1. Safety—Hair must be tied away from the face so dancers can see instructors and each other at all times, and to ensure that a dancer's movements are to restricted by unsecured hair. Jewelry is minimized because if something flies off during practice, another dancer may step or slip on it, causing injury. Dance attire must be fitted to the body so instructors can clearly see the dancer’s form and technique, making adjustments when necessary. Proper technique protects dancers from injury.
2. Identification—When students walk into the studio, they get to leave behind their the stressors of the day and identify themselves as dancers. There is a whole body of psychology regarding how our clothing impacts our perception of ourselves and the role we are in—ask any police officer, cheerleader or nurse—and the dance studio is no different.
3. Community—Dancers who dress alike see themselves as part of something larger. Watch your favorite sports teams. Even in warm-ups, they are all dressed alike. A simple, standard dress code create a sense of belonging and community among dancers. They don’t preclude individual contributions; all dancers are still invited to be uniquely themselves. They do contribute to a setting in which each dancer takes joy in seeing everyone succeed together.
4. Learning—The dress code reduces distractions and facilitate learning. When dressed appropriately dancers do not feel the need to adjust their clothing or compare their outfits to others in class. Focus and discipline are enhanced, and dancers can move in unison more easily as they see everyone else in moving the same way. Likewise, instructors are less visually distracted when dancers are in proper attire, and can more easily identify when a correction needs to be made.
All attire must be appropriate for the class, and each dancer should have the correct dance shoes for class.
Hair should be pulled back and secured out of the face before class begins so that it is not a distraction to the dancer.
We sell required class attire and shoes at 3-D Dance.
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26772 Highway 380 East, Little Elm, Texas
3-D Dance Class Attire
The only Y.P.A.D. Certified Dance Studio in Texas: providing quality instruction in the 380 Corridor since 2010.
26772 Highway 380 East
Little Elm, Texas