TDA Dress Code

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​​Each dancer is required to follow the dress code for varying disciplines. Please ensure hair is pulled back off face for all classes, no jewellery (with the exception of earrings) or watches.
All dance attire must give the instructors a clear view of the dancer’s body in order to give proper corrections and to avoid any safety incidents.

Students and parents are responsible to ensure they have the appropriate attire for each dance class.

Dress Code Policy

When a student attends class in improper dress code the first time, they will receive a reminder slip. After the first dress code incident the student will be asked to sit out of the class physically and watch the remainder of that class.
We do understand that mistakes happen, however our dress code policy is for the protection, safety and fairness of your dancer and other dancers.

Recommended Stores to Purchase Dance Wear & Shoes

The Stores found below have our preferred dance shoes and dress code on hand. When attending one of the stores please let them know that you are from Total Dance Alliance.
If attending a dance wear store other than the ones listed below, please bring a copy of our dress code with you!

TDA now has shoe sizing kits to supply you with the shoes needed for TDA's dress code! 
See our front desk for more info!

Dress Code Per Discipline

Acro

Ballet

Hip Hop

Acro dance requires the student to wear a leotard with the option of shorts or tights with hair up and out of the face. No dance shoes are required for this class.
Pre Primary and Primary Ballet: Pink Bodysuit, pink tights, hair up in a neat bun, and pink ballet shoes.
Level 1 Ballet to Elementary Ballet: Black bodysuit, white tights, hair up in a neat bun, and pink ballet shoes.
Male Dancers to wear black ballet shoes, a white form fitted t-shirt and black bottoms.

Dancers are asked to wear clothing they can move in. Indoor sneakers are permitted in class.

​**Please no dirty shoes.

Jazz/Musical Theatre

Lyrical/Contemporary

Tap

Dancers are asked to wear form fitting dance clothing that shows off the dancers knees and allows for movement.

Please no street clothing.

Female dancers should have tan jazz shoes.
Male dancers should have black jazz shoes. 

 
Dancers are asked to wear form fitting dance clothing that shows off the dancers knees and allows for movement.

Please no street clothing.

Dancers should have nude metatarsal covers.
Any form fitting dance apparel 

Dancers should have black tap shoes. 

  

Early Years Dress Code

Early years dancers are permitted to wear any colour or style leotard of they feel most comfortable in.

Parent & Tot (18mnts - 2.5 years)

​Dancers are to wear pink ballet shoes

Little Stars (2.5 - 5 years)

Dancers are required pink ballet shoes (black for boys) and black tap shoes