Footloose Dance Studio Dress Code

FootLoose strives for professional demeanor from all students, which means following a specific dress code.  The dress code decided by the FootLoose staff is for the benefit of the student and teacher so the body can be seen adequately for corrections and feedback for the student.  In order to participate, all students must have the following clothing and hair requirements. If you have not purchased it 14 days from start date, you will be required to buy\order them from the studio at studio cost. Not adhering to dress code will result in non-participation. FootLoose Dance Studio sells dancewear items at the studio when merchandise is available.  Please contact us to find out what items are in stock. Fast and convenient online dancewear suppliers are:
All students must be ready prior to start of class time.  Changing at the studio is permitted, but must happen before their class begins.  All students must have the following clothing and hair requirements met in order to participate:

All Classes:

No bare mid-drifts, no butt cheeks.  Bike shorts must be long enough for stretching appropriately.  Sports bras or leotards are required.  No jewelry allowed (exception: stud earrings and wedding rings). No distracting hair accessories that are incapable of staying in place with head movement. All hair must be pulled back out of the eyes. All bangs must be pinned back. Bun preferred to prevent whipping eyes with hair. No socks or footed tights will be allowed on the dance floor. No street shoes will be allowed on the dance floor at any time. Any shoes worn for dance purposes must be different from the shoes worn outside the studio.  For all classes that require tights, we ask that you refrain from wearing tights with excessive/multiple holes & runs. Dance tights only. No “Fashion” tights allowed. 


Students will be required to have their names written on the inside of their shoes, both their dance shoes and street shoes worn to the studio.

Boys

Boys in Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz are required to wear dance belts if wearing bike shorts or jazz pants.  Boys are allowed to wear any style of athletic clothing that is not overly baggy for any class. Pants cannot go past ankles. Black Ballet shoes for Ballet. Black “sneaker-style” Jazz shoes for Jazz.

Ballet

Pink Ballet shoes, leotard and tights of any color required. Black, tan or pink tights preferred. Short ballet skirts also accepted. No shorts, tank tops, leggings, etc. The body needs to be clearly visible for the teachers to address proper technique. No large tutus. Absolutely no street clothes allowed.  Hair in buns are required to prevent whipping eyes with hair.

Hip Hop

Typical dance clothes accepted. Athletic style clothes (sweatpants, sweatshirts, basketball shorts, and regular t-shirts) are accepted. No dresses or skirts. No jeans for kid’s classes. Jeans allowed for adult classes, but must be able to move freely in them. Tennis shoes required. Tennis shoes cannot be street shoes. Shoes worn on the dance floor are for the dance floor only. Black low or high-top Converse will be required for showcase.

Contemporary & Technique/Flexibility

Contemporary shoe (Paws) are required, but must wear the skin-tone color. No colors or prints allowed. Leotards and tights of any color required. Black, tan or pink tights preferred. Bike shorts, biketards, capris, and full-length leggings accepted over leotard and tights. No sweatpants, palazzo pants, or any other kind of pant that are not form fitting. The body needs to be clearly visible for the teachers to address proper technique. Absolutely no street clothes allowed. If wearing short bike shorts, wear tights underneath. Hair in buns are required to prevent whipping eyes with hair. All hair bangs must be pinned back. 

Jazz & Broadway

Jazz shoes required. Leotards and tights of any color required. Black, tan or pink tights preferred. Bike shorts, biketards, capris, and full-length leggings accepted over leotard and tights. No sweatpants, palazzo pants, or any other kind of pant that are not form fitting. The body needs to be clearly visible for the teachers to address proper technique. Absolutely no street clothes allowed. If wearing short bike shorts, wear tights underneath. Black jazz shoes required for showcase.

Tap

Black tap shoes required. Leotards and tights of any color required. Black, tan or pink tights preferred. Bike shorts, biketards, capris, and full-length leggings accepted over leotard and tights. Sweat pants also acceptable.  Absolutely no street clothes allowed. If wearing short bike shorts, wear tights underneath.  Taps are not allowed to be falling off shoes. Dangerous shoes will result in bare foot participation.

Hair

Hair must be pulled back out of the eyes.  All bangs must be pinned back.  Bun preferred to prevent whipping eyes with hair.  

*Definition of form fitting clothes-

Form fitting clothes are shirts and/or tank tops that are a kin to a leotard and pants that are a kin to leggings.  Spandex, nylon, stretch cotton, and similar athletic style clothing materials are accepted.