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Dress Code

Dress Code

2020/2021 Studio Dress Code and Shoe Suggestions (PDF)

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.) AFTER OCTOBER 15th, STUDENTS WITHOUT PROPER CLOTHES OR SHOES WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN CLASS. 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.

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 (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

Mandatory: Any comfortable, tasteful clothing.

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.

SHOE SUGGESTIONS

ALL BALLET/TAP COMBINATION CLASSES – will need both ballet and tap shoes.

Ballet

Pink split-sole ballet shoes. There are many styles with in Capezio, Bloch, Sansha and other brands. Both Canvas and Leather are acceptable. For our combo dancers, full sole are fine. Capezio Daisy Beginner Ballet shoes are wonderful options.

Jazz

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

Tap

We recommend FULL sole tap shoes for our non-combo classes. Lace-up or Slip-On Oxfords (no buckle or bow) are available in a number of brands, notable Capezio, Bloch, etc. For the most serious of tappers, three tap shoes your loving teachers recommend include: Jason Samuel Smiths, Capezio K360’s and Miller and Ben’s. These are pricier options, but fabulous shoes. For heels, any of the Capezio Footlights or Bloch Tap-Ons. For our combo dancers, the Capezio Junior Tyette is wonderful. Payless buckle or elastic tie tap shoes for this age are also great.

Pointe

Pointe students must be professionally fitted for pointe shoes. Two stores we recommend are Pas De Chat in New Holland and Definitely Dance in Exton. Both are good with fitting and 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 you choose.

Lyrical / Modern

Dance Paws, Foot Thongs, Foot Undeez

Hip Hop

Black low top Converse sneakers are recommended. We ask that any sneakers be clean and for dance class only (not to be worn outside.)

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