Dress Code

Dress Code

We are asking parents to review the Lititz Academy of Dance Dress Code with their dancer. This dress code will be enforced! Students who show up to class without proper attire will be given a warning, the second time they will be asked to observe. Please note that hair is a crucial part of our dress code. (See “Hair” section of Dress Code.)


LAD reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes to the Studio Policies and Dress Code will be posted online and in the studio.

LAD Class and Performance Checklist

Childrens’ Combo Classes

Mandatory: Leotard (any color, style), Tights (tan, black or ballet pink)
Optional: Ballet skirts, Jazz pants, and ballet sweaters
Combo Boys: white t-shirt, black pants, black ballet shoes.s (any color, style)

Ballet and Pointe

Girls: Black leotards (any style), ballet pink tights, pink ballet shoes, HAIR in buns, NO CAMIS!
Optional: Black or pink legwarmers, Ballet Skirts, Ballet Sweaters
Boys: White T- Shirt, Black Jazz Pants or Tights, Black Ballet shoes

Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Modern, and Tech

Mandatory: Leotard (any color only), Tights (Tan, black or ballet pink), Appropriate Footwear NO SOCKS (see “shoes”)
Optional: Jazz Pants, Booty Shorts, Ballet Skirts, Camisoles (black NO PRINTS. Leotard-fit only. No tanks, loose tops, etc.)

Hip Hop and Boys’ Classes

Any comfortable, tasteful clothing.



Will need both ballet and tap shoes. Any Brand.
Ballet Pink split-sole ballet shoes such as Capezio Gold, Capezio Juliet, Bloch Split Sole, Bloch Prolite II, Sansha’s. Capezio Daisy beginner ballet shoes are fine for younger students.


Tan Jazz Slip-On shoes – no laces, please! Capezio and Bloch are two recommended brands.


All tap classes, with the exception of Combo, are required lace-up or slip on tap shoes. Some suggestions are:
Bloch split-sole tap oxfords, Capezio Gold Split sole tap shoes, Leos Giordano Jazz Tap Shoe. For heels, any of the Capezio Footlights or Bloch Tap-Ons. For younger children Combo – Capezio Junior Tyette with ELASTIC TIES- Payless is fine.
(When purchasing metal taps, Tele-Tone taps and Duo-Tone heel taps are recommended.)


Pointe students must be professionally fitted for pointe shoes. Dancer’s Pointe and Pas De Chat have many brands and styles. Be prepared to spend about an hour being fitted for the correct shoe. Call ahead for an appointment at whichever store of your choice.

Lyrical / Modern

Dance Paws, Foot Thongs, Foot Undeez

Hip Hop

Black low top Converse sneakers/ if you have dance sneakers that is fine for class

Hair / Jewelry

Hair for ALL dancers must be in a SECURE bun or ponytail. Short hair and long bangs must be kept neatly off the face. PLEASE NOTE: This is part of our mandatory dress code. Please no bracelets or dangling necklaces/earrings.

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