Dorothy's Dancing Unlimited
Dress Code

Dress code is mandatory!

Dancers should be dressed appropriately for class. Our dress code will be strictly enforced. Students will not be allowed to dance if they are wearing improper attire.

How important is a dress code in dance class?

  • Helps dancers understand they are going to a structured class. 
  • Ensures that the clothing is not a distraction during class.
  • Ensures that the dancer is appropriately dressed.
  • Ensures that each dancer has the same style and color of shoes for class and performances.
  • Ensures that a teacher will be able to see a dancer's alignment and positioning and make appropriate corrections. Baggy clothing can mask bad habits, making corrections impossible.

Jeans, jean shorts, pants, or other types of "school attire" are not allowed. ABSOLUTELY NO BARE LEGS, BRA TOPS WHERE STOMACH IS EXPOSED, OR STREET CLOTHING ALLOWED IN ANY CLASS. For safety reasons, no jewelry or watches may be worn during class. Also, please do not wear perfume.

Hair must be pulled back and secured off the neck and face for all dance classes. Hair must be worn in a bun for Ballet and Pre Pointe.

Please note: If a student is not properly attired for class, they will be asked to change or sit out.

Order Dance Attire Online!

We have set up an online store for you to order leotards, tights, accessories, and shoes that adhere to our dress code. Go to www.shopnimbly.com/dorothysdance and select the dance class (acrobatics, ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, intro, etc.). There you can scroll through the options and select the items you need, all of which will be appropriate for class!

 

Girls' Attire:

Class Age Attire Footwear
Acrobatics 7-18
Any color and style leotard and tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: booty shorts.
Acro shoes 
Note: Performance shoes will be black.

Ballet

8-20
Black leotard, pink footed tights, or pink convertible tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: ballet skirt, ballet sweater, legwarmers.
Hair must be pulled back and secured tightly in a bun off the neck and face.
Pink ballet shoes

Contemporary

and

Lyrical

8-20
Any color and style leotard and footless tights, convertable tights, or stirrup tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: booty shorts.
Bare feet, Half Sole, Foot Undies, Dance Paws, or lyrical sandals
Note: While any color of these shoes is allowed in class, performance shoes will be beige.
Creative 6-7 Any color and style dancewear and footed  tights.
Depending on the style of dance, either tap shoes, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes will be needed
Hip Hop 8-20
Any color and style leotard and tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: booty shorts, sweatpants, dance pants, snug tank top.
Ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or hip hop sneakers (no gym shoes or outside shoes allowed).
Note: Performance shoes will be black.
Intro to Dance 3-5
Any color and style dancewear and footed tights.

Tap shoes and ballet shoes

Note: Performance shoes will be black tap shoes

Jazz 8-20
Any color and style leotard and tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: booty shorts, dance pants, snug shirt.
Ballet shoes or jazz shoes.
Note: Performance shoes will be black.
Musical Theater 8-20
Any color and style leotard and tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: booty shorts, dance pants, snug shirt.
Ballet shoes or jazz shoes (no gym shoes or outside shoes allowed).
Pre Pointe 10-20
Black leotard, pink footed tights, or pink convertible tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: ballet skirt, ballet sweater, legwarmers.
Hair must be pulled back and secured tightly in a bun off the neck and face.

Pink ballet shoes

Demi Point shoes with instructors approval

Pointe shoes with instructors approval

Tap 8-20
Any color and style leotard and tights.
Optional over leotard and tights: booty shorts, dance pants, snug shirt.

Tap shoes

Note: Performance shoes will be black.

 

 

Boys' and Adults' Attire:

  Ages Attire Footwear
Boys All ages Fitted shirt, longer loose-fitting shorts (such as basketball shorts) or sweatpants. Refer to class requirements above
Adults 21+
Comfortable form-fitting athletic clothing such as tank tops and yoga pants or sweatpants.
Optional: Leotard and tights.
Refer to class requirements above