Class Uniforms and Shoes

Dress Code:

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.

 Class Uniform Optional Items:

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.

 Other Class Info:

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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