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DRESS CODE

Uniform Requirements

Following are brief descriptions and dress codes for our classes:  


All students must adhere to AOD's dress code.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Students must wear the listed uniforms required for each class.  

  • Hair:  For girls, hair must be up the required hairstyle for each class.  For boys, or for girls with very short hair, the dancer’s hair must be neatly groomed for each class.  Messy hair over the face and eyes are a distraction.


  • Outerwear:  No t-shirts, sweatpants, shorts, or any baggy outerwear that would obstruct a teacher’s view of the dancer may be worn to class.


  • Jewelry:  No jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches or body jewelry, may be worn to class.  Small earrings for pierced ears are permitted.


  • Grooming:  Dancers should be clean and neatly groomed.  Please do not wear dirty or broken tights.  No visible body tattoos or writing on the skin is permitted in class.


  • Gum:  No gum chewing or other eating is allowed during class.     


DRESS CODE

Ballet 

All ballet classes: 

  • Leotards: Dancers in Enchanted Doorway, Pre Primary, Primary, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds classes must wear the regulation Prima Soft leotard in the assigned color of their class.  Leotards are available at the studio store.


  • Leg Warmers:  Leg warmers may only be worn to class in cold circumstances.


  • Tights:  Ballet tights must be clean and in good repair. Mondor convertible tights, color 7-, are the required tights for all performances and presentations. Mondor tights are available at the studio store.


  • Shoes: Dancers from Tiny-Tots through Intermediate Foundation must wear leather, full sole ballet shoes for each class. Intermediate and up may wear canvas or leather in open class. Smaller size shoes are available at the studio store.


  • Hair: For girls, hair must be up in a tidy bun for each class.  For boys, or for girls with very short hair, the dancer’s hair must be neatly groomed for class.


  • Boys: For all ballet classes boys must wear black or white ballet shoes. Boys should wear black or white fitted shirts or tank tops. Tiny-Tots through Primary may wear black or white shorts. From Sapphires and up, boys should wear black or white tights and a dance belt. 


Uniform Colors by Level:

Tiny Tots, Combo:

Girls:

  • Solid pink leotard

  • Pink skirt

  • Black tap shoes (Combo only)

Boys:

  • Black tap shoes (Combo only)

Enchanted Doorway - Level 3:

    Girls: 

  • Primasoft , solid pink leotard with attached skirt.


Level 4-6:

    Girls:

  • Navy Blue Leotard – plain cami or tank (NO straps across back)     


Level 7-10:

    Girls:

  • Solid Black leotard - cami, tank or sleeves (NO straps across back)

  • Pointe Shoes (where permission has been given) 

  • Demi-pointe shoes (for Pre Pointe Class)


Open Class , Pointe, Repertoire, Company Class:

Girls:

  • Any solid color leotard 


Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary Fusion, Afro Contemporary, Musical Theater:


  • Leotard in the color of dancer’s level

  • Black tights or tight fitting leggings)

  • Jazz Shoes (Jazz, Musical Theater)

  • Black tap shoes (Tap)

  • Bare feet or foot undies (Modern, Contemporary/Fusion)

  • No t-shirts or cover ups

  • Hair must be tied back and out of dancer’s way


Hip Hop :


  • Leotard or snug-fitting top

  • Jazz or dance pants

  • Jazz shoes or tennis shoes.

  • No t-shirts or cover ups

  • Hair must be tied back