Why a Dress Code Is Important for Dance Classes

Dazzling dance uniforms are an important part of every dance performance. And yet, more than that, dance uniforms also make for an important part of dance class. In fact, they are so important that many dance schools have made dress codes a mandatory part of their operation.

Without a doubt, uniforms are an essential part of taking dance classes. To help you understand the important role they play, here’s why it is important to wear appropriate clothing for dance classes:

1. Improves discipline

We may think of dancing as free and liberating, but learning the fundamentals of dance takes discipline, a trait for which children need a lot of support with during their development.

By taking the effort to have a uniform ready and worn, a dancer signals their commitment to structured learning time; this distinguishes dance class from other regular activities. In this way, the student shows respect for the classroom environment, the teacher, and the learning process.

By preparing a neat and tidy appearance for dance class, a student brings an attentive attitude that is ready to learn.

2. Allows for proper movement

An important detail to remember is that dance dress codes aren’t the same. Each dance style in a dance school has a different dress code that allows students to dance at their best. So while the leotards of ballet class greatly vary from the loose-fitting clothes of hip hop class, both uniforms have the same purpose of providing clothes that allow for the proper movement required of each class.

Additionally, dance class dress codes are chosen to allow teachers to better observe and correct their students’ movements. Teachers must be able to see the dancer’s body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture and alignment.

3. Looking the part

The functionality of dance uniforms extends to their appearance as well. A child learns to take pride in their appearance by presenting at their best. As well, the way a dancer feels will affect how they dance. Students dressed smartly in matching uniforms will instill them with confidence, and give them a sense of comradery. 

Although this same goal can be achieved with the costumes worn during performance, it’s important to begin this practice early. Student dancers can start getting the benefits of a dance uniform through the implementation of a dress code during rehearsal times.

4. Improves focus

Dance classes only take up a small portion of your child’s weekly schedule. To get the most out of their classes, children need to focus on their dance teacher and the lesson, something that a dance uniform can help with.

By enforcing a dress code with the same uniform, a dance class becomes a special environment focused just on dancing. With everyone dressed the same, students can concentrate instead of getting distracted by someone’s choice of fashion.

5. Promotes uniformity 

As its name suggests, a uniform is an excellent way to promote cohesiveness. By dressing together as an ensemble, a class of students can learn better as an ensemble as they practice techniques together. 

Final thoughts

In this way, we can see that the benefits of dance classes extend beyond the dance floor. Uniforms and dress codes can improve focus and discipline, promote uniformity and confidence all while providing the best and safest learning conditions for dance students.

CDM Dance & Music 2020-2021 dress code can be found here. To purchase specific uniforms; please go to our online store.