Dress Code


Dress Code for Youth Dance Program

Have your child be ready for class and order dress code attire and shoes online or call 1-877-632-6234 M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm PST to place a phone order.

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Yes. LaVida Dance students are required to wear certain shoes and colors of leotards and tights depending on the classes they are enrolled in.

NOTE: Hip Hop and Pop Culture classes do not have a specific dress code although we require comfortable, loose and modest attire with a pair of sneakers used only for dance or dance shoes (see our online Dance Shop). Students must bring and change their shoes as they enter the studio. In the event that students enter dance floor in street shoes, they will be asked to remove them and dance barefoot. Please, help to save our dance floor.

NOT ALLOWED: street shoes, jeans, low cut tops, clothing that exposes belly button or "cheeks", shirts that have profanity or suggestive slogans.

  1. The simple leotard, tights, and Twinkle Star tutu outfits make it possible for the instructors to see the dancer's bodies so they can make the proper corrections.
  2. Like Karate the different colors represent growth to the next level of dance which give dancers a goal they can strive to attain.
  3. Young dancers are often distracted by their own dancewear. Large skirts and/or tutus become the dancer's focus instead of the instructor.
  4. Learning to dance and work together as a team can be more easily achieved by removing the distraction of different dancewear.
  5. Instructors are able to choreograph dances more effectively when the dancers are dressed the same.
All required dancewear is available for purchase at the studio's Front Desk.

  1. Many of our tights and shoes are the color and style we use in our recitals, so it is better to have the correct items at the beginning in order to avoid having to purchase them again.
  2. The prices are excellent and the quality of their dancewear is superb.
  3. Did we mention that this is more convenient than driving all over town to find the right size dancewear and shoes?
Visit our our studio, and we will help you with the selection.

Stop by the front desk where we have sizing kits for shoes and leotards to try. You will be able to place the order same day or receive the item if it's in stock.
Bring it to the studio and we'll arrange an exchange or refund. **Returns are not accepted on open tights and/or shoes that have been worn.


          • Sparkle Tutu Dress (Pink for 3-5yr class; Lilac for 4-6yr class)
          • Color Flow Footed Tights in Classic Pink
          • Student Ballet Shoe in Classic Pink
          • Easy On Student Tap Shoe in Black Patent


          • Black Logo T-Shirt
    • Stretch Dance Pant in Black
    • Intro Stretch Tap Boot in Black
    • Student Ballet Shoe in Black




          • Seamless Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Leotard in Black
          • Stretch Dance Capri in Black
          • Stretch Jazz Boot in Dark Tan / Student Ballet Shoe in Pink (for pre-acro)


          • Black Logo T-Shirt
    • Stretch Dance Pant in Black
    • Stretch Jazz Boot in Black/ Student Ballet Shoe in Black (for pre-acro)