Class Attire

Dress Code Requirements


Dawn’s Dance Connection maintains a dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness (variations in attire can be distracting and contribute to feelings of inequality). Uniformity in dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.


·     Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.


·     Dancewear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis.


·     Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class.


·     Dance shoes should never be worn outside.


·     Female students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is preferred for ballet and pointe classes.


·     Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students age 10 and older.


If a student comes to class not dressed accordingly, he/she will receive a warning.  If it happens a second time, he/she will have to sit the class out and you will be notified.  Thank you so much for complying with these policies – correct attire is critical to the atmosphere and structure of each class. 






Sweatpants/shorts, t-shirt

Bare feet

Leotard, bare feet. Pink convertible tights are optional.  Hair pulled away from their face. 

**Please no big hair bows or clips as it impairs their ability to tumble.

Jackson Studio: ballet slippers are required for class and ballet pink tights will be worn for recital


Form fitting/flexible clothing, t-shirts must be tucked in. 

Bare feet only

Form fitting/flexible clothing. T-shirts must be tucked in. **Hair MUST be secured in a ponytail or braid away from the face.

Bare feet only.


Sweatpants/shorts, t-shirt

Black ballet shoes or socks

Leotard and tights ONLY.  Skirts highly recommended.  Hair in a ponytail or bun.

“Ballet-Pink” ballet shoes.

Boys: black tights and white t-shirt


Sweatpants/shorts, t-shirt.

Black split sole jazz boots


Form fitting dance attire, no “gym” clothes: unitards, jazz pants, leotards, camisole tops, etc.  Hair pulled away from face.

Tan split sole jazz boots. 


Sweatpants/shorts, t-shirt

Black leather oxford taps

Form fitting dance attire, no “gym” clothes: unitards, jazz pants, leotards, camisole tops, etc.  Hair pulled away from face.

TK-5th   need: Tan slip on tap shoes

6th-12th grade need:  black oxford taps

Modern & Lyrical

Modern dancers MUST wear pants.
Sweatpants, t-shirt.

Barefoot or socks

Form fitting dance attire, no “gym” clothes.

Bare feet



For your convenience, dance footwear will be ordered on the 15th of each month, please ask teachers to get fitted for shoes in between classes.  All appropriate footwear must be purchased (or at least ordered) by the end of the 1st month of classes.

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