Dress Code

Proper dance attire differs from genre to genre but adherence to dress code is expected at all times. Dress codes are in place to minimize time spent adjusting clothing, and to allow instructors to see the line of the body in order to teach proper technique and prevent injury. Please ensure that your student is prepared with the required attire and footwear for each class. 

  • Masks are to be worn at all times during class and on KDT premises. 
  • Jewelry– No jewelry aside from small earring studs are permitted in the classroom.

  • HairHair should be secured away from the face for all classes and should not need to be adjusted in class. The hair should not affect the dancer’s ability to move fully, and should be tightly secured for all leveled classes.

  • Tights– Students that participate in classes that require tights should wear tights that most closely match the dancer’s skin tone.
  • Chewing Gum– Chewing gum is not permitted in class.

  • The table below provides a breakdown of attire recommendations for various ages and genres.

 

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    • Premier Dance Gear – Columbia, 410-418-8804
    • Artistic Dance Fashions – Loch Raven, 410-321-1121.
 
Class Dress-wear Foot-wear
Adaptive Dance Comfortable clothing that does not need to be adjusted in class No shoes required
Ballet/Pointe- All levels

Option 1: Any solid color leotard, footed or convertible tights which match the dancer’s skin tone

Option 2: White or black fitted t-shirt, black opaque tights or leggings

Option 1: Canvas ballet slippers which match the dancer’s skin tone. 

Option 2: Black ballet slippers   

Shoes should match the color of the tights or leggings worn in class*

For Pointe: Students recommended for Pointe classes will consult with instructors. Students should wear shoes that match their skin tone.

Creative Dance, Parent/Child

Option 1: Any solid color leotard and footless tights/leggings

Option 2: Fitted solid color T-shirt and opaque tights or leggings

No shoes required

Ballet Babies

Mini Movers

Option 1: Any solid color leotard, solid color leggings, or tights which match the dancer’s skin tone

Option 2: Fitted solid color T-shirt and opaque tights or leggings

For Ballet Babies: Leather ballet slippers – the color of the shoes should match the color of the tights or leggings that are worn

For Mini Movers: No shoes are required

Dance Fundamentals

Option 1: Any solid color leotard, solid color leggings, or tights which match the dancer’s skin tone

Option 2: Fitted solid color T-shirt and opaque tights or leggings

For Ballet: Leather ballet slippers – the color of the shoes should match the color of the tights or leggings that are worn

For Jazz: Black slip on Jazz shoes

For Modern: No shoes are required

For Tap: Black tap shoes

Hip Hop- All levels

Comfortable clothing that does not need to be adjusted while dancing

Examples: T shirts, tank tops, leggings and sweatpants

*Skirts or “skorts” are not permitted

Clean sneakers
Jazz- All levels

Solid color leotard; black jazz pants, tights or leggings

Camisole top or fitted shirt is allowed

Split-soled black jazz shoes
Modern and Contemporary- All levels Solid color leotard; black footless tights or leggings No shoes required
Musical Theatre- All levels Solid color leotard, camisole or fitted shirt; black jazz pants or leggings Split-soled black jazz shoes
Tap- All levels

Any solid color leotard, black jazz pants or leggings

Camisole top or fitted shirt is allowed

Black tap shoes

Supplemental Classes

Yoga/Fitness

Form fitting clothing that does not need to be adjusted as the student moves

No shoes required
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