EDA Dress Policy:
Why a Dress Code?
-Tradition and respect for the art
-It is essential for reinforcing in students a sense of respect and discipline.
-It reinforces the integrity of EDA’s dance education program.
-To provide the best instruction, it is crucial for teachers to be able to see the dancer’s body placement to make corrections.
Tiny Dancer and Star Dancer Combo Classes:
Hair needs to be neatly pulled back and off the face (bun, ponytail, braid) no half up half down
Any color leotard*
Ballet skirt of your choice
Pink ballet slippers*
Black tap shoes*
*These items are available for purchase in studio at the EDA Dance Store
Level 1 and above:
· T-shirts—long or short sleeve
· Sweatpants or sweat-shorts
· Sweaters (unless a ballet wrap)
· Socks with no dance shoes
If it’s clothing you would wear to school…don’t wear it to dance!
Pink tights (convertible or footed)
Leotard of your choice
Dance shorts (tight not loose fitting)
Split-sole pink ballet slippers (please check back for specific brand)
Hair in a bun
In cold weather a tight fitting ballet sweater or studio warm up jacket/leg warmers are allowed
Dance attire like leotard, tights, leggings, jazz pants, dance shorts etc.
Absolutely no casual clothing as mentioned above
Jazz shoes…not foot undies or pirouettes
Hair neatly up (bun, braid, ponytail etc.)
Hair up (bun, braid, ponytail etc.)
Dance attire: leotard, shorts, leggings, tights
No casual clothing (t-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts…)
Hair neatly pulled up (bun, ponytail, braid etc.)
Dance attire like above-leotard with shorts, unitard shorts, no baggy clothing because it can get caught up and is dangerous
Hair up (Hair in bun)
No jewelry (stud earrings are the ONLY thing allowed)
All Hip Hop Classes:
Any shirt (tee-shirt, tank or sweatshirt)
Black bottoms- loose or fitted
Shoes (any sneakers not worn outside)
Black ballet shoes or ghillies (irish step soft shoes)
Leotard and dance shorts with dance top
Hair neatly pulled back off face (bun, ponytail, braid, etc.)
Encore Performance Teams and Competition Classes:
Black leggings or dance shorts (tights must be worn if wearing shorts)
If you would wear it to school….don’t wear it to dance!
*** * Hair should be pulled back neatly off face in bun or ponytail