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How important is a dress code in dance class?

Explore Point Loma after dance class with our guide

We believe it is important to have a dress code. The clothing dress code helps a young dancer focus during class by:

1. Understanding they are going to a structured class (compared to an unstructured playtime).

2. Ensuring that the clothing is not a distraction during class.

3. Making certain that a dancer is appropriately dressed so as to be necessarily covered.

 

We do not think a dress code is necessary during general movement or Mommy and Me classes. Of course dance leotards, tights and tutus add to the fun, but they are not required for the educational development of the dancer.

If a parent is watching the budget or a child does not want to wear the suggested clothes, a dancer can be just as successful awhile wearing a pair of leggings and a t-shirt.  If this is the case, we would suggest setting aside the leggings and t-shirt for dance class only. By doing do, the dancer learns that these clothes are affiliated with a structured class and not just playtime.

The dress code we struggle with is when a dance studio requires a specific leotard or a specific color stocked by the dance studio. The real reason behind this requirement is not to benefit the dancer but to create additional revenue for the dance studio.

Money seems to fly out the door fast enough as it is when you have children so no parent needs to spend money on expensive dance clothes that their kids will quickly grow out of.

Dress codes for dance class are usually put into place for good reasons
Dress codes for dance class are usually put into place for good reasons


That being said, a dress code becomes more important as the dancer gets older. Proper dance attire enables the teacher to see the dancers’ positions and movement in order to give necessary corrections. A dress code also teaches discipline, which is important in art as demanding as dance. For a very traditional ballet class, students are usually asked to wear a black leotard and pink tights. Pattern leotards can be a distraction to the teacher’s eye.

The other parts of a dress code in dance classes includes hair pulled back in a bun (or at least a ponytail) and proper shoes. These are both important for the dancer and should be adhered to.

Hip-hop classes

In regards to hip-hop classes, the dress code should be very general. To promote the culture and energy of the hip-hop style, the dress code should simply be sweats, t-shirts, and tennis shoes with laces. Dancers will often do floor work and this is why long stretchy pants are needed. Tied tennis shoes with less traction are good for sliding and turning. 

Overall, a dress code is important in any dance class but the strictness should depend on the age. Nothing should keep us from dancing…

 

All classes and camps are following CDC Guidelines

COVID-19 Precautions Strictly Enforced For Everyone’s Safety:

* Social distancing class structure and no-touch activities

* Masks for everyone 2+ years

* Smaller class sizes

* Temperature checks before class

* Classes are 5-minutes shorter to allow more transition time between classes to avoid crowding and to ensure cleaning of high touch surfaces.

* Please stay home if not feeling well.  Flexible make-up class policy.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the 

EvOLvE office via email.  Thank you!

Last Updated:  April 2021

All classes and camps are following CDC Guidelines

COVID-19 Precautions Strictly Enforced For Everyone’s Safety:

* Indoor/ Outdoor class options (dependent on location)

* Social distancing class structure and no-touch activities

* Adults in masks; Children Optional

* Smaller class sizes

* Temperature checks before class

* Classes are 5-minutes shorter to allow more transition time between classes to avoid crowding and proper cleaning of high touch surfaces.

* Please stay home if not feeling well.  Flexible make-up class policy.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the

EvOLvE office via email.  Thank you!

Last Updated:  April 2021

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Semester Option

10% DISCOUNT Semester Auto-Renewal Registration: (This option is only valid at the beginning of a semester as it is not prorated.) Dancers’ registration continues semester to semester until family requests to switch to monthly enrollment or to cancel. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the next semester as the credit card on file will be automatically charged prior to the next semester starting. Kid’s dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed.

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Monthly Auto-Renewal Option

Monthly Auto-Renewal Registration: Dancers’ registration continues each month until family requests to switch to semester enrollment or to cancel. Minimum dance class enrollment is one month. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the 25th of the next month as the credit card on file will be automatically charged around the 28th of each month. Dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed. Billed monthly on the 28th of each month. Monthly charge will vary depending if it is a 3, 4 or 5-week month.

Registration Details for Kid's Dance Class

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Semester Option

10% DISCOUNT Semester Auto-Renewal Registration: (This option is only valid at the beginning of a semester as it is not prorated.) Dancers’ registration continues semester to semester until family requests to switch to monthly enrollment or to cancel. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the next semester as the credit card on file will be automatically charged prior to the next semester starting. Kid’s dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed.

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Monthly Auto-Renewal Option

Monthly Auto-Renewal Registration:

Dancers’ registration continues each month until family requests to switch to semester enrollment or to cancel. Minimum dance class enrollment is one month. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the 25th of the next month as the credit card on file will be automatically charged around the 28th of each month. Dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed. Billed monthly on the 28th of each month. Monthly charge will vary depending if it is a 3, 4 or 5-week month.

Registration Details for Kid's Dance Class

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Semester Option

10% DISCOUNT Semester Auto-Renewal Registration: (This option is only valid at the beginning of a semester as it is not prorated.) Dancers’ registration continues semester to semester until family requests to switch to monthly enrollment or to cancel. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the next semester as the credit card on file will be automatically charged prior to the next semester starting. Kid’s dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed.

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Monthly Auto-Renewal Option

Monthly Auto-Renewal Registration: Dancers’ registration continues each month until family requests to switch to semester enrollment or to cancel. Minimum dance class enrollment is one month. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the 25th of the next month as the credit card on file will be automatically charged around the 28th of each month. Dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed. Billed monthly on the 28th of each month. Monthly charge will vary depending if it is a 3, 4 or 5-week month.