Dress Code

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A2D is a professional dance company; the atmosphere must be kept professional in the classroom.

  • Students not properly prepared for class may be asked to sit out and watch.
  • No jewelry other than small earrings should be worn.
  • Street shoes are NOT permitted on studio floors.

*Dancers must wear street shoes into the building and then change into dance shoes. Do not wear dance shoes outside the studio.

ALL HAIR must be secured either in a ponytail, braid or bun.
ALL BALLET classes MUST have their hair in a secure BUN – see below for bun making instructions!


  • A2D T-Shirt (sold only at A2D)! No street shoes permitted on the dance floor.
  • Black Capris, booty shorts or yoga pants,
  • Black dance sneakers (hip-hop shoes) or NEW sneakers used for dance ONLY are required for all hip-hop classes.
  • Black Converse may be required for recital. Hair MUST be pulled back in ponytail, braid or bun.

Jazz & Musical Theatre:

  • Dance pants or booty shorts with tights and a leotard.
  • Beige jazz boots required. All jazz classes will be wearing beige boots at recital.
  • Hair pulled back in ponytail, braid or bun.

Twinkle Stars:

  • Twinkle Dress, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. (no tap for ages 2-3 until 2nd semester)
  • Twinkle Bear
  • Hair in bun, no jewelry, dance bags to be left in cubbies or with parent.

Ballet I, II, III, Prep Pointe & Pointe:

  • Black leotard & pink tights. Black skirt.
  • Leg warmers and dance sweaters optional.
  • Ballet shoes required. NO T-SHIRTS OR BAGGY CLOTHING. Hair in bun.


  • Black leotard and tights or dance pants or booty shorts and tights.
  • Half-soles or bare feet. Hair in ponytail, braid or bun.


  • FOOTLESS tights, black leotard, & booty shorts or jazz pants.
  • Ballet shoes for Ballet Technique. Bare feet for yoga or pilates. Hair in ponytail, braid or bun.


  • Black leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes· Tap shoes age 8 and up No split soles. Age 8 and under prefer Velcro strap· Hair in ponytail, braid or bun.
  • Tap shoes- see instructor for specific type/style.   Hair in ponytail, braid or bun.


No sewing required and they will not slip off.

Wondering how to make a bun?