UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

 

Students must be in proper uniform & shoes no later than the first dance class in October. Students who do not adhere to uniform rules thereafter may be asked to sit out and watch class for the day. Uniforms are available for purchase in the studio or through our online store.

TWINKLE TOTS, RAISE THE BARRE, TUMBLE & POP, TINY TUMBLING

Shoes: Pink leather ballet shoes, Black Mary Jane beginner tap shoe  

Leotard: Any color leotard (ballet skirt, tutu, dance shorts)

Tights: pink or tan tights

Hair: Any style but hair must be pulled off of face, beads must also be tied up in ponytail (We do not recommend hair balls or styles that are on top of student's head if they are in Tumbling)

AT THE BARRE, PRIMARY BALLET/JAZZ

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes (leather)  Shoes Tap: Black Mary Jane beginner tap shoe (patent leather w/bow or strap) Shoes: Black LACE-LESS jazz shoe (No shoestrings)

Leotard: Ballet- Pink Leotard ONLY (black or pink ballet skirt, tutu) Tap & Jazz- Pink Leotard (leggings, shorts, jazz pants)

Tights: Skin-tone Tights

Hair: Hair pulled off of face  

(Leotard options can also be purchased through studio)

BALLET I

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes (leather)  

Leotard: Burgundy Leotard (black or pink ballet skirt)

Tights: Skin-tone tights

Hair: Ponytail or bun (Required)

(Leotard options can also be purchased through studio)

BALLET II, BALLET III (POINTE)

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes (CANVAS no leather)  

Leotard: Ballet ll-Navy Blue Leotard (black or pink ballet skirt)

Leotard: Ballet lll,Pointe- Purple or Black Leotard (black or pink ballet skirt)

Tights: Skin-tone tights


Hair: Ponytail or bun (Required)

(Leotard options can also be purchased through studio)

TUMBLING CLASSES

Shoes: No Shoes Needed

Tight fitting dance attire or gymnastics attire

Tights: Skin-tone or none

Hair: pulled back off face low ponytail or bun

JAZZ CLASSES & MUSICAL THEATER

Shoes: Black LACE-LESS jazz shoe (No shoestrings)

Leotard: Black Leotard or Ballet color leotard, Black Crop top, Black Tank top, NO SHIRTS ( black dance shorts, jazz pants, leggings)

Tights: Skin-tone tights

Hair: Ponytail or bun

HIP-HOP CLASSES

Shoes: All Black Running Shoes (Lightweight)

Clothing: Loose fitting dance attire (sweat pants, leggings, tank top, t-shirt)

Hair: Pulled off of your face

NO JEANS or STREET CLOTHES ALLOWED

LYRICAL, TECHNIQUE 101, TECHNIQUE 102, COMPANY CLASS

Shoes: NO shoes required

Leotard: Black Leotard or Ballet color leotard, Black Crop top, Black Tank top, NO T-SHIRTS ( black dance shorts, jazz pants, leggings)

Tights: Skin-tone tights

Hair: Ponytail or bun

TAP I, TAP II

Shoes: Black lace up tap shoe (not a beginner patent leather tap shoe NOT ALLOWED)

Leotard: Black Leotard or Ballet color leotard, Black Crop top, Black Tank top, NO T-SHIRTS ( black dance shorts, jazz pants, leggings)

Tights: Skin-tone Tights

Hair: Ponytail or bun



 

Sourcing Uniforms

Additional Options

Studio Detroit Dance Center (SDDC) is aware that dance can be a costly endeavor for parents. As such, SDDC offers several alternative options to assist parents with ensuring their dancers are adhering to uniform policies.

Leotards, Dance tights, warm-up suits & duffle bags

SDDC offers dance attire at a more affordable rate compared to industry standards. Parents in need of new leotards, tights, a personalized SDDC warm-up suit and duffle bag can purchase these items in the studio or through our online store. Tights are available for same-day purchase and warm-up gear and duffle bags must be ordered.

Shoe Purchase Program

If parents are in need of appropriate shoes for their dancers, please see a member of SDDC staff in order to purchase a new pair of dance shoes directly from the studio. Shoes will become available for purchase through our online store at a later date.

Loaner Shoe Program

SDDC operates a loaner shoe program that allows students who have forgotten their dance shoes to use a loaner pair from the studio and return them upon the end of their class.

We also welcome parents to donate gently used dance shoes that their dancers can no longer fit to the program to ensure that their child along with other students have every system of support at their disposal to be a successful dance student at SDDC.

SDDC understands that dance shoes can pose a significant financial impact—especially when a student participates in more than one course. On a case-by-case basis, SDDC will also facilitate the exchange of one pair of gently used shoes for another to avoid having to purchase a new pair once your students have outgrown theirs. For more details on this, please speak with an instructor or staff member in person at least 15 minutes prior to your child’s scheduled dance class.

ADDITIONAL

Dance wear and shoes can be purchased at any local dance store. Attire for smaller children can be purchased at local superstores such as Target or Walmart.