A dress code is an important part of dance and the dancer’s overall mindset, which positively influences the attitude and performance of the dancers!
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** Reasons and Benefits for requiring a dress code **
A dance studio dress code helps all dancers look cohesive and creates a bond between the group. When everyone is wearing the same type of clothes, it is easier to see the group as a cohesive unit instead of just a mismatched group of people. When dancers wear proper dance clothing, it helps their team members and teachers better see how their bodies move. Cohesiveness can help dancers better visualize what the dance will look like and can create stronger bonds between dancers as they realize they are all working towards the same goals.
Dancers need to focus so they can learn and perform their best. Wearing clothes outside the dress code can be distracting for all the dancers in the room and take away from the class. Even if one dancer is wearing dance attire that doesn’t match the dress code, it can still cause distractions. This includes the dancers hair, It should be pulled back neatly off the dancers face in a bun or pony tail depending on the class and level.
When dancers look the part, they often feel better and perform better in class. Just putting a dancer in the proper attire can completely change their posture and performance. In the right clothes, a dancer feels like they can take on anything and can be more willing and confident to try new skills and steps. Wearing matching or similar clothing to the other dancers in the class puts everyone on the same page, which can be helpful for dancers who are struggling and don’t want to stand out or even afraid to come into the classroom. When students look like dancers, they feel like dancers and it shows in their confidence, performance and attitude.
Following a dress code puts the dancers in the right mindset to learn and focus. Instead of being able to show up in whatever they want, following the dress code takes effort and shows that the dancers are serious about wanting to develop their skills.
Allows Dancers to Move Properly:
Our dress code and shoes allow the dancers to work to their fullest potential. We want to set them up for success in the classroom! Wearing ill fitting clothing and inappropriate dancewear hinders their movement and distorts their bodylines.