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Dress Code/Required Attire

Why a Dress Code?


A dress code ensures that a teacher will be able to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning.  Baggy clothing can mask a dancer's physique, making corrections visually difficult for the instructor. A dress code will also teach students discipline, helping with overall focus and energy. By "dressing the part," dancers feel like dancers. Our dress code creates equality and unity among the dancers much like a school uniform policy which minimizes distractions while learning. Dancers who do not come dressed in the appropriate required attire will not be permitted to dance. 


Why should I shop at Inspiration?


We recommend that all of our dance families make their dress code purchases through our Inspiration Dance Boutique. We will fit your dancer in the correct sizes, styles, & colors for their levels and the JDC Dress Code. We keep a record of your dancers'  sizes and are conveniently right inside the studio to help simplify your dance life!  We carry everything required (& more!) except for HipHop attire/shoes.

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  •     Ladies hair should be in a neat bun or secure ponytail at all times (bun for ballet, please). Short hair should be secured with a full headband. Please use clips or bobby pins to secure loose strands of hair.

  •     Tights must be worn in ballet, jazz, and tap classes in the required colors and styles - no runs or holes please. . 

  •     Dancers who have a ballet class back-to-back with tap or jazz must wear the required pink tights for ballet class. (They will not be expected to change into tan tights when ballet & tap or jazz are back-to-back.)

  •     Not permitted: pantyhose, tutus, anklets, socks, bicycle shorts, bike unitards, jewelry, half headbands (full fabric headbands only), skirted leotards, or gum.

  •    Please put your name in your dance shoes - the lost and found is overflowing!

  •     No loose fitting garments are to be worn over the leotard such as tees, sweatshirts, boxer shorts, soccer shorts, baggy dance pants, sweatpants, etc (except as listed for hip hop!)

  •     No pink tights or leotards in hip hop classes - have appropriate hip hop clothing!

  •     DANCE SHOES MUST NOT BE WORN OUTDOORS. EVER. Including hip hop sneakers!!

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