Class Uniforms and Shoes
Participation in the Lincoln Park Dance Company requires a class uniform.
All students are required to be in uniform by their 3rd week of class. Observation weeks will be a uniform free week so students will get 1 week a month to wear different colors but must still be dressed in appropriate dance wear. Please see the dance calendar for season dates for observation weeks.
Why a class uniform?
- Proper attire allows the instructor to fully see the body line and address technique issues.
- Proper attire is required for safety reasons, particularly in acro or tumbling.
- When all students are dressed alike, it is much easier for the instructor to see the lines of choreography, clean the performance and adjust areas that need improvement.
- Part of learning to dance is learning discipline and proper attire is a big part of that discipline.
- Proper attire helps eliminate students picking at their clothing all through class as it is constructed for such movement. Leotards also eliminate any modesty issues where the student may be moving or inverted and their shirts may be exposing them improperly.
What is the Class Uniform?
All students must wear a black leotard and tights to class i order to participate.
Leotard: Any style and solid black (No accent colors or trim)
Tights: Tan, black, ballet pink or white permitted.
Bare legs are not permitted in any class.
Ballet may add: Black Ballet Skirt
Black Wrap Dance Sweater
Black, White or Ballet Pink Leg Warmers
All other classes: may wear any of the Ballet Optional Items plus the following:
Black Boy Short
Black Dance Pant or Capri (legging)
(No Flare Legs or yoga pants)
Boys/Men: Black shorts or pants and solid black t-shirt. Please no oversized clothing. If they wear shorts, please wear longer length compression shorts underneath for modesty.
Hawaiian Required: Pa’u Skirt and Pareo Skirt
Leotard not required.
May wear t-shirt with skirt.
Adult Classes: It is preferred that adults adhere to the dress code as well but fitted clothing is acceptable for adult only classes. Any adults taking mixed age classes must follow the full dress code.
Undergarments: Proper support garments must be worn at all times. Sports bras are acceptable but most be black, white or flesh colored.
Jewelry: Post earrings are the only jewelry permitted in class. Please remove all other jewelry before you come to class. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. It is best to just leave these items at home.
Hair: Hair must be securely fastened for all classes. A bun is preferred for ballet class. Long bangs must be pinned back and off the face.
Non-uniform days: Students may wear any color leotard, tights and accepted dance wear from our uniform list to class. LPDC T-Shirts will be allowed on non-uniform days but attire must still consist of dance wear. No excessively large clothing. Non-uniform days are during the class observation weeks. Please refer to the studio calendar for dates.
Students not adhering to the dress code will not be permitted into class.
Please see our STUDENT HANDBOOK for complete details.
Please see the chart below for the required shoes and prices for the classes for which you are enrolling. All shoes are to be purchased through LPDC unless there is a special need. Please see the director for assistance in such circumstances.
Students are welcome to purchase dance wear through our catalog or purchase on their own. Please consider using our preferred vendors for best prices and options.
Please visit our catalogs in the office or the links at the bottom of this page for uniform orders.
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