Dress Code

ABASI Dress Code & Attire for
Dance Classes and Musical Theater

In order to maintain a safe and professional environment we require all dancers to follow ABASI Dance Lab’s uniform policy. We believe our uniform policy is not at all strict, and will assist in creating a more professional class for our dancers, as well as assist our teachers with seeing your student’s alignment and form. 

For all dance classes, students must be dressed in black fitted dance wear or active wear. A very small pattern or logo is acceptable.

Note: there is not a dress code for ages 4 and younger, or for bounce/yoga classes.

Examples of Appropriate Attire:

We do not require leotards and tights, just that your students are in appropriate black active wear.

Dance wear and active wear is to be laundered frequently and in good repair. We encourage labeling your students items and help them keep track of their belongings. Undergarments are not to be visible. 

No jewelry of any kind is allowed, with the exception of small post earrings. Dance shoes may not be worn outside. Street shoes may never be worn on the dance floor.

Hair is to be pulled back and out of the face (such as a pony tail or bun) are required for all dance classes. Short hair must be pulled back away from the face by using a headband or hair clips & bobby pins. We are flexible on the style of hair (i.e.: French braid, pigtails), as long as the hair is pulled back and out of the face.

Contemporary & Lyrical

Active wear/ dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable dancing in. Tops such as tank tops, dance tops, fitted Tee, etc. Bottoms are “booty shorts”, capri-length or longer leggings or Leotards in any color. Dance Paws, Half Sole shoes or bare feet. Tights not required. 

Ballet

Active wear/ dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable dancing in. Tops such as tank top, dance top or fitted Tee, etc. Bottoms are “booty shorts”, capri-length or longer leggings or Leotards in any color. Ballet shoes (any color) are required. Tights not required.

Progressing Ballet Technique

Active wear that is fitted and you are comfortable moving in. We recommend capri or longer pants. Tights not required. Note: this class requires particular equipment. Please contact the studio for more information.

Tap

Active wear/ dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable dancing in. Tops such as tank top, dance top or fitted Tee, etc. Bottoms are dance pants that do not hang down or cover the shoes, capri-length or longer leggings, “booty shorts” or Leotards in any color. Tap shoes are required. Tights not required.

 

Jazz & Musical Theater

Active wear/ dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable dancing in. Tops such as tank top, dance top or fitted Tee, etc. Bottoms are “booty shorts”, capri-length or longer leggings or Leotards in any color. Jazz shoes (any color) are required. Tights not required.

Hip Hop

It is preferred if you wear loose baggy clothing that you can comfortably have free range of motion in for this class. Acceptable attire are tank tops, dance tops, tee shirts, sweatpants, dance pants, shorts, athletic wear, etc. Shoes worn for Hip Hop are clean, dance class only “tennis shoes” which are not worn outside or for your normal everyday use. This keeps our dance floors clean and in good condition.

Stretching Tumbling Leaps & Turns

Active wear/ dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable moving in. Tops such as tank tops, dance tops, fitted Tee, etc. Bottoms are “boy shorts or booty shorts”, athletic shorts, capri-length or longer leggings or Leotards in any color. Dance Paws, Half Sole shoes or bare feet. No socks. Tights not required.  We recommend tight fitting clothes only for this class, as loose clothes can pose a safety issue when tumbling.

Adherence to our studio’s dress code is required for class participation.

If you are unsure of any requirements or if an item is approved or not, please ask in advance of your class to be sure. We are happy to assist you.