HDS Dance Dress Codes

All of our Dress Codes are listed in our Online Store. Click on the class type your dancer is attending and you can read what is required. These dress code requirements are for the regular dance season September-May.  Summer classes do not have a specific dress code. 

Why is there a Dress Code?

Dress codes serve many purposes when it comes to dance education. They create a sense of community and belonging (my friends look like me, we have something in common), promote discipline (when it’s dance class, wearing my uniform is how I show my teacher I am ready to learn), and allow for full range of movement (I can move my whole body without anything getting in my way).From a teacher’s perspective, a dress code is a system put forth as part of our classroom management plan due to the fact that they eliminate distractions. Eliminating these distractions allows us to maximize our time together with learning and growing. Having a set dress code, also reduces stress at home when preparing to come to dance class (when it’s time for dance, I know exactly what to wear!).