Dress Code: Adult Classes

At Danceworks, we believe that dancers will achieve their best when they are confident and comfortable in what they are wearing. Our dress code has been set with safety and comfort in mind and dancers can choose the option that is most comfortable for them.

Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz & Tap:

Form-fitting clothing of choice. Any combination and color of leotards, tights, leggings or athletic clothing can be worn for any ballet, contemporary, jazz, or tap class. Other warm-up attire can be worn upon approval of the instructor.

Proper shoes are important!

  • Ballet shoes should be worn for all levels of ballet class.
  • Bare feet, socks, or ballet shoes can be worn for any contemporary class.
  • Jazz shoes should be worn for all levels of jazz.
  • Hard sole tap shoes are recommended for better sound quality, however, any tap shoe can be worn including flat or character tap shoes

Hip Hop

Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and dance sneakers/street sneakers. Sneakers must be carried in and cannot be worn directly from the street to the class. No dresses or skirts. Oversize clothing can be dangerous while dancing and should not be worn in class.

Dance Fitness

Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and socks or ballet shoes can be worn for Barre Workout. Bare feet are best for Bhangra, Pilates, and African Dance Workout Classes. Dance sneakers or lightweight street sneakers are required for Zumba.

Ballroom/Latin Styles

Comfortable street clothing can be worn and street shoes with smooth leather sole. Shoes must be carried in and should not be worn directly from street to class.

Additional Requirements

  • Dangling jewelry of any kind should not be worn in any class.
  • All students with chin-length or longer hair should wear their hair secured neatly in a ponytail away from face.


*Adult shoes and dance apparel are available for purchase at our Water Street studio.

Questions? Contact Amy Brinkman-Sustache, Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 x6002 or via email.