Dress Code

dance class

Students are required to come to class dressed in the proper dance attire as outlined below. Hair must be tied back and off the face at all times. One neat, tightly secured bun is required for all competitive classes and all ballet classes (competitive and recreational). Bangs off the face. Dress code and uniform is strictly enforced at all times and is mandatory for class participation.

Please keep in mind that proper hygiene is essential while participating in dance class. A fresh, clean, neat appearance is necessary, and there should be no holes or runs in tights.  Please make every effort to be a "pleasant" asset to the rest of your class as well as your teachers.

View Dress Code Guidelines:

recreational classes

competitive classes

A note regarding shoes: It is absolutely imperative that students have the required shoes for each class. Improper, worn out or poorly made shoes will result in injury, and hinder the progress of your child. Please do not purchase shoes that are too large for your child’s foot in hopes that you will get more use out of them. Dance shoes that are too big cause injury!

Please note: all footwear must be approved by the instructors of TDI.

Where to Purchase Dancewear

All required shoes and dancewear can be purchased at Dancewear Centre:

1150 Sheppard Ave West, Unit 11, Toronto | 416.630.2292


Dress Code for Recreational Classes


CLASS REQUIRED CLOTHING REQUIRED SHOES
Pre Dance
& Kinder Dance

Girls: Pink bodysuit and pink tights. Ballet skirts and tutus are not permitted as they are too distracting fo these little dancers!

Boys: Plain white t-shirt, black dance pants and black socks.

Bloch Bunnyhop ballet slippers-style #225. Pink for girls, black for boys. All ballet shoes must have matching elastic strap sewn in. Please tuck in or cut off the bows.

Jazz &
Musical Theatre

One or two-piece bodysuit and footed tights. Colour and style is optional.  No bare legs. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed.

Boys: Black dance pants and t-shirt; black socks. 

Bloch Gore Boots–style #499. Tan for girls in Children’s or Primary and black for boys and all girls in Junior/Senior/Adult classes.
Tap

One or two-piece bodysuit and footed tights. Colour and style is optional.  No bare legs. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed. 

Boys: Black dance pants and t-shirt; black socks.

Children & Primary-Bloch Tap On–style #302 in Tan.

Junior/Senior/Adult/Boys-Bloch Leather Oxford–style # S0301L in black.

Acro &
Tumbling
One or two-piece bodysuit and convertible or stirrup tights. Colour and style is optional. No bare legs. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed.

Boys: Black dance pants or shorts and t-shirt.
Bare feet.
Ballet

Plain black bodysuit (tank or camisole) and full foot Bloch tights in Ballet Pink.

Boys: Plain white t-shirt, black dance pants and black socks.

Sansha Canvas ballet slippers-regular or stretch. Pink for girls, black for boys.

All ballet shoes must have matching elastic strap sewn in.  Please tuck in or cut off the bows.

Lyrical &
Contemporary
One piece bodysuit & convertible or stirrup tights. No bare legs. Colour and style is optional. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed. 1/2 Soles, Dance Paws, Footundeez, Turnspots or Pirouettes.
Hip Hop &
Street Jazz
Comfortable active wear, no jeans allowed. Capezio Split Sole Dance Sneakers-style #DS11 in black. ABSOLUTELY NO STREET SHOES ARE PERMITTED.
Adult Classes Comfortable active wear, no jeans allowed. As outlined above for corresponding classes.

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Dress Code for Competitive Classes


CLASS REQUIRED CLOTHING REQUIRED SHOES

Jazz &
Musical Theatre

One or two-piece bodysuit and footed tights. Colour and style is optional. No bare legs. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed.

Boys: Black dance pants and t-shirt; black socks. 

Bloch Gore Boots–style #499. If purchasing new shoes, tan for girls and black for boys. Otherwise use your shoes from previous season. Shoe colour will need to be altered to enhance costumes.
Tap

One or two-piece bodysuit and footed tights. Colour and style is optional. No bare legs. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed. 

Boys: Black dance pants and t-shirt; black socks.

Pre-Competitive, Mini, Petite, Novice, Companies A & Part-Time 1: Bloch Tap On–style #302 in tan (those who have Capezio Cuban Heels can use them).

Part-Time Companies 2 & 3, Companies B, C and Boys: So Danca Pro TA800. Please call to ensure items are in stock.

Acro &
Tumbling
One or two-piece bodysuit and convertible or stirrup tights. Colour and style is optional. No bare legs. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed.

Boys: Black dance pants or shorts and t-shirt.
Bare feet.
Ballet

One piece, plain black bodysuit (tank or camisole) and full foot Bloch tights in Ballet Pink.

Boys: Plain white t-shirt, black dance pants and black socks.

Sansha Canvas ballet slippers-regular or stretch. Pink for girls, black for boys.

All ballet shoes must have matching elastic strap sewn in.  Please tuck in or cut off the bows.

Lyrical One piece bodysuit & convertible or stirrup tights. Colour and style is optional. No bare legs. Other dancewear/active wear is not allowed. 1/2 Soles, Dance Paws, Footundeez, Turnspots or Pirouettes.
Hip Hop Comfortable active wear, no jeans allowed

Capezio Split Sole Dance Sneakers-style #DS11 in black.

ABSOLUTELY NO STREET SHOES ARE PERMITTED. Students may wear performance shoes from previous season as long as they have not been worn outdoors.

Competitive Tights

Bloch Brand: Light Tan, Pink (full foot and stirrup)

Capezio Professional Fishnets: Adult sizes in Black and Caramel (Child sizes must use Body Wrappers brand).

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