DANCE 2 Studio

605-332-3700  Dance Ballroom & Studio  140 N Carla Ave in Tea SD

Dress Code for Youth Classes


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As a commitment to student safety along with establishing class unity and cohesiveness, we have a dress code that is strictly enforced.  Dress code adherence is part of the discipline and shows respect.  Infractions will have consequences regardless of who/what caused them and will be at the discretion of the instructor. 
No dance shoes will be an automatic sit out.  

ATTIRE & SHOES:  Proper shoes, atttire and "code rules" are paramount for optimal safety and performance.  Attire and shoes will vary between dance types - see table below for specifics.  

HAIR:  Hair greatly affects safety and performance and should be fixed appropriately.  Loose/free hair is not allowed. Read below:

Males:  Hair & bangs must be groomed away from face and eyes - use hair spray if needed. Headband can be worn if desired. 
Females: Hair length will determine the best way to secure it for optimal safety and performance. 
Bangs need to be sprayed or clipped away from face and eyes. 
Long hair should be secured in a bun. 
Medium hair should be secured in a bun when feasible or made into a ponytail then secured to the head.  
Short hair should be secured with a wide headband and clips. 

Ponytails are only acceptable if the hair is too short to make into a bun or can't be clipped to the head.  Makeshift buns (buns secured with only using a hair tie) will not be acceptable because they won't stay secure and hair will fall out.   

TIPS:  
> Consult with your personal stylist for ideas or go to YouTube for some tutorials.
> Don't be overwhelmed - it's easy once you get the hang of it. 
> Emergency hair kits are available for sale at the studio. 
> There are "bun making gadgets" in stores that make it quick and easy to form hair into a bun. 

JEWELRY OF ANY KIND IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND SHOULD NEVER BE WORN TO CLASS.  
This includes watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, earring, & anklets. The only  exceptions are "Fitbits" or earrings that have to stay in due to new piercing.  

EXTRAS:  Unless permission given by the instructor, the following are typically NOT allowed:
Skirts, tutus, legwarmers, street clothing, crowns, fancy hair accessories, costumes, or fancy trimmed leotards, leotards with attached skirts or tutus.  However - on the lesson of each month and at teacher's discretion, students may wear certain items providing they do not interfere with student's ability to dance safely and are not a distraction.  Plain dance sweaters or coverups are permitted during the cold season. 


NOTE:  Though it may seem odd, panties are typically NEVER worn beneath dance attire - much like a swimsuit.  However, older female dancers that have modesty concerns can wear a nude colored
"under leo" or "dance panties". Most leotards have a built in bra making it unnecessary to wear a bra; 
however if absolutely necessary, a "dance bra" or sport bra should be worn. Typically male dancers wear a "dance belt" or "dance briefs" for undergarments.  We recommend "dance briefs" for younger male dancers. 

TO AVOID LOSS OR MIXUP DANCER'S FIRST AND LAST NAME SHOULD BE WRITTEN ON ALL DANCE ATTIRE & SHOES WITH PERMANENT MARKER IN AN INCONSPICOUS PLACE AND IN A LOCATION WHERE IT WON'T BLEED FROM PERSPIRATION.  

WHAT TO GET AND WHERE TO GET IT:
We request you purchase your dancewear and shoes from "The Dance Line".  They stock specific items just for us and you will receive great customer service.  Do NOT purchase shoes from Walmart or Target - the "dance slippers" they sell are actually bedroom slippers and are not suitable for dance!

Where is the Dance Line?  2115 S Minnesota Ave in Sioux Falls 
Where exactly is that?  Strip mall across from Dairy Queen
What is their phone number?  605 335 8242

What are the store hours?  Mon-Fri-Sat 10-5. Tue-Wed-Thu 10-6.  Summer hours vary - call ahead. 

WHAT GIRLS/WOMEN WILL NEED:
Dance FUNdamentals Light pink tank leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers 
PreBallet Dark coral tank leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Ballet A Light blue tank leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Ballet B Mulberry tank leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Ballet BC Lilac tank leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Ballet C Sapphire blue tank leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Ballet D Black tank or camisole leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Teen/Adult Any style & color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. 
Note: Dance attire is recommended but not required. Ballet slippers however ARE required. As an alternative to standard dance attire, leggings & a T shirt will suffice. 
Hip Hop, Jazz,
Musical Theater
Any color plain tank leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes
Tap Any color plain tank leotard, black jazz pants, black low heel tap shoes
Lyrical Any color plain tank leotard, pink footless or convertible tights,
black booty shorts, nude dance sandals
WHAT BOYS/MEN WILL NEED
Dance FUNdamentals, PreBallet, Ballet Any color plain short sleeve T shirt, black tights (or black leggings with black socks), black ballet slippers, dance briefs or dance belt.
Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater Any color plain short sleeve T shirt, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes, dance briefs or dance belt.
Lyrical Any color plain short sleeve T shirt, black footless tights, nude dance sandals, dance briefs or dance belt.