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The Management and Staff of the Piazza Dance Company is mindful of the expense associated with the practice of the art of dance. The student is therefore permitted to wear any currently owned dance apparel and dance footwear to class practice, provided it does not violate the dress code of the Piazza Dance Company, is in good repair, is approved by the class instructor, and meets the criteria of the dance genre or subject for which it will be worn. The student must purchase shoes from the following list for all performances, competitions, and photo opportunities.

Attire is limited to dance wear
Street clothes are prohibited
View our universal shoe list here

Pre-Ballet: Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers

Rhythm and Kinder Tap: Leotard and tights any style or color. Tap shoes and ballet slippers.

Ballet, Pointe, and Primary Ballet:

Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers.

Males: White tee shirt, black tights or jazz pants, black ballet slippers.

Other classes:
  • Leotard and tights. Jazz pants and jazz shorts are optional.
  • Dance wear must be form fitting and in good repair
  • Sports-bra style tops are permitted in place of a leotard provided the sports bra measures not less than 3.5 inches under the arm area and not less than 5 inches in the front, from top to bottom. Sports-bra style tops are usually worn with a dance short or pant.
  • Dance shorts and pants may not sit lower on the hips than 1⁄2 inch below the navel.
  • Intensive students may wear colored tops and bottoms on the first week of every month.
  • Sports-bra style tops with dance pants/shorts may be worn in tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, and specialty classes. They are prohibited in ballet and pointe.
  • No jewelry of any type shall be allowed in class, except for stud earrings, small in size.
  • Hair must be neatly pulled up off neck and away from the face
  • Shoe style and color will be determined by Piazza Dance Company (See Universal Shoe List)
  • Bare feet are allowed in Jazz class, but dancing in socks or stockings without shoes is prohibited

NOTE: Students may be required to purchase special shoe styles and/or dye their shoes for the year-end performance.