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A dress code helps ensure that a teacher will be able to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning. The teacher needs to be able to see a dancer's body for safety and proper training. Additionally, pink or flesh-colored tights make the lines of the legs more visible. Dress codes also foster discipline and help with overall focus and energy. By "dressing the part," dancers feel like dancers. Dress codes can also create unity among the dancers and go a long way in minimizing distractions as well as help give classes a unified look. Please label all items, especially shoes, with dancer’s full name.

Ballet Dress Code: The "Ballet Base" is a leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes. Students may layer optional items such as ballet skirts, ballet sweaters, or legwarmers. Students may wear the color combination of their choice to support and encourage their individuality. Hair should be worn in a bun.

Pointe Dress Code:  The “Ballet Base” and pointe shoes (must first obtain a physical and hand in a doctor's note to Synergy Dance Co.).

Jazz Dress Code: The “Jazz Base” is a leotard, tights, and dark tan jazz shoes. Hair should be worn up and securely fastened. Optional items such as dance sweaters, dance shorts, or dance pants are allowed at the discretion of the teacher. It is important to make sure the student wears the "Jazz Base" so that if optional dancewear items are requested to be taken off (so that the teacher may properly instruct the dancer's technical alignments), the student will be comfortable, prepared, and ready to participate.

Tap Dress Code: The “Tap Base” is a leotard, tights, and black tap shoes. Students may wear optional dance sweaters, dance shorts, or dance pants over their tap base.

Acro Dress Code: Dancers are barefoot, and attire should be tight fitting. Snug unitards, leotards, and optional fitted bike shorts or leggings are recommended. No loose clothing, t-shirts, “sweats,” or skirts. Hair should be tightly secured and pulled back from the face (low ponytails/French braids are perfect). Dancers should wear no buns, metal hair clips, or bobby pins that could “hurt” when rolled on. All jewelry, apart from stud earrings, must be removed.

Dress Code for Preschool Dance Discoveries & Minis Dance Adventures: Please see the "Ballet Dress Code." Black tap shoes are also required for Minis dancers.

Dress Code for all other Youth & Teen classes, including Hip-Hop, Lyric & Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Pom: Please see the “Jazz Dress Code.”

Lyric & Contemporary Dress Code for Teen: Please see the “Jazz Dress Code.” Dancers may also utilize nude foot undies.

Boys' Dress Code: Boys may wear neat activewear (for example, snug shorts or joggers and a form fitting t-shirt tucked in) and genre-appropriate dance shoes.