T-shirt.
*Students dance in bare feet*



Tap

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

Girls:
Any color leotard, or tight fitting ATHLETIC top,  black or light suntan footed or transitional/convertible tights., dance shorts are preferred to see feet, black tap shoes (see below)

Tap Shoes ages 6-8
: Capezio ® Child Jr. Tyette Tap Shoe Style No: N625C or Bloch "Tap On" #SO302 or full tie on shoe by teacher approval/suggestion

​Tap Shoes Girls 8+ and Boys
: Tap Shoe: Bloch Audeo Tap Shoe style No:S0381L, Capezio Unisex "Xtreme" Tap Shoe Stule No: CG55, Custom tap shoes also available for advanced tappers, please contact us for assistance.

​Boys:
Any solid color cotton T-shirt and black dance pants (*see above recommendations for footwear).



Tap Ballet Creative Movement

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

Girls:
Any color leotard or leotard dress, pink footed dance tights, pink leather ballet shoes and black "Mary Jane" style tap shoes.

Boys:
Any solid color cotton T-shirt and black dance pants, black leather ballet shoes and boys/uisex child tap shoe