RDA maintains a dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness. Uniformity in dance wear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.
We understand that a student may start class with different attire and shoes and move towards the requirements as new shoes and attire are purchased.
Please be advised: Jewelry and watches should not be worn to class.Dance shoes should never be worn outside. Dance wear is to be kept in good condition and laundered on a regular basis. Please label all belongings with your dancers name.Hair should be tightly secured, away from the face; a neat bun is preferred. No baggy clothes. No inappropriate words, signs, or symbols on clothing. Advanced levels require more shoes.
Ballet: (Hair must be secured in a bun)
Shoes: ballet level 1 ,2, 3: pink leather, 4,5,6: canvas for class and pink leather for recital, pointe shoes at the advice and consent of the instructor.
Girls~ pink tights, black leotard
Boys~ black tights/pants, white shirt, black ballet shoes, dance belt suggested age 10 and older
Bitty ballet: pink leather ballet shoes, pink ballet tights, any color leotard, skirt or tutu optional
Contemporary Ballet: any color tight and leotard
Ballet Ensembles: pink tights, leotards are coordinated by level; 1/2 navy blue, 3/4 purple, 5/6 burgundy
Shoes: black full sole, oxford, (capezio one screw- suggested) tap shoes
Black; pants to ankle, capris or shorts. Any color top, form fitting, tank or t-shirt. Hair secured low pony or bun. No hair in eyes, please secure bangs. Leotard and tights are always an appropriate choice as well.
Shoes: level 1, 2 black slip on jazz shoe, 3,4,5 foot undeez or paws or caramel capezio pendini- please refer to instructor
Black; pants to ankle, Capri’s or shorts. Any color top, form fitting, tank or t-shirt. Hair secured low pony or bun. No hair in eyes, please secure bangs. Leotard and tights are always an appropriate choice as well.
Combo 1 & 2:
girls: pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, pink tights, fun leotards of any color
boys: black ballet and tap shoes, comfortable pants or shorts, T-shirt
girls: leotard, shorts, (acro shoes for acro dance 1 & 2)
boys: shorts, t-shirt
shoes: vans, converse one star, Niki, Osiris, tennis shoes~ please designate shoes only for studio wear, no outside street shoes will be allowed thank you!
Sweats, athletic wear, loose fitting is acceptable, T-shirt, no jeans
shoes: not required
girls: black convertible tights, black leotard or shorts and tank
boys: same as jazz
same as jazz, may require character shoes
Leaps and Turns:
same as jazz or ballet